Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
House Bill 347, sponsored by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94) of Coschocton was vetoed this morning by Governor Bob Taft (R).
HB 347 would create statewide preemption ensuring that firearms laws are uniform throughout the state. Currently, 43 states have similar laws across the country. Passing statewide preemption will eliminate problems for all gun owners who have been unduly burdened by local ordinances such as the Columbus’ so-called “assault weapons ban”.
In addition, this legislation will correct a number of problems that have surfaced during the past year for concealed carry permit holders. The most common complaint for license holders has been the “plain sight” requirement in a motor vehicle. HB 347 will eliminate this requirement.
Please contact your State Representative at (614) 466-3357 and State Senator at (614) 466-4900 today and urge them to vote to override Governor Taft’s veto of this crucial legislation.