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GOP Bill Would Allow Concealed Guns In Schools

State of Ohio

A Republican State Representative has introduced a bill easing penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites. Permit holders would not be subject to prison time under John Becker's bill. Those caught in a gun-free zone would be required to leave the area if requested. If they don't leave, they could face a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Violators of gun-free zones in government buildings face a felony charge and up to a year in prison under current law. Becker says people who carry guns often go into gun-free zones inadvertently.

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