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Trustees at Ohio State Vote to Allow Campus Concealed Carry for Off-Duty Police

Trustees at Ohio State Vote to Allow Campus Concealed Carry for Off-Duty Police

“would potentially serve as first responders”

This is a good idea. One of these men or women could save someone’s life in an emergency.

ABC 6 in Ohio reports:

Ohio State trustees vote to allow off-duty officers to carry concealed firearms

Trustees at The Ohio State University approved a resolution to allow some off-duty officers to carry concealed guns on campus. The university says these off-duty officers would potentially serve as first responders.

The university said the resolution allows off-duty, sworn law enforcement officials from the Ohio State University Police Division, the City of Columbus Division of Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office , and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, to carry a concealed firearm on university property.

In a statement, the university said off-duty officers from the approved agencies can carry concealed weapons into buildings, venues, and events anywhere on the Ohio State campus.

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The university says these off-duty officers would potentially serve as first responders.

Meaning that, by school policy, nobody else can.

This is not a great accomplishment.

Laws/rules are asymmetric in their application. They apply to the good people before an act but they apply to bad people after an act and then only if caught. It is absurd to think any rule will impact a criminal before he/she acts. Criminals do not comply with rules or laws by definition. Rules such as this FAVOR the bad guys. These off-duty cops are armed regardless of the rules because they know te bad guys are always armed regardless of the rules.

buckeyeminuteman | June 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Don’t off-duty cops already have the ability/obligation to carry off duty? Does this mean that they previously weren’t allowed to at OSU before and now only those departments can? I don’t think this helps a whole lot.

I thought cops were exempt from concealed carry restrictions like that whether or not they’re technically “on duty”.

I would have preferred that the trustees voted to allow anybody with a concealed carry license to carry on campus.

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