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New law allows Ohioans to carry guns at colleges, day-care centers

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to keep their guns in their cars on company property.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a law Monday expanding gun rights across the state.

The new law would:

* Specify that an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces: (1) does not need a concealed handgun license to carry a handgun concealed if the member is carrying valid military identification and documentation of successful completion of specified firearms training; and (2) may be sold or furnished a handgun if the member has received specified firearms training;

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* Prohibits a business entity from having a policy that prohibits a concealed handgun licensee from transporting or storing a firearm in the person’s motor vehicle;

* Modifies the prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun onto institutions of higher education, day-care facilities, aircraft, certain government facilities, public areas of airport terminals, and school safety zones;

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* Allows a sheriff to use concealed handgun license fee revenue to purchase ammunition and firearms;

* Authorizes certain children’s crisis care facilities to maintain firearms.