HB 178 hearings start again in different House committee
Representative George Lang (R-West Chester), who chairs the House Criminal Justice Committee, has announced a second hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 017. The committee will consider proponent testimony.
HB 178, introduced over one year ago by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout), seeks to, among other things, have Ohio join the growing number of states which allow "constitutional" carry, or lawful carry of a concealed firearm without a license.
The bill received eight hearings in the House Federalism Committee, and was passed out of that committee last June on a 7-4 vote.
The need for Constitutional Carry in Ohio was on full display during the Ohio stay-at-home order, when some Ohio sheriffs ceased taking applications for concealed handgun licenses at the exact time when many new gun owners were seeking to exercise their right to bear arms for their defense and security.
Buckeye Firearms Association is committed to seeing Constitutional Carry become the law of the land in the Buckeye State.
Click here to read the text of the HB 178.
Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.