Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) condemned the passage of Senate Bill 215, which would remove almost all requirements for anyone, 21 years of age or older, to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio. The bill, which is opposed by the Fraternal Order of Police, also removes the duty to notify law enforcement that a person is carrying a concealed handgun.
“Senate Bill 215 ignores the will of the people and restricts Ohioans’ freedom to safely walk in their neighborhoods,” said Fedor. “You cannot say you are pro-police and also support this bill. S. B. 215 will take Ohio in the opposition direction of public safety, and I fear more innocent people will die, including children.”
A recent poll
found that more than 60 percent of Ohio voters oppose any bills that allow for a concealed weapon without a license.