Ohio could be the next state to allow concealed carry without a permit.
This measure would follow five other states that have also allowed citizens to carry without a permit.
The bill, introduced by Republican Ron Hood, is getting mixed reactions from gun owners and shooters.
This bill, if made into law, would allow Ohioans to carry a concealed weapon without any special permits. It would also end the concealed carry permit system that includes eight hours of instruction, including two hours of range time. Barred from carry are citizens younger than 21 and those who have been convicted of felonies.
The positive side of this bill would allow the elderly or physically handicapped citizens that cannot make it to a gun range for training the ability to legally defend themselves. It also would eliminate permit and training fees that may make getting the permit a problem for people on fixed incomes.
The negative side factors in when folks argue the level of training and instruction that should be required before people are allowed to carry guns.