Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers to vote on changes to relax training rules for schools, licensing

Guns in Ohio: Lawmakers to vote on changes to relax training rules for schools, licensing

Ohio House lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on two big gun bills that, if passed, would relax current requirements for training and permit requirements to carry concealed guns. It also would allow teachers and other school staff with less than police-level training to carry guns on campus. (AP) CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Ohio House lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on two big gun bills that, if passed, would relax current requirements for training and permit requirements to carry concealed guns. It also would allow teachers and other school staff with less than police-level training to carry guns on campus. Voting is expected to begin at 1 p.m. House Bill 99 Allows teachers to carry guns without the current required training hours for peace officers as long as they are qualified to carry a concealed handgun. Lowers the current 700-hour plus training requirement to 20 hours including two hours of handgun training with specific maneuvers and then followed by four additional hours annually. Hall’s House Bill 99 is opposed by teacher’s unions, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio and gun-control groups. The bill is not a mandate for every school district in Ohio, according to the lawmaker who is the primary sponsor of this legislation, Republican State Rep. Thomas Hall of Madison Township. It’s designed so schools that can’t afford protection can use armed staff – and school districts have the option to increase training requirements. This issue was just debated in recent years amid a lawsuit filed […]

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