Ohio Politics

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...

Sheriff who recently refused to renew some concealed handgun licenses is indicted on 25 counts

WCMH (NBC Columbus) reported recently that Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly, who just weeks ago made headlines for refusing to renew some current concealed handgun license-holders, has been indicted by a grand jury on 25 counts. From the article : According to the indictment, Kelly, 63, was indicted on the following charges: Three counts of theft in office, a fourth-degree felony Ten counts of...

Report: Ohio National Guard trains to fight 'anti-government' Second Amendment supporters

On January 18, 2013, WSAZ (NBC Huntingon/Charleston, WV) reported that Scioto Co., OH held a mock disaster drill held in conjunction with Scioto County first responders and the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit. The mock "enemy?" As BuckeyeFirearms.org reported at the time, WSAZ described them as "two school employees who were disgruntled over the government's interpretation of the...

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...

Ohio Benefits from Spending by Target Shooters

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released a major new report about the importance of target shooting activities to the economies of Ohio and the nation. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. The report, Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars , was released [January 15, 2014] in...

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,...

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