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Ohio Preemption Being Heard by the State Senate!

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will be holding a hearing for sponsor testimony on House Bill 347 introduced by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94).  This legislative proposal addresses several problems associated with the enactment of House Bill 12, “Right-to-Carry” legislation, which became law in 2004.  This proposal would streamline an already successful law, bringing clarity for Ohioans and law enforcement alike.  This important piece of legislation would create a clear definition of  “plain sight” as well as create statewide preemption for the regulation of firearms and ammunition, therefore avoiding the patchwork of laws currently on the books in Ohio. 

The Hearing is scheduled for March 29, at 9:00 a.m., in the North Hearing Room.  This hearing will surely bring out all of the anti-gun organizations in the state.  Please plan on attending to show your support for HB 347.  If you're unable to attend, please contact your State Senator at (614) 466-4900 and ask him or her to support HB 347.

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