Senate committee to hear proponent testimony on two gun-related bills

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that proponent testimony will be heard on two gun-related bills that have been introduced in the Ohio Senate.

The hearings will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room.

A second hearing will be held on SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat), and the committee will accept proponent testimony.

To enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act to modify the law regarding self-defense and remove the duty to retreat.

Buckeye Firearms Association has endorsed SB 237.

A third hearing will be held on SB 221, Governor DeWine's so-called "STRONG Ohio" legislation, and the committee will again be accepting proponent testimony only.

To provide for the issuance in specified circumstances of a Safety Protection Order to apply regarding a person who a court determines is under a drug dependency, chronic alcoholic, or mental health-related firearms disability; to specify LEADS and NCIC reporting and removal procedures for current types of protection orders.

Buckeye Firearms Association opposes SB 221.

For a complete list of bills we are monitoring in the Ohio legislature, click here.

Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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