Ohio Legislation

Ohio: Suppressor Bill Awaits Approval by House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

After having received several hearings by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, House Bill 234, sponsored by state Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-23) still awaits passage by this committee. This important pro-hunting legislation would revise state law to allow a person to use a noise suppressor attached to a firearm while hunting game birds or wild quadrupeds in the Buckeye...

Ohio Anti-Gun Activists Testify in Favor of “Gun Free Zones”

Anti-Second Amendment activists turned out in force to an Ohio House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing last week to lodge complaints against House Bill 231 (HB 231), a proposal to expand Ohioans' concealed carry rights. Introduced by Rep. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) last year, HB 231 would limit what Maag refers to as "unarmed victim zones" across Ohio, where individuals are currently...

Legislators learn about firearms and hearing loss

On Monday, February 3, 2014, the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) and Black Wing Shooting Center held a special range demonstration day. The purpose was to provide education to the legislators and select media about firearms, hearing loss and suppressors. It also provided a range opportunity to hear firearms both with and without suppressors. The legislators were able to ask questions about...

Buckeye Firearms Association hosts event to educate lawmakers and media on noise suppressors

On Monday, February 3, 2014, Buckeye Firearms Association hosted an event to help educate lawmakers on the benefits of noise suppressors, and to help bust the Hollywood myth that suppressed guns are so silent they could help criminals "sneak around undetected." The lawmakers attended the fact-finding event in order to become better educated in advance of a vote on House Bill 234 (Allow Noise...

Anti-self-defense groups using church affiliations to deter legislators from allowing concealed carry in places of worship

While many improvements have been made to Ohio's concealed carry law since it was first passed in 2004, one of the most serious ones that still needs to be addressed is the many places which are forced to post "no-guns" signs alerting criminals that everyone inside is defenseless. Despite the fact that the vast majority of multiple-victim public shootings occur in places where guns are banned,...

BuckeyeFirearms.org: Top Ten News Items of 2013

On average, we publish two articles a day and 10 to 12 articles a week. Over the years, we have published well over 9,000 articles, covering elections, legislation, and all manner of events and information of interest to Second Amendment supporters. As content editor for BuckeyeFirearms.org, it's always interesting to look back over the year to see which articles captured the most interest. So...

HB 231 (Eliminate 'No-Guns' Victim Zones) scheduled for third hearing in House

Chairman Jim Butler has announced that the Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on Representative Ron Maag's (R-Lebanon) HB 231 Wednesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Statehouse Room 122. This will be the third hearing for this important bill. Buckeye Firearms Association has previously testified in support of the bill. Under the proposed legislation, Ohioans would be able to carry...

Ohio House passes bill to address school safety

On Wednesday, January 22, the Ohio House passed House Bill 8, a bill intended to, among other things, clarify the right of local boards of education to enact safety plans which include the authorization of concealed handgun license-holders, and to specify that those plans may be considered part of the school safety plan and thus not be part of the public record. From coverage by WBNS (CBS...

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