Ohio Moves to Eliminate Defenseless Victim Zones

By Dean Weingarten

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Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- 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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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973.  He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 9 thoughts on “Ohio Moves to Eliminate Defenseless Victim Zones

    1. Personally speaking, I like the 2 and 3 points. But as per as number 1 is concerned , I don`t think it is worthy as we all know what value and sentiments our religion carries.
      Rest I guess is fine. Your thoughts??

    2. It gets better!
      From the Cleveland Plain Dealer

      Bill would eliminate required license for carrying a concealed handgun in Ohio

      COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Republican legislators propose eliminating the license required to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio, a change one describes as an effort to put Second Amendment rights on the same footing as others in the Bill of Rights.

      13 hours ago

      http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/12/bill_would_eliminate_required.html

    3. It gets better:

      From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: 13 hours ago

      Bill would eliminate required license for carrying a concealed handgun in Ohio

      COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Republican legislators propose eliminating the license required to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio, a change one describes as an effort to put Second Amendment rights on the same footing as others in the Bill of Rights.

    4. I live in Kentucky and if someone were to enter our church with the intent of trying to start a massacre he would be amazed at all the guns that would be leveled at him. Jesus did instruct his disciples to carry a sword,

    5. @Christiano — not sure what your objection to #1 is. All businesses and organizations (religious or not) should be able to determine for themselves their policies on guns (right or wrong) for their own property.

      @Phil — Constitutional Carry for Ohio would be a great thing. I’m a bit curious (from your link) as to why a constitutional carry bill needs to be 125 pages long … unless it’s a matter of removing numerous references to licenses throughout the code.

    6. @ Christiano….if you are worried about religious intolerence among different religions, lets keep in mind that that is why they all have their own churches. Aside from that I pretty much agree with Chip.

    7. Technically, #1 is misstated. Current Ohio law does NOT prohibit concealed weapons in places of worship. It presumes places of worship prohibit guns unless they specifically allow them. The change would treat them the same as private businesses where concealed weapons are permitted unless specifically prohibited.

    8. @ Ed Prough..Yeah u are right..I know..actually religion is something which has a diff place altogether in my heart..that`s why I have commented that..sry if it had hurt u mate

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