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Ohio’s Concealed Carry Reform Bill Signed into Law

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today, Governor John Kasich signed both Senate Bill 17 and House Bill 54 into law.  SB 17 is important concealed carry reform legislation and HB 54 will provide individuals a pathway to restore their firearm rights.

Senate Bill 17, sponsored by state Senator Tim Schaffer (R-31), eliminates the current confusing standards of carrying a firearm in a motor vehicle.  In addition, this bill also allows permit holders to carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided the individual is not consuming alcohol, thus eliminating another “victim zone” in Ohio.  

House Bill 54, sponsored by state Representatives Ron Maag (R-35) and Jarrod Martin (R-70), would bring Ohio in compliance with federal law to provide for the restoration of firearm rights for certain individuals. 

Please thank state Senator Tim Schaffer and state Representatives Ron Maag and Jarrod Martin for sponsoring these pro-gun bills.  Also, please thank the companion bill sponsors, state Representative Danny Bubp (R-88) and state Senator Jason Wilson (D-30).  Contact information is listed below.

Senator Tim Schaffer
(614) 466-5838

Representative Ron Maag
(614) 644-6023
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Representative Jarrod Martin
(614) 644-6020
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Representative Danny Bubp
(614) 644-6034
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Senator Jason Wilson
(614) 466-6508

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