Stop Guns Everywhere


In the final act of the Ohio Lame Duck Session, the Ohio Legislature combined two gun lobby bills into one huge disaster for Ohio.

This reckless legislation, passed in the middle of the night, will now go to Governor Kasich's desk. Speak out and ask him to VETO this bill immediately.

HB 48 was rolled into SB 199 in a dangerous piece of legislation that would allow hidden, loaded weapons in our daycares, private aircraft, airports, and unattended vehicles in school safety zones. The act would also open the door for campus carry and guns in state and local government buildings, revoke the ability of employers to keep guns out of their parking lots, and reduce the penalty for carrying a hidden, loaded handgun in the few remaining prohibited places.

SB 199 was originally a bill to grant active duty military automatic authority to carry hidden, loaded weapons in our state -- increasing the risk of suicide in this already vulnerable population -- and this provision remained in the final version.

Click here to take action now and tell Governor Kasich to act with courage, stand up to the gun lobby, and protect Ohio from Guns Everywhere.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Thorne, Executive Director
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence