“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 during the campaign season that, if elected, they would sponsor or cosponsor the bill, but hadn’t yet done so.
Here’s the list of cosponsors so far:
Tom Brinkman – District 27 – Joint Sponsor
Ron Hood – District 78 – Joint Sponsor
Nino Vitale – District 85 – Cosponsor
Candice Keller – District 53 – Cosponsor
Niraj Antani – District 42 – Cosponsor
George Lang – District 52 – Cosponsor
John Becker – District 65 – Cosponsor
Derek Merrin – District 47 – Cosponsor
Kyle Koehler – District 79 – Cosponsor
Jim Butler – District 41 – Cosponsor
Lou Blessing – District 29 – Cosponsor
Kris Jordan – District 67 – Cosponsor
Craig Riedel – District 82 – Cosponsor
Tim Schaffer – District 77 – Cosponsor
Bill Dean – District 74 – Cosponsor
If your state representative isn’t on this list, they should be!
After all, there are two priority pro-gun bills that Ohio Gun Owners is focused on and wants to see passed by our General Assembly: Constitutional Carry and Stand-Your-Ground!
Quite frankly, there are several Representatives that should be on the bill, who filled out their candidate survey promising they would:
Scott Wiggam – District 01 – 614.466.1474
Phil Plummer – District 40 – 614.644.8051
J. Todd Smith – District 43 – 614.466.2960
Dick Stein – District 57 – 614.466.9628
Jena Powell – District 80 – 614.466.8114
Jon Cross – District 83 – 614.466.3819
Susan Manchester – District 84 – 614.466.6344
Brian Baldridge – District 90 – 614.466.2124
Jay Edward – District 94 – 614.466.2158
If you’ve got 5 minutes to make a few phone calls this afternoon to encourage these legislators to cosponsor the bill, that would be excellent.
But don’t forget to make sure your own legislator knows you want them to cosponsor the bill!
After Representative Larry Householder’s election to Speaker of the Ohio House a few weeks ago, there has been an understandable period of uncertainty as Speaker Householder rearranges the committees and power structure.
But regardless of which “team” is in control, one thing is clear: gun owners want to see a MAJOR pro-gun bill pass into law!
Constitutional Carry is a MAJOR pro-gun reform, just like Stand-Your-Ground law is.
That’s why I hope you’ll take a moment to contact your legislator and tell them to cosponsor the Ohio Gun Owners Constitutional Carry bill.
And if you can, please consider chipping in whatever amount you can afford to help us grow the grassroots army of Second Amendment supporters across Ohio that we know it will take to pass these reforms.
Getting gun owners to come down off the bleachers and start working to defend and advance their gun rights takes resources.
But unlike Bloomberg’s gun confiscation organizations, we don’t have a billionaire activist that underwrites the cost of our programs.
Ohio Gun Owners
P.S. Is your state representative listed above as a cosponsor to the Ohio Gun Owners Constitutional Carry bill?
If they aren’t, this is your chance to fight for you Second Amendment rights!