I’ll let you in on a dirty little secret.
When it comes to Constitutional Carry in the Ohio House, the buck starts and stops with House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima).
Speaker Cupp has the authority to appoint and take away chairmanships, he decides who is on what committees, and ALL committee agendas must be first approved by his office.
Here’s what that means for Constitutional Carry:
➜ HB227 won’t be brought up for a vote unless the Speaker has personally OK’d it to advance.
➜ House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Shane Wilkin gets all his marching orders straight from the Speaker or the Speaker’s staff at the direction of the Speaker.
➜ Speaker Cupp, as Chairman of the House Rules Committee, controls what bills get put on the Session agenda, meaning he controls what bills the whole House votes on each session.
The fact is, making Ohio the next Constitutional Carry state is much more difficult when the Speaker of the House is blocking the bill from coming up for a vote.
But do you believe that the Republican supermajorities gun owners elected and seated in Columbus should be used to advance a conservative agenda now, before redistricting potentially makes it harder to pass pro-gun bills?
Do you believe that Ohio should join the twenty-one other states that already have this law?
Do you believe that gun owners DESERVE to have Republican caucuses that actually FIGHT BACK against the radical Left?
Or do you believe that the State of Ohio should get out of the “rights-regulation” business and finally codify our RIGHT to Keep and Bear Arms without begging for government permission?
Remember, all we are doing here is fighting for the ability to carry concealed the same firearm that we can already legally purchase and own and carry OPENLY in Ohio!
And all we are doing is codifying that government, which is increasingly becoming more and more powerful every day, cannot mandate hoops for us to jump through or what paperwork we must tote around before they “grant us permission” to do what we are free to do by being born Americans!
News Flash: the Second Amendment was written as a limitation on GOVERNMENT, not citizens!
Another News Flash: The Second Amendment does not mention licenses or fees or paperwork as a condition of exercising our rights!
To you and me, this is common sense. But to the politicians, it’s like pulling teeth.
But we aren’t going to be successful unless they politically fear us at election time.
That’s why it is so important that you send your email TODAY and encourage your friends, neighbors, and family to do the same!
We need every patriotic, freedom-loving Ohioan in this fight, and if we can generate enough pressure, I KNOW we will be successful!
So, after you have sent your email, please consider donating to Ohio Gun Owners so we can continue HAMMERING Speaker Cupp and all the politicians at the Statehouse for Constitutional Carry and get thousands more Ohioans engaged in this battle!
To put this into perspective, if you can afford to give $500, we can reach around roughly 40,000 fellow patriots with our action links.
But the most important thing you can do today take to help pass Constitutional Carry is send your email TODAY and get someone you know to send theirs, too!
Ohio Gun Owners
P.S. House Speaker Bob Cupp doesn’t want you to know this, but he is where the buck starts and stops on Constitutional Carry in the Ohio House of Representatives.
He pulls the strings at the Statehouse, and that’s why it is so important that you help us HAMMER him with emails in support of Constitutional Carry (HB227) right away and demand he bring up the bill for a vote!
And after you’ve sent your email, please consider donating to Ohio Gun Owners so we can reach TENS OF THOUSANDS of other freedom-loving Ohioans and help get them in the fight for Constitutional Carry with us!