Tomorrow, January 27, Sub. House Bill 48, legislation to expand concealed carry, will receive sponsor testimony before the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee at 8:45am in the South Hearing Room of The Ohio Statehouse.
As previously reported, Sub. HB 48, sponsored by Representative Ron Maag (R-62), would expand where Ohio carry permit holders may lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense. The bill would also give discretion for college institutions to allow concealed carry on their campuses. Sub H.B. 48 passed the Ohio House of Representatives on November 17, 2015 with a bipartisan 68-29 vote.
The importance of this legislation is underscored by the fact that since 1983, the number of Right-to-Carry “shall issue” licensing/permitting states has increased from 8 to 41. During this same period, the nation’s murder and total violent crime rates have decreased to 44-year lows, respectively.
Please contact your state Senator TODAY and politely urge him or her to support this critical pro-gun legislation.