OH Alert: Pro-Gun Amendment Needs Your Action!

The week ahead is critical for gun owners in Ohio because we need to kill a gun-control bill, but we also need to help advance a pro-gun bill!

As you probably know, there’s a watered-down version of self-defense reform working its way through the General Assembly, called House Bill 228.

Not only is it incredibly weak, but it will likely get weakened further as it works its way through the legislative process.

That’s one of the reasons why Ohio Gun Owners only backs rock-solid self-defense overhauls like HB590 by Reps Vitale and Keller, the OGO Stand-Your-Ground law.

But on Tuesday, Representative Paul Zeltwanger (R-Mason) is going to offer an amendment to the weak HB228 to insert the language from the Vitale/Keller Stand-Your-Ground bill!

That would make HB228 a rock-solid pro-gun bill!

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]?subject=Vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20to%20HB228!&body=Dear%20members%20of%20the%20House%20Federalism%20Committee%2C%20%0A%0ARepresentative%20Zeltwanger’s%20Amendment%20to%20HB228%20is%20a%20critically%20needed%20upgrade%20to%20the%20current%20language%20in%20HB228%2C%20and%20I’m%20asking%20you%20to%20support%20it%20with%20a%20YES%20vote%20in%20committee.%20%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20do%20several%20things.%20%0A%0AFirst%20of%20all%2C%20it%20would%20provide%20protection%20for%20gun%20owners%20who%20were%20forced%20to%20use%20a%20firearm%20for%20self-defense%20before%20they%20even%20go%20to%20trial.%20%0A%0ABy%20clearly%20establishing%20a%20pre-trial%20immunity%20hearing%2C%20it%20would%20prevent%20frivolous%20lawsuits%20against%20law-abiding%20gun%20owners%20from%20prosecutors%20looking%20to%20make%20a%20name%20for%20themselves%20or%20civil%20liability%20lawsuits%20from%20a%20criminal%20or%20their%20family.%0A%0AIn%20other%20words%2C%20it%20would%20force%20a%20prosecutor%20or%20someone%20looking%20to%20overcome%20immunity%20to%20prove%20to%20a%20judge%20that%20the%20facts%20are%20sufficient%20to%20go%20to%20trial%20before%20a%20gun%20owner%20is%20forced%20to%20go%20to%20the%20expense%20of%20an%20expensive%20court%20battle%20just%20to%20prove%20their%20innocence.%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20help%20gun%20owners%20to%20deescalate%20violent%20situations%20by%20establishing%20a%20%22threatened%20use%20of%20force.%22%0A%0ACurrent%20Ohio%20law%20actually%20encourages%20a%20gun%20owner%20to%20pull%20the%20trigger%20after%20they’ve%20pulled%20a%20firearm%20from%20their%20holster%20because%20we%20don’t%20have%20a%20threatened%20use%20of%20force.%0A%0AThis%20provision%20of%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20allow%20a%20citizen%20in%20a%20life-threatening%20situation%20to%20pull%20their%20firearm%20and%20tactically%20retreat%20from%20a%20deadly%20situation%20without%20opening%20themselves%20up%20to%20a%20%22brandishing%22%20charge%2C%20and%20potentially%20avoid%20taking%20a%20life%20in%20the%20process.%0A%0AMirror%20language%20to%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20was%20just%20passed%20into%20law%20in%20the%20State%20of%20Wyoming%2C%20which%20became%20the%2036th%20state%20to%20enact%20some%20form%20of%20Stand-Your-Ground%20law%20and%20the%20third%20state%20to%20pass%20it%20since%20the%20Trayvon%20Martin%2FZimmerman%20trial%20in%202012.%0A%0AWith%20the%20Federalism%20Committee’s%20refusal%20to%20move%20other%20major%20pro-gun%20bills%20out%20of%20committee%2C%20improving%20HB228%20with%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20be%20an%20important%20step%20in%20the%20right%20direction.%0A%0AAs%20a%20law-abiding%2C%20freedom-loving%2C%20Second-Amendment%20supporting%20voter%2C%20I’ll%20be%20watching%20your%20actions%20very%20closely.%20%0A%0APlease%20vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20with%20no%20weakening%20amendments%20or%20divisions.%0A%0ASincerely%2C%20″>That’s why I’m asking you to immediately contact the members of the House Federalism Committee and demand they support the Zeltwanger Amendment to HB228!

