If you’re stopped by a police officer and are lawfully carrying a concealed gun, when should you tell them you have it?
That’s the question being asked at the Ohio statehouse.
Last year Representative Scott Wiggam’s bill made it through the House before dying in the Senate. Along the way he got seven Democrats to vote with him, but a change to the bill could derail the bipartisan support he enjoyed.
Right now if you get pulled over you must “promptly” notify the officer if you are carrying a concealed weapon.
Some Democrats have issues with another change made in the bill. It reduces the penalty for failing to notify.
Last time this bill was brought forward it has a Democrat joint sponsor. That is not the case this time.