Ohio House Weighs Legislation to Proclaim State a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Gun owners and second amendment advocates gather at the Ohio State House to protest gun control legislation on September 14, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. The group stood against red flag laws proposed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and national politicians in the wake of a wave of mass shootings throughout …
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Legislation before the Ohio House would proclaim the state a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

The legislation, House Bill 62, is sponsored by Republican state reps. Mike Loychik and Diane Grendell.

Fox 8 reports that HB 62 “would have the power to nullify any federal law or court ruling that goes against the second amendment,” including:

  • Tax on guns or ammunition
  • Registering or tracking guns and their owners
  • Any act forbidding gun ownership or transfer
  • Any act ordering the confiscation of guns

The Statehouse News Bureau explains that rep. Loychik refers to his bill as the “safe haven” act.

The push for state-level sanctuary status comes as Republicans removed the universal background check from Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R) budget.

On April 14, 2021, Breitbart News reported that Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) proclaimed Nebraska a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”

NTV ABC highlighted the proclamation’s warning, “The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.” As a result, “Nebraska will stand up against federal overreach and attempts to regulate gun ownership and use in the Good Life.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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