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]hiohouse.gov, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]?subject=Vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20to%20HB228!&body=Dear%20members%20of%20the%20House%20Federalism%20Committee%2C%20%0A%0ARepresentative%20Zeltwanger’s%20Amendment%20to%20HB228%20is%20a%20critically%20needed%20upgrade%20to%20the%20current%20language%20in%20HB228%2C%20and%20I’m%20asking%20you%20to%20support%20it%20with%20a%20YES%20vote%20in%20committee.%20%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20do%20several%20things.%20%0A%0AFirst%20of%20all%2C%20it%20would%20provide%20protection%20for%20gun%20owners%20who%20were%20forced%20to%20use%20a%20firearm%20for%20self-defense%20before%20they%20even%20go%20to%20trial.%20%0A%0ABy%20clearly%20establishing%20a%20pre-trial%20immunity%20hearing%2C%20it%20would%20prevent%20frivolous%20lawsuits%20against%20law-abiding%20gun%20owners%20from%20prosecutors%20looking%20to%20make%20a%20name%20for%20themselves%20or%20civil%20liability%20lawsuits%20from%20a%20criminal%20or%20their%20family.%0A%0AIn%20other%20words%2C%20it%20would%20force%20a%20prosecutor%20or%20someone%20looking%20to%20overcome%20immunity%20to%20prove%20to%20a%20judge%20that%20the%20facts%20are%20sufficient%20to%20go%20to%20trial%20before%20a%20gun%20owner%20is%20forced%20to%20go%20to%20the%20expense%20of%20an%20expensive%20court%20battle%20just%20to%20prove%20their%20innocence.%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20help%20gun%20owners%20to%20deescalate%20violent%20situations%20by%20establishing%20a%20%22threatened%20use%20of%20force.%22%0A%0ACurrent%20Ohio%20law%20actually%20encourages%20a%20gun%20owner%20to%20pull%20the%20trigger%20after%20they’ve%20pulled%20a%20firearm%20from%20their%20holster%20because%20we%20don’t%20have%20a%20threatened%20use%20of%20force.%0A%0AThis%20provision%20of%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20allow%20a%20citizen%20in%20a%20life-threatening%20situation%20to%20pull%20their%20firearm%20and%20tactically%20retreat%20from%20a%20deadly%20situation%20without%20opening%20themselves%20up%20to%20a%20%22brandishing%22%20charge%2C%20and%20potentially%20avoid%20taking%20a%20life%20in%20the%20process.%0A%0AMirror%20language%20to%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20was%20just%20passed%20into%20law%20in%20the%20State%20of%20Wyoming%2C%20which%20became%20the%2036th%20state%20to%20enact%20some%20form%20of%20Stand-Your-Ground%20law%20and%20the%20third%20state%20to%20pass%20it%20since%20the%20Trayvon%20Martin%2FZimmerman%20trial%20in%202012.%0A%0AWith%20the%20Federalism%20Committee’s%20refusal%20to%20move%20other%20major%20pro-gun%20bills%20out%20of%20committee%2C%20improving%20HB228%20with%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20be%20an%20important%20step%20in%20the%20right%20direction.%0A%0AAs%20a%20law-abiding%2C%20freedom-loving%2C%20Second-Amendment%20supporting%20voter%2C%20I’ll%20be%20watching%20your%20actions%20very%20closely.%20%0A%0APlease%20vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20with%20no%20weakening%20amendments%20or%20divisions.%0A%0ASincerely%2C%20″>

As you’ll see in the pre-written email, it is important that you urge the members of this committee to adopt the Zeltwanger Amendment with no weakening amendments or divisions!

I don’t have to remind you how bad Ohio’s self-defense laws are.

With the burden of proof upon the accused to prove they acted in self-defense, Ohio has what many experts declare to be the worst self-defense law in America.

Not only would the Zeltwanger Amendment change that, but it would make HB228 into one of the best pro-gun bills in America!

Among other things, the Stand-Your-Ground protections in the Zeltwanger Amendment would prevent anti-gun prosecutors from being able to drag gun owners into court just to pursue their anti-gun agenda.

It would also enable the threat of force so that gun owners could deescalate violent situations by drawing their firearm and retreating from a life-threatening situation without shooting.

Believe it or not, Ohio law defacto encourages a person to shoot once they pull their firearm or else they open themselves up to a brandishing charge.

