Governor Taft says he will sign into law a bill the legislature passed to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns.
The Senate approved the amended bill 25-to-8 yesterday and the house vote was 69-to-24.
The vote marks the first time he legislature and the Governor’s office have agreed to a deal after a decade of debate on the highly charged issue.
Ohioans who apply for permits to carry concealed weapons would have to pay a fee, undergo background checks and be trained in the use of a weapon.
The bill also makes the names of permit-holders in each county available to reporters who ask a sheriff’s department for the names. Taft’s insistence on this provision derailed the bill late last year.