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Sheriff on potential law allowing concealed carry in 'gun-free zones'

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The law would lessen the penalty for gun owners who enter a gun-free zone with a concealed firearm knowingly or unknowingly. The law would lessen the penalty for gun owners who enter a gun-free zone with a concealed firearm knowingly or unknowingly.
If passed in the Senate, the legislation would allow carriers to enter schools, churches, and daycare centers with concealed weapons. If passed in the Senate, the legislation would allow carriers to enter schools, churches, and daycare centers with concealed weapons.

The Ohio House has approved a measure, that if passed in the Senate, will allow concealed weapons to be carried in certain gun-free zones.

If passed in the Senate, the legislation would allow carriers to enter schools, churches, and daycare centers with concealed weapons. The law would lessen the penalty for gun owners who enter a gun-free zone with a concealed firearm knowingly or unknowingly. The penalty is currently a felony. If passed the measure would allow a person to leave the premises peacefully with no penalty at all.  

Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia says while this may be positive for law-abiding gun owners, it can be a problem when having to enforce the law.

"One of main problems or advantages with that is is that holstering or securing a weapon if you go in. There's going to be lock boxes. Somebody is going to have to monitor that. Anytime you remove your weapon from a holster or from a secured position on your person, there's always the chance of an accidental discharge," said Treglia. 

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