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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...

April 2017 firearms sales up over prior year

The April 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,111,596 is an increase of 0.04 percent compared to the April 2016 figure of 1,111,205. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active...

Ten years after confiscating Damon Wells' gun, Cleveland police are at it again

Even though ten years have passed, many grassroots gun owners have likely not forgotten the name Damon Wells, the Cleveland concealed handgun license (CHL)-holder who defended himself from a violent attempted robbery in his front yard back in April 2007. Though CHL-holders had defended their lives in many other instances, Mr. Wells' situation played in the media for days and weeks after because...

Cedarville University trustees vote to allow faculty and staff to carry concealed on campus

Cedarville University trustees have approved a plan that makes theirs the first college in Ohio to allow concealed carry on campus. From Cedars , the campus newspaper: The policy, a first among Ohio colleges, “authorizes the President to grant permission to faculty, staff, and trustees with concealed carry licenses to carry a concealed handgun on campus under approved terms and/or conditions...

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