HB 585 (Kasich Gun Control) scheduled for second hearing

Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills), who chairs the House State & Local Government committee, has announced a second hearing for House Bill 585 (Kasich Gun Control) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in Statehouse Room 114. The committee will consider proponent testimony and consider possible amendments.

Buckeye Firearms Association has announced its strong opposition to HB 585, which is being put forward by Governor John Kasich (R) in response to high-profile mass killings in Nevada and Florida.

The governor and other responsible parties in government are all-too eager to blame and punish law-abiding gun owners who had absolutely nothing to do with these sick acts.

There should be no more talk of laws which only punish the law-abiding.

There should be no talk of mandating government control over private sales of guns between individuals.

Instead, those who are truly seeking to make a difference should focus their efforts on improving our mental health system, securing our schools, elimintating so-called "gun free" victim zones, ensuring that government entities input their data into the national database, and punishing violent offenders to fullest extent of the law.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. 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.

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