House bill 227 passes house, moves to Senate

House bill 227 passes house, moves to Senate

(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) Montgomery County, Ohio (WKEF) — House bill 227 is headed to the Ohio Senate. It passed the House Wednesday 60-32 in favor of it. It would make a concealed weapon permit optional, including the mandatory training. “I just don’t understand how you can strip the training on guns. You can kill yourself, kill others without the proper training,” said Dion Green. Green’s father Derrick Fudged died in his arms in the 2019 Dayton mass shooting. Since, then he’s been on the front lines of gun control reform, “It’s a situation that I don’t wish upon nobody ones that want gun and ones that don’t I want guns,” said Green. Green said this bill could lead to more suicides and gun violence, “Death from people getting these guns and playing with them not having proper training, and adequate how to use them and it’s gonna be long misfires, and by the injuries.” The bill would allow Ohioans 21 and older to carry a handgun or a concealed firearm without a permit. “The Second Amendment gives us the right to bear arms. I am proudly pro Second Amendment and this bill is pro Second Amendment,” said Senator Niraj Antani, a co-sponsor of the bill. The bill would also make the mandatory eight hours of training optional. “People should get training, but it doesn’t have to be required. The Constitution does not require training in order to have your constitutional rights,” Senator Antani. Dayton 24/7 Now’s Mamie […]

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