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Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 pm
by dustymedic
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:

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:27 pm
by Aesinsp
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:

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:21 pm
by Chuck
Amazes me this kind of ignorance is still around

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:05 am
by dl1911
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?

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:56 am
by docachna
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:

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm
by rimfireOH
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.

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:27 pm
by MyWifeSaidYes
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

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:49 pm
by rottman43055
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.

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:10 am
by Michael
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.

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:52 pm
by MyWifeSaidYes
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.

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:28 pm
by Tru-Heathen
Hanlon's Razor- "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" 8)

Re: Open Carry When You have a CHL?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:43 pm
by esprrfan2001
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.