Ohio ALERT: Constitutional Carry Vote Tomorrow

We’ve got a major fight on our hands, and we need your IMMEDIATE action – the clock is ticking.

If you haven’t heard, Constitutional Carry, HB227, is being brought up for a vote tomorrow at 10:00AM at the Statehouse.


The weak and spineless ‘Republicans’ on the House Government Oversight committee, under the leadership of Chairman Shane Wilkin and Speaker Bob Cupp, are planning to water the bill down with a substitute bill!

Give ’em a piece of your mind:

tell ’em ‘HELL NO’ – NO amendments, NO surrender, NO placating the radical left communists.

“Pass the bill AS IS.”

See the politicians phone numbers in the email below and take action NOW!

And if you’ve already called and sent them a text message, do it continually until Thursday morning.

— Rob


I’ve got some breaking news that we need to take action on.

You and I have been fighting very hard to get Constitutional Carry out of committee.

And thanks to that hard work, the bill is moving.

But just like we’ve been sounding the alarm about, the Government Oversight committee has slated Constitutional Carry, HB227, for a possible substitute bill during this Thursday’s committee meeting at 10:00AM!

Make no mistake, this bill needs to be voted out of committee, but with ZERO weakening amendments.

The bill is primed, ready to go, and beautiful AS IS.

The fact of the matter is that the RINOS and career politicians on the committee have been totally AWOL on gun rights for years, refusing to advocate for our rights or advance them in any way.

And now that OGO members and supporters are getting the bill moving, we are afraid the politicians are trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

As it currently sits, HB227:

  • Replaces the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) with a Concealed Weapons License) CWL that allows Ohioans the ability to carry any and all legal weapons concealed on their person for self-defense.
  • Makes the license to carry optional – getting government out of the rights regulation business and recognizing our Constitutional and God-given right to keep and bear arms.
  • Expands state preemption of firearms regulation at the local level to include all legal weapons, their accessories, and attachments – so that liberal mayors like Dayton’s Nan Whaley can’t implement local gun control of their own!
  • Adheres to the 4th Amendment by prohibiting law enforcement from detaining you or taking away your firearms even though you’re innocent – just because you have them!
  • Helps stop church massacres by allowing law-abiding gun-owning Ohioans the ability to concealed carry in their place of worship – unless their place of worship has specifically designated themselves as a gun-free zone.

Doesn’t that sound great? That’s because it is.

But now it is CONFIRMED that ‘Republicans’ on the committee like Bill Seitz, Rick Carfagna and Cindy Abrams are working on a sub bill signaling to us that they would rather cater to the radical left than FIGHT for gun owners in Ohio.

We MUST try to stop this betrayal from happening.

We cannot allow Republicans to start watering this bill down before it even leaves committee because if we do, the communists masquerading as Democrats will run a slew of gun-control amendments to kill the bill on the House floor!

And chief among those amendments will be the DeWine-Husted Red Flag Gun Confiscation law that has significant support within the Republican Caucus!

That’s why I need you to call their cell phones right now and DEMAND that they stop watering the bill down and pass it without any weakening amendments.

Please call or text these Republican committee members and demand that they pass HB227 with ZERO weakening amendments:

Speaker Bob Cupp – (419) 230-2668
Committee Chairman
 Shane Wilkin – (937) 402-7650
Speaker Pro Tem Tim Ginter – (330) 692-2049
House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz – (513) 382-8281
Assistant Majority Leader Rick Carfagna – (740) 972-8719
Majority Whip Don Jones – (740) 391-5025
Assistant Majority Whip Cindy Abrams – (513) 266-2599

When you contact them, be prepared for them to play the blame game and for them to offer all manner of excuses as to why they have been blocking the bill.

Keep in mind, they have been getting bombarded by calls and emails demanding that they move the bill.

Keep in mind this has already passed in twenty-one states across America.

Keep in mind that they KNOW that the government should not and does not have the authority to license freedom.

And the brutal fact is this: no matter what excuse they offer, this bill has been sitting in THEIR committee, a committee composed of every member of the Republican “Leadership” team (except for the Speaker), and they are the only ones who can vote on it.

The buck stops with them – the responsibility for their lack of action is theirs alone.

With the Radical Left on the warpath against freedom and working overtime to implement a full-blown communist agenda in our nation, it is unacceptable for Republicans to fail to fight for our side.

They should be fighting back against the Radical Left like you and me, not appeasing them.

So please make these phone calls or send these text messages RIGHT NOW.

It is time to ram this bill down the Left’s throat.

No backing down. No retreat. No surrender. NO COMPROMISE.

Contact them NOW!

For Freedom,

Chris Dorr
Executive Director
Ohio Gun Owners