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Rep. Humphrey: Permitless carry legislation puts Ohioans, law enforcement in danger

March 3, 2022
Latyna M. Humphrey News

COLUMBUS —State Rep. Latyna M. Humphrey (D-Columbus) issued a statement following the Ohio House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 215, Republican-backed legislation that undermines public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. SB 215 would eliminate the requirement for concealed weapon training and reduce penalties if a gun owner fails to notify law enforcement they are carrying. 

“Democrats offered several gun safety amendments to SB 215; however, all of the amendments were rejected by Republicans. The lack of regard for the safety of Ohioans is utterly disrespectful. This bill is reckless and should not become law,” said Rep. Humphrey.

Democrats introduced several commonsense gun safety amendments during session, including to: 

Enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act;
Require universal background checks for all firearms purchases;
Require that licensed firearms dealers provide information about Ohio’s gun laws with every firearms purchase.
Republicans rejected these amendments, and cut off debate on SB 215 before all Democrats were able to speak on the legislation.