In Missouri, pro-gun lawmakers have passed the Second Amendment Preservation Act through the House, and Senate action is expected at any time!
In South Dakota, multiple bills dealing with limiting the Executive Branch’s power to curtail gun rights during a disaster have cleared committee and are headed to the floor for a vote!
In Iowa, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Iowa Gun Owners’ vaunted Constitutional Carry bill into law, making Iowa the eighteenth state in the nation to pass it!
I could go on and on. The only upside to Joe Biden’s war against gun owners in Washington is that legislators in ‘red states’ are suddenly getting back to work, boldly fighting for gun owners in their state legislatures!
Here in Ohio, however, we’ve seen the bare minimum. And that’s exactly why I am writing you today, because this is simply unacceptable.
It’s HIGH TIME that the Ohio General Assembly stop talking about how pro-gun they are, and start showing us by immediately passing Constitutional Carry once and for all!
Please read this important update, and then immediately send the petition that we have prepared for you, calling on the Ohio legislature to advance Constitutional Carry!
More on that below.
Constitutional Carry is a very simple concept.
It simply states that if you are legally allowed to own a firearm, you could legally carry that firearm for self-defense without having to pay a fee for that right –- and without having to be tracked, traced, and registered like a sex offender.
Of course, the media and anti-gun politicians in Columbus will lie about the impact of this bill and try to kill it before it even gets off the ground.
No, Constitutional Carry does not mean that criminals can own firearms. Stopping violent criminals from harming our loved ones is why we carry firearms in the first place.
And no, passing Constitutional Carry does not mean that the current concealed handgun license system would be eliminated – it would simply become optional.
Nor would passage of Constitutional Carry lead to a spike in violent crime.
On the contrary, every single state that passed this legislation over the last ten years saw their murder rates decline immediately!
The fear mongering tactics employed by the Radical Left are FAKE NEWS, and nothing new to gun owners here in Ohio.
In fact, you and I have become quite used to these antics over the last few years, as the media and anti-gun politicians predicted the sky would fall ever since concealed carry was passed back in the mid-2000’s!
They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.
The reality is that after Utah enacted it just a few weeks ago, after Iowa enacted it on Friday, a full EIGHTEEN STATES now enjoy Constitutional Carry law — over a third of the country — and there is absolutely no reason why Ohio shouldn’t be on that list!
And that goes doubly true after what the members of Ohio Gun Owners did here in Ohio last year.
You see, most political pundits figured that Ohio was going to ‘turn blue’ last fall. After all, Michael Bloomberg spent millions on digital ads and mailers attacking pro-gun candidates like Reps. Tom Brinkman Kris Jordan and others all across Ohio.
Bloomberg’s people were very clear: they were convinced that they could unseat Ohio’s gun-rights champions and replace them with Bloomberg militants.
But the opposite happened.
Thanks to the work of OGO members, we flooded the airwaves with radio and digital ads exposing gun-grabbers, and gun owners totally defeated the gun-control takeover attempt in Columbus.
But that wasn’t all.
Ohio Gun Owners members gave us the resources to HAMMER away at Communist Democrat former-candidates like Rachael Morocco, Sara Bitter and more, all “Gun-Sense” candidates endorsed by Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action organization.
The bottom line is that gun owners stood up and rejected Michael Bloomberg’s agenda for Ohio in a major way — now it’s time that the legislature stand up for us and pass Constitutional Carry legislation!
The good news is that State Representatives Tom Brinkman and Kris Jordan (the same legislators that Bloomberg tried to remove from office) filed this legislation for us and are gearing up to push this bill through into law.
The bad news is that the Republican “Leadership” in the Ohio House has a history of being very weak in their resolve to defend our rights or pass rock-solid pro-gun bills.
Just last General Assembly, OGO members and supporters pushed Constitutional Carry (HB178) out of the House Federalism Committee, just to watch “leadership” bury the bill in another committee.
That’s why it is urgent that you send your petition, calling on your representative to do everything in their power to pass Constitutional Carry through committee and onto the House Floor for a full vote — with no further delays.
Gun owners in Missouri have been successful at passing major Second Amendment bills into law because they are NOT AFRAID to call out Republicans who stand in their path.
In Wyoming last year, gun owners removed over a half-dozen POWERFUL back-stabbing Republicans from office during their August primaries –- the very Republicans who were blocking critical pro-gun legislation.
And in Pennsylvania, gun owners threw Republican Senator Thomas Killion out of office last fall after he led the charge for Bloomberg’s ‘Red Flag Gun Confiscation’ all last year.
As gun owners in ‘red Ohio,’ we have a decision to make.
Are we going to sit back and give these lawmakers a pass because they are Republicans? Or are we going to demand that they keep their campaign promises and pass Constitutional Carry like eighteen other state legislatures have done?
To me, the choice is clear, Patriot.
We need to keep the pressure on in Columbus and remind them that they work for us and that, like any employer, we expect them to do their job — or gun owners find someone who will.
But when you sent your petition, I hope you’ll include a generous contribution in the amount of $100 to help Ohio Gun Owners fight no-holds-barred in Columbus!
Ohio Gun Owners is running statewide digital campaigns — all designed to muster support for this bill.
But every dollar you can give will help us crank up the heat even more, forcing legislative leaders to get serious about Constitutional Carry — so I hope you’ll be generous.
Lawmakers here in Ohio love to tell us how pro-gun they are when they are running for office; it’s time to make them prove it!
Ohio Gun Owners
P.S. State Reps. Tom Brinkman and Kris Jordan have introduced HB227, Constitutional Carry legislation, in the Ohio House for Ohio Gun Owners but we expect weak Republicans to do everything they can to stop it.
Please send your petition, demanding that the General Assembly pass Constitutional Carry! And please include a donation of $100, $50 or at least $20 so Ohio Gun Owner can crank up the heat in Columbus!
Gun owners did our job at the ballot box last fall — it’s time the legislature does their job and fights for us!