by Sarah Mouncey
Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
Over the weekend we were alerted that the Ohio House is planning to vote on an alarming gun bill as early as tomorrow.
Sarah Mouncey is the Ohio Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Less than a week after a person armed with a gun shot and killed 12 people at a bar in California, our lawmakers are gearing up to make far-reaching changes to our state’s gun laws. And they’re trying to move quickly to force through this dangerous bill before the legislative session ends next month.
HB 228 would:
- Upend centuries of self-defense law by making Ohio a Stand Your Ground state;
- Make it easy for people, including some violent criminals, to carry hidden, loaded guns in public without a permit or safety training;
- Allow out-of-state special interest groups to sue Ohio cities and towns for attempting to enact or enforce local solutions to gun violence.
For months, volunteers like you and me have been writing, calling and making in-person visits to lawmakers to urge them to vote against HB 228, but pressure from the gun lobby is forcing this bill to come to a vote before the legislative session ends in just a few weeks.
We need to get loud and we need to do it quickly.
Thanks for all that you do.