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]?subject=Vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20to%20HB228!&body=Dear%20members%20of%20the%20House%20Federalism%20Committee%2C%20%0A%0ARepresentative%20Zeltwanger’s%20Amendment%20to%20HB228%20is%20a%20critically%20needed%20upgrade%20to%20the%20current%20language%20in%20HB228%2C%20and%20I’m%20asking%20you%20to%20support%20it%20with%20a%20YES%20vote%20in%20committee.%20%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20do%20several%20things.%20%0A%0AFirst%20of%20all%2C%20it%20would%20provide%20protection%20for%20gun%20owners%20who%20were%20forced%20to%20use%20a%20firearm%20for%20self-defense%20before%20they%20even%20go%20to%20trial.%20%0A%0ABy%20clearly%20establishing%20a%20pre-trial%20immunity%20hearing%2C%20it%20would%20prevent%20frivolous%20lawsuits%20against%20law-abiding%20gun%20owners%20from%20prosecutors%20looking%20to%20make%20a%20name%20for%20themselves%20or%20civil%20liability%20lawsuits%20from%20a%20criminal%20or%20their%20family.%0A%0AIn%20other%20words%2C%20it%20would%20force%20a%20prosecutor%20or%20someone%20looking%20to%20overcome%20immunity%20to%20prove%20to%20a%20judge%20that%20the%20facts%20are%20sufficient%20to%20go%20to%20trial%20before%20a%20gun%20owner%20is%20forced%20to%20go%20to%20the%20expense%20of%20an%20expensive%20court%20battle%20just%20to%20prove%20their%20innocence.%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20help%20gun%20owners%20to%20deescalate%20violent%20situations%20by%20establishing%20a%20%22threatened%20use%20of%20force.%22%0A%0ACurrent%20Ohio%20law%20actually%20encourages%20a%20gun%20owner%20to%20pull%20the%20trigger%20after%20they’ve%20pulled%20a%20firearm%20from%20their%20holster%20because%20we%20don’t%20have%20a%20threatened%20use%20of%20force.%0A%0AThis%20provision%20of%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20allow%20a%20citizen%20in%20a%20life-threatening%20situation%20to%20pull%20their%20firearm%20and%20tactically%20retreat%20from%20a%20deadly%20situation%20without%20opening%20themselves%20up%20to%20a%20%22brandishing%22%20charge%2C%20and%20potentially%20avoid%20taking%20a%20life%20in%20the%20process.%0A%0AMirror%20language%20to%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20was%20just%20passed%20into%20law%20in%20the%20State%20of%20Wyoming%2C%20which%20became%20the%2036th%20state%20to%20enact%20some%20form%20of%20Stand-Your-Ground%20law%20and%20the%20third%20state%20to%20pass%20it%20since%20the%20Trayvon%20Martin%2FZimmerman%20trial%20in%202012.%0A%0AWith%20the%20Federalism%20Committee’s%20refusal%20to%20move%20other%20major%20pro-gun%20bills%20out%20of%20committee%2C%20improving%20HB228%20with%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20be%20an%20important%20step%20in%20the%20right%20direction.%0A%0AAs%20a%20law-abiding%2C%20freedom-loving%2C%20Second-Amendment%20supporting%20voter%2C%20I’ll%20be%20watching%20your%20actions%20very%20closely.%20%0A%0APlease%20vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20with%20no%20weakening%20amendments%20or%20divisions.%0A%0ASincerely%2C%20″>The Zeltwanger Amendment is what Ohio gun owners have needed and deserved for a long time, so please contact the committee members TODAY and tell them to support the Zeltwanger Amendment at Tuesday’s Federalism Committee Hearing on HB228!

