Ohio House approves bill to expand concealed weapons law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House has approved a bill to expand the state’s concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

The bill still permits those places to ban guns if they want.

It would keep a ban on concealed weapons in government buildings unless an agency decides to allow them. The bill was revised earlier to remove houses of worship from the list of places where the weapons would be allowed.

The legislation passed 63-25. It was sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron Maag (mag) of Lebanon, in southwest Ohio.

The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association oppose the bill. The Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association supports it.

The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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