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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NRA is urging its Ohio members to act on two proposals

The National Rifle Association is not taking any chances about two pending firearms-related proposals before the Ohio House.

That is why the pro-Second Amendment group is urging its Ohio members to contact their state representatives about the measures that are expected to be voted on tomorrow - Thursday.

 House Bill 45 is a self-defense reform that would simplify where a licensed concealed carry permit holder can carry a weapon and House Bill 54 would allow individuals a pathway to restore firearm rights.

Introduced by state Representatives Danny Bubp (R-88) and Terry Johnson (R-89), HB 45 would eliminate "the current confusing standards of carrying a firearm in a motor vehicle," the NRA say.

In addition, the proposal would also allow permit holders to carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided they are not consuming alcohol, thus eliminating another “victim zone” in Ohio, again says the NRA.

HB 54, introduced by state Representatives Ron Maag (R-35) and Jarrod Martin (R-70), would bring Ohio in compliance with federal law to provide for the restoration of firearm rights for certain individuals, the NRA also says.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn


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