UPDATE: H.B. 228 Goes to Governor’s Desk | Buckeye Firearms Association

Posted: December 11, 2018 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

“This has been a long and difficult week at the Statehouse. However we’re glad to report that H.B. 228, a bill we’ve been working on for 2 years, is finally headed to Governor Kasich’s desk.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, a substitute bill was adopted by the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee by a 9-1 vote, with the lone dissenter being Kris Jordan. Votes are not always what they seem. Jordan’s vote was in opposition to removing the “duty to retreat” fix in the bill, as well as not including his own amendment to clarify self-defense issues. After some discussion, the amended bill passed on a 7-3 party line vote, with Republicans voting “yes” and Democrats voting “no.”

The measure then passed the Senate by a 19-10 margin, and the House concurred in a 59-21 vote.

The Governor has vowed to veto the Act. If he follows through, both the House and Senate will be asked to override, after which it would become law after 90 days.

We want to thank President Obhof, Chairman Coley, Vice Chairman Uecker and many other for the enormous amount of time and effort they put into keeping this bill moving against an avalanche of opposition.

Opponents pulled out all the stops to kill this bill, resulting in a marathon Senate hearing on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, featuring Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety”


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