The Ohio State Highway Patrol said concealed carry permit holders in the state are required to keep their “hands in plain sight” during a traffic stop and must promptly inform the officer of the presence of a gun.
The gun permit laws were put under the spotlight after a high-profile, officer-involved shooting involving a Minnesota man Wednesday who was allegedly reaching for his permit to carry a gun, according to his girlfriend.
“He let the officer know that he had a firearms and he was reaching for his wallet,” the woman alleges in a Facebook video streamed immediately following the shooting.
Philando Castile was a licensed gun permit holder in the state of Minneapolis.
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