Firearms Bills in the 134th General Assembly
Bills We Support
These are bills which, as currently written, reduce firearm regulations and expand Second Amendment rights.
HB 12 - ENFORCE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (Sponsor: Diane V. Grendell) To provide for a writ of mandamus or prohibition to enforce a person's constitutional right against a chief administrative officer or elected executive official whose duty is to uphold the Ohio and United States Constitutions.
HB 62 - DESIGNATE OHIO A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY (Sponsors: Mike Loychik, Diane V. Grendell) To designate the State of Ohio as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State and to name this act the Ohio Second Amendment Safe Haven Act.
HB 89 - REPEAL THE DUTY TO "PROMPTLY" INFORM (Sponsor: Scott Wiggam) To modify the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee must notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is authorized to carry a concealed handgun and is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped.
HB 99 - EXEMPT ARMED SCHOOL PERSONNEL FROM POLICE TRAINING (Sponsor: Thomas Hall) To expressly exempt persons authorized to go armed within a school safety zone from a requirement to complete extensive peace officer basic training.
Bills We Oppose
These are bills which, as currently written, increase firearm regulations and infringe Second Amendment rights.
HB 38 - REQUIRE DUTY TO RETREAT (Sponsors: Thomas West, Adam C. Miller) To repeal Senate Bill 175, passed last session, and bring back the duty to retreat in Ohio.
SB 73 - MANDATE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (Sponsor: Cecil Thomas) To forbid personal firearm transfers and require all transfers to be made through a dealer, through a law enforcement agency, or pursuant to a specified exception, and to require background checks for all firearm transfers.
SB 74 - RAISE FIREARM OWNERSHIP AGE TO 21 (Sponsor: Cecil Thomas) To raise the minimum age to purchase any firearm to 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.
SB 76 - REPEAL STATEWIDE PREEMPTION (Sponsors: Cecil Thomas, Hearcel Craig) To give every city, village, and township the ability to enforce their own set of firearm laws and create a patchwork of laws around the state.
SB 77 - BAN BUMP STOCKS (Sponsor: Cecil Thomas) To prohibit the import, manufacture, sales, transfer, or possession of trigger cranks, a bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire.
Bills Under Review
These are bills which we are reviewing or which are under active revision.