CALL TO ACTION: Attend the hearing for Senate Bill 215 at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 pm.
On Tuesday, the Senate Veterans & Public Safety Committee will hear testimony in favor of SB 215, Senator Terry Johnson's Constitutional Carry bill.
Buckeye Firearms Association will be testifying. And we'd like you to be there too.
You can testify to support this bill or just be there to show committee members that there is broad community support for Constitutional Carry.
October 5, 2021
North Hearing Room
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here for information on SB 215.
Ohio and 33 other states already allow open carry without a license. Plus 21 states allow concealed carry without a license. So permitless or “license optional” carry is a proven concept.
It will NOT allow criminals to carry guns – Those who are currently prohibited from buying, owning, or possessing guns will continue to be prohibited.
It will NOT allow misuse of a firearm – Current laws prohibiting the criminal misuse of a firearm (brandishing, discharging, threatening, etc.) will continue to be in force.
It will NOT allow guns in prohibited places – Areas that are currently off-limits for firearms will continue to be off-limits.
It will NOT affect the rights of property owners – Private property owners can continue to choose whether or not to allow firearms on their property.
It will NOT change use-of-force laws – The legal standard for using a firearm in self-defense remains the same.
It will NOT make law enforcement more difficult – Police in 21 other states have no problems with traffic stops involving unlicensed citizens.
Join us for this important hearing. We're fighting hard for Constitutional Carry and we need your support to make it happen.
If you can't make it on Tuesday, CLICK HERE to send a message to lawmakers that you support Constitutional Carry. You can use our pre-written message to make sending an email quick and easy or write your own message.
Be polite but firm that we expect our elected officials to pass Constitutional Carry without delay!
Thank you for your help and support.