2018

Merry Christmas from Ohio Gun Owners!

On behalf of the board of directors of Ohio Gun Owners, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! We mention family often in our emails and direct mail updates to our members and supporters because, after all, that’s the whole point of Ohio Gun Owners -– preserving and defending the Second Amendment for the next generation! Our forefathers fought and died to make sure that

Legislative Cover-Vote Possible TOMORROW!

Our General Assembly is scared. Ever since last week when the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee betrayed gun owners by reinstating our “duty to retreat” from an attacker, gun owners statewide are furious. Gun owners are furious at the idea they have to legally “retreat” from an attacker before defending themselves. Gun owners are furious that the legislators, who are supposed to work for US, are instead placating Bloomberg’s gun-control

How the "Duty to Retreat" Repeal Was Gutted

Dear Ohio Second Amendment Supporters, Yesterday morning, the Senate Government Oversight Committee adopted an amendment to Sub House Bill 228 that gutted the chief objective of the bill, which was to remove one’s “duty to retreat” from a violent attacker. The gutted bill then moved to the Senate Floor, passed, went to the House for a concurrence vote, and now waits a signature, veto or no-action from Governor Kasich. As gun

We might get full-blown Stand-Your-Ground!

I got back moments ago from the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus from this morning’s Senate Oversight Committee third hearing on Sub-HB228. This email is extremely important, and we’re asking to read it quickly and immediately take a few minutes to make TWO quick phone calls. More on that in a moment. First, this morning’s committee hearing on Sub-HB228 went well. I offered testimony on behalf of the thousands of our

Action ALERT: Full-Blown Stand Your Ground Law a Possibility!

Ohio gun owners, I got back moments ago from the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus from this morning’s Senate Oversight Committee third hearing on Sub-HB228. This article is time sensitive and extremely important, and we’re asking to read it quickly and immediately take a few minutes to make TWO quick phone calls. More on that in a moment. But first, this morning’s committee hearing on Sub-HB228 went well. I offered testimony

Action ALERT: Possible Senate Amendment to HB228 TODAY!

HB228 is scheduled for it’s THIRD hearing this morning in the Senate Oversight Committee at 9:30am! Your immediate action is needed to amend it into a SOLID Stand-Your-Ground law! As you know, we’ve been working hard to FIX HB228 into a full-orbed Stand-Your-Ground law. So many of you have been contacting the members of the Oversight Committee, and we can’t thank you enough. But today we’re asking you to do it again — we

UPDATE from today's Oversight Committee Hearing

Please watch the video from our Director as he recaps today’s Government Oversight Committee hearing on HB228. As you’ll see, today was Sponsor/Proponent testimony on HB228. Tomorrow evening is opponent/interested party on HB228, starting at 7:00pm, with another committee hearing scheduled for the bill on Wednesday. We will of course be there for all of the committee hearings on this bill. The timing is all still being worked out, but Senator Kris

Action ALERT: Ohio Senate Oversight Committee to hear HB228, possible Stand-Your-Ground amendment!

HB228 is scheduled for sponsor/proponent testimony in the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday morning at 10:00am! Your immediate action is needed to amend it into a SOLID Stand-Your-Ground law! As currently written, House Bill 228 does a few good things like removing the duty to retreat from an attacker and restoring the burden of proof to disprove a self-defense claim back to the prosecution. While good things in and of themselves, they

Action ALERT: Tell the Senate Oversight Committee to Vote YES on the Jordan Amendment to HB228!

HB228 is scheduled for sponsor/proponent testimony in the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday morning at 10:00am! Your immediate action is needed to amend it into a SOLID Stand-Your-Ground law! As currently written, House Bill 228 does a few good things like removing the duty to retreat from an attacker and restoring the burden of proof to disprove a self-defense claim back to the prosecution. While good things in and of themselves, they

Senate Action ALERT: Pro-gun amendment possibility for weak "Stand-Your-Ground" bill!

As many gun owners already know, House Bill 228 is awaiting committee assignment in the Ohio Senate. As written, HB228 does a couple of good things, but it leaves so much on the table when it comes to much needed self-defense reforms in Ohio. It doesn’t provide immunity from prosecution for citizens forced to use a firearm for self-defense, it doesn’t establish a pre-trial immunity hearing so that gun owners