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Carry in an automobile??

Postby westsidedirty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:37 am

I received my CCW a few months back and I was wondering how you carry in Ohio in your car. I carry via IWB located near my back. It's not very comfortable or accessible while sitting in my car. Ohio law states:


Ohio requires a valid CHL in order to have a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle. If you have a CHL, a loaded firearm must be transported in one of the following ways:

In a holster secured on the person.
In a closed case, bag, box, or other container that is in plain sight and that has a lid, a cover, or a closing mechanism with a zipper, snap, or buckle, which lid, cover, or closing mechanism must be opened for a person to gain access to the handgun
The loaded handgun is securely encased by being stored in a closed glove compartment or center console, or in a case that is locked. A locked case does not need to be in plain sight (an unlocked case does).


I've been taking my gun out of the holster and putting it in my center cup holder and by Ohio law this is not legal.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby Chuck » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:09 am

May I ask where you got that quote, exactly?
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby rimfireOH » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:28 am

Chuck wrote:May I ask where you got that quote, exactly?

There's at least one site that still has the outdated language:

https://www.phaselinedefense.com/ohio-c ... ation.html

And some of the news outlets have point-in-time mentions of the laws as they existed:
Example: http://www.cantonrep.com/x1404217981/Co ... imitations
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby sodbuster95 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:37 am

The reason why others are asking the source of your quote is simple - it is no longer the law in Ohio that you must carry your handgun in any particular way or fashion so long as you have a valid CHL. As such, carrying in your cup holder is perfectly legal in Ohio, though perhaps not recommended.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby rimfireOH » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:49 am

sodbuster95 wrote:it is no longer the law in Ohio that you must carry your handgun in any particular way or fashion so long as you have a valid CHL.

I (re)took a class with my just-21 son last fall where the instructor insisted that the laws hadn't changed. So, I'm certain the outdated laws are still out there.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby pirateguy191 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:49 am

Please inform your/his instructor that they are wrong.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby Brian D. » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:33 pm

rimfireOH wrote:
sodbuster95 wrote:it is no longer the law in Ohio that you must carry your handgun in any particular way or fashion so long as you have a valid CHL.

I (re)took a class with my just-21 son last fall where the instructor insisted that the laws hadn't changed. So, I'm certain the outdated laws are still out there.


It's more like outdated instructors. They do exist.

By the way, I posted this same quote earlier and it seems to have disappeared. A computer glitch, or did I step over some line and get myself moderated?
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby gfrlaser » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:55 pm

In my pocket, in my holster, glove compartment, the side door, the console. Weather and what I am wearing seems to dictate.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby rimfireOH » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:08 pm

pirateguy191 wrote:Please inform your/his instructor that they are wrong.
Yes, we had a separate conversation during which I convinced him that it was his job to stay pretty current with the laws.

Brian D. wrote:By the way, I posted this same quote earlier and it seems to have disappeared. A computer glitch, or did I step over some line and get myself moderated?
I saw it, too, but it's not there now. I don't have any super-powers, so it wasn't me.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby deanimator » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:47 pm

Ohio Highway Patrol says you can drive while twirling your pistol on your finger.
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Re: Carry in an automobile??

Postby djmac1964 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:58 pm

Brian D. wrote:By the way, I posted this same quote earlier and it seems to have disappeared. A computer glitch, or did I step over some line and get myself moderated?


I just checked the logs, and I can't find where you were moderated, must have been a computer glitch.
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