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Medical Marijuana? Say Goodbye to Your Gun Rights

House Bill 523, passed on September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow residents of the state with certain qualifying conditions, and a recommendation from a physician, to register with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy for a patient ID card. State agencies are still working on how to administer the program, but medical marijuana...

Bills to address Fixing Burden of Proof and Modify LEO Notification scheduled for more hearings

Senator William Coley (R-Liberty Township), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced a first hearing for Sub. HB 142 (Modify LEO notification) on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. The committee will consider sponsor testimony. Sub. HB 142 was passed by the House of Representatives in October with a bi-partisan 69-24 vote. As passed...

Ohioans continue to use firearms for self-defense in homes and places of business

Incidences of law-abiding citizens using firearms to protect themselves form violent predators continue to occur. The following incidences from around the state occurred in recent weeks. In Youngstown, police say a 19 year-old was shot by his intended victim during an attempted robbery at his place of business. From The Vindicator : According to police, the shooting took place in a parking lot...

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Fairfax, Va.—The National Rifle Association applauded the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday for passing the most far-reaching expansion of self-defense rights in modern American history. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed with bipartisan support in a 231-198 vote. "This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights," said Chris W. Cox, executive...

Congress to Vote on Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) TODAY! Your Action Needed Immediately!

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017! The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) will be up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 6. Please contact your U.S. Representative TODAY and ask him/her to vote for H.R. 38! Your fundamental right to keep and bear arms should not end at the state line...

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

AGs: Will not result in an increased risk of crime Fairfax, Va., December 1, 2017 — Today, H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-four attorneys general from across the country signed a letter spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley supporting this common sense legislation. The...

Editorial: CCW reciprocity a no-brainer

Law-abiding gun owners know about fellow gun owners who crossed state lines and unwittingly became criminals for breaking a law they didn’t know existed. A North Carolina resident was arrested for having his firearm while driving to New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy. A single mom from Pennsylvania spent years fighting to stay out of prison after driving with her firearm into another state...

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

In a huge win for Second Amendment supporters, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held a mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and favorably reported an amended version of the bill to the full House. Anti-gun Democrats on the Committee offered a lengthy list of amendments to weaken or gut the bill, all of which were defeated. The last 30 years have seen a continual...

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