Two gun rights-related bills to receive hearings in Senate committee

Gun ban extremists are sure to be out in full force in Columbus on Tuesday, January 21.

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that opponent testimony will be heard on Sen. Terry Johnson's (R) SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat).

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room.

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 this important piece of legislation and urges its passage.

Chairman Coley's committee will also hear SB 182, a bill which seeks to prohibit military-aged adults less than 21 years of age from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

To raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to age 21 and to increase the penalty for improperly furnishing firearms to an underage person.

Buckeye Firearms Association opposes this anti-gun rights legislation.

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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