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Hello fellow Ohioans

Postby Starbie » Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:31 pm

Hello, My name is Starbie and I own a gun and want to know if I am allowed to drive with my boyfriend to the grocery store with it? I don't go in because I am disabled so I lock the doors to feel safer but while I sit there I worry about someone with a gun coming up to my window. I would feel better with my gun with me.

Anyhow hello everyone.
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Re: Hello fellow Ohioans

Postby JustaShooter » Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:37 pm

Welcome to the forums!

I'm guessing you don't have a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) since you didn't mention one and aren't sure if you can carry in the car.

So, yes, as long as you are legally able to possess the handgun and don't have any issues in your background that would keep you from getting a CHL (like violent misdemeanors, etc.) then you can have the handgun in the car with you when you go shopping, etc.

Even though it's not required, I'd recommend finding a good instructor and taking the class. If you get a good instructor, the class covers a lot of questions you might have, and covers the laws regarding carrying a firearm legally.
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Re: Hello fellow Ohioans

Postby Starbie » Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:39 pm

Thank you for your reply I will definitely have to do that. :wink:
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Re: Hello fellow Ohioans

Postby Starbie » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:03 pm

So your saying that the law hasn't changed? I am so glad that I ran into this forum. 8)
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Re: Hello fellow Ohioans

Postby Sevens » Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:18 pm

Starbie wrote:So your saying that the law hasn't changed? I am so glad that I ran into this forum. 8)

The law has absolutely changed recently. It has been legal to sit in your car with a handgun for many years now, but only with a state issue Ohio License to Carry a Concealed Handgun. However early this summer, the law changed where if you QUALIFY for the license, you are not actually required to get it and you get to enjoy the same benefits.

If you have an Ohio CHL, you have been legal to sit in a car with a loaded handgun for many years. Without the license, that was NOT legal... until the summer of 2022, and now it is. (assuming that you are 21 or over and have no disqualifiers)
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Re: Hello fellow Ohioans

Postby Sevens » Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:20 pm

Maybe I should also add here that if a police officer approaches your vehicle, you should have no hands on that firearm.
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