Concealed Carry Laws

At least 40 states, including Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana, have laws that allow residents to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.  The laws typically place restrictions on where concealed weapons can be carried.  In Ohio, for instance, concealed weapons are banned from government buildings, schools, universities, day care centers and bars/restaurants with liquor licenses.

These laws also typically permit employers to ban concealed weapons from their property or premises.  Depending on the particular state law, however, employers may not have the right to prohibit employees from storing concealed weapons in vehicles which are parked on company property.   Banning concealed weapons usually requires the posting of appropriate notices at the workplace and, in some states, the notice must contain specific language that is set forth in the law or regulations.