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Ohio - Hearing On Right To Carry Bill To Be Held May 14

Saturday, May 10, 2003

House Bill 12, Right to Carry legislation, will have opponent testimony Wednesday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., in the North Hearing Room in the Senate Building of the State Capitol. Passing with a 69-28 vote, HB 12 would allow law-abiding citizens who have satisfied a criminal background check and taken a training course to obtain a permit to carry a handgun concealed for personal protection. It also increases the penalties on gun violence and theft. This NRA-backed legislation is also supported by the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association. Please be sure to contact your State Senator as soon as possible at (614) 466-4900, or by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool and urge him to support action on HB 12.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.