Welcome to The Ohio Gun Collectors Association home page.
           OGCA is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes friendship for those interested in
the collection, possession, and use of arms by responsible persons.

 -Founded in 1937-

------- OGCA Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests ------ 

March 14-15, 2020 Meeting Cancelled due to
Health Risks of the coronavirus

[Updated March 12,2020] In recent days, concerns have rapidly mounted about the coronavirus.  Circumstances continue to change each day, and we have received many calls from concerned members.  Due to the evolving public health risks associated with the virus we have decided to cancel the March 14-15 meeting/show.  This has been a difficult but necessary decision. Today the Governor of Ohio has mandated that no gatherings over 100 people are permitted. 

Our priority is putting members and their family first. With the many members traveling to/from Wilmington we also know that canceling this meeting will help contain the virus for everyone’s well-being.  We appreciate your patience and forbearance. 

We have sent over 10,000 emails to members since Tuesday night, spoken to hundreds of members via phone and have called all tableholders with the exception of one that we have not been able to reach. If you did not receive an email, please email us at ogca@ogca.com with your email address, name and member number if you know it (if you don't know your member number please include your address) so that we can add you to our email list for future correspondence.  If you have a hotel reservation, be sure to cancel it.

Thank you for your understanding and may you and your family be healthy and safe. 

The Ohio Gun Collectors Association

Spring 2020 Member's Newsletter

Upcoming Meeting Dates
 CANCELLEDMarch 14-15, 2020 (Always the biggest! Reserve tables early) CANCELLED
May 30-31, 2020
(Annual Display Show and Banquet)
July 18-19, 2020
(Featuring ROCS [Ruger Owners & Collectors Society] and Remington
Society of America plus a free Ohio Hunter Safety Education Class)
Sept. 12-13, 2020
(Special Guests, Winchester Arms Collectors Assoc.)
Nov. 21-22, 2020
(Annual Meeting/Director Election)

New Meeting Hours: 8:30 AM - 5 PM, Saturday; 8:30 AM - 2 PM Sunday.
Important:  New Tableholder set up hours per the article on the "NEWS" page.

Online Dues Payments Click Here

Legislative Alert - Your Action Needed

Our lawmakers are receiving thousands of letters, calls and emails demanding a wide variety of gun control measures including an outright ban, registration and confiscation of guns. Some (a few) are calling for measures directed at actual crime control which is something all OGCA members can get behind assuming the law is well-written and actually enforced. Our credo, after all, includes “...We believe when a person convicted of a crime in which a weapon is used, the punishment should be swift, certain and severe.”

Mass shootings have become more and more sensationalized and have resulted in a debate over gun violence that is widely misrepresented by the media and certain political groups. Anti-firearms extremists are doing a better job than we are in getting our message across, and the sooner we face that fact, the better. Our rights and our grandchildren’s rights are at stake! With onerous legislation on the docket and a crucial national election only 13 months away we are calling on each of our members, like-minded friends and family to contact your legislators.

If you have never written a letter to your congressman today is the day, and for your convenience we have provided a sample letter on our website. You may edit the letter according to your personal beliefs and opinions or sign it and send it as is. If you are reading this at www.ogca.com click
here to go directly to that generic letter as a Word doc.  See below for a pdf file format and links to  pre-addressed letters to some of our Ohio legislators and President Trump. (Contact us for a hard copy of the letter as needed at (330) 467-5733.)  Find your legislators using the links below.

Don’t forget your pro-freedom legislators! A natural assumption is that we don’t need to pressure those who already think like us on the Second Amendment, but that couldn’t be more wrong! They need to be able to tell the press and the anti-gun forces that the number of contacts they are receiving in favor of the Second Amendment are more than those calling for ineffective and dangerous gun control and outright bans.

Likewise, if you have never taken the time to write an intelligent, well-reasoned and respectful blog, post or letter-to-the-editor, now is the time. This is no false alarm or hype. Our lawmakers, media and general public need to hear the opinions of the 18,000 members of The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, their friends and family.

PDF of Generic Letter to Legislator
Sample letter to Senator Brown
Sample letter to Senator Portman
Sample letter to Ohio Governor DeWine
Sample letter to President Trump
The White House Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

U.S. Capitol Switchboard
The U.S. Capitol switchboard will connect you to your legislator’s offices. Call (202) 224-3121
Take 60 seconds to call and let them know we don’t need any new gun regs. Address crime and mental health!
FAX: 202-456-2461

Following are some helpful links to contact your legislators:



Click for our 3-page Brochure on OGCA, Joining and Safety (pdf)



To review BATF Notice to Gun Show Participants 5300.23A revised October 2016 click Here
Copies of this flier are available in the lobby at each meeting and are posted in the hall.

The OGCA History Book 
Almost Sold Out! Get Your Copy at the Next Meeting at the PAC table Before they are all Gone!
Hard cover, 148 pages with over 350 photos and graphics.
Low suggested donation level of just $35.  Made in the USA!

 Unloading/Set-up for tableholders: Friday 3 PM - 9 PM; Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM; Sunday 7:30 am - 8:30 AM
Meeting Hours: Saturday; 8:30 AM - 5 PM    *    Sunday 8 AM - 2 PM (Don't forget we close at 2 PM on Sunday.)


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The Roberts Centre

Current Meeting Location: Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio www.robertscentre.com
I-71 at Exit 50 (US 68) Between Columbus,
Cincinnati and Dayton. (north of, and visible from I-71.)

For directions and a list of nearby hotels See "Shows"


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Business Office: PO Box 670406, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, 44067 (330) 467-5733 email: ogca@ogca.com