Gannett News Service: FOP police labor union speaks

An article covering Senate action on HB12 has been filed by Jim Siegel for the Gannett News Service today, and will be appearing in multiple central Ohio newspapers over the next 72 hours.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce (normally known as a more conservative, pro-business lobbying group) is towing a Million Mom March line by inferring that CCW at work would create an OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) concern.

Perhaps they should talk with their sister organizations in 35 other states, where businesses report NO problems with CCW. Or perhaps they should check with OSHA, as we did! Jeff Lewis, Safety and Occupational Health Manager, of Region 6 of OSHA, has told Ohioans For Concealed Carry that OSHA has no policy or the authority to regulate firearms in the workplace. Should an employer choose to allow firearms in the workplace, Lewis says, he would be under no violation of any OSHA regulation or guideline.

The most striking part of the piece is that, after nearly four months of debate, four different hearings and a vote on the House floor, the Fraternal Order of Police labor union has finally decided to voice their concerns with HB12.

For more on how the FOP fought to destroy HB274, click here.

For more about the Ohio Chamber of Commerce's collaboration with the Million Mom March to fight HB12, click here.

To read the Gannett News article in it's entirety, click here for the Zanesville Times-Recorder.

Or here for the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum.

Or here for the Newark Advocate.

Help us fight for your rights!

Become a member of Buckeye Firearms Association and support our grassroots efforts to defend and advance YOUR RIGHTS!

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

Get weekly news and instant alerts on the latest laws and politics that affect your gun rights. Enjoy cutting-edge commentary. Be among the first to hear about gun raffles, firearms training, and special events. Read more.

We respect your privacy and your email address will be kept confidential.


Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending and advancing the right of citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. Read more.