The Ohio House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee on Tuesday will consider pro-gun House Bill 142.
The measure would remove the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a traffic stop. Currently, Ohio concealed handgun licensees who comes into contact with a law enforcement officer must immediately inform the officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun.
As NRA-ILA pointed out in a Friday update, when pulled over most individuals are not thinking about the “duty to inform” requirement, rather what action might have resulted in their detainment. Adding another element in the “traffic stop” process for the driver is confusing at best and might result in an unintended criminal penalty and an additional fine.
Use Your Power!
NRA-ILA is encouraging Ohio gun owners to contact members of the committee and urge them to support HB 142. Contact them byclicking here.
NRA Endorses Karen Handel In Georgia 6th District Special Election
On Wednesday, NRA announced its endorsement of Karen Handel for the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia’s 6th District. Handel will face Democrat Jon Ossoff next month in a special election to fill the vacant seat of Republican incumbent Tom Price, who was appointed U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Trump administration.
Handel served on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners before being elected secretary of state for Georgia. During her political career, she has supported national concealed-carry reciprocity legislation; opposed all new bans on firearms, magazines and ammunition; and supported repeal of Obama administration policies that denied millions of veterans and seniors their firearm freedoms. Her defense of our Second Amendment rights has earned her an “A” rating from NRA-PVF.
“In Congress, she will defend our right to keep and bear arms,” NRA-PVF chairman Chris W. Cox said. “We’re asking every freedom-loving Georgian in the 6th District to vote Karen Handel for Congress in the June 20 special election.”
Armed Alabama Man Saves Co-Worker
A Decatur, Ala., man is fortunate that a co-worker had a gun with him at work and knew how to use it.
According to local media reports, a man walked into Eagle 1 Metal Roofing Supply, got in a dispute with an employee and began threatening the employee with a handgun. Another employee grabbed his handgun and shot the attacker twice in defense of his fellow worker.
Investigators say there were several witnesses to the shooting as the business was open during the incident.