State Legislation

"Have folks call 'em. That'll get 'em to cosponsor the bill!"

That’s what OGO member Matt just told me on the phone when he called our office to ask some particulars about Constitutional Carry. You see, Representatives Tom Brinkman and Ron Hood are introducing Ohio’s Constitutional Carry bill, and right now it is open for cosponsors. But the deadline for cosponsorship ends tomorrow at 5:00pm sharp! I explained to Matt that there were a lot of newly-minted State Representatives who promised

Has your legislator cosponsored the pro-gun bill?

The Second Amendment IS my firearms permit.” I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before. If you’re like some gun owners I know (myself included), perhaps you even have a t-shirt proudly declaring it so. That’s what the Founders intended when they enshrined our Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights – to limit government’s power to restrict the People’s ability to protect against government tyranny and ensure that America would

Sign your petition to make Ohio a Stand Your Ground state!

Last General Assembly, gun owners got the short end of the stick. As you know, HB228, which was a watered-down bill in the first place, was GUTTED in the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee. That means Ohio gun owners like you and me still have a “duty to retreat” from violent attack. We still don’t have the ability to “threaten” to use force to deescalate violent situations. We still don’t

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

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: 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