Please read this entire email about tomorrow’s Statehouse vote and take ACTION!
As you may know, very few “gun bills” are actually moving their way through the Statehouse in Columbus.
One of those few is HB 142 by Representative Scott Wiggam, and it is scheduled to be heard on the floor for debate and voting TOMORROW.
But weak-kneed politicians are trying desperately to water it down before it even passes out of the House, and your action RIGHT NOW is critical to fighting back.
As introduced, HB142 would have joined Ohio with 36 other states and removed Ohio’s “duty to notify upon contact” requirement that you notify an officer you are executing your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
For those of you who have seen the Canton, OH PD dashcam video, you already know how badly this system of “duty to notify” has been abused – especially by anti-gun prosecutors!
And as gun owners everywhere know, violent criminals aren’t going to tell an officer they are carrying a firearm anyway!
The original version of HB142 was spot on – and why I testified in favor of it before the House Federalism Committee on behalf of Ohio Gun Owners.
It would have also left intact an officer’s ability to ask if someone had a firearm, too – a request many law-abiding gun owners would happily answer as a courtesy to the officer.
But then Michael Bloomberg’s Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action went to work, demanding a gutted version of the bill instead.
Then the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio’s Michael Weinman, one of Ohio’s most notorious anti-gun lobbyists that testifies against virtually ALL gun bills, got a hold of key insiders and successfully brow-beat enough members to gut the entire purpose of the bill!
That’s why I need you to take action TONIGHT!
Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) has agreed to offer an amendment for Ohio Gun Owners that would strike out the compromised language and replace it with the original version!
And Richard, your representative needs to hear from you NOW.
You and I need to send a loud and clear message to the Statehouse – NOT ONE INCH.
We can’t let Bloomberg and his militants at the Statehouse get the idea they can trample on every piece of pro-gun legislation in the Statehouse and get away with it.
We can’t allow legislators to think that “compromise” is anything other than an outright refusal to honor their campaign promises to fight for the 2nd Amendment.
That’s why I’m asking you right now, tonight, to contact your state representative using the link below and tell them to vote YES on Representative Nino Vitale’s Amendment to HB142!
There isn’t much time before tomorrow’s vote, so please call or email them right away.
When you are done, please forward this email to your family and friends and ask them to do the same!
Please don’t wait – contact them NOW!
Ohio Gun Owners