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Ohio Looking To Exempt Active Military Members From Concealed Carry Permit Requirements


As part of an overhaul to Ohio’s concealed carry laws, a proposal has been made that would allow active military members over the age of 18 to carry a firearm without the need to obtain a concealed carry permit in the state.

Sen. Joe Uecker, a Republican from Loveland in southwest Ohio and the bill sponsor, says military members already have extensive firearms training.

Uecker also cited recent reports that the group calling itself the Islamic State has publicly encouraged attacks against law enforcement and military service members.

The Senate Civil Justice Committee approved the change Wednesday but did not vote on the bill. Military members would still have to follow permit regulations.

The new legislation would also drop the required training hours down to 8 instead of the current 12.

Do you think that active military members should be exempt from the requirements across the country?

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • terry murphy

    Without question. As an Ohio resident I would welcome them to the CCW community.

  • Bryan J

    Yes. Military are sworn to protect the Nation from all threats. Most military members are more adept with the use of a firearm then Police Officers. It’s challenging moving around every 3 to 4 years with the Coast Guard – which is a law enforcement agency as well as a military branch – and trying to maintain my multitude of CCPs & LTCs.

    • Michael R

      It’s funny… Because talk to anyone that’s worked the range for an MP unit, and they’re all terrible. It’s something about being any form of police that kills your aim.

      • Lucas

        It’s not that as an MP we suck. We are working the road and gates so much we do not have the time to use our weapon systems. We qualify on the range the same as regular police officers. Two times a year and that’s about it.

      • Yea, I am sure finance can shoot better than a LEO.

        • Michael R

          They can’t shoot much worse, can they?

  • 274565

    all Americans should be…

  • woss

    Soldiers should be 100% exempt and should open carry as well. It’s not like this country is so secure that we don’t have enemies on American soil….

  • Zach

    No, military members should have to get a license and do the training. I am a military policeman in the air force. I came from a background of handling and shooting weapons. But not all military members did. I am scared when I have to shoot with members that are not cops. Because some of them can’t handle the weapon empty.

    Do I believe that it its important to carry especially with ISIS? Yes, and trust me I will. But I earned my license the real way. Everyone should.

    • Mont

      You are a big dummy….

    • Aaron Horrocks

      As long as you mention ISIS… They have automatic weapons, and they don’t bother with the NFA rules, or CCW permits.

    • Michael R

      I’m scared of shooting around anyone in a law enforcement role.

      They have a tendency to shoot themselves.

    • Ghost

      You sir are a moron. All marines should be issued ccws because we have had extensive training with all weapons.

  • Brian Coleman

    Yes they are Brian J. They are sworn to protect from all ENEMIES both Foreign and DOMESTIC!!!

  • emtfirebb446

    I am active duty in Alabama. I walk into my local sheriffs department, fill out a little paperwork, pay 20 dollars, get my picture taken and walk out with my permit. Too easy, 15 minutes tops. If only all states were that easy. No ridiculous training required for anyone……..Zach (see below comment by Zach). Guess what, people are not going around shooting everyone that legally carry. What a concept.

  • Bob McMahan

    Well, on the one hand, the more capable folks carrying, the better. But, military training is variable. Some cannot be beat. Some is not so hot. I would like to keep it the way it is.

  • Roger Lee Shopbell

    I have to ask, what about those of us who have served for 20-30 years in the military, should we not also be exempt? What are your thoughts?

  • Brandy Hunt

    Should do away with permits entirely but this is a smaller step in the right direction