Nino Vitale

How the "Duty to Retreat" Repeal Was Gutted

Dear Ohio Second Amendment Supporters, Yesterday morning, the Senate Government Oversight Committee adopted an amendment to Sub House Bill 228 that gutted the chief objective of the bill, which was to remove one’s “duty to retreat” from a violent attacker. The gutted bill then moved to the Senate Floor, passed, went to the House for a concurrence vote, and now waits a signature, veto or no-action from Governor Kasich. As gun

House Leadership Advances Gun-Control Bill, Kills Vitale's Stand-Your-Ground Amendment to HB228!

I’m afraid I have bad news (again). News broke last night that HB228 is dead for the remainder of the summer session, with a chance they may call it up in the fall. As you know, HB228 is the watered-down gun bill that we were ready to FIX with an amendment by Representative Nino Vitale into a rock-solid Stand-Your-Ground bill! On top of that, State and Local Governement Committee Chairwoman Marlene Anielski’s office put out a bulletin late

Help Stop Kasich's Gun-Control in the Ohio Senate!

Fellow Ohioans, Two hundred and sixty-five days stand between now and Governor Kasich’s exit from our governor’s Mansion, but he’s hell-bent to use every one of them against gun owners. In a Lincoln room press conference yesterday at the Statehouse, Kasich signed an Executive Order (EO) to expand the amount of data flowing from Ohio into the Federal gun-owner database. photo credit: State Representative Nino Vitale Slinging sound-bytes from Bloomberg’s

OGO Stand-Your-Ground Bill Ready for Cosponsors!

BIG news for gun owners in the Buckeye State. . . The Ohio Gun Owners Stand-Your-Ground bill was sent out to the entire House of Representatives in Columbus yesterday and opened for co-sponsorship! I’m asking you to please read this email in its entirety and take action below! But before you take action, here’s a couple of things you need to know about the bill. First, the Ohio Stand-Your-Ground bill

Crank Up the Phones!

Dear Fellow Patriot, They thought the work was over when they got elected. But gun owners didn’t elect a two-third Republican “pro-gun” majority in BOTH chambers of our legislature just to go to Columbus to be empty suits! They’re supposed to FIGHT on behalf of the voters back home, the pro-gun folks like you and me who are sick and tired of watching state after state pass major pro-gun bills

Pulling Back the Curtain - How the Vitale Amendment Died on the House Floor

Tuesday morning, at the request of Ohio Gun Owners, Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) attempted to run a major pro-gun amendment to HB142 that would benefit gun owners across the state. If you’ve been watching our emails or seeing our Facebook posts, you already know that in its original form, HB142 was a rock-solid bill that would’ve eliminated Ohio’s notorious “duty to notify” law that requries CHL holders to notify law-enforcement on

Ohio: Gun Legislation ACTION ALERT - vote imminent!

Please read this entire email about tomorrow’s Statehouse vote and take ACTION! As you may know, very few “gun bills” are actually moving their way through the Statehouse in Columbus. One of those few is HB 142 by Representative Scott Wiggam, and it is scheduled to be heard on the floor for debate and voting TOMORROW. But weak-kneed politicians are trying desperately to water it down before it even passes

My Rep Co-sponsored Constitutional Carry - Has Yours?

Constitutional Carry is starting to move, and I need a few minutes of your time today to give it a big push. As we said last week, the Ohio Constitutional Carry Act of 2017 by Representatives Hood and Brinkman is completed and ready for co-sponsors. And after we asked you to start contacting your representatives to co-sponsor this major Second Amendment reform, they’re beginning to get the message! You already

It's time to push, gun owners

Momentum for Constitutional Carry legislation is beginning to build all across the Buckeye state! Thousands of Ohioans are signing petitions for OGO to deliver at the Statehouse in Columbus, as well as making calls and sending emails to their Representative. And this is before the final draft is even completed! We’re going over the draft language with a fine-tooth comb, and should have the final draft language shortly. But gun

We're in position

With the national elections only a few weeks behind us, a lot has happened nationally and here in Ohio in the fight to defend and advance the Second Amendment. And with a lot going on and with so many new gun owners joining our ranks, please read this overview of where we stand as the legislature convenes today in Columbus – and then take action! Backdrop: No legislative year at