TAKE ACTION: Urge Ohio Legislators to Pass Constitutional Carry
Ohio and 33 other states already allow open carry without a license. Plus 21 states allow concealed carry without a license. So permitless or “license optional” carry is a proven concept.
That's why it's time for Constitutional Carry in Ohio.
Buckeye Firearms Association has been meeting and working with members of the Ohio Senate and House on an almost daily basis to push Constitutional Carry and line up support. This includes support for Senator Terry Johnson's bill, SB 215.
But legislators need to hear from YOU. We're working hard to move this legislation and put it on the Governor's desk THIS YEAR so we can avoid the chaos of the 2022 election season. This will be difficult to accomplish, but we are more likely to make that happen with YOUR HELP.
To make it easy, we've written an email that you can send them. But please consider writing your own message. It doesn't need to be long. One or two sentences explaining why YOU support Constitutional Carry is all that's necessary.
The most important thing is for them to HEAR FROM YOU, the voters who elected them. And they need to keep hearing from you. If you can use our contact tool to send a different message once a week to keep up the pressure, this will help us as we continue to sit down in meetings with members of both chambers to convince them to move legislation.
Tell them that Constitutional Carry ...
Will NOT allow criminals to carry guns – Those who are currently prohibited from buying, owning, or possessing guns will continue to be prohibited.
Will NOT allow misuse of a firearm – Current laws prohibiting the criminal misuse of a firearm (brandishing, discharging, threatening, etc.) will continue to be in force.
Will NOT allow guns in prohibited places – Areas that are currently off-limits for firearms will continue to be off-limits.
Will NOT affect the rights of property owners – Private property owners can continue to choose whether or not to allow firearms on their property.
Will NOT change use-of-force laws – The legal standard for using a firearm in self-defense remains the same.
Will NOT make law enforcement more difficult – Police in 21 other states have no problems with traffic stops involving unlicensed citizens.
Be polite but firm that we expect our elected officials to pass Constitutional Carry without delay!
For more information on Constitutional Carry, click here to read our testimony to the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee on Senate Bill 215
Plus you can listen to a couple of our recent podcasts where we deal with this legislation in-depth:
- Ohio Senator Terry Johnson Presents Powerful Testimony on Constitutional Carry
- Senator Terry Johnson Takes us Inside the Fight for Constitutional Carry
Dean Rieck is Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, a former competitive shooter, NRA Patron Member, #1 NRA Recruiter for 2013, business owner and partner with Second Call Defense.