Action needed in Ohio today!


November 9, 2010, 10:47 AM
Please forward this message to pro gun family and friends in Ohio!

Make the calls today gang!
We need to get on the phone and make the call today gang. Restaurant Carry and the restoration of firearm rights depends on our putting pressure on Columbus now.

The Next 9 Hours Will Decide the Next 2 Years

Submitted by jirvine on Mon, 11/08/2010 - 23:25. Ohio Legislation Ohio Politics
Dear Gun Rights Supporter,

As you know, Buckeye Firearms Association is constantly working to advance your right to legally own and use firearms. As one pundit once observed, "You don't want to know how laws or sausage is made." Well, we need to give you a peek into the law'making process.

Last spring, when the Ohio Senate passed SB239 and SB247, we tried to get these bills immediately passed by the Ohio House of Representatives. Unfortunately, we were not successful.

Part of that failure involved leadership from the House, majority and minority, agreeing that they would cooperate in bringing these bills to a vote during the "lame duck" session in the fall. The time to call this promise due is now.

Simply put, if you cannot spare time to call and email 1.) your representative and 2.) Speaker of the House Budish on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, this vote is not going to happen.

We need you to stop, do whatever is needed (print this email, write it on your hand, forward to Twitter, post on Facebook) to generate as many calls and emails on Tuesday as possible.

The National Rifle Association has already sent an email alert out on these bills. We are making it even easier for you.
Go to the BFA link at the top to be able to click on the links below.

1.) Click here to call your State Representative
2.) Click here to email your State Representative
3.) Follow the instructions and contact your representative and the Speaker, and respectively demand that they come back in session for these two bills.

SB239 has passed the Ohio Senate by a large margin. This bill would bring Ohio into the 21st century by joining 42 states that allow concealed carry licensees to carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol, and joining 47 states that place no restriction on how a licensee may carry a firearm in a vehicle.

SB247 as passed the Ohio Senate by a large margin, including a 100% vote a on a floor amendment, brings Ohio law into alignment with Federal law on restoration of rights. This bill is entirely unopposed by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association, the Buckeye Sheriff's Association and almost every law enforcement organization in Ohio. There is simply no excuse for not bringing this vote to the floor of the Ohio House.

You have rolled your eyes, expressed your disappointment and outrage at Ohio's absurd gun is the time for you to do something to get these bills passed.

It is inexcusable that these bills have not passed yet. It is even more inexcusable that these bills are not scheduled for a vote despite promises to the contrary.

It is time that you, the gun owner, take charge of your gun rights and let the Ohio House know that there must be a vote on these two bills before 1/1/2011. It is also time that you, the gun owner, let every Representative know that you will consider the failure to bring these bills to a vote as an automatic disqualifier, regardless of party, in future elections. If a candidate has not voted to bring these bills to the floor, that candidate does not deserve your support.

The time for partisan finger-pointing is long past. The time for a vote is now.

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November 9, 2010, 01:21 PM
I hope Ohio gets this one right, finally! I'm a Buckeye State native myself, and I moved to CO right around the time that the watered-down concealed carry system originally came into place back there.

Granted, things are currently better than they used to be (back in the 1990's when CCW wasn't even possible). Ohio has a great gun culture, but some quircky laws when it comes to transporting/carrying firearms!

November 9, 2010, 03:22 PM
I just sent an email, thanks for the heads up.
I am going to get my CC this winter, hope this passes.

November 9, 2010, 04:18 PM
I hope your fellow buckeyes do right by you. The only restaurants we can carry in are the fast food joints.

November 9, 2010, 09:02 PM
Thanks gang, keep the pressure up!

November 10, 2010, 06:44 PM
anybody know what happend?

November 13, 2010, 02:22 PM far. We'll see if there is any movement over the next few weeks. Since the Speaker of the Ohio House is anti-gun, I'm not holding my breath.

November 13, 2010, 03:21 PM
I'm in. Just sent mine off to the reps.

December 26, 2010, 03:01 PM
ok now that we know this bill wont pass in this session, does it have to be rewritten? or could it be just revoted on, in the next session? anyway to know if this will this take a long time?

December 26, 2010, 07:11 PM
I believe that the bill died when the legislature ajourned for the year and the process will have to start all over again next session. If I understand it correctly, Armand Budish, would not allow it to come up for a vote. If I am wrong, someone please correct me. Thanks.

December 27, 2010, 08:47 PM
i heard the same thing about budish, its ashame. i hope they pass this quickly & get it into law. i was just hoping they wouldn't have to start from scratch.

December 28, 2010, 06:28 AM
Bills are not dead yet, House is scheduled for session tomorrow but a vote is far from guaranteed. Gavel has not yet fallen.

December 28, 2010, 10:10 AM
good to know thanks for the update.

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