Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Ohio Right To Carry!

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Your Legislators Need to Hear From You Today!

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that Ohioans do not have a Constitutional right to carry a firearm concealed for personal protection. This court decision makes it even more critical that the Ohio General Assembly pass the Ohio Right to Carry bill. Your legislators need to hear from you!

This summer, the Ohio General Assembly adjourned without passing an agreed-upon version of House Bill 12, sponsored by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94). The members of the Ohio House of Representatives were victorious in passing HB 12 which would allow law-abiding citizens, who have satisfied a criminal background check and taken a training course, to obtain a permit to carry a handgun concealed for personal protection. The Senate, however, passed a different version of HB 12, which included a provision requiring all permit holders who are traveling in a car with passengers under the age of eighteen to secure their handguns in a locked box, making them unaccessible and unable to be used for self defense. This provision, approved by the members of the Senate, is unacceptable and contradicts the underlying principles of a Right to Carry law. This Senate provision, in fact, could put law-abiding Concealed Carry permit holders in great danger by creating an unnecessary victim zone.

Due to the fact that the House and Senate approved different versions of HB 12, the bill will head to a Conference Committee to be considered as early as next week. However, a number of Senators are reluctant in forming a Conference Committee. Unless the Committee is formed, HB 12 will not be considered, and the bill will die.

The members of the Ohio Legislature need to hear from you today! For the first time in ten years, Right to Carry is on the brink of being a reality in Ohio. This is your chance to express your concerns to the members of the Legislature. Please contact your State Senator, Representative, and Governor Bob Taft (R) and urge their support for the formation of a Conference Committee to consider HB 12. Please be sure to express your opposition to the provision requiring handguns to be in a locked box in an automobile when individuals under 18 are present. Please be sure to urge your elected officials and Governor Taft to support the law-abiding gun owners of the State of Ohio.

Please make the call today. The safety of your family and yourself is at stake.

 

Names and phone numbers of State Senators and Representatives can be found by logging on to www.nraila.org and using the "Write Your Representatives" feature.

TRENDING NOW

News  

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines ...

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Monday, July 16, 2018

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

On July 9th, the Seattle City Council passed a mandatory firearm storage ordinance to restrict the self-defense rights of Seattle residents.  The ordinance, if signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, will impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as ...

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

News  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

Last summer, we reported on the welcome news that a federal court had blocked California’s plan to require owners of “large capacity” magazines to surrender or otherwise rid themselves of their formerly-lawful property. As the judge in ...

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

News  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

Shortly before 4:00am last Saturday morning, the two week long Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All ...

Anti-gun Propaganda Infiltrates History Channel’s Navy SEAL Drama “Six”

News  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Anti-gun Propaganda Infiltrates History Channel’s Navy SEAL Drama “Six”

With shows like “Tales of the Gun” and “Mail Call” with R. Lee Ermey, the History Channel has often served as a place where gun owners can enjoy entertainment free from the anti-gun political messaging ...

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

News  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

Another chapter in the lengthy tale of gun control duplicity was written last week. On July 10, The Washington Free Beacon published a report of a video of Democratic nominee for New York’s rural upstate 21st congressional district Tedra ...

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

News  

Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. ...

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

On July 17th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2354 and Senate Bill 3256 into law.

Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Seattle

Friday, July 20, 2018

Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Seattle

On Friday, July 20th, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan, and others, to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance that was recently passed by ...

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

Gallup’s July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important problem facing America had returned to levels similar to before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. This month, ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.