FLASH: HB347 assigned to House Committee on Criminal Justice

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce that Rep. Jim Aslanides' sweeping firearms law reform bill, House Bill 347, has received a committee assignment:

    H.B. No. 347 - Representative Aslanides, et al

    To revise the laws regarding licenses to carry a concealed handgun and the authority to carry a concealed handgun under such a license; to limit journalist access to information regarding persons who have such a license and who assert reasonable cause to fear a criminal attack; to provide exemptions from certain carrying of firearms-related offenses for persons in compliance with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission's firearms requalification program; to specifically provide a self-defense affirmative defense to discharge of a firearm while in or on a vessel or motor vehicle-related offenses; to clarify when a firearm is loaded for purposes of offenses relating to possession of a loaded firearm while in or on a vessel or motor vehicle and carrying concealed weapons; to provide that the sealing or expungement of a conviction or delinquent child record is an affirmative defense to falsification based on the failure to report the record on an application for a concealed handgun license; and to identify, as a general law and matter of statewide concern, the right of any person, except as provided in the Revised Code, to own, possess, purchase, otherwise acquire, transport, carry, sell, or otherwise transfer a firearm, firearm component, or ammunition.

    To the committee on Criminal Justice

Click on the "Read More..." link below for a list of the members of the Ohio House Committee on Criminal Justice, their status as co-sponsors of this legislation, their previous record as endorsees of this political action committee, etc...

Members of the Ohio House Committee on Criminal Justice:

Republican
Latta, Chair - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
D. Evans, Vice Chair - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Bubp, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, 2004 Buckeye Firearms Association recommended
Buehrer, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Gilb, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Hood, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, 2004 Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Hughes, Member - two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Kilbane*, Member
Seaver, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Seitz, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee
Willamowski, Member - HB347 co-sponsor, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee

Democrat
DeGeeter*, Ranking Minority Member
Healy, Member
Key*, Member
Mason*, Member
Perry*, Member
Yates*, Member
Yuko, Member

*Voted against HB12, Ohio's concealed carry law.

Please take a moment to contact Speaker Jon Husted and thank him for assigning this bill, and encourage him to continue making HB347 a priority.

    Telephone: (614) 644-6008
    Fax: (614) 644-9494
    Email Address: [email protected]

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