Legal Defense for Self Defense®
Houston, Texas – June 22, 2022 – U.S. LawShield®, industry leader and America's largest provider of Legal Defense for Self Defense® coverage, addresses Ohio becoming the 23rd state to pass permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, and encourages gun owners to educate themselves on what this means to them as residents of the state.
Under Senate Bill 215, which went into effect, Monday, June 13, 2022, gun owners, 21 or older can carry a concealed handgun without a permit. This new law also means they can legally possess a handgun without a license, training, or a background check.
According to U.S. LawShield President, Kirk Evans, “Even with this new law passed in Ohio, restrictions on carrying guns in certain places like courthouses remain in place. Understanding the new law will be important for handgun owners who want to carry without a permit because gun laws are complex and could place you in a difficult position if you don’t follow them.”
Evans continued, “Education is the core of the U.S. LawShield mission, and we provide our members and other fellow gun owners with the in-depth information they need to legally arm themselves and to create safer communities. Permitless carry doesn’t mean that everyone can just carry because they want to. It’s important to know who can carry, where you can carry, etc. Without having your concealed carry license or CCW, you could be completely unaware that you’re committing a felony. Ignorance of the law isn’t an excuse.”
With its powerful network of Independent Program Attorneys, U.S. LawShield is the go-to legal resource for gun owners nationwide and provides in-depth legal explanations of what the law is and how it affects gun owners. U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorneys share their knowledge and experience with gun owners with the hope they don’t become victims of the legal system like so many have. They also host seminars, free to members, to help them better understand various guns laws in each state, including the states that have permitless carry.
Ohio law previously required eight hours of training, including live-fire practice, and a background check to obtain a concealed carry license. The new law also eliminates the requirement that people inform a police officer if they are carrying a weapon. For more information on gun laws in the state of Ohio, please review the U.S. LawShield Ohio Permitless Carry Guide.
About U.S. LawShield
Since 2009, the mission of U.S. LawShield® remains unchanged. We educate our 700,000+ members and 6,000+ industry 2A Partners in safe and responsible gun ownership; empowering them to handle critical, life-threatening situations with confidence; understanding self-defense law; protecting them from potential injustices in the legal system after acts of self-defense; and challenging the status quo regarding the affordability of legal defense. Our higher purpose is to create a united community of responsible firearms owners who believe in safety, self-reliance, and liberty.
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Media Contact: Kristi Elrod