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Statehouse Republicans ignore Ohioans' calls for commonsense gun safety as permitless concealed carry takes effect

Gov. DeWine further endangers children by signing HB 99 to allow guns in schools
June 13, 2022
Brigid Kelly News

COLUMBUS- Today, State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement as Senate Bill (SB) 215, Republican legislation that allows Ohioans to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit, takes effect. Additionally, SB 215 eliminates the requirement for concealed weapon training and reduces penalties if a gun owner fails to notify law enforcement they are carrying.

This morning, Gov. DeWine also signed House Bill (HB) 99, legislation to allow teachers and staff to be armed in schools. Police, teachers’ unions, civil rights groups and students all strongly oppose this legislation and the effects it would have on our children and schools.

“Ohioans want safe, healthy communities,” said Rep. Kelly. “Laws like these move our state in the wrong direction and make our state less safe for everyone.”