Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich signed into law earlier this week a bill that will allow concealed carry on Ohio college campuses, daycares, school safety zones, airport terminals and certain government properties.
Kasich signed the legislation, Senate Bill 199, on Monday along with more than a dozen other new laws.
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Senate Bill 199 lifts the blanket prohibition on firearms at those locations and the public area of airport terminals, before security checkpoints. College boards of trustees would have to vote to allow concealed firearms; child care centers and in-home daycare would have to post a sign if firearms aren't allowed.
The law also allows active-duty military to carry concealed guns without a permit and prohibits employers from banning permit holders from bringing guns into company parking lots.
The law is set to take effect 90 days from Kasich's approval.
Anti-Second Amendment groups like Moms Demand Action opposed the new law, while the National Rifle Association and the Buckeye Firearms Association praised the new law as a win for all Ohio citizens who want to exercise their Second Amendment right to own and bear arms.
However, the possession of concealed weapons will still be outlawed at courthouses, state houses and police stations.
The bill was quickly introduced just weeks ago after an Islamic terrorist attacked and injured 11 students on the Ohio State University campus. That terrorist was shot and killed by a campus police officer.