House Bill 12 receives sixth hearing in Senate committee

A representative from Ohioans For Concealed Carry was on hand today at the Statehouse, as HB12 received it's sixth hearing in the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.

Out of respect for the desires expressed by members of the committee, to bring the public testimony to a close and moving the bill forward, instead of debating indefinately, Ohioans For Concealed Carry did not invite anyone to testify. Another "interested party" hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled.

A short summary of today's hearing may be accessed by clicking on the "Read More..." link below.

Two more women offered proponent written testimony today. Testimony was submitted by Maria Heil, a representative from the Second Amendment Sisters, and Ohio citizen Linda Lower. All told, Senators have heard from more than ten pro-self-defense women in committee hearings.

As was the case last week, testimony was offered by what Senator Fedor describes as pro-gun "purist" witnesses, telling Senators that they oppose certain components of House Bill 12. The same misunderstandings about rumored requirements for mandatory fingerprints in HB12 were again expressed.

OFCC reps met with Chairman Austria after the hearing and discussed the timing of the bill. More information will be provided when available.

Click here to read a more complete report from the Gongwer News Service.

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