joerocket wrote:But since 2923.126 is titled "duties of a licensed individual", and a Ohio concealed carry permit doesn't authorize you to carry a long gun concealed, it seems reasonable to think that in respect to a long gun being skept my place of business I am an "unlicensed individual".
I'll also point out that section headings (titles) are legally meaningless. They are provided for convenience only but have no legal effect. 2923.126 could be entitled "Rules for aliens from outer space" and it would still apply to every human in Ohio unless the actual text of the statute provided otherwise.
From ORC 1.01
... Except as otherwise provided in section 1301.107 of the Revised Code, Title, Chapter, and section headings and marginal General Code section numbers do not constitute any part of the law as contained in the "Revised Code".
Also - note that the provision you're relying on states "Nothing in this section shall negate or restrict
a rule, policy, or practice of a private employer that is not a private college, university, or other institution of higher education concerning or prohibiting the presence of firearms on the private employer's premises or property..."
The bolded preamble means the law is not giving them anything they don't already have; rather, it's not taking anything away. So even if 2923.126 didn't exist, the right of a private employer to prohibit firearms is inherent in other rights established by law (e.g. trespass).
Never ask if you can carry at a non-posted place, but always ask why you cannot at one that is!
Just because they offer call ahead seating doesn't mean you call ahead for carry permission.