Emergency Powers Bill SB 185 Passes Out of Senate Committee

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee passed SB 185, sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer, on a 5-2 vote.

Along with its companion, House Bill 325, sponsored by Representative Scott Wiggam, Senate Bill 185 seeks to prevent state and local governments from infringing on Second Amendment rights during declared emergencies. It is the most powerful and comprehensive emergency powers bill of its kind in the United States.

Click here to read BFA's testimony on this bill in June of this year.

We have dedicated several Keep and Bear Radio podcasts to this landmark legislation, explaining why it's necessary and how it works to protect Constitutional rights.

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Buckeye Firearms Association wants to thank Committee Chair Sen. Frank Hoagland for his leadership on this bill. And we wish to thank Senators Hoagland, Johnson, Wilson, Peterson, and Hackett for voting "yes" to move this bill out of committee.

We look forward to hearings for companion bill HB 325 and urge the House Government Oversight Committee to move with urgency before the holidays.

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