The Ohio Senate overrode the anti-gun bigot Ohio Governor who vetoed a common sense gun law on concealed carry. It will be months or perhaps years before the cities and counties actually obey the law and stop persecuting people who choose to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights (the Ohio state Constitution is more clear than the Federal Constitution on the matter of the right to keep and bear arms). But it’s a downhill fight for a while.
- With Senate Vote, Legislature Overrides Taft Gun Bill Veto WHIO TV
- Senate votes to override Taft veto of state gun law Columbus Dispatch
- Senate overrides Taft’s gun law veto Oxford Press
- Senate overrides Taft gun veto Cincinnati Enquirer
- Lawmakers override governor gun law veto Akron Beacon Journal
Something I noticed in the articles is that they were all very factual. No “blood in the streets” rhetoric. Just this from the bigot Toby Hoover who has been in the news for years wailing about how dangerous people are if they exercise their rights:
The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, which opposes concealed carry, accused lawmakers of giving in to the powerful and politically generous National Rifle Association.
“The passage of HB 347 and the override of Gov. Taft’s veto is an appalling arrogance against the will of and respect for the people of Ohio to govern themselves,” executive director Toby Hoover said in a statement.
It’s an emotional appeal but it is not the usual stuff said about gun owners being a threat to humanity. Very nice.
Congratulations to the people of Ohio that have been working on this for many years. Take a week off to celebrate then get back to work. There is still lots to be done.