Are You Breaking the Law IF

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Are You Breaking the Law IF

Postby 18M_RWR » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:59 pm

Not sure this is the right place to ask this question so please move it if needed.

So here is my question.
If a person routinely OCs but does not have a CHL so they transport a firearm properly (firearm unloaded/chamber empty in lock box & ammunition in console) and find they must go to a school for their work are they breaking the law by just having the firearm in their vehicle while on school grounds? Then along the same line if you find yourself downtown Columbus and want to park in the underground parking garage of the State House could you park there with your firearm transported like described above without breaking the law?
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Re: Are You Breaking the Law IF

Postby pirateguy191 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:13 pm

K-12 school would be illegal. Statehouse garage I believe is legal. IANAL
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Re: Are You Breaking the Law IF

Postby JustaShooter » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:16 pm

pirateguy191 wrote:K-12 school would be illegal. Statehouse garage I believe is legal. IANAL

My understanding matches yours.

Also, neither situation would change if you have a CHL.
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Re: Are You Breaking the Law IF

Postby 18M_RWR » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:37 pm

Thanks for affirming how I read the statutes.
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