Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Open Carry is carrying a firearm unconcealed in Ohio. OC does not require a concealed handgun license, but the practice requires intimate knowledge of the law since there are places and situations where OC is prohibited but carrying concealed would be permitted. OC is also likely to attract attention. This forum is for discussion of OC, not for debating the pro's and con's or coordinating any type of protest events.

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Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby dustymedic » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 pm

I was at the grocery store tonight and was talking to a Columbus Police Officer that was working special duty. He told me that while open carry is legal in Ohio. it is illegal to open carry if you do have a CHL. I told him he should contact his department's liaison to the city attorney's office.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby Aesinsp » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:27 pm

dustymedic wrote:I was at the grocery store tonight and was talking to a Columbus Police Officer that was working special duty. He told me that while open carry is legal in Ohio. it is illegal to open carry if you do have a CHL. I told him he should contact his department's liaison to the city attorney's office.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Good call.. I might have asked for the ORC ref for that. :wink:
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby Chuck » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:21 pm

Amazes me this kind of ignorance is still around
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby dl1911 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:05 am

Chuck wrote:Amazes me this kind of ignorance is still around

I've always been amazed that it ever started. Gee, when I get my driver's license does that mean I can no longer walk or ride by bicycle places?
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby docachna » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:56 am

Sounds like a call is in order to the commander of the patrol division, suggesting that a "refresher" announcement be brought up at roll calls for about a week.

Someone obviously missed the memo................ :roll:
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby rimfireOH » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm

The few times I've encountered LEO or ex-LEO who tell me bad law, they have always backed off when I dig in and ask pointed questions or point out specific items in the ORC.

It almost makes me feel as if there's an attitude problem and not a knowledge/education problem.
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:27 pm

dustymedic wrote:I was at the grocery store tonight and was talking to a Columbus Police Officer that was working special duty. He told me that while open carry is legal in Ohio. it is illegal to open carry if you do have a CHL. I told him he should contact his department's liaison to the city attorney's office.... :roll: :roll: :roll:


Where?

I don't care about the particular officer, but I would like to know what precinct and/or zone this was in.

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to mention the name of the store in the forum.

http://www.columbuspolice.org/Maps/City ... 1-2011.pdf
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby rottman43055 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:49 pm

This is the kind of stuff I found exhausting when I was active in the 2A community years ago.

I'm glad to see it seems the gun right activists are growing.
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby Michael » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:10 am

rimfireOH wrote:The few times I've encountered LEO or ex-LEO who tell me bad law, they have always backed off when I dig in and ask pointed questions or point out specific items in the ORC.

It almost makes me feel as if there's an attitude problem and not a knowledge/education problem.

There are many LEOs who know the law but do not want you to know the law. So they lie to you. It's unfortunate.
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:52 pm

Michael wrote:There are many LEOs who know the law but do not want you to know the law. So they lie to you. It's unfortunate.


This does happen, but simple ignorance seems to be far more prominent.
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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby Tru-Heathen » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:28 pm

Hanlon's Razor- "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" 8)
A wayfarer should not walk unarmed,
But have his weapons to hand:
He knows not when he may need a spear,
Or what menace meet on the road.

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Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

Postby esprrfan2001 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:43 pm

You know this comes up at work time to time. The last time I called the Attorney General one of his reps said "The state constitution gives you the right to carry. All a chl does is allow you to conceal it, it DOES NOT STRIP YOU OF YOUR RIGHT. He said think of it like this, just because you have a driver's license doesn't mean you can't ride a bus. The cop is wrong.
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