State legislators removed a ban on carrying weapons into restaurants, bars, sports stadiums or other public places that serve alcohol today.

By a vote of 56 to 39, the Ohio House said the state’s 210,000 residents with permits to carry concealed weapons don’t have to leave their guns in their cars or at home while socializing. State law already bans permit holders not to drink alcohol or use drugs while carrying weapons. Also, any establishment is allowed to post signs banning people from carrying guns on premises.

If signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, who says he supports it in concept, Ohio would become the 43rd state to allow patrons to carry weapons into places that serve alcohol.

Source: Jon Craig for

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