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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

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: 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

Contact the Senate President now!

As you know, House Bill 228 is in the Ohio Senate, awaiting committee assignment at any moment. 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

Happy Thanksgiving from Ohio Gun Owners!

As gun owners here in Ohio know, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. So while the battle for our Second Amendment freedoms continues in the current “Lame Duck Session,” we’d like to make special mention of a few things we’re thankful for! Some of the highlights so far this year include: >>>  Defending the pro-gun champions we have in our legislature from being unseated by

20181115_post_hb228 floor action

Yesterday afternoon HB228 came to the floor of the Ohio House for a vote. I prepared this video for you shortly after the floor action was over. As you know, Ohio Gun Owners worked with friendly gun rights organizations and legislators in the House to bring forward a strengthening amendment to make HB228 a rock-solid Stand-Your-Ground bill. Among many things, it would’ve achieved the hallmark objectives of Stand-Your-Ground law, like criminal

Action ALERT: Vote YES on the OGO/OFCC/OC Amendment to HB228!

HB228 may come to the House floor as early as this Wednesday during Lame Duck Session, and we need your immediate help to FIX it by amending it into a SOLID Stand-Your-Ground law! As currently written, House Bill 228 is weak and leaves gun owners EXPOSED if they’re ever forced to use a firearm to defend themselves or loved ones. That’s why Ohio Gun Owners has teamed up with Ohioans for Concealed Carry and

Ohio Gun Owners 2018 Voter Scorecard

It’s time. The 2018 midterm elections are hours away, and there couldn’t be more at stake for us gun owners. Will our next General Assembly be used to simply continue Kasich’s attacks against our freedoms via Red Flags gun confiscation? Or will gun owners gain the momentum they need to pass Stand-Your-Ground law through our General Assembly? And who will occupy the Governor’s Mansion? Is there even a difference between