State Legislation

Constitutional Carry Needs Your Help, Web!

We’ve got to keep up the pressure to pass Constitutional Carry through the House Federalism committee! Read below for the ACTION ALERT. But first, as I’m sure you already saw, on Saturday evening in London, Islamic terrorists used a van to mow down innocent civilians. After crashing into a bus stop, they lunged out and started slashing bystanders with knives, murdering seven and hospitalizing forty-eight. Monday morning (yesterday) in Orlando, a

Guess who just set up shop in Ohio?

They’re here. On Thursday afternoon, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly announced the launch of a new, Ohio-based gun-control group, the “Ohio Coalition for Common Sense.” Kelly, who flew to Columbus for the event, says their new Ohio group will focus on advocating for more background checks. . . . . . just like they are doing in seven other strategic states across the country. To be

ACTION ALERT: Your Calls Needed!

Your pressure is working, but we can’t let up now! Thanks to your calls and emails, Ohio’s Constitutional Carry bill (H.B. 201) was introduced with over two dozen co-sponsors. And now H.B. 201 has already had “sponsor” and “proponent” testimony! But now it is time to crank up the pressure to make sure the House Federalism Committee knows that there is real grassroots support for Constitutional Carry. Constitutional Carry isn’t

Ohio Action Alert: Call the House Federalism Committee!

On Tuesday afternoon the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee heard “proponent testimony” on H.B. 201, Constitutional Carry. I was happy to offer testimony on behalf of Ohio Gun Owners, our members and supporters in support for Constitutional Carry! But it is not enough – not NEARLY enough – for me to simply stand there and speak in favor of the bill! Now that we’ve cleared the hurdles of getting

It's time: Call the House Federalism Committee!

I just received word yesterday that Constitutional Carry will be heard TODAY at 4:00pm in room 115 at the Statehouse! On the agenda? “Proponent testimony.” In other words, now is the time for gun owners across Ohio to make their voices heard that you want Ohio to be the 14th state to pass Constitutional Carry! Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that if you’re legal to own a firearm, you’re

Constitutional Carry will be heard Today at 4:00pm

I just received word yesterday that Constitutional Carry will be heard TODAY at 4:00pm in room 115 at the Statehouse! On the agenda? “Proponent testimony.” In other words, now is the time for gun owners across Ohio to make their voices heard that you want Ohio to be the 14th state to pass Constitutional Carry! Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that if you’re legal to own a firearm, you’re legal

Constitutional Carry Clears First Hurdle

Yesterday afternoon in room 115 of the Statehouse in Columbus, Constitutional Carry took its first important step. Ohio Gun Owners’ bill sponsor, Rep. Ron Hood, gave “sponsor testimony” on H.B. 201 and introduced Constitutional Carry to the members of the House Federalism Committee! As I sat there to witness it, I realized we are a ways off from passing Constitutional Carry into law. But I also knew it was the

Constitutional Carry Sponsor Testimony SCHEDULED!

The Ohio Gun Owners Constitutional Carry bill is picking up more steam by the minute – read below! After being introduced less than two weeks ago, we were afraid H.B. 201 was going to be referred to the less-friendly House State and Local Government committee. But instead, it was referred to the Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee! That is good news because nine of the thirteen members are already cosponsors.

Constitutional Carry Makes Successful First Move!

It may only have been introduced on Wednesday of last week, but Constitutional Carry just took a huge step forward!You already knew that Constitutional Carry has 24 sponsors. And you already knew that we were waiting to find out which committee it would be assigned to. Now, just yesterday, H.B. 201 was assigned to the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee! But here’s the good news: NINE of the thirteen

H.B. 201: The Next Step for Constitutional Carry

When House Bill 201 was read into the journal last Wednesday afternoon, I’ll admit I felt a little excited! You see, Constitutional Carry is a major pro-gun bill. Most of the time, when politicians aren’t on the outright warpath against our gun rights, they expect gun owners like us to just be happy more of our rights aren’t being taken away. And IF gun owners can bark loud enough, the