I hope you’re ready for a fight, because I’ve got some BIG news!
This morning at 11:30am, I joined Representatives Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman (R-Mt Lookout) in the Chief Clerk’s office in the Ohio House as they submitted Constitutional Carry for Ohio Gun Owners!
To watch the video of today’s Constitutional Carry introduction, click HERE.
The Ohio Constitutional Carry Act received a bill number in today’s floor session, too, and will now be known as House File 174!
Site, this bill could not have come at a better time.
Already this year, three states have passed this bill into law.
In January, my good friend and Speaker of the South Dakota House Steve Haugaard passed it and sent it to Governor Kristi Noem, who proudly autographed it as the first piece of legislation she ever signed.
In February, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed Constitutional Carry into law as his first-ever signed piece of legislation.
And already this March, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed Constitutional Carry into law for Kentucky gun owners!
That brings the total number of Constitutional Carry states up to a whopping 16!
Just a few years ago, only two states enjoyed being able to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights without first begging for permission or paying taxes and fees.
But gun owners have been rising up all across America, insisting that their elected representatives do MORE to restore our 2nd Amendment freedoms!
State legislatures have been flipped.
Majority parties have been booted out.
The political careers of anti-gun politicians trying to block gun rights bills have been destroyed.
In fact, nearly one-third of our whole country now enjoys Constitutional Carry freedom, thanks to engaged and mobilized gun owners.
It is time for Ohio to join that list and become the 17th state to pass Constitutional Carry.
Before that happens, you and me have a lot of work to do.
But I also know that Ohio’s gun owners are some of the hardest working people in our nation.
After all, the mobilized gun owners that compose the backbone of Ohio Gun Owners stone cold DEFEATED turncoat Governor John Kasich’s Red Flags gun-control bill last year.
And only two weeks ago Ohio’s hard-working gun owners forced HB86 into law to fix the nightmare that had become last year’s HB228!
Quite frankly, we’re eagerly looking forward to rolling up our sleeves here at Ohio Gun Owners to dig in and get the job done.
Right now we’re waiting to find out which committee Constitutional Carry is going to be assigned to, but in the meantime I’m asking you to do two things.
We will deliver these petitions to YOUR state representatives, and as you’ll see they simply insist that your state representative do everything in their power to pass Constitutional Carry!
Constitutional Carry didn’t just sweep into existence by a magical Constitutional Carry fairy in the 16 states that have already passed it.
It took armies of gun owners marching in lockstep, hundreds and hundreds of calls and emails by the tens of thousands to make it happen.
And that’s exactly what we are going to do here in Ohio.
Heck, you’ve proven in the last three months alone that gun owners are up to the task when you defeated Kasich’s gun-control bill and fixed the HB228 debacle.
So after you’ve signed your petition in support for Constitutional Carry, please contribute whatever you can afford right away.
We already know there will be efforts by anti-gun Democrats and Rino-Republicans to block, stop and KILL Constitutional Carry.
And as we saw last General Assembly, there’s always a lilly-white coward willing to cut a deal and water down these pro-gun bills.
We need to increase the size of the Ohio Gun Owners army dramatically so that we can stave off attacks on these bills!
Chris Dorr, Director
Ohio Gun Owners
P.S. P.S. Representatives Ron Hood and Tom Brinkman just introduced HB174, Ohio Gun Owners’ Constitutional Carry bill!