The law sets forth several places where your license does not allow
you to carry a handgun. Under the law, you may not carry a concealed
handgun into the following places:
Highway Patrol posts.
Premises controlled by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification
Correctional institutions or other detention facilities
Airport terminals or commercial airplanes.
Institutions for the care of mentally ill persons.
Courthouses or buildings in which a courtroom is located.
Universities, unless locked in a motor vehicle or in the process of
being locked in a motor vehicle.
Places of worship, unless the place of worship permits otherwise.
Child day-care centers.
Licensed D-Liquor Permit premises in which any person is consuming
Concealed firearms are banned in premises for which a D permit
has been issued or in an open air arena for which a permit
of that nature has been issued. There are some exceptions to this
prohibition. The prohibition does not apply to principal holder
of D permit as long as principal holder is not consuming liquor.
The prohibition does not apply to an agent or employee of the
principal holder who is also a peace officer who is also off duty.
Possession of a concealed firearm is allowed in a retail store with
a D-6 or D-8 permit as long as concealed carry license holder is
not consuming liquor. Class D permits are generally issued to an
establishment that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises.
In any event, be certain of the type of permit and whether liquor is
being consumed before you enter with a concealed handgun.
Government facilities that are not used primarilys a shelter,
restroom, parking facility for motor vehicles, or rest facility and
is not a courthouse or a building or structure in which a courtroom
School safety zones.
A school safety zone includes a school, school building, school
premises, school activity, and school bus. For purposes of this statute,
a school includes everything up to the property boundary.
The law generally forbids the carrying of a handgun in a school
safety zone unless all of the following apply:
You do not enter a school building, premises or activity;
You have a concealed carry license or temporary emergency
You are not otherwise in one of the forbidden places listed
above and detailed in R.C. 2923.126 (B); or
You are a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle immediately
in the process of picking up or dropping off a child, and you
are not otherwise in violation of the laws governing transportation
of firearms in motor vehicles.