Gun-Control Hearings Wednesday – ACTION NEEDED!

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 own representatives and senators.

But now we’re asking you to focus your attention on the members of these specific committees.

You see, while they may only answer to the voters in their districts, they need to know that their actions will likely result in gun owners mobilizing against their vulnerable colleagues in the upcoming elections!

So even if you’ve taken action in the past, please act again by clicking the email button below and emailing the House State and Local Government Committee!

As you’ll see, we’ve addressed it to the members and pre-written the message for you.

All you need to do is sign your name and press send.

Once you’re done, please email the members of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee and demand they OPPOSE SB288!

HB585 and SB288 are the companion bills that Governor Kasich and a slew of term-limited politicians are trying to pass before they get booted from office later this year.

Both bills would outlaw certain firearms accessories like bump-stocks.

Both bills would expand the failed national gun owner database and empower future anti-gun administrations to target gun owners for gun confiscation.

And both bills would destroy due process for gun owners by creating secret “star-chamber” gun-confiscation hearings that would allow a gun owner to be stripped of his Second Amendment Rights without even being able to offer a defense!

I don’t need to tell you how dangerous a system like this would be for gun owners being targeted by a crazy “ex” looking to gin up support for child custody court.

Or imagine how a judge in divorce court would react to your ex presenting this as “evidence.”

And nor do I need to explain to you how destroying our Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights won’t stop a single criminal from committing a crime.

Quite frankly, killers are never stopped by background checks.

Under the Obama administration, over 800,000 NICS denials were issued, yet less than 45 per year were ever even recommended for prosecution, let alone convicted.

In other words, criminals know there isn’t a penalty for trying to obtain a gun through legal channels – they know they’re never prosecuted.

But anti-gunners are hell-bent to expand this system because they know they’ll be able to add records to this system and implement gun-control by declaration rather than adjudication, just like they’re already doing.

Gun Owners of America has tracked over 260,000 veterans who have had their names added to this system and had their Second Amendment Rights stripped away.

260,000!

No due process. No notification. No day in court. Nothing.

That’s what these bills will do, and that’s why these bills must be stopped.

So please email the members of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee and tell them to block and vote NO on SB288!

And again, please send an email right away to the members of the House Stand and Local Government Committee and tell them to block and vote NO on HB585!

Please also consider chipping in just $15 or $20 to help us pressure these committees to kill these bills.

The in-district targeted programs we run to try to defeat these bills cost us resources every time we mount up a defense, and your contributions go to help fund that.

Regardless of whether or not you can contribute, please email the committee members and tell them to block and vote NO on these bills, as that’s most important.

For Freedom,

Chris Dorr, Executive Director
Ohio Gun Owners

P.S. The House State and Local Government Committee and the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee BOTH need to hear from you right away!

Wednesday morning (the 16th of May) they will be hearing Governor Kasich’s gun-control omnibus bills, advancing them through the process so that they’re ready for floor votes.

To find out details about the bills, please read the email above.

When you’re finished, please click both of the images below to send pre-written emails to both committees!

And if you could, please chip in $15 or $20 to help us pressure these committees to kill these bills!


(Note: if your email system doesn’t work automatically with the links above, feel free to copy and paste the messages below into your own email system)

Senate Version
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subject line: Publicly OPPOSE, Block and Vote NO on SB288, SB278

email bodyDear Members of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee,

As an Ohio gun owner, Senate Bills 288 and 278 are egregious, long-term attacks on our Second Amendment Rights that will not stop violent criminals.

I’m emailing the members of this committee to urge you to publicly oppose, block in committee and vote NO on both of these pieces of legislation.

Violent criminals willing to use a firearm in the commission of a crime couldn’t care less about additional laws preventing them from doing so.

To see what a failure expanding the Federal gun owner database is at stopping crime, all one needs to do is look at Chicago, the state of California or even Maryland.

In fact, killings like Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, Aurora, Charleston, Chattanooga, Fort Hood, San Bernardino and the Maryland high-school shooting prove just what a failure this system is at stopping shooters.

Another attack on our gun rights that gun owners are monitoring for our election decisions is the creation of “ex parte” gun confiscation hearings in these bills.

Protection orders aren’t worth the paper they’re written on to a violent criminal – and everyone knows it.

Everybody also knows that destroying our Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Rights isn’t going to make anyone safer, either.

What this committee SHOULD be considering is Stand-Your-Ground law.

What this committee SHOULD be considering are ways to urge school districts to arm teachers, staff and qualified adults with firearms so they can shoot back and stop a killer.

But since this committee isn’t, I’m urging you to publicly oppose, block, refuse to allow consent, call for a record vote and vote NO on both SB288 and SB278.

Ohio Gun Owners is watching your actions closely in order to report the results to me and thousands of gun owners so we can make better decisions in the coming elections.

Please publicly oppose, block and vote NO on SB288 and SB278.

House Version
email addresses:
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

subject line:
Publicly OPPOSE, Block and Vote NO on HB585

email body:
Dear Members of the House State and Local Government Committee,

As an Ohio gun owner, House Bill 585 is an egregious, long-term attack on my Second Amendment Rights that will not stop violent criminals.

I’m emailing the members of this committee to urge you to publicly oppose, block in committee and vote NO on this legislation.

Violent criminals willing to use a firearm in the commission of a crime couldn’t care less about additional laws preventing them from doing so.

That’s why they’re criminals.

To see what a failure expanding the Federal gun owner database is at stopping crime, all one needs to do is look at states or cities that have already done it, like Chicago, California or Maryland.

The sad fact is, tragedies like Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, Aurora, Charleston, Chattanooga, Fort Hood, San Bernardino and the Maryland high-school shooting prove just what a failure this system is at stopping killers.

I’m also monitoring your actions on HB585 for purposes of the coming election season because of the bill’s creation of “ex parte” gun confiscation hearings.

Protection orders aren’t worth the paper they’re written on to a violent criminal – and everyone knows it.

Gun voters also know that destroying our Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Rights isn’t going to make anyone safer, either.

But these bills aren’t about public safety, nor are they intended to be.

If public safety was the goal, this committee would be considering Stand-Your-Ground law or ways the legislature can encourage school districts to arm teachers, staff and qualified adults with firearms so they can shoot back and stop a killer.

But since this committee isn’t, I’m urging you to publicly oppose, block, refuse to allow consent, call for a record vote and vote NO on HB585.

Ohio Gun Owners is watching your actions closely in order to report the results to me and thousands of gun owners so we can make better decisions in the coming elections.

Please publicly oppose, block and vote NO on HB585.

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