Supporting laws like these is an example of completely losing touch with reality in a close-minded zealous effort at expanding gun laws. We should be making it harder for people to own and use guns in public, not easier. The reason we should be making it harder is to improve the quality of the so-called legitimate gun owners. There are too many bad apples now. Every expansion of gun rights increases the proportion of those bad actors.Two gun bills, including one to allow concealed guns in bars and restaurants, are not likely to be voted on in the Ohio House this session, but may be reintroduced next year.
House Speaker Armond Budish, D-Beachwood, who is against the bills, generally controls which bills get to the floor and does not expect any more House sessions before a two-year term expires at the end of the month.
Senate Bill 239 would loosen rules on how concealed-weapon permit holders carry guns in their cars. The bill would remove requirements that the guns be holstered or in purses or bags. It also would allow permit holders to carry concealed weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
Senate Bill 247 would make people with misdemeanor drug convictions eligible to buy and carry concealed weapons.
But, as I said, a delay is as good as a victory at this point.
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