Please Contact Your State Senators Today!
With strong support by Speaker of the House Jon Husted (R-37), Governor Bob Taft’s (R) veto of House Bill 347 was overridden by the Ohio State House today by a vote of 71-21.
HB 347, sponsored by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94), 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 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.
HB 347 now heads to the State Senate. Please contact your State Senator at (614) 466-4900 today and urge them to vote to override Governor Taft’s veto of this crucial legislation.