COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio Gov. John Kasich is allowing a bill that waives concealed carry registration fees for active military members and honorably discharged veterans to take effect without his signature.
Kasich says in a statement Friday that he supports the fee waiver and remains a strong supporter of the Second Amendment but wants the Legislature to enact gun reform measures that will save the lives of Ohioans, especially young people.
The governor says politics “won the day” when the Legislature failed to act on a bipartisan package of “sensible reforms” to reduce gun violence.
Kasich signed nine bills and vetoed one aimed at reforming administrative rulemaking and legislative review, saying the bill gives a legislative panel “new, open-ended, undefined powers” to question rules after rounds of public comment.