Ohio Legislation

Want the facts concerning the proposed change to Ohio's ‘duty to retreat'? Don't look to the media or opponents of HB 203.

by Chad D. Baus In the lead-up to the return of the Ohio General Assembly from their summer break and the opening of hearings on several pro-gun rights bills, certain individuals and groups, along with their media accomplices, have ramped up their efforts to paint one particular provision in Rep. Terry Johnson's House Bill 203 as a "Stand Your Ground" bill. These groups, which have always opposed...

Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller hosts “Stand Your Ground!” a firearm safety discussion for residents of Ward 10

Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller invites residents to attend a special community meeting to discuss firearm safety on Thursday, Oct. 3. The discussion, "Stand Your Ground!" will feature Jim Irvine from Buckeye Firearms to share information and answer residents' questions on firearms, safety and gun laws. "Guns and gun safety is a conversation every household in Cleveland should have,” said...

VIDEO: "Stand Your Ground" Town Hall featuring BFA's Ken Hanson

by Chad D. Baus On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson participated in a Columbus WSYX ABC 6 "Your Voice, Your Future" town hall meeting about House Bill 203, and so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws. Everyone in attendance was able to voice their opinions via special instant polls.

Media Trackers interviews Representative Maag on his bill to reduce Ohio’s “Unarmed Victim Zones"

by Jesse Hathaway Ohio Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) introduced House Bill 231 (HB 231) to reduce the number of what he calls "unarmed victim zones," areas where law-abiding Ohioans with concealed handgun licenses are prevented from carrying firearms, on July 11. Maag's proposal, which has eight Republican cosponsors, seeks to align Ohio's concealed carry restrictions more closely with...

Headline: Black Legislative Caucus Circulates Petition To Stop Stand Your Ground Bill

by Chad D. Baus Despite nationally publicized proof that blacks benefit from Florida 'Stand Your Ground' law at disproportionate rate , Columbus' WBNS (CBS Columbus) is reporting that the Legislative Black Caucus is circulating petitions to keep a Stand Your Ground law from being adopted here in Ohio. From the report : "I think it's absolutely dangerous to have to elevate it to Stand Your Ground...

Rep. Ron Maag introduces legislation to eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones

by Chad D. Baus The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Ohioans would be able to carry concealed guns in churches, daycares, private airplanes and government buildings under House Bill 231, legislation introduced by Rep. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon. The bill would also allow college campuses to permit concealed guns on their campuses if they choose to. From the article : "These are reasonable,...

Anti-gun Democrats choose to offer "passive-aggressive publicity stunt" rather than solutions to real problems

by Chad D. Baus Last week, anti-gun Democrats Mike Foley and Bob Hagan introduced House Bill 222, legislation which was immediately termed by the equally anti-gun Cleveland Plain Dealer as nothing more than a "passive-aggressive publicity stunt." From the article : Republicans in Ohio's General Assembly have amended the state budget to include several anti-abortion measures, including a last-...


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