COLUMBUS (AP) — Legislative proposals to let Ohioans carry concealed guns in bars also would let them take the weapons into sports venues that serve alcohol, as long as they’re not drinking.
But that doesn’t mean fans at Cincinnati Bengals or Cleveland Browns games will be toting handguns anytime soon.
Representatives of the state’s largest stadiums and arenas say they plan to continue banning guns for safety reasons. They’re allowed to do so under state law.
The Republican-led Ohio House and Senate have passed separate versions of the proposed change in the concealed-carry rules. If they agree on one version, it’s not clear if it would be approved by GOP Gov. John Kasich. A spokesman says Kasich wants to see the details before deciding whether he’d sign it.