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]?subject=Vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20to%20HB228!&body=Dear%20members%20of%20the%20House%20Federalism%20Committee%2C%20%0A%0ARepresentative%20Zeltwanger’s%20Amendment%20to%20HB228%20is%20a%20critically%20needed%20upgrade%20to%20the%20current%20language%20in%20HB228%2C%20and%20I’m%20asking%20you%20to%20support%20it%20with%20a%20YES%20vote%20in%20committee.%20%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20do%20several%20things.%20%0A%0AFirst%20of%20all%2C%20it%20would%20provide%20protection%20for%20gun%20owners%20who%20were%20forced%20to%20use%20a%20firearm%20for%20self-defense%20before%20they%20even%20go%20to%20trial.%20%0A%0ABy%20clearly%20establishing%20a%20pre-trial%20immunity%20hearing%2C%20it%20would%20prevent%20frivolous%20lawsuits%20against%20law-abiding%20gun%20owners%20from%20prosecutors%20looking%20to%20make%20a%20name%20for%20themselves%20or%20civil%20liability%20lawsuits%20from%20a%20criminal%20or%20their%20family.%0A%0AIn%20other%20words%2C%20it%20would%20force%20a%20prosecutor%20or%20someone%20looking%20to%20overcome%20immunity%20to%20prove%20to%20a%20judge%20that%20the%20facts%20are%20sufficient%20to%20go%20to%20trial%20before%20a%20gun%20owner%20is%20forced%20to%20go%20to%20the%20expense%20of%20an%20expensive%20court%20battle%20just%20to%20prove%20their%20innocence.%0A%0AThe%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20help%20gun%20owners%20to%20deescalate%20violent%20situations%20by%20establishing%20a%20%22threatened%20use%20of%20force.%22%0A%0ACurrent%20Ohio%20law%20actually%20encourages%20a%20gun%20owner%20to%20pull%20the%20trigger%20after%20they’ve%20pulled%20a%20firearm%20from%20their%20holster%20because%20we%20don’t%20have%20a%20threatened%20use%20of%20force.%0A%0AThis%20provision%20of%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20allow%20a%20citizen%20in%20a%20life-threatening%20situation%20to%20pull%20their%20firearm%20and%20tactically%20retreat%20from%20a%20deadly%20situation%20without%20opening%20themselves%20up%20to%20a%20%22brandishing%22%20charge%2C%20and%20potentially%20avoid%20taking%20a%20life%20in%20the%20process.%0A%0AMirror%20language%20to%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20was%20just%20passed%20into%20law%20in%20the%20State%20of%20Wyoming%2C%20which%20became%20the%2036th%20state%20to%20enact%20some%20form%20of%20Stand-Your-Ground%20law%20and%20the%20third%20state%20to%20pass%20it%20since%20the%20Trayvon%20Martin%2FZimmerman%20trial%20in%202012.%0A%0AWith%20the%20Federalism%20Committee’s%20refusal%20to%20move%20other%20major%20pro-gun%20bills%20out%20of%20committee%2C%20improving%20HB228%20with%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20would%20be%20an%20important%20step%20in%20the%20right%20direction.%0A%0AAs%20a%20law-abiding%2C%20freedom-loving%2C%20Second-Amendment%20supporting%20voter%2C%20I’ll%20be%20watching%20your%20actions%20very%20closely.%20%0A%0APlease%20vote%20YES%20on%20the%20Zeltwanger%20Amendment%20with%20no%20weakening%20amendments%20or%20divisions.%0A%0ASincerely%2C%20″>

But Web, we can’t lose focus of Governor Kasich’s gun-control omnibus bill, HB585, either.

Alarmingly, HB585 is scheduled for opponent testimony on Thursday morning at 9:00am.

This is an opportunity for gun owners to slam the brakes on it, as it is our chance to testify, oppose and voice our disapproval to it.

We need as many of you to pack the room on Thursday as possible and, if you are able, testify against it to make sure the State and Local Government Committee knows that gun owners don’t like getting trampled on by the very majorities that we’ve elected!

That’s why I’m asking you to do three things.

➤➤ First, please join us on Thursday morning at 9:00am in room 114 at the Statehouse to OPPOSE HB585!

Far more important even than the rallies that have been held at the Statehouse this year is your attendance at this opponent testimony hearing.

Please do what you can to be there.

➤➤ Second, please write up a written testimony against HB585 to offer in committee at Thursday’s hearing.

Your testimony needs to be submitted to the Stand and Local Government Committee 24 hours before the hearing, so you have until Wednesday morning at 9:00am to submit your testimony.

To submit yours, just email it to [email protected]!

Your testimony doesn’t have to be anything mind-blowing or particular.

The most important thing the committee has to understand is that you’re a law-abiding gun owner, you don’t like being trampled on, that creating more laws are just more laws that criminals will break, and that you vote for your gun rights at election time!

Once you have it written up, you have two options. You can either submit it to be entered into the record as written opponent testimony, OR you can submit it and attend the committee hearing and read it to the committee!

Whichever you choose, please make sure you get one written and submitted to [email protected] by Wednesday morning.

