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July 2017



House Bill 233 (DEFEND) Passes the Ohio House of Representatives!
HB 233 threads the needle between the rights of property owners to keep guns off of their property and the public safety attributes of Ohio's finest citizens carrying guns. As you may know, Concealed Handgun License Holders (CHLs) are required to pass a background check, be fingerprinted, photographed, and be trained in gun safety and marksmanship. They are the cream of the crop of the citizenry.

In conclusion, HB 233 does not expand who can carry a concealed firearm or where concealed firearms can be carried. HB 233 only applies to CHL holders. As stated earlier, they are the cream of the crop of the citizenry. HB 233 simply codifies the common practice of asking the violator to leave the premises of a so-called "gun free zone," ending the incident.

Past Gun Bills
Avid readers of The Becker Report might recall that HB 130-191 got amended into HB 130-234 and were signed into law. HB 130-191 corrected the definition, in Ohio law, of an automatic weapon. This previously mis-defined term effectively served as a large capacity magazine ban. HB 130-234 permits hunting with suppressors (commonly known as silencers) to help protect against hearing loss for hunters.

My gun bills have been the most popular with the public. It appears that HB 233 has good prospects in the Senate. I'm confident that it will also get signed into law.

Ohio House of Representatives - My current active House bills:

HB 53 - Public Sector Right to Work

HB 233 - Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths (DEFEND). It decriminalizes so-called "gun free zones" for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders. This bill passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.


Video Central
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HB 233 DEFEND Floor Speech (4 minutes)
The War on Cars (5 minutes)

Event Calendar
August 1, 2017
Goshen Police Night Out behind Marr/Cook Elementary School.
Milford and Miami Twp Police Night Out at Scene 75.
Clermont County Sheriff's Police Night Out at the Batavia Twp Community Center.
Amelia Police Night Out at Spencer Shank Park.
Pierce Twp Police Night Out at 961 Locust Corner Rd.

August 3, 2017
Union Twp Police Night Out at Veterans Park.

August 7, 2017
Union Twp Republican Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

August 14, 2017
Legislative Coffee meet and greet with John Becker sponsored by Americans for Prosperity at the Union Twp Civic Center at 10 AM. Click here to register for the event.

August 16, 2017
Union Twp Citizens Police Academy Alumni Assn. meeting - featuring key note speaker John Becker at 7 pm at the Civic Center.

August 26, 2017
Ohio Pro-Family Forum from 10 AM to 3 PM at Tree of Life Ministry Center in Columbus.

Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
" arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (March 2014).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker, said the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).

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