Ohio castle doctrine signed into law
'bout friggin' time too. I think the most important piece of this legislation is tthe civil immunity assuming the shoot is otherwise lawful...
Posted by: Curtis Lowe at June 11, 2008 07:26 AM
As I recall reading, Ohio had a perfectly goofy provision in their CCW law that allowed concelaed carry everywhere EXCEPT inside a vehicle, where a gun had to be in plain view. Anybody know if the linked article's reference to "clear up ambiguous sections" of the CCW laws included fixing this nonsense?
Posted by: wrangler5 at June 11, 2008 11:19 AM
"...groups representing sheriffs, police chiefs, prosecutors and officers have expressed concerns about allowing anyone to carry a gun inside a car."
Seriously, what will it take for people to realize that laws are only for the law abiding? You would think cops would know that better than anyone...
Posted by: Ryan at June 11, 2008 12:34 PM
That 'plain sight' provision of Ohio's CHL law was removed when Ohio HB 347 was passed and went into effect March 2007. Yeah, it was goofy and also a nuisance.
Posted by: LSC at June 11, 2008 01:14 PM
Strickland did a couple of good things. Said he would not be VP candidate with Obama yesterday and signed the amended SB184 bill today. (No to gun controller then yes to pro-gun fixit bill.)
Posted by: Joseph L. Arp at June 11, 2008 07:52 PM
and it also cleared up the "no legal way to transport a gun in a car BS"
A few more months and I can legally walk around inside my own house with a gun in my pocket too.
I still haven't managed to get through the whole thing, so I'm just wondering where the hidden bad stuff is. There's gotta be something...I mean besides the whole "permission from the government" to carry a gun without being the first target.
Posted by: Tom at June 11, 2008 09:51 PM
thanks.its time for this.home invaders better think twice.thank you govenor & others who passed this bill.car jackers are just as bad.
Posted by: james pressler at September 3, 2008 10:16 AM
As someone with a degree in criminal justice and a ccw holder, make no mistake that you better still have a good reason for using deadly force in your home... The court system in this country as with rape victoms have a way of putting innocent people thru hell before being found not guilty...Cheers to the new Law...
Posted by: Phillips at November 7, 2008 03:39 PM
thank you governor strickland, i do not own a gun, but i do assume the castle doctrine in ohio will protect my use of a baseball bat agianst a intruder in my home, and allow me to protect my family too.
Posted by: don at November 18, 2008 08:06 PM
Many rounds of thanks to all the people who passed the doctrine. I am a firm believer in the second amendment right. I am a vietnam vet. I have always used guns as a sport and not for hunting. If I had to defend my family or myself I would not hesitate. I too have a ccw permit. One day I almost had to use my weapon on a person who had a bad case of road rage, cut me off and came at me with a hammer. thank god he changed his mind when I drew me 45. I hope I never have to use it. Thankful I had it though.
Posted by: Jack at June 5, 2009 07:27 AM
ohio is an open carry state so you can walk around like clint eastwood all day long ya just gotta check on the city laws and you dont need a permit or anything but you cannot open carry in your car unless you have your ccw
Posted by: Ryan at December 19, 2009 07:30 AM