close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Tell me about Ohio

Discussion in 'Ohio Glockers' started by Hauptmann6, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Hauptmann6

    Hauptmann6

    4,216
    94
    May 22, 2002
    Portage, MI
    I am looking to move to Batavia Ohio in the fall. What all do I need to know about Ohio?

    I know the gun laws are a little screwy, but the economy is better than Michigan.

    BTW I am headed down this weekend. Can I carry in a rest area on the freeway? And would having my gun in the center council with the lid shut be ok?

    No gun in a restaurant that serves alcohol if I am not mistaken as well.

    What are the hidden costs? What is the average for car insurance? I pay 600 or so every 6 months in Michigan for an 04 cavalier with a good driving record. License fees etc.
     
  2. Linda

    Linda

    175
    0
    Oct 12, 2005
    Central Ohio
    You can carry in a rest area, but not in the buildings, including restroom.

    No you can not put the gun in the console. Put it in a holster and wear it, or locked in your glovebox or in a container that zips, snaps or buckles and leave it in plain sight.

    Correct, no carrying in restaurants that serve alcohol.

    Car insurance will depend upon your age and your driving record.

    And what do you need to know about Ohio........
    GO BUCKS!!!!!:tongueout: :thumbsup:
     


  3. Hauptmann6

    Hauptmann6

    4,216
    94
    May 22, 2002
    Portage, MI
    ok, so in a holster in a closed center council is a no-go?

    And can't carry in a rest area??? That's why I got my permit in the first place. What a freakin joke!
     
  4. degoodman

    degoodman Out of Columbus

    845
    1
    Jun 7, 2004
    Marysville, OH
    Welcome to Ohio. Yep, our CCW law is screwed up, and even more so because of the screwed up liquor laws. The nowhere alcohol is dispensed provision actually reads as any establishment with a class D permit to dispense alcohol. The term dispense is not defined in the code, and by one dictionary definition package sales can be considered dispensing (to sell by portions). If the place in question sells alcohol on sunday, they have a class D. That's nearly every grocery store, carry out and gas station in the state. Wanna be a test case?

    On the car thing, here's the specific current citation:

    (E) No person who has been issued a license or temporary emergency license to carry a concealed handgun under section 2923.125 or 2923.1213 of the Revised Code shall do any of the following:

    (1) Knowingly transport or have a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle unless one of the following applies:

    (a) The loaded handgun is in a holster on the person’s person .

    (b) The loaded handgun is in a closed case, bag, box, or other container that is in plain sight and that has a lid, a cover, or a closing mechanism with a zipper, snap, or buckle, which lid, cover, or closing mechanism must be opened for a person to gain access to the handgun.

    (c) The loaded handgun is securely encased by being stored in a closed, locked glove compartment or in a case that is locked.


    It's still better than Michigan. And to add a addendum to that, I'll offer to cede the whole city of Toledo to Michigan in exhange for the Cabelas in Dundee...
     
  5. firedog978

    firedog978

    445
    0
    Nov 12, 2004
    Cincinnati
    Welcome to Ohio!
    Let me say a few things about the area that you are coming to.
    Batavia is a very nice community. It is as you may know, in Clermont County. This is one of the most friendly counties in Ohio for CCW. The Clermont County Sheriff is a very pro CCW LEO. Also, the county was (may still be) one of the fastest growing counties in population in the entire State. It offers a great mix of small town living with some very trendy and modern new homes. It's proximity to Cincinnati (20 miles East of) is less than 30 minutes drive time. That makes fine dining, big league baseball and football, nationally known museums, cutting edge medical treatment in world known hospitals and of course world famous chili easilly available. I'm sure you'll love it. I am a lifelong Cincinnati resident and am in Batavia very often fishing ( East Fork Lake ).
    As to our CCW laws. They have gotten much better recently. There is good reason to believe even more CCW law improvements are forthcoming. We have it currently a bit better than many and a bit worse than some. As far as restaurants that serve alcohol, remember you are less than 30 minutes from Kentucky with legal carry in 51/49% establishments. Northern Kentucky riverfront (immediately opposite Cincinnati) is very pleasent. Very good dining and entertainment for day and night times. Also, no anti-smoking laws for businesses in N. Ky. in case you happen to enjoy an after dinner cigar.
     
  6. Hauptmann6

    Hauptmann6

    4,216
    94
    May 22, 2002
    Portage, MI
    Thanks for the info firedog. I'm looking specifically at the Eastgate Woods Apartments.
     
  7. firedog978

    firedog978

    445
    0
    Nov 12, 2004
    Cincinnati
    Hauptmann6,

    The only thing I know about that complex is from seeing it as I tow my boat by. It looks pleasent enough from that vantage point.
    I googled it for more info though and here is a link:

    http://www.everyaptmapped.com/apartments/batavia,ohio,oh/rent-1.html

    Scroll down to the list and your complex is top of the list with additional info. I haven't lived in apartments for decades but, it sounds pretty nice. I'm sure the area is safe and pleasent.

    I hope that helps?
     
  8. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

    5,214
    34
    May 20, 2001
    Tactlessville
    you can't GET CAUGHT carrying in a rest area.

    that said, i think all the 'little' violations in MI are felonies in OH :shocked:
     
  9. Socialism ranks supreme in government here. Cincinnati is one the best areas in Ohio and has a strong industrial base. It is a bit liberal but the out lying area is conservative.

    CCW/CHL has a long way to go as it is a liberal's solution to the issue. :sad:

    Best regards. ;)

    OOOPS! Latest statistics for Cincinnati state that it is an under producer in comparison to Cleveland, Dayton, and Columbus! WOW!

    :sad: :shocked:
     
  10. Hauptmann6

    Hauptmann6

    4,216
    94
    May 22, 2002
    Portage, MI
    Thanks Blitzer.

    If all else fails, I move in 3 years again. lol
     
  11. CaptToyota

    CaptToyota

    539
    0
    Jan 31, 2003
    Troy, Ohio
    Watch your speed on Rt 32, especially where the road goes down the big hill from either direction, OSP and County like to do airplane speed control there. I have seen more than a couple OSP with cars puled over in a short stretch.
     
  12. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

    5,214
    34
    May 20, 2001
    Tactlessville
    on that note, watch your speed in ALL of Ohio.

    i can't travel 100 miles without seeing AT LEAST 5 State Troopers either runnin traffic or with cars pulled over.

    i do no more than 71 in the 65, and i can drive by them alone without them budging.
     
  13. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    12,598
    2,319
    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    Second the motion on watching your speed in Ohio, it is NOT Michigan. My daughter attended NMU so I drove from south west Ohio to Marquette 6 times a year for 5 years, when I crossed the line into Ohio I dropped the cruise 5-10 MPH.

    Ohio CCW is messed up but getting better, good news is, it's not Mass., N.J. or California!

    Welcome to Ohio.
     
  14. Considering Ohio is suppose to be a red state its awefully liberal these days IMO.

    The CCW/Gun laws are bad at this point but they could be worse, and have been getting better.

    I don't know anything about the area your moving to but its 100% true what everyone else has said, Ohio is a giant speed trap. The columbus PD is always saying how they are seriously under where they need to be in man power but you know what they still do, I still see a CPD car on the side of the street looking for speeders all the time.

    It's not a bad place, could be worse and it has been getting better lately.

    *edit*

    sorry, didn't realize how old this thread was lol.