There is a new petition started on August 15, 2011 by Aaron Mahan to change or remove Ohio’s current concealed carry notification law. Here is the actual petition.
Dear Govenor & the Legislature,
With the current language of Ohio law when Ohioans are approached by law enforcement they are required to notify “Promptly”. Ohio’s law does not define the word “Promptly” and may be taken any way by any law enforcement.
Only law abiding citizens are allowed to get Concealed Carry Licenses in the state of Ohio. One must have a background check, finger prints taken, photo, & listed on a Public forum. For a good honest citizen to go to jail because they did not inform a police officer in a “Prompt” manner is a shame. They were not criminals before the stop and now would be one because they simply did not talk.
We are asking the Ohio Governor & its Legislature to come up with an alternative or remove the Notification Law all together.
This is likely spurred by the most recent “Shocking Video of “Failure to Notify” in Ohio”. If you haven’t seen this yet you’ll definitely want to check it out. To view and/or sign the petition you can view it here on Change.org.