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HB 233: Rep. John Becker's DEFEND legislation introduced with 51 co-sponsors

Rep. John Becker (R-Clermont Co.) has introduced House Bill 233, a bill that seeks to decriminalize so-called “no-guns" victim zones for concealed handgun license (CHL) holders. The bill was introduced with 51 co-sponsors - including House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) - enough support to ensure passage if the bill is brought to a vote. Becker has named the bill the DEFEND Act:...

Two self-defense bills scheduled for further hearings in House committee

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be hearing testimony on two self-defense bills on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:00p.m. in Room 115. The committee will be hearing testimony on HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification). House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed carry...

House committee hears from supporters of HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification)

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that members of the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee heard from nearly a dozen people who gave testimony in support of HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification), introduced recently by Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster). According to the article, many informed the committee about situations they say could have avoided had the legislation been in effect...

Jon Husted's gubernatorial announcement cites Second Amendment record

On Monday, May 8, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced his candidacy for governor of Ohio by highlighting his achievements to promote and defend Second Amendment rights. From his campaign announcement letter : COLUMBUS– In a video message to supporters this weekend, Jon Husted announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Ohio in the 2018 election. Speaking from his...

Reps. Johnson & LaTourette introduce HB 228 (Concealed Carry Modernization)

Representatives Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) have introduced HB 228, a concealed carry modernization bill. The bill seeks to fix several problems with Ohio's concealed carry law, including the state's arcane self-defense burden of proof requirements. Click here to read the text of the bill . Remember when you were taught that all people are "innocent until...

Review: 2017 Handgun Moving and Movers Class

Please let me begin by admitting that I attended this class after completing my CCW class and, at this point, I had had no other formal training. Although I understood the importance of practice with my weapon, I had primarily completed private, unsupervised, target practice at an indoor range, which also meant that I had had no practice drawing from a holster, since that is not allowed at the...

Two self-defense bills scheduled for hearings in House committee

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be hearing testimony on two self-defense bills on Tuesday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 116. The committee will be hearing proponent testimony on HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification). House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a...

Co-Sponsorship Memos Circulating for Ohio Self-Defense Legislation

There are co-sponsorship memos currently circulating for two important pieces of pro-gun legislation, and you can help see that they get the support they deserve ! First, via NRA-ILA : State Representatives Terry Johnson (R-90) and Sarah LaTourette (R-76) will soon be circulating a co-sponsorship memo for legislation that would modify current law to further protect the Second Amendment rights of...

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