May 11

Pro-Gun Legislation Before House State Government Committee

Ron Hood House Bill 152 Constitutional Carry Legislation

Next Wednesday, May 13, the House State Government Committee will be holding a public hearing for proponent testimony on the following pro-gun bills beginning at 2:00 p.m. or directly after session in room 121 of the Statehouse:

  • House Bill 20: Sponsored by Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-19) and Kyle Koehler (R-79), HB 20 would protect the rights of concealed handgun license holders transporting students to and from school by allowing them to enter the school safety zone granted the firearm does not leave the motor vehicle and remains locked inside the vehicle if the licensee must get out from the car for any reason.
  • House Bill 48: Sponsored by Representative Ron Maag (R-62), HB 48 would expand the locations concealed handgun permit holders are allowed to carry to include, but not limited to, churches, state buildings and school safety zones if the firearm remains within the car. Universities and colleges would be given the choice under this legislation.
  • House Bill 152: Sponsored by Representatives Ron Hood (R-78) and Thomas Brinkman, Jr. (R-27), HB 152 would create “constitutional/permitless carry” by recognizing the right of those who are 21 and older to carry a concealed firearm, without a permit, granted they are not prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law.  This legislation also specifies that an otherwise law-abiding person carrying a firearm may not be searched or detained, and their firearm may not be seized, regardless of the time period.

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May 11

Up Coming Events May & June (Updated)

 

 

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It is hard to keep track of everything going on so we have compiled a list. If you think something should be added please contact us.


 

Up coming Hocking Hills Tea Party Meetings: @ Cornerstone Baptist Church

  • May 14th Meeting, “Dangers of Constitutional Convention” AKA Convention of the states.
  • May 28th Meeting, speaker Billy Vaughn, author of the book “Betrayed”.
  • June 11th Meeting, speaker Kale MacAuley from the Institute On The Constitution.
  • June 25th Meeting, speaker Jack Horton, preparedness.
  • June 27th  Follow-up meeting with Jack Horton, Preparedness in depth. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 04

Logan Daily News article from our last meeting with Ron Hood.

Hood discusses bill to eliminate need for concealed carry license.

 

LOGAN — State Rep. Ron Hood (R) spoke at the Hocking Hills Tea Party Patriots meeting on Thursday evening at the Olde Dutch Restaurant & Banquet Haus. Hood spoke to the attendees at length regarding several issues, including the introduction of House Bill 152, which would eliminate the requirement to be licensed to carry a concealed firearm in the state of Ohio.

 

 

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Apr 20

Constitutional Carry Bill in Ohio. Rep. Ron Hood to Speak April 23rd

Ron Hood House Bill 152 Constitutional Carry LegislationState Representative Ron Hood to speak at the HHTPP meeting April 23rd on House Bill 152, Ohio Constitutional Carry Legislation

NOTE: Our meeting location has changed for this event. It will be in the Oak Room at the Olde Dutch Restaurant from 7 to 9pm.
(Pie, coffee & water will be served free of charge. Dinner is available at your own cost.)

“I’ve been supporting the constitutional carry concept for 20 years,” said Representative Ron Hood in a recent article of the Logan Daily News. He further stated that he originally introduced the concept in either 1995 or 1996, and again two years ago. “To me the permit system doesn’t make sense because criminals are not going to submit themselves to a background check to get a permit, they’re already carrying. Only law-abiding citizens are going to go through the process.”

Dudley Brown from National Association for Gun Rights is calling this legislation “Great news!” He further stated “Representatives Ron Hood and Tom Brinkman have introduced House Bill 152 — the Ohio Constitutional Carry Bill.

If passed, the Ohio Constitutional Carry Bill would restore the right of every law-abiding Ohio citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families — WITHOUT going through a bunch of bureaucratic rigmarole!

In short, if you’re legally able to own a firearm, you’re legally able to carry it. Period.

This is the way it’s done in Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, Vermont and most recently in Kansas.

It was passed last year in Arkansas, though it’s being fought out in the courts, and is currently the law in many places across Idaho and Montana.”

If you have a Facebook account, please go to our event page and RSVP. This helps us gauge how many people might be in attendance. Thank you!

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Apr 11

Where does Portman stand on Obama’s anti-gun agenda?

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Where does Portman stand on Obama’s anti-gun pick for Attorney General?!?

