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Thread: Open Carry in store (Ohio)

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new here and to the whole open carry life style. I've walked around my neighborhood open carrying, but haven't really gone anywhere. My question is am I allowed to open carry into a store that sells alcohol in Ohio without my CCW? Giant Eagle is right down the street from me and they don't post any CPZ signs, so I was wondering if I would be allowed to walk into there without breaking any laws.

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    Mike

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    Welcome to the world of open carry Mike.

    Please go to the maps area on this site and click on the "Open Carry" map. Once there, click on your state. That would be a good beginning as to understanding the laws in your state. Also do an internet search for the gun laws in your state.

    As far as I can tell after doing these things myself for your state I believe the law allows for you to openly carry a sidearm into the store. Don't just believe me though, please research it for yourself.

    Always remember that the act of carrying a firearm is taking on a very serious responsibility. By default you are taking on the responsibility to defend not only yourself, but all those unarmed citizens around you. Take not this responsibility lightly. If you wish to carry to look "tough" or just to feel like you "have something over everyone else", I admonish you, (and everyone else here for that matter) to PLEASE NOT carry. Ponder your motives for carrying, are they for self protection in an unsafe world, or are any other motive at play? Are you willing to behave in a manner that draws respect, or are you planning on behaving with arrogance and (excuse my wording here) ignorance? I am just pointing out that with the right to bear arms comes great responsibility. If you have in any way an infinity to use anger, and are not in control of your emotions in ALL settings, carrying may not be advisable. A sidearm is NOT a toy!

    With all this said, I again welcome you to the world of open carry, and wish to say that if you are mentally prepared, and have great respect for the ramifications openly carrying holds, you will be a great asset to your community in practicing your 2nd amendment rights. I am 50 years old and have, on and off, carried openly since I was 18 in Arizona. Good luck and PLEASE be safe and carry yourself well in the public eye.

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    I don't know the law there. But I did want to welcome you here. Congratulations on your first post!

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    I don't know the law there. But I did want to welcome you here. Congratulations on your first post!

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    open4years wrote:
    I don't know the law there. But I did want to welcome you here. Congratulations on your first post!
    Yeah I meant to do that to double welcome you! Anyone buy that?

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    Calais wrote:
    Hey guys,

    I'm new here and to the whole open carry life style. I've walked around my neighborhood open carrying, but haven't really gone anywhere. My question is am I allowed to open carry into a store that sells alcohol in Ohio without my CCW? Giant Eagle is right down the street from me and they don't post any CPZ signs, so I was wondering if I would be allowed to walk into there without breaking any laws.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Ifa store is not posted, you may go in. If they ask you to leaveyou must leave (or you will be criminal tresspassing)and then follow up with coporate later.

    I believe Giant Eagle's policy is to follow state law guide lines & a lot of OCers OC in Giant Eagle.

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