A bill signed Monday by Ohio Gov. John Kasich will allow for the expansion of concealed carry of handguns in daycare centers, college campuses, airport terminals, school safety zones and certain government buildings.
The signing of the bill comes shortly after 13 people were wounded by Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan in a car ramming attack and mass stabbing on the campus of Ohio State University.
Senate Bill 199, which takes effect in 90 days, lifts the state's ban on carrying hidden weapons in the aforementioned areas.
The law also would allow gun owners to store their weapons in their vehicles while parked in private business lots.
Guns are still not allowed in courthouses, police stations and the statehouse.
College boards of trustees and business owners would have to approve this measure individually, and daycare centers will have the option of posting signs preventing firearms.
Right before the signing of this bill, the Buckeye Firearms Association reported that a record 25,474 permits were issued during the third quarter of this year -- a 59 percent increase from the same period in 2015.
Approximately one in 16 adults in the state are now concealed carry permit holders.
The legislation has received mixed reviews.
Good for Ohio and Gun Owners there! - Kasich signs bill that permits concealed carry at day care centers, airports https://t.co/B2Os5WSDGG
— Adam Chubbuck (@AdamChubbuck) December 20, 2016
Another brainless move... John Kasich signs bill to allow concealed carry at colleges, daycares, plus 16 other bills https://t.co/cFcOLLULkw
— Gracie in OH-IO (@GracieinOHIO) December 20, 2016
@msrosati How is Kasich not concerned that kids would potentially find guns and accidentally cause injuries and/or death? Good grief...
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) December 20, 2016
@BreitbartNews wow. Kasich finally did something right. He gets a feather in his cap for this one.
— ValerieButler (@ValButler2341) December 20, 2016
John kasich you suck
— Melissa (@msmit125) December 20, 2016
John Kasich out here stayin strapped https://t.co/PcL1n5KVhY
— Hyundai Sinatra (@ryanricco813) December 20, 2016
Tell us what you think of this new Ohio legislation.