Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Can I open carry?

  1. #1
    Regular Member SE7EN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Grafton, OH
    Posts
    4

    Question Can I open carry?

    Hello members of OpenCarry.org,

    I am an avid member of the NRA and also have multiple memberships to gun ranges around Ohio. I'm wondering if I can open carry? What are the restrictions here and what type of holster is required?

    The gun I'd be open carrying would be a Ruger SR9C.

    23 years old

    Never been to jail, had a few minor speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents.

    No mental illness Completely sane.

    College student and IT worker.

    Always pay my taxes

    So am I able to open carry in the state of Ohio?

  2. #2
    Moderator / Administrator Grapeshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North Chesterfield, Va.
    Posts
    34,602
    Start your quest here and follow the links.
    http://www.opencarry.org/oh.html
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

  3. #3
    Regular Member SE7EN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Grafton, OH
    Posts
    4

    Thank Ya Sir

    Thank You very much Sir. I will advise after I have checked out the link you've provided!

  4. #4
    Regular Member SE7EN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Grafton, OH
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Start your quest here and follow the links.
    http://www.opencarry.org/oh.html

    Quote Originally Posted by opencarry.org/oh.html View Post
    Ohio is a traditional open carry state. Recently, the Ohio legislature passed HB-12 over Governor Taft's veto, thus preempting all local open carry bans even in Ohio's "home rule" localities. Unfortunately, despite passage of HB-12, a permit to conceal is still required to openly carry a handgun in a vehicle.
    So basically I can open carry around my home, but as soon as I step foot into a vehicle I break the law.. Gotcha, so to rectify this I would need to pursue the concealed carry? Sorry if my questions seem dumb, I know they have probably been answered before but I want to make sure I do this the right way.

    Thanks

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Cincy area, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    888
    In Ohio, because of the vehicle carry restriction you mention, many OC advocates (perhaps grudgingly) go ahead and get their concealed carry license.

  6. #6
    Accomplished Advocate BB62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    3,887
    As you have already determined, open carry is legal, but you may find yourself to be the recipient of threatened (or actual) charges of disorderly conduct or inducing panic, or lengthy "investigative stops". On the other hand, you may simply find that people are inquisitive about your carrying.

    Be prepared to fully handle either eventuality.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •