2017 National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 23

Throughout my life, I have been blessed with a love and passion for the outdoors. From hunting big game out West to bass fishing in North Carolina, I have a lifetime of cherished memories shared with family and friends. Being in the outdoors brings me pleasure, exhilaration, peace of mind and a sense of wonderment. My life outdoors is as much a part of me as auto racing. This lifetime love began...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program featured on CBS Evening News

On Tuesday, September 19, CBS Evening News' Nikki Battiste reported on Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program. The report marks the first time a national news service has done in person coverage of the FASTER Saves Lives training. We have seen print coverage from FOX News, CNN and others in the past, but the Level 2 class this past July was the first time a national news program...

Substitute HB 142 has sixth hearing, reported favorably by committee

I was on hand to testify for Substitute HB 142 as it had its sixth hearing and was reported favorably by the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations by a 9-2 bi-partisan vote. The bill now awaits a vote by the full House, which would send it to the Senate for further deliberation. There has been much confusion about the bill. Several legislators indicated they have received calls...

Sub. HB 142 (Modify LEO Notification) Explained; 6th Hearing, Possible Vote Today

This afternoon, I will testify before the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee in support of Substitute HB 142. That testimony is included at the end of this article. Committee chair Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) has designated the bill for a possible vote. Over the past few days, there has been much misunderstanding/misinformation about what this substitute bill would and would not...

Senate Bill 180 (Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for first hearing

Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has announced a first hearing for Senate Bill 180 (Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in the North Hearing Room. The committee will consider sponsor testimony. SB 180, introduced last month by Sens. Joe Uecker (R-Miami Twp.) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), seeks to reform the state's...

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Throws Wrench in Anti-gun Agenda

[Last] week, the Wall Street Journal and NBC News released the results of a 1200 person survey that measured Americans’ opinions on a host of political issues. Included were a handful of questions that gauged Americans’ attitudes on gun rights and gun control. The results should serve to bolster the position of gun rights advocates and prompt bouts of anxiety among anti-gun activists and...

House committee adopts Sub HB 142 (Modify LEO notification); Chair signals vote coming soon

On Tuesday, September 12, the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee, chaired by Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), reviewed and adopted a substitute version of Rep. Scott Wiggam's (R-Wooster) House Bill 142. As originally introduced, HB 142 sought to eliminiate the requirement that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder must "promptly...

NRA Applauds Reintroduction and Expansion of SHARE Act

On Sept. 1, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced H.R. 3668, the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act) , a wide-ranging package of legislation aimed at promoting Second Amendment rights and America’s outdoor sporting traditions. Different versions of the SHARE Act have been pending for a number of years, and the legislation has passed the U.S. House of...

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