Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ohio Moves to Eliminate Defenceless Victim Zones

While this legislation is not comprehensive, it is a "good first step" in  the direction of removing silly infringements on the second amendment in Ohio.

The Judiciary committee, headed by Chairman Jim Butler, will be hearing testimony on Representative Ron Maag's (R-Lebanon) HB 231 on November 20th at 4 p.m. 

Some notable changes in the law are:

1. Removal of the prohibition by the state on the carry of weapons in churches.   The existing ban manages to violate both the first and second amendments simultaneously.   How can any state deprive churches of their right to control their own premises under the first amendment right to a free practice of religion?   The current law is a grotesque denial of first amendment constitutional protections.  This reform would correct that error.

2.  Allowing people to possess firearms in their vehicles while in the insane gun free school zones.  

3.  Allow people to carry guns in private airplanes, removing a blanket state ban on carry in *all* aircraft.

4.  Removes liability from employers who allow people to carry firearms on their property.

The bill is supported by Buckeye Firearms Association.

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