Sunday, January 8, 2017
Senate Bill 199 to give more control for concealed-carry holders at Ohio airports
COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — Eric Delbert says interest in those wanting to get concealed-carry permits has been steady since the new year.
As owner of L.E.P.D. Firearms and Range, he says that's only increased since Friday's deadly shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport that left five dead and eight wounded.
He adds that Ohio Senate Bill 199 recently signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich is also peaking the interest of many.
The bill, which becomes law in a few months, would allow concealed-carry license holders the right to carry weapons in common areas of Ohio airports and other places like daycare centers
"You need to be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to battle back" Delbert said Saturday.
At John Glenn International Airport, travelers say while their thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by Friday's tragedy, they're mixed on the new Ohio law.
Jamie McGinnis and her husband are getting their concealed-carry permits this year, and say the changes at the airports will give people more control over their safety.
"I will get my concealed-carry and do all the necessary things and will not have any problems using it if someone threatens my family" McGinnis said.
Others like Springfield native Susan Fuchs aren't so sure.
"I think that people having guns would possibly lead to more panic" Susan said.
Story and video: http://abc6onyourside.com
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