Gun Rally Makes Clear 2nd Amendment Supporters Reject DeWine Gun Control Plan and Those Who Support It

Hundreds of Second Amendment supporters came to the statehouse steps Saturday and stood for over two hours to hear Ohio Gun Owners’ Chris Dorr and other gun-rights’ activists talk about the need to push back against gun control legislation. There were no kind words for Governor DeWine or gun groups and legislators supporting DeWine’s agenda of expanded background checks and Red Flag or “Special Protection Order” laws.

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Former State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson Recommended by Senate Republicans to Fill Vacant 14th District Seat, Could Face Primary Challenge

Senate President Larry Obhof announced Wednesday the recommendation of former State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson to fill the vacant 14th Senate District seat. Johnson served in the Ohio House from 2011 to 2018. He was forced to leave because of term limits. One of the other five aspiring appointees told The Ohio Star he is considering a primary challenge. More are possible.

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Ohio’s Blanchester Local School District Has Staff Trained and Armed to Protect Students

The Blanchester Board of Education in southwestern Ohio voted on Dec. 17, 2018 to allow trained staff to carry concealed firearms in their schools. The discussion occurred over a period of months with public input. The final decision by the board was unanimous. It went into effect this week with the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

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Ohio Liberty Coalition: Nearly 200 Conservative Activists Gathered to Gear Up for 2020

  SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Nearly 200 conservative activists gathered in the Licking County countryside Saturday for the Ohio Liberty Coalition‘s statewide meeting to celebrate “The Blessings of Liberty.” Vice President Barry Momyer emceed the event and President John McAvoy oversaw the activities along with members and supporters from around…

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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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