June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. This is a time that brings the LGBTQ community together with their family, friends, and allies to take pride in themselves and their many achievements throughout history. Blessings to all!

Ohio Concealed Handgun Law

Carrying a concealed handgun is a privilege in Ohio, and with this privilege comes a responsibility to be aware, not only of the common sense rules of safe firearm handling, but the laws that affect how, when and where you can carry your firearm. The law sets forth several places where the license does not allow you to carry a handgun. The law, R.C.2923.126(B), lists places that concealed handguns are prohibited, including places of worship, daycare centers and school premises. While the Old Stone Church Sanctuary is easily recognized as a place of worship, some visitors may not be aware that Old Stone Church’s parish house, the Old Stone Center, is home to the Old Stone Education Center and Daycare Center. Revised Code 2925.01(P) establishes that it is an offense to carry a concealed handgun within 1,000 feet of a school facility. You may obtain more information on the Concealed Carry law from the office of the Ohio Attorney General.