We are being warned by those on the front lines of the Constitutional battle about Loretta Lynch! She is Obama’s hand-picked anti-gun candidate to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General.  And Obama restated this week that he has not given up on gun control! 

According to Gun Owners of America, “She is in favor of a semi-auto ban, which should be of interest at a time when the Justice Department is using every means possible to ban semi-autos by executive fiat.”

Dudley Brown from National Association for Gun Rights warns that while she was “a U.S. Attorney in New York, she used a process known as civil asset forfeiture to seize private property — a process that state has used to confiscate firearms from deceased concealed permit holders.”

Further, Ricki Pepin from the Insititute on the Constitution emailed us to say that Lynch is “as anti-Constitution as you can get.  We must exert the effort necessary to see she is NOT confirmed.”

We are close to STOPPING HER CONFIRMATION! Because of Americans like us raising our voice we may be able to DEFEAT HER NOMINATION! 

We need to know where Senator Rob Portman stands on Obama’s pick for Attorney General.  It’s up to liberty-loving gun owners like us to convince him to take a firm stand against Loretta Lynch.”

Please call Senator Portman. You can reach him in Columbus at 614-469-6774, Cincinnati 513-684-3265, or Cleveland at 216-522-7095. 

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Apr 02

Details on the Financial State of the City of Logan

Tina Lindsay Shared details on the financial state of the City of Logan and why City Council voted in January to put an issue on the ballot to raise city income taxes from 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Residents of Logan will have the opportunity to vote on the increase in taxes at the May 5 Special Election.

Below is a video of Tina Lindsay, City Auditor presenting information on City of Logan’s financial state.

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Apr 02

President Coolidge on Taxes

This video is the first film ever made of a Presidential speech. President Coolidge’s short speech on government spending and taxes shows his care and concern for the American people.

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Apr 01

You are invited! To a Listening Session with Rep. Steve Stivers.

steve stiversThursday, April 2, 2015
Hocking College Energy Institute
30140 Iles Rd, Logan, OH
7:00 p.m.

Congressman Stivers will be available for questions and comments from the public during this time.

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Mar 27

Up Coming Events in April ( Updated )

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Mar 24

Tina Lindsay, Logan City Auditor to Speak Topic: Logan City Tax Levy

 
 

At this Thursday’s (3-26)  regularly scheduled meeting of the Hocking Hills TEA Party Patriots, Tina Lindsay will be sharing details on the financial state of the City of Logan and why City Council voted in January to put an issue on the ballot to raise city income taxes from 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Residents of Logan will have the opportunity to vote on the increase in taxes at the May 5 Special Election.

The following excerpt was taken from a Jan. 30, 2015 Logan Daily News article. 

“If passed by the majority of votes in the election, the increase would generate approximately $800,000 to the general fund and allow council to change the allocation to the capital improvement fund back to 90 percent general fund and 10 percent capital improvement fund, according to Lindsay. “The 2015 budget reflects only 2.5 percent of the income tax revenue generated and allocated to the capital improvement fund,” stated Lindsay.

“The capital improvement fund is used to maintain the infrastructure of the city. This fund is used for paving projects, purchase of vehicles and major projects,” she added.
City council realizes they will need to tighten the purse strings when it comes to spending, but are hoping the residents will support the income tax increase.
“Bottom line is, and I’ve said this before, we have appropriated all that can be appropriated,” stated frustrated councilman Jim Robinson. “We only have a couple of choices and that is to raise more money in the form of a tax or cut services.
“We’ve already cut everything several years ago to the basics and the only cuts we can make now would be in personnel,” he continued.
“All departments have had to make sacrifices,” Lindsay continued.
Wages and benefits make up at least 70 percent of the expenses in the general fund account, according to Lindsay.
The city income tax was first implemented in the 60s at one percent. While the city is allowed to implement an income tax, it can only approve one percent; anything higher must be placed on the ballot for vote.”

The HHTPP appreciates the auditor’s willingness to come and explain the reasons for the proposed tax levy and answer our questions.  Please encourage Logan City residents to attend.  The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location, the Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7PM.  Tina Lindsay will be speaking approximately 20 minutes and then taking questions.


(Below is a screenshot of a portion of the May 5 ballot that includes the Logan City Tax Levy.)

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