WESTERVILLE – Police in Westerville will soon host the first in a series of seminars on the state’s new Constitutional Carry law.

The seminar is scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 28 in Westerville City Council chambers in City Hall at 21 S. State Street. the seminar will be taught be Officer John Jeffries (Crime Prevention Officer) & Officer Justin Hibbitt (Professional Development Officer).

Police say the purpose of this seminar is to learn the specifics of the constitutional carry law as well as how to safely and responsibly handle a firearm. 

Beginning June 13, having a license will be optional when carrying a concealed handgun in Ohio. This applies to anyone over the age of 21 who is not prohibited from possessing a handgun under federal law.

The law also removes the requirement that a person ‘promptly inform’ an officer when carrying a handgun. Beginning June 13, a person will need to inform only when asked by an officer.

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