The Buckeye State is taking a big step forward on the Second Amendment, due to a constitutional carry bill that’s finally seeing the light of day. After being stalled for months in the state legislative process, this bill is now set to become law.
It has a number of hopeful provisions, including allowing anybody 21 and older to carry a weapon permitless, but that does bring up the issue of those from 18 to 21 and why they don’t have the same constitutional right?
The bill will also still require you have a permit to bear arms in various protected areas, such as courtrooms.
You will also have to tell the police you have a weapon right away if you are stopped.
As we saw with the tragic 2016 murder of Philando Castile, this can go very wrong very quickly. Castile was stopped in Minnesota by police and shot to death after he warned them he was a legal gun owner with a weapon in the vehicle.
When reaching for his license and registration in the glovebox, Castile was brutally murdered by cops.
Positives of the Bill
The bill still has many positives, despite the age restrictions and requirement to inform cops right away and stay out of certain gun-free areas. This bill will let Ohioans have a handgun on them without having a lengthy and expensive registration process.
Constitutional carry is really less of a new law as a reversion to an old law. The original law of the land was called the US Constitution and its Second Amendment.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine should understand half the states in the union now have constitutional carry because it’s just common sense. He should sign off on SB 215 as soon as possible and make it law in Ohio, now that it’s passed the legislative process and just needs an executive signoff.
🎉🇺🇸SECOND AMENDMENT VICTORY: NRA-Backed Constitutional Carry Passes in Ohio Legislature, Headed to Governor’s Desk
— NRA (@NRA) March 3, 2022
A Win for the NRA
As the left has talked a lot about the decline of the National Rifle Association (NRA), it’s also important to keep in mind the NRA is far from done. This is a big win for them, as they have consistently backed constitutional carry, which is now law in 21 states.
As Ohio looks set to become the 22nd state, it’s clear the NRA’s lobby power is still considerable and it’s still racking up wins.
More and more states are shifting back toward the Constitution because they’re realizing that corrupt bureaucrats and pro-Biden leftists don’t actually know how to live our lives better than we do.
There’s a reason the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution the way they did: to protect citizens’ rights exactly in times like this.
ATTENTION OHIO PATRIOTS:
HAMMER on DeWine's office line today and all week, folks! 614-466-3555
Tell him to sign SB215 (Constitutional Carry)!
— T (@Rifleman4WVU) March 9, 2022
The Bottom Line
Come on Mike, sign the bill. Constitutional carry can’t come to Ohio soon enough.