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Ohio: Major Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Passes and Sent to Governor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Contact Governor Kasich in Support of this Comprehensive Gun Reform Bill!

Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to concur on House Bill 234 by a 72 to 21 vote after it passed in the state Senate by a 24 to 6 vote on Tuesday.  HB 234 has been sent to Governor John Kasich (R) for his consideration.

Originally, HB 234, sponsored by state Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-23), would revise state law to allow for the use of a firearm sound suppressor while hunting in the Buckeye State.  Hunting with suppressed firearms provides numerous benefits to sportsmen, including the elimination of noise complaints, reduction of recoil, increased accuracy and reduction of muzzle report to hearing-safe levels.

Tuesday, some additional pro-gun measures were amended into HB 234, including allowing the purchase and sale of shotguns and rifles in non-contiguous states, reforming the concealed carry process by reducing the number of training hours required from 12 hours to 8 hours and requiring a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) to sign off on an application to transfer an item regulated by the National Firearms Act.

The NRA thanks you for contacting your state legislators to help finally pass this comprehensive pro-gun legislation.  Please now contact Governor Kasich and politely ask him to sign HB 234 into law.

Governor John Kasich
(614) 466-3555
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