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Ohio: House Votes to Discharge Two Pro-Gun Bills!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Please Contact Your State Representative Immediately!

On Wednesday, December 8, the House of Representatives voted to discharge Senate Bill 239 and Senate Bill 247 from the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. Both bills will now be taken up by the House in the near future.

The vote to discharge these bills was in response to State Representative Dan Bubp’s (R-88) discharge petition, which he successfully filed yesterday. Both bills had previously passed in the Senate but stalled after crossing over and were pending in the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

Senate Bill 239, sponsored by State Senators Shannon Jones (R-7) and Tim Shaffer (R-31), would eliminate the current confusing standards of carrying a firearm in a motor vehicle.  In addition, the proposal would also allow permit holders to carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided they are not consuming, thus eliminating another “victim zone” in Ohio.  Senate Bill 239 is a critical step forward to help assure that Ohio permit holders or permit holders of other states are not arrested for accidentally carrying their firearm in a prohibited manner.

Senate Bill 247, introduced by State Senator Jason Wilson (D-30), would clarify and bring Ohio’s statutes for the restoration of firearm rights in line with Federal law. 

Please contact your State Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to support SB 239 and SB 247 when the bills come up for final passage.  Contact information for your State Representative can be found by clicking here.

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