Frequently Asked Questions on HB347

IMPORTANT NOTE: House Bill 347 has an effective date of March 14, 2007. Until then, the laws we have been laboring under for the past few years still apply. Who voted for the veto-override in the Senate? The question being, "Shall the bill, Sub. H. B. No. 347, be passed notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?" The yeas and nays were taken and resulted - yeas 21, nays 12, as follows: Those...

AP: Anti-gun mayors contemplate legal challenge to Preemption Law

The Associated Press is reporting that anti-gun Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson plans to waste tax-payer money in a legal challenge to the state's new firearms law preemption statute. From the story: Local laws include current assault-weapons bans in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo. Mayors were weighing their legal options after the vote, with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson saying...

Media promotes anti-gun poll to accompany veto override news

By Chad D. Baus In an effort to staunch the bleeding of the anti-gun lobby in Ohio, and in anticipation of a Senatorial veto-override, the Ohio media conspired to publicize a poll at the same time as the override vote, purportedly showing that Ohioans did not support the move. From the Quinnipiac University poll : By a 54 - 35 percent margin, Ohio voters say it's a "bad idea" to give state...

CCRKBA Applauds Ohio Senate, State Gun Rights Groups

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2006 BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today offered its congratulations to the Ohio State Senate for overriding anti-gun Gov. Bob Taft’s veto of concealed carry reform legislation, by a vote of 21-12. In overriding Taft’s veto, Ohio has effectively become a state in which residents will enjoy the benefits of preemption,...

Senate overrides Governor's Veto of HB347 21-12

-----> VOTE TALLIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On December 12, 2006, the Ohio Senate voted to override Governor Taft's veto of HB347 by a vote of 21-12. The House previously voted 71-21 to override Governor Taft's veto. House Bill 347 has now passed into law with an effective date in approximately 90 days, depending upon the exact filing and certification dates. This vote to marks the first joint...

A (long overdue) GOP slap at Taft

The following is Buckeye Firearms Association's response to today's Toledo Blade editorial . Responses in red type . EVEN in the waning days of his administration, Gov. Bob Taft "can't get no respect." (Respect is earned, not given. He’s had 8 years to earn it; the lack of it at this stage is well earned.) Leaders of his own party in the state House, and probably the Senate, are poised to hand...

Time Warp: Miss-Led writes as though the past two years never happened

By Chad D. Baus For those of you who are unfamiliar with Miss-Led (the name I gave Toledo Blade op-ed writer and anti-gun bigot Marilyn Johanek in 2004), allow me to catch you up to speed: She has called Ohio concealed carry "legislated lunacy" - a "worst-case scenario when road, work, or play rage finds a trigger within easy reach." She has called gun owners "misguided ideologues with aggressive...

LTE: Stop curtailing rights of legal gun owners

December 07, 2006 Columbus Dispatch In response to Friday’s Dispatch editorial "Veto is way to go," concerning House Bill 347, I am sick and tired of Big Media always condemning legal gun owners for the actions of criminals. The editorial stated that more gun restrictions are needed in cities than in rural counties. It would make more sense to say that inner-city people need firearms for...

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