Ohio Senate Republicans: Stalwarts or Sluff-offs?

They are doing everything they can to sideline us.

The Senate Veterans and Public Safety committee is meeting this week, but one major bill is missing from the committee’s agenda…

… Senator Terry Johnson’s major pro-gun overhaul bill, SB215.

But maybe this is just the politicians’ bone laziness?

Or maybe they think that by giving gun rights supporters a chance to speak at the last hearing that we’re somehow super glad and don’t deserve any further consideration?


These politicians in Columbus do what they do for very deliberate reasons.

But whatever their reasons for not moving gun bills in the Ohio Senate, we aren’t buying it.

And we certainly don’t believe in wasting Republican majorities, and we believe d*mn good and well that it is high time the Ohio Republican majorities get to work passing pro-gun bills like SB215.

So it’s time to start putting pressure on the no-show Republican Senate as well, and that’s why I have an action item for you to take below.

As a reminder, SB215:

>>> Recognizes the right of lawful Ohioans to carry a concealed handgun without begging government permission to carry first.

It’s a simple concept: if you’re legally allowed to own a handgun, it should be legal to carry that handgun for any lawful purpose with no additional paperwork or license required.

But what if you still want a license for reciprocity purposes or any other reason?

You can still do that under SB 215 as it doesn’t phase out the CHL license, but makes it optional.

>>> Fixes Ohio’s dumb duty-to-notify law by repealing it once and for all.

Violent criminals have never told law-enforcement that they are carrying firearms.

Duh. That’s why they are called criminals.

Likewise, if you get stopped by the State Patrol, you shouldn’t be a criminal for not blurting out to the police officer (and every additional responding officer!) that you are carrying a gun!

In fact, you shouldn’t need to tell law-enforcement that you are exercising your right to worship, your right to assemble, or your right to free speech, either.

And of course, nothing in this bill prevents lawful citizens from telling law-enforcement officers that they ARE carrying a firearm if they so choose.

>>> Fixes Ohio’s Stand-Your-Ground law by creating a process for pre-trial immunity hearings.

If, God forbid, you are ever forced to use a firearm in self-defense, you would no longer be subject to being drug through the court system – and shelling out tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees – to simply prove you were justified for doing so!

Instead, you would be able to go before a judge in a pre-trial immunity hearing, tell them what happened (and yes, we still recommend a lawyer!), and if a prosecuting attorney can’t prove otherwise in that pre-trial hearing, you would be free to go.

>>> Allows Ohioans who were previously charged with failing to notify a police officer of their concealed weapon the ability to have their record expunged.

But we can’t get this bill passed if Ohio’s Senate Republicans are too busy trying to squeeze in their final rounds of golf before the super-cold weather hits to be bothered to pass any pro-gun bills.

That’s why I’m asking you to take action for SB215 today by sending your PRE-WRITTEN email to the committee members demanding that they do the job they were elected to do and schedule this bill for a vote immediately!


Let’s face it, bills like this aren’t magically going to get taken up by the Senate Leadership, run through committee, put on the floor and voted out of the Senate on their own merits, like you or I would do.

Because nothing pro-gun happens at the Statehouse unless gun owners are politically FEARED.

That’s what thousands upon thousands of emails just like yours will do.

But we are asking you to take action first and make sure you get all your pro-2A buddies to get engaged and take action also!


The truth is, this isn’t our only fight – and we need your help to keep fighting.

We’re also raining down massive amounts of political pain on the politicians at the Statehouse for Constitutional Carry and SAPA law in the House while working overtime to defeat Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Dianne Feinstein’s radical gun control agenda in Washington.

Ohio Gun Owners LOVES to fight for freedom, but we can’t do any of it without you standing with us.

So, after you have sent your email, please chip in $25, $50, $100 or any amount you can afford to this effort so we can best FIGHT for you and for our gun rights in Columbus.

But most importantly, take action for freedom today!

For Freedom,

Chris Dorr
Executive Director
Ohio Gun Owners