Anyone who can legally own a firearm should be able to OC. As to what we may carry, I think that's obvious. :P
Can someone tell me the basics of open carry in Ohio?
Who is allowed to open carry?
What can we carry?
Where can we carry?
Are there guidelines as far as hostering?
Can you still use an inside the pants holster as long as the grips are visable?
Can you tell me where to findthe law?
I have looked and all I can really find is on concealed carry law.
I'm not sure what, if any, holstering guidelines exist. I would assume that an in-pants holder could be considered "consealed", because the firearm wouldn't be entirely in plain sight. One could argue that you couldn't tell what it was, just from the grips. :P
Where can we carry? - Anywhere unless otherwise prohibited by law, one would assume.
As for matters of law relating to OC, perhaps you should reference your state constitution (I'm assuming Ohio - since this is in the Ohio forum). Here's the relevent section:
Notice particularly the first part. It says "bear arms" which Webster's defines as:
§ 1.04 Bearing arms; standing armies; military powers (1851)
The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.
Thus, as long as you're bearing arms for your "defense and security" you're excersizing a right granted to you under the Ohio constitution.
- bear arms
1 : to carry or possess arms
2 : to serve as a soldier
Interestingly, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld similar interpretation of the second amendment to the federal constitution in the case, United States v. Emerson.:
There were other decisions that contradicted and agreed with this one, I won't get into them all, Wikipedia might have some info if you're interested.
The third model is simply that the Second Amendment
recognizes the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. This
is the view advanced by Emerson and adopted by the district
court. None of our sister circuits has subscribed to this
model, known by commentators as the individual rights model or
the standard model. The individual rights view has enjoyed
considerable academic endorsement, especially in the last two
This paper, entitled "The Right to Bear Arms" contains citations from some interesting cases from the 19th and 20th centuries relating to the (federal) second amendment as well.