Surprised about the daycare's as well
Lawmakers in Ohio approved legislation Friday morning expanding the state's concealed-weapons law to allow guns in colleges and day care centers and on private aircraft.
The legislation still permits those places to ban guns if they wish. It keeps a ban on concealed weapons in government buildings, including libraries.
The bill now goes to Gov. John Kasich's desk for his signature.
The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association opposed the bill, but the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association supported it. Critics argued that the bill may endanger students. Supporters said it could help prevent mass shootings or similar attacks.
21 Feb ’12
I think the idea of banning a responsible carrier from carrying is stupid. The fears of "wild west" style shootouts if folks are permitted to carry are entirely unsubstantiated, and the data we have actually leans to the opposite outcome. Gun control doesn't work, and the push for more of it is simply a move towards more militarization of police, and dependence of the citizen on the state. It really has nothing to do with public safety.
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