Two pro-gun bills receive hearings this week

HB347 received its third hearing in the House Criminal Justice committee today. Like last week, this was proponent testimony. Buckeye Firearms was joined by people from the NRA and PRO.

There was a good gathering on hand to watch seven people testify in favor of HB347. Car carry fixes and media access issues continued to be the most discussed points. There was also testimony on “no guns” signs, immunity, citizenship, victim zones and the mindset of being self reliant and proactively taking steps to secure your safety.

The normal process for bills include opponent testimony, where the anti-self defense side will again claim that concealed carry does not work and more lives will be lost if the media can not print personal information on domestic violence victims, or “plain sight” is eliminated and Ohio law mirrors the rest of the country regarding vehicle transportation of firearms. Sometimes there is “invited” testimony where only invited guests speak on the bill and sometimes there is a hearing when anyone from either side can testify. We will update on future hearings as they are scheduled. It is an encouraging sign that Chairman Latta continues to hold hearings on this important legislation.

Larry Moore will give joint testimony for Buckeye Firearms Association and U.S. Sportsmen Alliance in support of HB296 on Wednesday. This is the hunting apprentice bill that past the Ohio House earlier this session. The Senate Agriculture committee meets at 9:00 AM. Your support is always encouraged.

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