2018 Gun Rights General Election Survey

Dear Second Amendment Supporter,

Welcome to the 2018 Ohio Gun Owners General Election Survey Results page.

We surveyed every candidate running for the Ohio House and Senate in the 2018 election cycle, asking them the 9 questions listed below.

If someone wants to represent YOU at our Statehouse, they should have the courage to put what they believe down on paper!

Each candidate was clearly informed that a failure to return the 2018 Ohio Gun Owners survey or refusal to answer particular questions would be graded as an anti-gun position.

Make no mistake about it, gun owners are well-positioned to make a huge impact for gun rights in the 2019 and 2020 sessions of the Ohio General Assembly through how they vote in the 2018 General Election on November 6th.

Will gun owners reward those who fight for them by going to the polls and voting?

Or will gun owners send a clear message to those who refuse to battle for our freedom that such behavior will no longer be rewarded by a vote?

It is important to know where your candidates stand on the important issues gun owners care about before making your decision.

To find out what district you live in, please click HERE.

Knowing which district you live in will enable you to scroll through the results below to find out where you candidates stand on our Second Amendment.

Vote PRO-GUN on November 6th!

-- Chris Dorr


Republican Ticket
- Mike DeWine: "F" rated by the NRA
-- Supports Red Flags gun-confiscation
-- Refuses to fill out candidate questionnaire
-- Opposes Stand-Your-Ground law
-- Opposes Constitutional Carry
-- Anti-gun record in Congress

Democrat Ticket
- Richard Cordray
-- No Survey Returned
-- Promises to sponsor gun-control
-- Supports Red Flags gun-confiscation

Survey Questions:

  1. Constitutional Carry recognizes that every law-abiding citizen has the right to carry a gun, openly or concealed, for any reason they want to, except to commit a crime. Thus, with no government bureaucracy or license, Ohio citizens could defend themselves, and criminals who use firearms to commit crimes are severely punished. This is the law in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, West Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire and most of Montana.  If passed in Ohio, this law will allow thousands of people the right to carry a firearm for any lawful purpose with no additional paperwork or fees.

Would you support Constitutional Carry legislation, which would allow all law-abiding Ohioans the right to carry a weapon, either concealed or openly, without having to first obtain government permission and be added to a list, as is done in several other states? 

   _____Sponsor  ______Cosponsor   ______ No

  1. Stand-Your-Ground law, already on the books in dozens of states, simply removes the duty to retreat before an individual can defend themselves from a violent attacker in public places, the same way we don’t have to retreat when attacked in our homes, businesses, or vehicles. The bill provides an enactment clause, establishes a threatened use of force to allow for tactical retreat from a deadly situation, and states that you can’t be civilly sued or criminally charged if a burden of proof cannot be met.

Would you support Stand-Your-Ground legislation that allows Ohioans to defend themselves, with force if necessary, from violent criminal attacks that occur in public places without having to retreat, as well as ensuring that they can’t be bankrupted by expensive or frivolous lawsuits?

  ________Sponsor   _________Cosponsor  ______ No 

  1. Many cities and municipalities across Ohio have or are enacting their own gun laws that are stricter than state law. This is in direct violation of Ohio’s law, which forbids cities and municipalities from enacting laws regarding the ownership, possession, legal transfer, lawful transportation, registration, or licensing of firearms that are stricter than state law. Unchecked, Ohio could have hundreds of different laws regarding concealed carry, resulting in law abiding Ohioans being in violation of a local ordinance while being in compliance with state law.

Would you support legislation that would strengthen Ohio’s important pre-emption law that ensures no local government body can pass a gun law that is stricter than state law, to put an end to the city-by-city abuse that Ohioans are currently experiencing?   

________Sponsor   _________Cosponsor  ______ No

  1. Almost every legislative candidate will say "I support the Second Amendment" but not all will stand firmly against new and invasive forms of gun control, especially when “compromises” are offered.

