HB347 & HB541: Senate Proponent/ Opponent hearings scheduled next week!
Rep. Steve Buehrer's Castle Doctrine/ Stand Your Ground legislation, HB541, has been added to the House Criminal Justice Committee's agenda for May 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Statehouse Room 121.
The purpose for Tuesday's hearing is so that the committee may hear testimony on HB541 from proponents and opponents of the legislation, and other interested parties. Ken Hanson, Buckeye Firearms Association's Legislative Chair, will be on hand to offer testimony.
Filling hearing rooms as this legislation moves forward will make a serious statement of support. Your presence at this meeting is beneficial to the cause. Please consider making the trip to Columbus to be a visible show of support for HB541 and its sponsor, Rep. Steve Buehrer.
For more information on HB541, see: Ohio considers measure to modernize self-defense laws.
In rather disappointing news, House Bill 347 will have yet another hearing next week, without the possibility of a vote. The bill has been added to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice's agenda for May 24 at 9:00 a.m. in Senate Building, North Hearing Room.
Buckeye Firearms Association leaders will be on hand.
For more information on HB347, see: Sub H.B. 347 Introduced (DETAILED SUMMARY).
Click on 'Read More' to learn why YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TODAY!
Your help is urgently needed! HB347 continues to face stumbling blocks with Gov. Taft, the OSHP, and others. Attempts are being made to roll back the improvements made in HB347. As you know, this piece of legislation passed the House overwhelmingly, and contains many favorable provisions for gun owners.
This was after months of negotiations and compromises. Now, certain factions are going to the Senate in an attempt to renege on these
compromises. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HELP US STOP THIS!
Unfortunately, these people have a sympathetic ear in the Senate, due in
large part to Gov. Taft's baseless objections.
HB 347 passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support. There is no reason for it to be sabotaged in the Senate.
IT IS CRITICAL YOU WRITE YOUR LEGISLATORS RIGHT NOW! Every second you delay is another improvement that is being dealt away by those who don't care about the absurd laws you labor under.
SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT IT IS TIME FOR THE POLITICS TO STOP, AND THE IMPROVEMENTS TO START.
Click HERE to be taken to a form that will automatically send a letter to Senate President Harris, Governor Taft, Senator Padgett, Speaker Husted and your individual representative and senator.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL YOUR GUN OWNING FRIENDS! We need overwhelming response on this immediately.
The time to show your support is before the improvements are finally eliminated, not complaining about it after the fact.
Once again, please CLICK HERE to write your elected officials - your help is needed TODAY!