Ohio: Gun safety during emergencies may be thrown out

2021 Ohio active gun legislation
HB 89 Guns in vehicles – allowing not alerting police when stopped
SB 175 -PASSED INTO LAW- Justified killing – expanding
SB 185 Guns during emergencies – allowing
SB 215 Gun licenses – decreasing requirements


Gun safety during emergencies may be thrown out

10/07/2021

  • SB 185, advances to the full state Senate. It takes away a communities freedom to make their own restrictions on gun companies during a declared emergency. So, a gun store would be allowed to stay open during a pandemic, even a more deadly one than last year, while all other stores must close. 👎dislike

This is the time to make your voice heard on gun safety. Contact your state Senator. Ask for opposition to SB 185. You can find all your representatives at Common Cause.


Hearing held on two gun issues

10/05/2021

  • SB 185, hearing held.  It takes away a communities freedom to make their own restrictions on gun companies during a declared emergency. So, a gun store would be allowed to stay open during a pandemic, even a more deadly one than last year, while all other stores must close. 👎dislike
  • SB 215, hearing held. It removes the need to obtain a license to possess or carry a handgun. The sole justification on the NRA website is to reduce red tape.

Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on these two bills today. The NRA is asking their members to contact committee members. We recommend contacting your State Senator’s office. Ask for opposition to SB 185 and SB 215. You can find all your representatives at Common Cause.


NRA proposed restrictions on community freedom to be heard

May 28, 2021

  • SB 185, hearing is scheduled. It takes away a communities freedom to make their own restrictions on gun companies during a declared emergency. So, a gun store would be allowed to stay open during a pandemic, even a more deadly one than last year, while all other stores must close. 👎dislike

The Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear testimony on this bill on June 1st. The NRA is asking their members to contact committee members. We recommend contacting your State Senator’s office. Ask for opposition to SB 185. You can find all your representatives at Common Cause.


Active bill allows drivers to not tell police of firearms

March 3, 2021

  • HB 89 takes away protections for the police by not requiring drivers to reveal guns in the car when stopped. The rational is the driver might forget they have a loaded gun in the car. I think any responsible gun owner would remember. 👎Dislike

This bill is before the House State and Local Government Committee this week. The NRA alerted their members to contact committee members. Gun violence prevention supporter should contact the committee or their State Representative. You can find all your representatives at Common Cause.


Ohio: Justified killing bill passed into law

January 5, 2021

Republican Governor DeWine signed into law a stand your ground law in Ohio. These type of laws in other states have increased shooting deaths. See Giffords Law Center for more information.

A Stand your ground law passed in 2018 over Gov. Kasich’s veto. The law passed this year places the burden of proof of self-defense on the prosecution. So, anyone can claim self-defense when they murder. The prosecution must prove it was not self-defense in order to prosecute for murder.

  • SB 175 is a stand your ground law or a shoot first law. Now someone can shoot a threatening person rather than walk away from the situation. 👎Dislike

 

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