State Legislation

House Leadership Advances Gun-Control Bill, Kills Vitale's Stand-Your-Ground Amendment to HB228!

I’m afraid I have bad news (again). News broke last night that HB228 is dead for the remainder of the summer session, with a chance they may call it up in the fall. As you know, HB228 is the watered-down gun bill that we were ready to FIX with an amendment by Representative Nino Vitale into a rock-solid Stand-Your-Ground bill! On top of that, State and Local Governement Committee Chairwoman Marlene Anielski’s office put out a bulletin late

Can the Chaos in Columbus Help Our Gun Rights?

It’s chaos in Columbus. With the biggest showdown over gun control Ohio has seen in years just around the corner, BILLIONAIRE gun-grabber Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group “Moms Demand Action” are rallying in support of Governor Kasich’s Republican Omnibus Gun Control bill (H.B. 585/S.B. 288). Meanwhile, Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has been forced out due to an FBI corruption investigation. And while GOP State Representative Ryan Smith just secured the battle for “interim speaker,”

Action ALERT: Ohio Senate Committee Moves to Advance Gun-Control Bill

It’s another week that our General Assembly is meeting in Columbus, and another week Republicans are moving gun-control bills! As you know, Republican under State and Local Government Committee Chairwoman Marlene Anielski have been moving Kasich’s House gun-control bill, HB585 by Mike Henne. This week, however, it’s the Republicans in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee that are advancing Governor Kasich’s Senate gun-control, SB288 (and other gun-control bills). Gun owners didn’t elect these “pro-gun

Kasich's Gun-Control Bill Could BAN AR15's

If you’ve been watching the Ohio House of Representatives pick their new Speaker, you already know it has been a dazzling display of discord. Representatives Ryan Smith, Larry Householder, Andy Thompson and others have been battling it out, each side claiming foul as they all look to shore up the votes they need to grab the gavel. But while this distraction has been front and center on Ohio’s political stage,

Three ways you can OPPOSE HB585 at Thursday's hearing!

Dear Second Amendment Supporters, 9am on Thursday morning in room 114 at the Statehouse is our chance to OPPOSE and testify against Governor Kasich’s gun-grab, HB585. A direct assault on gun owners, HB585 would: ➤ Destroy due process for gun owners by creating secret, star-chamber court hearings that would allow for gun confiscation without a gun owner even being present to defend themselves. ➤ Destroy a gun owner’s 4th Amendment protections

YUGE Pro-Gun Bill Opportunity - Take ACTION!

Gun owners in the Buckeye State have been getting our teeth kicked in lately here in Ohio. With another hearing on Thursday regarding Governor Kasich’s gun-control bill (HB585), however, we’ve got some teeth kicking of our own to keep doing to stop their attacks on our gun rights. But right now I’m asking you to take a moment to contact the members of the House Federalism Committee before tomorrow’s hearing —

Gun-Control Hearings Wednesday - ACTION NEEDED!

The committee hearings for Governor Kasich’s gun-control omnibus bills (HB585 and SB288) are happening Wednesday morning, and both committees need to hear from gun owners right away! So I’ll cut right to the point and ask you to do two things: First, please email the members of the House State and Local Government Committee and demand they OPPOSE HB585! Up to this point, we’ve been asking you to contact your

BREAKING- DeWine Endorses Mike Henne's Gun-Control Bill?!

(Columbus) – In an alarming break from his campaign stump speech where Gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine usually claims he supports the Second Amendment, DeWine reverted back to his US Senate Stance and stated his support for gun-control Saturday afternoon. “We’re open to anything that is reasonable,” said DeWine when pressed by Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow! Red ALERT. What does “reasonable” mean? This is where it goes from bad to

2018 Republican Primary: Mike DeWine BETRAYED Gun Owners

Mike DeWine. The very name evokes images of Ohio’s Benedict Arnold when it comes to gun rights – a reputation DeWine earned in Congress: ● DeWine sponsored background checks with Chuck Schumer and Joe Lieberman. ● DeWine joined Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to bring back the Clinton gun ban. ● DeWine voted to bankrupt gun manufacturers through liability lawsuits. And now anti-gun Mike DeWine is digging in his heels, REFUSING to go on

Help Stop Kasich's Gun-Control in the Ohio Senate!

Fellow Ohioans, Two hundred and sixty-five days stand between now and Governor Kasich’s exit from our governor’s Mansion, but he’s hell-bent to use every one of them against gun owners. In a Lincoln room press conference yesterday at the Statehouse, Kasich signed an Executive Order (EO) to expand the amount of data flowing from Ohio into the Federal gun-owner database. photo credit: State Representative Nino Vitale Slinging sound-bytes from Bloomberg’s