Ohio bill moves to cut notification penalty on concealed-carry
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are looking at cutting the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who don’t tell police that they have a weapon when they’re detained by authorities.
An Ohio House committee on Tuesday approved lessening the penalties.
The proposal would reduce the penalty for not alerting police about the guns from a misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine to only a $25 fine.
Gun rights groups are hoping lawmakers do away with the penalties entirely.
Lawmakers on Tuesday also introduced a “stand-your-ground” proposal.
It would shift the burden on prosecutors to prove that shooters claiming self-defense didn’t act to defend themselves. Many law enforcement groups oppose the idea.