Litigation

This page serves as a record of litigation Ohioans For Concealed Carry has been involved in as it pertains to your gun rights. Generally, OFCC only gets involved in court cases when the case has direct consequences for Ohio gun owners. Two such cases have made it all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. Visit this page often for updates.




Klein v. Leis
This landmark case found the Ohio Supreme Court ruling that Ohio's then total ban on carrying concealed firearms was not unconstitutional because there was another option for exercising the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The minority opinion clarified that this confirmed that open carry is legal in Ohio. The decision galvanized grassroots activists in Ohio and a series of Open Carry Self-Defense Walks were held to demonstrate in favor of concealed carry reform. These Walks were widely credited with playing a significant role in ending Ohio's 145 year ban on carrying concealed firearms.

Status of Litigation
Case closed

Relevant Links
OSC Decision

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Klein vs. Leis (ccw lawsuit) stalling again!
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Ohioans For Concealed Carry v. City of Clyde
The City of Clyde Ohio passed a ban on concealed carry in its public parks soon after HB 12 went into effect. Ohioans For Concealed Carry sued the City, arguing that the ban was a violation of Section 9 of HB 12, which stated that the intent of the Ohio legislature was to enact HB 12 as a general law and to preempt attempts of local municipalities to further restrict the places a person with a concealed handgun license could carry their firearm. An injunction against enforcing the ordinance was granted while the case is adjudicated.

Status of Litigation
The Ohio Supreme Court sided with OFCC, preemption upheld.

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