Gun bill vote could come in December

A story in Friday's Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, has made it perfectly clear: A Senate vote on HB274 is expected in December.

"A bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed weapons could be voted on by the Senate in early December, nine months after the House approved the measure."

"Sen. Jeff Jacobson, R-Phillipsburg, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Civil Justice committee, this week met with representatives from law enforcement and gun rights groups to discuss possible compromise language to be inserted into the controversial bill."

"'I'm encouraged by the reception so far,'" he said. 'Hopefully, we'll have a vote next time (the Senate convenes).'"

Yet, as we've been warning you for weeks, there is plenty of cause for concern:

HB274's House sponsor, Rep. Aslanides, was quoted later in the article stating that the proposal that comes out of the Senate will have significant differences from the bill passed by the House. (emphasis added)

"'I told Sen. Jacobson to get it done, get it fixed and get it back over here,'" he said. 'I think they'll have a number of amendments we can work with.'"

It is imperative that you ACT now by accessing our Grassroots Action Guide to identify, call by telephone, and write your Senator and Representative immediately. If you can only call during the weekend or after hours business, please leave messages.

Tell Ohio Lawmakers to resist the FOP's clear efforts to destroy this legislation. Reading this article makes it perfectly clear: the FOP labor union basically expects the bill to be re-written for them to support it.

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