Ohio: House Judiciary Committee to Hear Right-to-Carry Reform Bill Today


Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-  November 20th 2013, the Ohio House Judiciary Committee will hear proponent testimony on House Bill 231, legislation that seeks to improve the safety of Ohioans by removing arbitrary “defenseless” zones for law-abiding citizens.  This committee hearing will be held at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow in State House Room 121.
Sponsored by state Representative Ron Maag (R-62), HB 231 seeks to make the following important changes to Ohio’s current firearm laws:

  • Expand the designated area’s Ohio Concealed Handgun License holders can legally carry to churches, daycares, private airplanes, government buildings and college/university campuses if they choose.
  • Eliminate the risk of CHLs becoming criminals by unintentionally crossing one of the current arbitrary boundaries in place under the patchwork of gun carrying laws.
  • Reduce the offense for CHLs carrying in a restricted area from a felony to a misdemeanor.
  • Allow individual businesses and organizations to set their own policies relating to carrying of firearms.

Violent attackers typically strike when they know that they have an advantage.  Simply allowing carry permit holders the right to defend themselves and those around them adds a level of uncertainty to criminals which helps to protect law-abiding citizens.  While it is important to depend on law enforcement, they cannot be everywhere at all times.  “Gun Free Zones” restrict the rights of carry permit holders and leaves them defenseless.  As a result, innocent law-abiding citizens pay the price.

Please call AND e-mail members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to support HB 231.  Their contact information is provided here.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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TSgt B

The biggest problem I see is that even without “gun free” zones, there are too many UNCONSTITUTIONAL restrictions upon the Right that “Shall not be Infringed”.

There has never been a good case made that supports restrictions upon law-abiding citizens being able to carry arms, period.

All “gun control” has gotten us is to assure that criminal that certain areas (i.e.- “gun free zones”) are designated killing grounds without restriction s upon lunatics, madmen, and criminals.