Just a few weeks ago, Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed the Heart Beat Bill protecting children who have a heart beat from being aborted. Now the so called conservative is at it again. This time going after Ohioans guns.
Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich Recently vetoed a bill broadening access to guns. Additionally in a surprise move, he has also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity.
Both moves made last Wednesday fall in line the two-term Republican’s recent shift away from his party’s values toward policies he characterizes as bipartisan common ground, however many believe the outgoing Governor is setting himself up for a possible Presidential run.
It looks as if Kasich is doing all he can to dismantle Ohio before he is replaced by soon to be new GOP governor Mike DeWine.
Kasich also said, “I urge members of the 133rd General Assembly, convening in January 2019, to conduct a prolonged, thoughtful, and transparent review of state laws regarding the sale, possession, and use of firearms in order to send the next governor a bill that is not only consistent with the right to bear arms and the right of all Ohioans to robust due process protections, but that also keeps firearms out of the hands of those individuals who would use them to harm themselves or others.”
Thursday the Republican led Legislature in Ohio had enough and voted to defeat Kasich’s Veto of the Gun Owner Rights Bill.
According to the Associated Press, The state House first voted to overturn Kasich’s veto on the bill, which makes it easier for off-duty police officers to access guns and also changes laws regarding self-defense cases. The state Senate then voted later, 21-11, turning down Kasich’s veto on the legislation.
According to USA Today, Kasich, a Republican who is finishing his final term as governor in January, said in November on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” that he is having “earnest conversations that go on virtually every day” with his friends and family about running in 2020.
“We need different leadership, there isn’t a question about it,” Kasich said. “I’m not only just worried about the tone and the name-calling and the division in our country and the partisanship, but I also worry about the policies.”
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Matt Couch is the Founder of America First Media & Investigations and the CEO of the D.C. Chronicle News Group. Follow him on Twitter @RealMattCouch