Constitutional Carry continues to pick up momentum!
Powered by a surging statewide grassroots demand to restore the right to bear arms across Ohio, Constitutional Carry held its first committee hearing Wednesday morning in the House Federalism Committee.
Representatives Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman (R-Mount Lookout) offered prepared remarks introducing the bill for the required “sponsor testimony” hearing, then opened up for questions and answers from the committee members.
(Watch their testimony by clicking the video below)
Of course you probably remember that Constitutional Carry simply makes getting a license to exercise your right to carry a concealed carry firearm optional here in Ohio.
And Constitutional Carry has already passed in our neighboring states of Kentucky and West Virginia, joining fourteen other states across America to pass this law!
HB178 would also convert the current Concealed Handgun License into a Concealed Weapons License and restore a free individual’s right to carry other deadly weapons like pocket knives as well.
And, to make sure Constitutional Carriers from Kentucky and West Virginia don’t become accidental felons for simply crossing a river, HB178 applies to law-abiding residents AND non-residents.
Simply put, HB178 by Brinkman and Hood is everything a real Constitutional Carry bill should be!
But like I’ve told you before, passing Constitutional Carry won’t be easy, and we’ll face heavy opposition like Moms Demand Action and Gabby Gifford’s gun-control machine.
And because they’re all funded by America’s elitist gun-grabbing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, they have all the resources they need to do the job they’re trying to do.
So after you’ve signed your petition below, I have to ask you for your generosity.
Please consider chipping in a major contribution of $50 or more to help us prepare for the battle ahead.
If you can contribute even more like $100 or even $500, a substantial contribution like that can give us the resources we need to target entire legislative districts where weak, cowardly legislators need to know they’ll face a tidal wave of fury if they vote against gun rights!
But if a major contribution like that is not within your budget, I completely understand.
As a dad to six kids with another on the way, I know that family budgets, tightened belts and financial restrictions are a way of life for many Ohioans.
That’s why your contribution of $5 dollars, $10 or $20 or even $35 will be stewarded with the same care we treat every penny our best donors like you entrust to this organization.
Thank you for standing with us in this fight!
Ohio Gun Owners
P.S. To watch the full committee hearing complete with questions and answers from committee members, please visit our YouTube channel HERE after 5 o’clock pm tonight.