Will you oppose all methods of gun control, including those that the media calls "reasonable," such as laws that disallow those with simple misdemeanor convictions from owning and carrying guns, increasing the minimum age of those who carry guns for self-defense, new taxes on ammunition, and new ways to track guns and gun owners?

  Yes _____  No _____

  1. Gun control advocates hype the false idea that certain cosmetic features make some semi-automatic firearms or high capacity magazines "different" than others. Media hysteria has led to the misconception that semi-automatic firearms are so-called "assault weapons." All semi-automatic firearms function essentially the same, as do all magazines.  The federal ban on “assault weapons” expired in September 2004, and Ohio has eliminated its own restrictions on magazine capacity, but some in Ohio are trying to make these firearms illegal here by state law.

Do you oppose legislation banning the manufacture, sale or possession of semi-automatic firearms and/or large-capacity magazines, recognizing that these restrictions do nothing to stop crime but only serve to harass gun owners?

  Yes _____  No _____

  1. Several states have recently adopted a “Firearms Freedom Act’ which states that any firearms made and sold in their home state, therefore not involved in interstate commerce, are not the concern of the federal government and not subject to federal regulations. This has important legal and fiscal ramifications to Ohio gun manufacturers and owners.

Do you support the idea of a Firearms Freedom Act here in Ohio, which simply allows guns that are made and sold in Ohio, and are not involved in interstate commerce, to be subject to the laws of Ohio only and not those of the federal government as several other states have done?

  Yes_____  No______

  1. Anti-gun organizations, often funded with out of state resources, have been clamoring for legislation to end all private party sales in Ohio – and go so far as to make it a felony for family members to pass firearms down to the next generation without submitting to a federal NCIC check, thereby adding themselves and the firearm to a federal list.

Do you oppose Bloomberg’s “Universal Gun Registration” legislation that would ban all private party sales and label offenders as felons for simply passing down a family firearm to a descendant or sharing a firearm with a friend while on a hunting trip?

Yes_____  No______

  1. Mental health has become a back door for gun control by expanding the criteria for voluntary and involuntary mental health commitments, adding more and more people to the NCIC ‘prohibited persons’ list often without due process and full adjudication by a court of law. Once a person’s name is placed on this list, it is virtually impossible to have it removed. Legislation has been introduced multiple times in recent years that would greatly expand the range of people who would be able to add a person’s name to the prohibited person’s list, including “Red Flag” legislation that would strip gun owners of their Second Amendment Rights without due process.

Would you oppose all so-called “mental health” legislation that would deny law abiding Ohioans their gun rights without due process through a court of law?

Yes_____  No______

  1. Most mass shootings happen in so-called “Gun-Free” areas where law-abiding citizens are forced to disarm, which quite literally has resulted in violent criminals targeting these sites. This prevents otherwise law-abiding citizens from defending themselves, their loved ones and innocent citizens around them.

If elected, would you support legislation to eliminate restrictions on law-abiding gun owners from carrying a firearm in certain so-called “Gun-Free” areas, otherwise known as “Criminal Safe Zones?”