➤➤ [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]?subject=Publicly%20OPPOSE%2C%20Block%20and%20Vote%20NO%20on%20HB585!&body=Dear%20Members%20of%20the%20House%20State%20and%20Local%20Government%20Committee%2C%20%0A%0AAs%20an%20Ohio%20gun%20owner%2C%20House%20Bill%20585%20is%20an%20egregious%2C%20long-term%20attack%20on%20my%20Second%20Amendment%20Rights%20that%20will%20not%20stop%20violent%20criminals.%20%0A%0AI%E2%80%99m%20emailing%20the%20members%20of%20this%20committee%20to%20urge%20you%20to%20publicly%20oppose%2C%20block%20in%20committee%20and%20vote%20NO%20on%20this%20legislation.%0A%0AViolent%20criminals%20willing%20to%20use%20a%20firearm%20in%20the%20commission%20of%20a%20crime%20couldn%E2%80%99t%20care%20less%20about%20additional%20laws%20preventing%20them%20from%20doing%20so.%20%0A%0AThat’s%20why%20they’re%20criminals.%0A%0ATo%20see%20what%20a%20failure%20expanding%20the%20Federal%20gun%20owner%20database%20is%20at%20stopping%20crime%2C%20all%20one%20needs%20to%20do%20is%20look%20at%20states%20or%20cities%20that%20have%20already%20done%20it%2C%20like%20Chicago%2C%20California%20or%20Maryland.%20%0A%0AThe%20sad%20fact%20is%2C%20tragedies%20like%20Las%20Vegas%2C%20Orlando%2C%20Newtown%2C%20Aurora%2C%20Charleston%2C%20Chattanooga%2C%20Fort%20Hood%2C%20San%20Bernardino%20and%20the%20Maryland%20high-school%20shooting%20prove%20just%20what%20a%20failure%20this%20system%20is%20at%20stopping%20killers.%0A%0AI%E2%80%99m%20also%20monitoring%20your%20actions%20on%20HB585%20for%20purposes%20of%20the%20coming%20election%20season%20because%20of%20the%20bill%E2%80%99s%20creation%20of%20%E2%80%9Cex%20parte%E2%80%9D%20gun%20confiscation%20hearings.%0A%0AProtection%20orders%20aren%E2%80%99t%20worth%20the%20paper%20they%E2%80%99re%20written%20on%20to%20a%20violent%20criminal%20%E2%80%93%20and%20everyone%20knows%20it.%0A%0AGun%20voters%20also%20know%20that%20destroying%20our%20Second%2C%20Fourth%2C%20Fifth%20and%20Fourteenth%20Amendment%20Rights%20isn%E2%80%99t%20going%20to%20make%20anyone%20safer%2C%20either.%20%0A%0ABut%20these%20bills%20aren%E2%80%99t%20about%20public%20safety%2C%20nor%20are%20they%20intended%20to%20be.%0A%0AIf%20public%20safety%20was%20the%20goal%2C%20this%20committee%20would%20be%20considering%20Stand-Your-Ground%20law%20or%20ways%20the%20legislature%20can%20encourage%20school%20districts%20to%20arm%20teachers%2C%20staff%20and%20qualified%20adults%20with%20firearms%20so%20they%20can%20shoot%20back%20and%20stop%20a%20killer.%0A%0ABut%20since%20this%20committee%20isn%E2%80%99t%2C%20I%E2%80%99m%20urging%20you%20to%20publicly%20oppose%2C%20block%2C%20refuse%20to%20allow%20consent%2C%20call%20for%20a%20record%20vote%20and%20vote%20NO%20on%20HB585.%20%0A%0AOhio%20Gun%20Owners%20is%20watching%20your%20actions%20closely%20in%20order%20to%20report%20the%20results%20to%20me%20and%20thousands%20of%20gun%20owners%20so%20we%20can%20make%20better%20decisions%20in%20the%20coming%20elections.%0A%0APlease%20publicly%20oppose%2C%20block%20and%20vote%20NO%20on%20HB585.%20″>Third, please email the members of the House State and Local Government Committee and demand they publicly oppose, block in Committee and vote NO on HB585!

We’ve written an email for you, all you need to do is click the image below and press send.

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Time is of essence, so please act today!

Once you’re finished, please share this email or article with your friends and family and urge them to take action as well!

For Freedom,

Chris Dorr, Director
Ohio Gun Owners

P.S. The week ahead is critical for gun owners as we try to strengthen HB228 with the Zeltwanger Amendment on Tuesday and as we try to KILL Governor Kasich’s gun-control bill, HB585.

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Subject Line – Publicly OPPOSE, Block and Vote NO on HB585!

Message – 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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