Tomorrow, February 15, the House State Government and Elections Committee will be taking proponent testimony for House Bill 45 at 1:30 pm in room 116 at the state capitol. Introduced by state Representatives Danny Bubp (R-88) and Terry Johnson (R-89), HB 45 would eliminate the current confusing standards of carrying a firearm in a motor vehicle. In addition, the proposal would also allow permit holders to carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided they are not consuming alcohol, thus eliminating another ‚victim zone‚ in Ohio. This legislation is a critical step forward to help assure that Right-to-Carry permit holders are not arrested for accidentally carrying their firearm in a prohibited manner. If you would like to attend and/or testify in support of HB 45, please arrive early and check-in at the door. If you are unable to attend, please call and e-mail members of the House State Government and Elections Committee and urge them to support HB 45. Contact information for the members of the House State Government and Elections Committee can be found here.

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