   ________Sponsor   _________Cosponsor  ______ No

The Results Received back from the Candidates

SP= Sponsor  | CSP = Co-Sponsor

DistrictFull NamePartyQ1Q1Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8Q9
House 01Kevin BarnetD---------
House 02Mark J. RomanchukR---------
House 02Lane WintersD---------
House 03Theresa GavaroneR---------
House 03Aidan Hubbell-StaebleD---------
House 04Bob CuppR---------
House 04Tristam CheesemanD---------
House 05Tim GinterR---------
House 05John DyceD---------
House 06Phil RobinsonD---------
House 06Jim TrakasR---------
House 07Thomas PattonR---------
House 07Aziz AhmadD---------
House 08Kent SmithD---------
House 08No CandidateR---------
House 09Janine BoydD---------
House 09Joe MillerR---------
House 10Terrence UpchurchD---------
House 10NO CANDIDATER---------
House 11Shalira TaylorR---------
House 11Stephanie HowseD---------
House 12NO CANDIDATER---------
House 12Juanita BrentD---------
House 13Jay CarsonR---------
House 13Michael SkindellD---------
House 14NO CANDIDATER---------
House 14Bride Rose SweeneyD---------
House 15Kevin KussmaulR---------
House 15Jeff CrossmanD---------
House 16Cassimir SvigeljD---------
House 16Dave GreenspanR---------
House 17Adam MillerD---------
House 17John RushR---------
House 18Kristin BoggsD---------
House 18David ToddR---------
House 19Mary LightbodyD---------
House 19Tim BarhorstR---------
House 20Richard BrownD---------
House 20Bobby MitchellR---------
House 21Stu HarrisR---------
House 21Beth ListonD---------
House 22David LelandD---------
House 22Doug MoodyR---------
House 23Laura LaneseR---------
House 23Russell HarrisD---------
House 24Allison RussoD---------
House 24Erik YassenoffR---------
House 25Debbie StaggsR---------
House 25Bernadine Kennedy KentD---------
House 26Shareeque Arife SadiqR---------
House 26Erica CrawleyD---------
House 27Thomas BrinkmanRSPSPSPYYYYYSP
House 27Christine FischerD---------
House 28Jessica MirandaD---------
House 28Jonathan DeverR---------
House 29Louis BlessingR---------
House 29Carrie DavisD---------
House 30Clayton AdamsD---------
House 31Brigid KellyD---------
House 31NO CANDIDATER---------
House 32Marilyn TunnatRSPSPSPYYYYYSP
House 32Catherine IngramD---------
House 33Sedrick DensonD---------
House 33Judith BoyceR---------
House 34Josh SinesR--------
House 34Emilia SykesD---------
House 35Osita ObierikaR---------
House 35Tavia GalonskiD---------
House 36Anthony DeVitasR---------
House 36Timothy PiattD---------
House 37Casey WeinsteinD---------
House 37Mike RasorR---------
House 38Elliot KolkovichD---------
House 38Bill RoemerR---------
House 39NO CANDIDATER---------
House 39Fred StrahornD---------
House 40Ryan TaylorD---------
House 40Phil PlummerRSPSPSPYYYYYSP
House 41John McManusD---------
House 41James ButlerR---------
House 42Niraj AntaniRSPSPSPYY?YYSP
House 42Zach DickersonD---------
House 43Dan FoleyD---------
House 43Jeffrey SmithRSPSPSPYYYYYSP
House 44Paula Hicks-HudsonD---------
House 44NO CANDIDATER---------
House 45Lisa SobeckiD---------
House 45David DavenportR---------
House 46Michael SheehyD---------
House 46NO CANDIDATER---------
House 47Gary NewnhamD---------
House 47Derek MerrinR---------
House 48Lorraine WilburnD---------
House 48Scott OelslagerR---------
House 49Thomas WestD---------
House 49James HaavistoR---------
House 50Reggie StoltzfusR---------
House 50Cassie GabeltD--------
House 51Susan VaughnD---------
House 51Sara CarruthersR---------
House 52Kathy WyenandtD---------
House 53Candice KellerRSPSPSPYYYYYSP
House 53Rebecca HowardD---------
House 54Paul ZeltwangerR---------
House 54Nikki FosterD---------
House 55Kelly Kraus MenckeD---------
House 55Gayle L. ManningR---------
