Chuck wrote:DontTreadOnMe wrote:Unless this bill gains OFCC support for other initiatives then it seems very low value to me.
You hit that nail directly on the head
JU-87 wrote:Or how about reducing the fee to $20 for everyone?
Morne wrote:Last time we were at the Statehouse we let it be known, loudly and often, that the "wait until lame duck" strategy had finally jumped the shark in our eyes.
dustymedic wrote:I wished the BMV operated like that!!
bamafan7 wrote:It's time to realize that broad sweeping reforms on conservative issues will NOT happen overnight or as fast as you want.
1) The left has been incredibly good as slowly chipping away at our rights over the last near century.
2)Conservatives have been terrible at countering in the same manner.
3)Have patience and keep winning small battles.
4) Begin to normalize the political spectrum so a change to constitutional carry isn't a major swing to the right and a simple step.
NavyChief wrote:Morne wrote:Last time we were at the Statehouse we let it be known, loudly and often, that the "wait until lame duck" strategy had finally jumped the shark in our eyes.
And yet - here we are...
The governor will not put his signature on Senate Bill 81, letting it become law according to Article II, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution on Monday, August 6, 2018, when it will be filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.
S.B. 81 (Terhar) waives the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans, accepts military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, permits a licensee to renew a concealed handgun license at any time before the expiration of the license, and requires the Attorney General to monitor the number of license fees waived and cap the total amount allowed to be waived at $1.5 million.
Statement from Governor’s Press Secretary Jon Keeling:
“Earlier this year a bipartisan coalition of state leaders from both sides of the gun issue—including former legislators—came together to develop a consensus package of sensible reforms to reduce gun violence in Ohio. Those reforms were recommended to the General Assembly where they were introduced and had hearings in both the House and Senate. The governor supported the reforms, worked with the General Assembly to find common ground and waited patiently for the legislative process to work, but in the end politics won the day and no action was taken. The governor is a strong Second Amendment supporter who has signed significant measures protecting this important individual right. He also values the military service of Ohioans, active duty and veterans, who would benefit from provisions in Senate Bill 81. But while this legislation has merit and the governor’s support, he believes that the next piece of gun-related legislation that he signs needs to be the package of common sense reforms that has been introduced and which will provide valuable tools to reduce gun violence. Therefore, the governor will not put his signature on Senate Bill 81, letting it go into law according to Article II, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution. Instead he will continue to work with and call on the General Assembly to put common sense and the lives of Ohioans—especially young people—ahead of politics and pass legislation to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.”
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