Hopefully the House can fix this before anymore lists are made!
I received your email regarding your opposition to Sandusky Register’s publishing of those individuals who hold a concealed handgun license. I appreciate your continued concern for concealed carry issues.
As you are likely aware, the intent of the Legislature was to allow members of the media the right to request license holder information so as to make certain the licenses were being properly issued. House Bill 225, sponsored by Representative John Adams (R- Sidney) would, among other provisions, repeal the “journalist exception” to the provision that otherwise makes confidential the records a sheriff possesses regarding concealed handgun licenses and applications for such licenses. This legislation was introduced on May 22 and referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee.
Please know that I understand your frustrations. As a law-abiding gun owner myself, I am greatly concerned with any issue facing gun owners’ rights in Ohio. You can continue to count on me to preserve and advance the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Ohio, and as we work on this issue throughout the 127th General Assembly, I will certainly be mindful of your views.
It is my hope that no harm will come to you or other concealed handgun license holders as a result of the actions taken by the Sandusky Register. If I can be of any further assistance, please contact my office.
Jon A. Husted
Ohio House of Representatives