As part of an overhaul to Ohio’s concealed carry laws, a proposal has been made that would allow active military members over the age of 18 to carry a firearm without the need to obtain a concealed carry permit in the state.
Sen. Joe Uecker, a Republican from Loveland in southwest Ohio and the bill sponsor, says military members already have extensive firearms training.
Uecker also cited recent reports that the group calling itself the Islamic State has publicly encouraged attacks against law enforcement and military service members.
The Senate Civil Justice Committee approved the change Wednesday but did not vote on the bill. Military members would still have to follow permit regulations.
The new legislation would also drop the required training hours down to 8 instead of the current 12.
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