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Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce an upcoming Gun Owners Political Forum, hosted by Black Wing Shooting Center, Saturday, March 18.
Several Ohio statewide and district wide political candidates will be present to speak and mingle with the crowd. Confirmations are still coming in daily. Look for an announcement for a final list of office-holders and political candidates soon.
Buckeye Firearms Association, in conjunction with Black Wing Shooting Center wishes to extend the invitation to you, your family and friends, to attend this event.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
BLACK WING SHOOTING CENTER
3722 Marysville Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
By Chris Chumita
The State of Ohio took a giant step in restoring its citizens’ Second Amendment rights on January 7th, 2004. On that date, the Ohio General Assembly passed a law that allows citizens to obtain a CHL (concealed handgun license). Safety-minded people were finally able to legally carry a handgun to protect themselves and their loved ones.
However, many law-abiding CHL holders are forced to make a hard decision; their job or their life. Throughout the state, a large number of employers are threatening their employees with termination if they keep a firearm in their vehicle on company property. If the employee complies with the policy, they are left vulnerable to an attack while commuting to and from work.
An employee cannot always quit their job, because their family relies on them for financial security. They often end up playing the odds that they will not be attacked while commuting to and from work. Unfortunately, that decision can leave their family without a mother or father.
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The following excerpt is from a March 1, 2006 Washington Times article written by Gene Mueller:
- I have no idea how accurate the National Wild Turkey Federation's numbers are, but the Edgefield, S.C.-based hunter/conservation group says 95 percent of women in the United States approve of female hunters....
....Through the turkey federation's Women in the Outdoors program, some 40,000 females across the country are learning outdoor skills and hobbies, such as camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking and birdwatching.
The NWTF says it hopes to reach women from all walks of life through 18 full-time Women in the Outdoors regional coordinators and a quarterly magazine that is strictly geared to their interests.
So why not get moms, sisters, wives, daughters and girlfriends into activities that for far too long were the exclusive dominion of men? Shame on us for being so selfish.
Commentary by Larry S. Moore
Women are the fastest growing segment of the shooting sports, which to me in a very broad interpretation, includes hunting.
Recently more of the non-shooting sports media is picking up on the fact that women enjoy the shooting sports. The Washington Times article notes that women, who may not hunt, are okay with hunting.
Some women are embracing hunting for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reasons, we certainly need to open the doors to all aspects of the shooting sports to women. There are many events, such as Women in the Outdoors, that offer those opportunities to women.
However, just as word of mouth is the best advertising, taking the time to the lady (or ladies) in your life hunting may make as big an impact on you as it does on them.
Click here for the complete story from the Washington Times.
HB347, the concealed carry fix it bill is on the House Criminal Justice Committee schedule for Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 AM in the Statehouse, room 116 (Note room assignment has been changed from initial announcement).
The committee will be accepting a substitute bill at this hearing and it is scheduled for a possible vote.
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By Gerard Valentino
In a move that surprised no one, the Columbus Dispatch commended Governor Taft for threatening to veto HB347 which fixes many of the onerous provision in Ohio’s current concealed-carry law.
From the story:
- Because of two ill-considered provisions, Gov. Bob Taft wisely has threatened to veto the bill intended to "fix" Ohio’s concealed carry law.
The first would further restrict public access to the names of Ohioans who carry concealed handguns. The second would allow people to transport their weapons in their vehicles just about any way they choose.
As usual, the Dispatch Editorial Board left out several key issues in the debate over HB347. For example, no other state requires concealed handgun license holders to carry guns in plain sight while in a car. No other state puts such a silly requirement on license holders because it is ineffective and unnecessary.
Quite frankly it eliminates the one clear benefit of concealed carry which is that criminals don’t know who is armed. Additionally, the requirement makes it difficult for women to carry a gun while in a car. The term plain sight is also not well defined in the law, meaning honest citizens can be arrested when they have reason to believe they are in full compliance.
Feb. 26, 2006
Delaware News Journal
By Megan D. Lehman
In the debate over Delaware's concealed-carry gun permits, don't forget the difference between men and women.
The average man can physically overpower the average woman; this is a biological fact. The vast majority of violent crimes are committed by men. We women should not have to depend on the men in our lives for protection, nor can we expect police to be in all places at all times.
My ability to have a gun for self-defense is central to my concept of freedom and safety in a hostile world. Anyone who tries to take that right is trying to take the only tool that makes me the physical equal of a man.
For a link to the complete op-ed, as well as commentary by Buckeye Firearms (lady) Region Leaders Joey Lee and Linda Walker, click on the "Read More..." link below.
There are more stories pertaining to our gun rights in Ohio then we can possibly draw attention to with individual daily commentary. But they are worthy of mention.
What follows is our weekly review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens.
From shots fired and guns stolen in police station parking lots to heroic rescues of police officers by civilians, these articles should be a part of your required reading!
Click on the "Read More..." link below for seven days of headlines accompanied by short, concise pro-gun analysis.
Support Tim Grendell for Attorney General
Gun Rights supporters in Cuyahoga County, we need your help again. The Cuyahoga County Republican Committee will be holding an open endorsement meeting for the May primary next week. Grassroot efforts have already helped Senator Grendell obtain endorsements from Miami, Clermont, Knox and Geauga County Republican Parties and we must keep this momentum going. UPDATE: Grassroots effort last week brings Miami County Endorsement
It is critical for any supporters who live and vote in Cuyahogo county to immediately contact the county chairman and also their specific precinct committee member. Gun owners need to tell the committee members that big money and big names don't matter to them. A strong support of firearms rights and the Ohio constitution is what is important. This is why the county party committee members must choose to endorse gun rights supporter Senator Tim Grendell for Attorney General and NOT Betty "I will never be the candidate of the NRA" Montgomery.
If you live in another Ohio county, please check with the Republican Party to see when endorsements are being made for the primary. Let them know that gun owners will not accept Betty Montgomery as Attorney General.
You can Volunteer or Donate to Tim Grendell at http://www.TimGrendell.com
Click on the "Read More..." link below for list of who to contact..
Ohio Department of Natural Resources have released the final numbers for the 2005-2006 Deer Hunting season. For the third year in a row, hunters in Ohio have harvested over 200,000 deer during all the combined seasons. The final count was 209,513. This was down slightly (3%) from last years total and was inline with estimates showing the overall Ohio deer herd being down by about 7%.
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