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New bill could make more changes to the concealed carry law in Ohio

(Toledo News Now) - A new bill introduced this week could make some changes to the current concealed carry law in Ohio. 

The bill would allow anyone the age of 21 and older to carry a concealed weapon without having to take the required training to gain a permit. It would also keep law enforcement from searching and detaining someone based solely on having a gun.

Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn says he believes people should be able to protect themselves and should be allowed to have a gun, but he's concerned that this bill could let people who know nothing about guns get one.

He says he doesn't think Ohio is going to be that liberal when it comes to carrying a concealed weapon.

"We already have a great system that is pretty liberal, and we have tremendous reciprocity with other states, and I think it would be a mistake to not have any requirements, or any proficiency whatsoever, or any education going into that gun before people start carrying it with them," said Wasylyshyn.

Just last month, Ohio decided to relax their concealed carry law by requiring less instructional time. 

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