A Hollywood actor and internet activist has vowed to fight against Ohio’s HB 227, a constitutional carry bill that would allow residents of the state to exercise their Second Amendment rights more freely.
“House Bill 227 in Ohio would ‘allow a licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons that would otherwise be legal to possess, remove the requirement of a licensed gun owner to ‘promptly’ notify police of a gun in their car and allow anyone 21 and older to carry a concealed deadly weapon without a license,’” Goerge Takei said on his Facebook page.
Takei is most notable for playing the character Sulu on “Star Trek.”
He now spends his time championing left-wing causes, especially on Twitter, and was one of that website’s loudest voices against former President Donald J. Trump.
There is no evidence to suggest that constitutional carry bills are “dangerous,” or that those who carry concealed firearms are more likely to commit gun crimes than those who do not. Such bills simply remove licensure requirements for gun owners who wish to conceal their firearms. They also allow for optional licensure for carrying concealed firearms in other states where such licensure is required.
HB 227 was introduced on March 23 and is awaiting action in the House Government Oversight Committee.
Republican lawmakers in the state are looking to join their fellow legislatures in GOP-controlled states like Tennessee, whose state House passed a constitutional carry bill earlier this week.
State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) cosponsored HB 227.
“Article 1, Section 4 of the Ohio Constitution states that Ohioans have the right to bear arms for their defense and security,” she told The Daily Advocate. “It’s my priority to protect law-abiding Ohioans’ ability to practice their constitutional rights.”
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