FLASH: SB239 assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce that SB239, introduced this week by Senator Shannon Jones and Senator Tim Schaffer to allow citizens who hold a valid concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry a firearm in restaurants, and to reduce burdensome restrictions regarding how a license holder must transport a firearm in a car, has received a committee assignment.

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The following is a list of the members of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice, their status as co-sponsors of this legislation, their previous record on firearms-related legislation, etc...

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice:

Grendell, Chair - SB239 co-sponsor, previous endorsee
Hughes, Vice Chair - previous endorsee
Coughlin - previous endorsee
Faber - SB239 co-sponsor, previous endorsee
Seitz - SB239 co-sponsor, previous endorsee
Goodman - previously co-sponsored SB184, Ohio's Castle Doctrine law

Turner, Ranking Minority Member

Please take a moment to contact President Bill Harris and thank him for assigning this bill, and encourage him to continue making SB239 a priority.

    Telephone: 614-466-8086
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Committee Chairman Tim Grendell can be expected to be a strong leader for SB239 in his committee. Sen. Grendell sports a long history of pro-gun/ pro-hunting reform votes, including a vote to override a Governor Taft on House Bill 347 (Ohio's statewide preemption and concealed carry law reform bill) in December 2006.

In a February 2006 fund-raising letter, Grendell noted that "I have a 100% voting record for Second Amendment issues. The Gun Owners of America and the Buckeye Firearms Association, who both recently endorsed me, know that too."

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