Sponsor of Ohio Stand Your Ground Bill: ‘Purpose of This Bill Now is to Combat Current Gun Control Proposals’

State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Ron Hood (R-Ashville) introduced “Stand Your Ground” legislation, House Bill 381 (HB 381), in the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday. Twenty-two members co-sponsored the bill. 

“The reason I went forward today and introduced HB 381 the Ohio Stand Your Ground Act,” Keller told The Ohio Star, “is to combat the current gun control/restriction proposals here in the Ohio House that will simply serve to place restrictions on law-abiding gun owners and further erode our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

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Rep. Hood Explains ‘Common Sense’ Gun Laws to 2nd Amendment Supporters at Rally

Last Saturday hundreds of Second Amendment supporters joined Ohio Gun Owners and Ohioans for Concealed Carry at a rally at the Ohio Statehouse to push back against promised gun control legislation. One of their main speakers, State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville), explained “common sense” gun laws to the crowd.

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Bikers for Trump Ohio Plan Massive ‘Trump for America’ Party October 12th in Mansfield

Bikers for Trump Ohio is not waiting around for 2020 to encourage people to support President Trump – they have planned a “yuge” party for the second weekend of October. The event even has its own Facebook Page, “October 12th Trump for America Party.”

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Gun Groups Weigh in on Glut of New Gun Control Legislation and Governor’s Plans Following Mass Shooting

Ohio gun groups have weighed in on the glut of new gun control legislation that has been proliferating in the Statehouse since the tragic mass shooting in Dayton earlier this month.

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Dispatch Misleads as DeWine’s Office Asks State Highway Patrol to Investigate Gun Rights Advocate for ‘Inflammatory Comments’

The headline in The Columbus Dispatch last Thursday was, “Patrol reviewing video by gun rights advocate threatening ‘bodies laying all over the ground.'”

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Colorado Lawmakers Tell Ohio Officials to Say ‘No’ to Red Flag Gun Laws

Colorado State Rep. Dave Williams (R-El Paso) reached out to Ohio on Tuesday to plead with Republicans to reject red flag gun laws and other unconstitutional gun legislation. His Minority Leader, Patrick Neville (R-Douglas), a Columbine survivor, agreed.

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Last Minute House Session Includes Re-Referral of Constitutional Carry

  Sunday’s last-minute House session focused on the quick passage of two budget extension bills. There was also a little-noticed re-referral of House Bill 178, the Constitutional Carry bill, to a new committee – Criminal Justice. The bill sponsors had no comment. Chris Dorr, director of Ohio Gun Owners, a…

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As Ohio’s Constitutional Carry Bill Is Approved by the House Federalism Committee, Its Survival Remains Dubious

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Chairman of the House Federalism Committee, State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township), scheduled another “possible vote” on House Bill 178 this week. Last Wednesday, after hours of testimony and multiple amendments, Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) “pushed the pause button” and the vote was postponed. The concern was…

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Ohio’s Constitutional Carry Bill Put on Hold

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – A vote was expected on Wednesday on House Bill 178 (HB 178), the state’s Constitutional Carry bill. It had its seventh hearing in the House Federalism Committee that included multiple amendments, five proponent testimonies and 25 opponents. The committee was forced to recess so members could…

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Ohioans for Gun Safety Moves to Get Background Checks on 2020 Ballot

  Ohioans for Gun Safety announced Monday that it has filed a petition with the Attorney General’s Office to get a background-checks measure placed on the 2020 ballot. If the process is successful, Ohioans will be voting on the group’s “Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales”…

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