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2020 Gun Rights Pre-Primary Candidate Survey RESULTS

We surveyed every candidate running for the Ohio House and Senate in the 2020 election cycle, and asked them all the 12 questions listed below.  Each candidate was clearly informed that a failure to return the 2020 Ohio Gun Owners survey or refusal to answer particular questions would be graded as an anti-gun position.  While we will be surveying post primary for purposes of the general election, gun owners are situated to make a huge impact by making knowledgeable choices in the primary process.

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.

Survey Questions & Answers

Question 1:  If elected, would you OPPOSE and vote NO on “Universal Gun Registration” or similar legislation that would ban all private party sales, make criminals out of Ohio gun owners who want to pass on family firearms to their children and grandchildren – and create or expand the centralized database of gun owners at the same time?

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Question 2:  If elected, would you OPPOSE and vote NO on ‘Red Flag Orders,’ expanding Ohio’s ‘Pink-Slip’ laws and similar legislation that would deny law abiding Ohio citizens their gun rights without due process and without ever having been convicted of a crime?

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Question 3:  If elected, would you OPPOSE and vote NO on 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?

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Question 4:  If elected, would you OPPOSE and vote NO on legislation that would leave American citizens between the ages of 18-20 defenseless and unable to buy a firearm for self-defense?

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Question 5:  If elected, would you OPPOSE and vote NO on legislation that would enact unconstitutional waiting periods, limiting when a law-abiding citizen in Ohio could purchase a firearm for self-defense?

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Question 6:  If elected, would you support legislation to eliminate restrictions on law-abiding gun owners from carrying a firearm in certain so-called “Gun-Free Zones,” otherwise known as “Criminal Safe Zones?” 

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Question 7:  Would you support Constitutional Carry legislation, which would allow all law-abiding Ohioans the right to carry a legal 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?

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Question 8:  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 a duty to retreat, as well as ensuring that they can’t be bankrupted by expensive or frivolous lawsuits?

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Question 9:  Would you support legislation that would strengthen Ohio’s important pre-emption law, which ensures no local government body can pass a gun law that is stricter than state law, by allowing victims to file civil action against violators of Ohio law, thus putting a clear end to the city-by-city abuse that Ohioans are currently experiencing?

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Question 10:  Will you oppose and vote NO on 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?

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Question 11:  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?

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Question 12:  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?

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