DAYTON, OHIO — Ever wander into a gun-free zone by mistake? We all know gun free zones are effective in name only but for law-abiding concealed carriers, they present a real problem. Getting arrested or caught with a firearm in a place specifically designated as a gun free zone can come with serious repercussions. One Ohio lawmaker wants to stop that.
According to WKSU 89.7 News, Republican State Rep. John Becker says that gun free zones can be a source of serious pain for concealed carriers. He has proposed a bill that would not make it a crime to be a legally licensed concealed carrier in a designated gun free zone. However, if asked to leave, the concealed carrier would have to comply with the request.
“It simply says for those people who have a concealed carry permit, if they were to inadvertently go into one of these gun-free zones, they could not be charged with a crime unless they refuse to leave,” Becker said.
As we all know, criminals aren’t deterred by gun free zones. Those signs mean nothing to someone intent on doing other people harm. This bill, if passed and enacted, would mean that violent criminals would have …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation