Are you completely crushed by the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas this week?
Are you even more frustrated by our representatives, who refuse to implement common sense measures to protect us?
In Ohio there are at least SIX pieces of legislation currently being considered to WEAKEN gun regulations. This is unacceptable. We have a duty to call our state legislators today and demand that these be scrapped.
Here are some details about each from the Columbus Dispatch:
— Stand your ground: Companion bills (Senate Bill 180 and House Bill 228) would allow gun owners to use deadly force against would-be assailants in self defense and eliminate the duty under current law to retreat before using force. Neither bill has yet received a committee hearing.
— Banned place forgiveness: House Bill 233 would permit a concealed-carry permit holder to generally carry guns into places where guns are forbidden and avoid criminal charges if they depart upon being asked to leave. They could repeat the process every 30 days. The House passed the bill by a 65-31 vote and it is pending before the Senate.
— Duty to notify police: House Bill 142 would repeal the law requiring permit holders to instantly notify police officers they have a gun in their vehicle when pulled over. Under the bill, recommended for passage by a 9-2 House committee vote, permit holders would only have to inform an officer they have a gun when asked for their driver’s license.
— Armed elected officials: House Bill 310 would allow elected officials who possess concealed-carry permits to carry them into governmental buildings where they now are banned, such as the Statehouse, county courthouses and city halls.
— Carry at will: House Bill 201, a perennial piece of legislation unlikely to pass, would permit any law-abiding Ohioan over the age of 21 to carry a concealed gun without a permit.
The General Assembly late last year passed legislation, which took effect early this year, authorizing permit holders to carry concealed weapons in places where they were previously banned.
Ohio’s 550,000-plus permit holders now can carry their guns on college campuses, in day-care centers and unsecured governmental buildings — if college trustees, municipal councils and/or county commissioners approve. Another provision forbids employers from banning employees from storing their guns in vehicles on company parking lots.
MUST WE BE FACED WITH THE THREAT OF GUN VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE?
DAYCARE CENTERS? COLLEGE CAMPUSES?
Call your state reps today and tell them you want all of these measures scrapped, and commonsense protections for your family put into place.
- Call Fred Strahorn (District 39) at (614) 466-1607
- Call Michael Henne (District 40) at (614) 644-8051
- Call Jim Butler (District 41) at (614) 644-6008
- Call Niraj Antani (District 42) at (614) 466-6504
- Call Jeff Rezabek at (District 43) (614) 466-2960
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