Actually, if you don't have a recognized permit, Ohio may be a worse state to possess a handgun in a vehicle than California is. In California, the gun must be in a locked container, however you may keep a loaded magazine (not over 10 rounds) in the container with the gun. This means a safe with a quick access digital lock with the gun and loaded magazine inside would be legal. A person would have to open the safe with the digital lock, retrieve the gun and the magazine, insert the magazine and rack the slide to be ready to rock.
Originally Posted by SFC
In Ohio, without a permit, the case only has to be closed, it does not have to be locked, BUT it is illegal to have any loaded magazines or speed loaders in the same vehicle as the gun. So, in Ohio, a person would have to open the case, retrieve the gun and the empty magazine, load rounds into the magazine, then load the magazine into the gun, rack the slide and be ready to rock.
So, in reality, which situation would be more favorable?
Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.