BFA endorsees to pack House majority leadership for 133rd General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by House Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 133rd General Assembly, which convened on January 1, 2019.

The incoming House Republican Caucus elected BFA "A+"-rated Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) to serve as House Speaker.

The other members of next year's House Republican leadership team are:

  • "A"-rated Rep. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood), speaker pro tempore
  • "A"-rated Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), majority floor leader
  • "A"-rated Rep. Anthony DeVitis (R-Green), assistant floor leader
  • "A"-rated Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville), majority whip
  • "A"-rated Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City), assistant majority whip.

This bodes well for gun owners looking for real improvements in Ohio gun laws. In Guns & Ammo's ranking of "Best States for Gun Owners," Ohio ranks 28th, and falls behind all but one of its border states. Michigan, which passed concealed carry one year before Ohio, ranks 26th. Indiana comes in 20th, West Virgina ranks 15th, and Kentucky is ranked 14th.

Gun owners are encouraged to contact these Representatives, congratulate them on their appointments, and express your hope that pro-gun legislation will take center stage in the 133rd General Assembly.

If you want to see the General Assembly act to improve gun rights in ways that are already enjoyed by the majority of other states, call your Representative and Senator NOW and tell them you expect pro-gun legislation to move in Ohio THIS YEAR. They asked for your vote on Election Day. Tell them we want their votes too.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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