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Attention Columbus, Ohio! Your Help is Needed!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Despite overwhelming opposition from NRA members, Peoples Rights Organization members, and other law-abiding gun owners in Columbus, the ban on so-called "assault weapons" passed unanimously 6-0 during Monday night's Columbus City Council meeting. This legislation far exceeds the recently expired federal semi-automatic ban, making it the worst of its kind. Safety Committee Chair Mr. Mentel and other council members have taken it upon themselves to dismantle the rights of law-abiding citizens in Columbus by passing this vehemently anti-gun ordinance.

Below you will find the contact information for Mayor Michael Coleman and your city council members. Please contact the Mayor's office and urge him to veto this unnecessary legislation. In addition, call your council members and voice your frustration regarding this blatant attack on your Second Amendment rights. Please keep apprised of any updates concerning this gun control legislation.

 

Mayor's Office

City Hall 2nd Floor

90 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 645-7671

Fax: (614) 645-5818

 

City Council Members and Legislative Aides

Matthew D. Habash

Council President

Legislative Aide: Todd Dieffenderfer

Email: tfdieffenderfer@columbus.gov  (614) 645-8564

 

Michael C. Mentel

Council President Pro-Tem

Legislative Aide: Kate McSweeney

Email: mkmcsweeney@columbus.gov  (614) 645-8558

 

Kevin L. Boyce

Legislative Aide: Sheri-Lynn Caffey

Email: slcaffey@columbus.gov (614) 645-0852

 

Mary Jo Hudson

Legislative Aide: Scott Varner

Email: sjvarner@columbus.gov  (614) 645-6798

 

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy

Legislative Aide: Lelia Cady

Email: lecady@columbus.gov  (614) 645-8509

 

Charleta B. Tavares

Legislative Aide: Bo Chilton

Email: rechilton@columbus.gov  (614) 645-8580

 

Patsy A. Thomas

Legislative Aide: Kathy Owens

Email: kaowens@columbus.gov  (614) 645-8559

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