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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