House 56Joe MillerD---------
House 56Rob WeberR---------
House 57James JohnsonD---------
House 58Michele Lepore-HaganD---------
House 58David SimonR---------
House 59Don ManningR---------
House 59Eric UngaroD---------
House 60Mike ZurenR---------
House 60John RogersD---------
House 61Rick WalkerD---------
House 61Jamie CallenderR---------
House 62Scott LippsR---------
House 62Jim StatonD---------
House 63Glenn HolmesD---------
House 63Jim A. HughesR---------
House 64Michael O'Brien D---------
House 64Martha YoderR---------
House 65Patricia LawrenceD---------
House 66Jeff RichardsD---------
House 66Doug GreenR---------
House 67Cory HoffmanD---------
House 68Rick CarfagnaR---------
House 68Kathleen TateD---------
House 69Steve HambleyR---------
House 69Carol BrenstuhlD---------
House 70Steven JohnsonD---------
House 70Darrell KickR---------
House 71Jeremy Eugene BlakeD---------
House 71Scott Ryan R---------
House 72Larry HouseholderRCSPCSPCSPYYYYYCSP
House 72Tyler ShipleyD---------
House 73Rick Perales R---------
House 73Kim McCarthyD---------
House 74Anne GormanD---------
House 75Randi ClitesD---------
House 76Sarah LaTouretteR---------
House 76John KennedyD---------
House 77Brett PranskyD---------
House 77Tim SchafferRSPSPSPYYYYYSP
House 78Amber DanielsD--------
House 79Kyle KoehlerRNoNoNoXXXXXNo
House 79Amanda FinfrockD---------
House 80D.J. ByrnesD---------
House 81James HoopsR---------
House 81Janet BrenemanD---------
House 82Craig RiedelR---------
House 82Aden BakerD---------
House 83Mary HarshfieldD---------
House 84Susan ManchesterRCSPCSPCSPYYYYYCSP
House 84Joe MonbeckD---------
House 85Garrett BaldwinD---------
House 86Glenn Coble---------
House 86Tracy RichardsonR---------
House 87Riordan McClainR---------
House 87Mary Pierce-BroadwaterD---------
House 88Rachel CrooksD---------
House 88Bill ReinekeR--------
House 89Joe HelleD--------
House 89Steven Arndt R---------
House 90Adrienne BucklerD---------
House 90Brian BaldridgeRCSPCSPSPYYYYYSP
House 91Justin GrimesD---------
House 91Shane WilkinR---------
House 92Beth WorkmanD---------
House 92Gary SchererR---------
House 93Samantha Thomas-BushD---------
House 93Ryan SmithR---------
House 94Taylor SappingtonD---------
House 95Dan MillesonD---------
House 95Don JonesR---------
House 96Jack Cera D---------
House 97Kristine GeisD---------
House 97Brian HillR---------
House 98Jeremiah JohnsonD---------
House 98Brett Hudson HillyerR---------
House 99John PattersonD---------
House 99Michael Pircio RSPSPSPYYYYYCSP
Senate 1Robert McColleyR---------
Senate 1Adam PapinD---------
Senate 3Anne GonzalesR---------
Senate 3Tina MaharathD--------
Senate 5Paul BradleyD---------
Senate 5Stephen HuffmanRNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Senate 7Steve WilsonR----------
Senate 7Sara BitterD--------
Senate 9Cecil Thomas (i)D--------
Senate 9Tom ChandlerR---------
Senate 11Teresa FedorD---------
Senate 11Ernest McCarthyRSPSPSPYYYNYSP
Senate 13Nathan ManningR---------
Senate 13Sharon SwedaD---------
Senate 15Jordan GarceaR---------
Senate 15Hearcel CraigD---------
Senate 17Scott DaileyD---------
Senate 17Bob PetersonRNoCSPCSPNoYYYYCSP
Senate 19Louise ValentineD---------
Senate 19Andrew BrennerRCSPCSPCSPYYYY-CSP
Senate 21Sandra WilliamsD---------
Senate 21Thomas PekarekR---------
Senate 23Steve FloresR---------
Senate 23Nickie AntonioD---------
Senate 25Kenny YukoD---------
Senate 25William FaehnrichR---------
Senate 27Adam VanHoD---------
Senate 27Kristina RoegnerR---------
Senate 29Kirk SchuringR---------
Senate 29Lauren FriedmanD---------
Senate 31Jay HottingerR---------
Senate 31Melinda MillerD---------
Senate 33John BoccieriD---------
Senate 33Michael RulliR---------