BFA endorsees to pack Senate majority leadership for 134th General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by Senate Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 134th General Assembly, which convenes in January.

The incoming Senate Republican Caucus re-elected BFA 2020 "A"-rated Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) to serve as Senate President.

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

  • 2018 "A"-rated Sen. Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), president pro tem
  • 2018 "A-"-rated Sen. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), majority floor leader
  • 2018 "A"-rated Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon), majority whip.

In Guns & Ammo's ranking of "Best States for Concealed Carry 2020," Ohio ranks 34th, and falls behind every single one of its border states. Michigan, which passed concealed carry one year before Ohio, ranks 33rd. Pennsylvania is 25th, Indiana comes in 15th, West Virgina ranks 10th, and Kentucky is ranked 4th.

Gun owners are encouraged to contact these Senators, congratulate them on their appointments, and express your hope that pro-gun legislation will take center stage in the 134th 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 BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. They asked for your vote on Election Day. Tell them we want their votes too.

Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. 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, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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