Governor Allows Gun Bill To Become Law Without His Signature

Aug 3, 2018

Ohio Governor John Kasich is using an unusual procedure that will allow a gun bill to become law without his signature. 

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles explains.


Kasich will not sign a bill that waives the concealed carry license fee and training mandate for active members of the armed forces or for honorably discharged or retired veterans. But it will become law, without his signature, once it is filed with the Secretary of State’s office. Kasich spokesman Jon Keeling says it’s thefirst time the governor has used this procedure to pass a law. Keeling says the legislature let politics get in the way of passing other common-sense gun legislation Kasich wanted. And Keeling says Kasich thinks this bill has merit and should pass but the next piece of gun-related legislation the governor will sign needs to be the package that includes a ban on bump stocks and red flag laws.