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The Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram is reporting that attorneys for the gun ban lobby have the tiny school district of Harrold in their sights.
The Wichita Falls-area Texas school district recently made international news by announcing teachers with a state concealed carry permit and permission from the district would be allowed to carry handguns on campus.
But according to the story, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence are attempting to stretch a rule in the educational code to fit the new policy in Harrold, TX, thereby claiming school officials there may be violating state law.
By Chad D. Baus
Now that Barack Obama has announced Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate, it can be said with assurance that there could be no greater anti-Second Amendment ticket put together for Democrats if Sarah Brady hand-picked them herself.
Former Joyce Foundation board member Barack Obama's anti-gun record has already been well documented on this website. His own NRA F-rated record is matched in his running mate by a much longer NRA F-rated one.
Chad Baus & Rick Jones-BFA, Chris Cox-NRA-ILA
Buckeye Firearms Association is proud to announce that we have been named the 2007 "NRA-ILA Volunteer Organization of the Year" by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.
The announcement was made in the August 2008 issue of The EVC Update, the Official Publication for the NRA-ILA's national army of Election Volunteer Coordinators.
In the newsletter, NRA-ILA EVC's were informed that Buckeye Firearms Association was nominated for the award by the NRA-ILA's Ohio State Liaison John Hohenwarter, who cited BFA's "tireless efforts and growing impact"...
The article credits this political action committee for being "instrumental in the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 184, which improves Ohio's concealed carry laws and incorporates the 'Castle Doctrine.'"
Pittsburgh's NBC affiliate is reporting that an 85-year-old great-grandmother from Fayette County, Pennsylvania kept an alleged burglar at bay using a .22-caliber pistol.
"It doesn't get any better than this - turning the tables on the criminal", crows the NBC news reporter...
By Jim Irvine
SB184 is 75 pages. It will go into effect on September 09, 2008. This is part of a series of articles looking at specific sections of the bill and how it will affect you. Keep in mind that I am not an attorney and this does not constitute legal advice. Concealed carry license holders are required to read the Attorney General guide. I highly recommend “The Ohio Guide to Firearms Laws” by Ken Hanson, Esq. (NOW AVAILABLE: Update for SB184).
Since the CCW law went into effect, we have received many complaints from individuals who pled guilty to a minor infraction years ago, and subsequently had the conviction of that infraction sealed or expunged, thus restoring all their rights. Unfortunately, when they applied for a CHL, that “sealed” record shows up on the background check and they were denied a license. These are generally good people. Many of them had not had so much as a traffic ticket in 20 or 30 years. The question was always, “What can I do?”
Even though a judge had looked at their specific case, and the police/prosecutor were given the opportunity to weigh in on the restoration of rights, and a court had found that there was no reason for concern, and ordered their record cleared, the local sheriff did not have the authority to issue a license.
This problem has been fixed.
By Chris Chumita
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 all worthy of mention.
What follows is our review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens.
From a home invasion to arrogant neigbors trying to shut down a shooting range, these articles should be a part of your required reading!
What follows is several days of headlines accompanied by short, concise pro-gun analysis.
By Chad D. Baus
Writing about the victims of crime can be a sensitive business. The practice is done by the pro-Second Amendment community out of a desire to learn from others' experiences, and yet at times it is easy, when viewing media accounts of the events, to perceive victims' stories more as fictional case studies than for what they actually are - the horrifying experiences of actual people, and sometimes the grief of family members who have lost a loved one.
It is with a heavy heart, and with this need for sensitivity in mind, that I approach the story of Matthew Dugan, a 34 year-old man who was shot and killed at his workplace in West Toledo on August 13.
By John Longenecker
The Very First Personal Burden Goes Unaddressed By Candidates.
What is it about Guns? . . a question addressed by many except Presidential Candidates where the subject seems to be Verboten. Here's a new wrinkle: As the 2008 Presidential Candidates remain mute or vague on Liberty questions, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court Decision that gun bans are unconstitutional, you'd think they'd comment.
Are they missing a bet?
The Associated Press is reporting that Dick Heller, the man whose lawsuit overturned Washington's handgun ban, has successfully registered his revolver, ending a more than 30-year wait to keep the weapon in his home.
Progress: Examples of unbiased media coverage of church security subject in wake of TN church attackSubmitted by cbaus on Tue, 08/19/2008 - 00:10.
By Chad D. Baus
As a regular church attendee, the issue of church security and the more than 500% increase in church shootings over the past 8 years is near and dear to my heart. In recent months, I have written several articles on the subject of the need for security preparations in places of worship.
In "Ohio's ban on defending lives in places of worship: How did it get this bad?" I noted that, thanks to Ohio law, CHL-holders are banned from attending worship services (or even entering the building) while armed, unless they have received special permission from church/synagogue/mosque officials.
In "New Life Church Pastor Brady Boyd speaks out on church security preparedness", I recounted a discussion by New Life Church Pastor Brady Boyd over how churches need to recognize that they are targets of violence in this day and age, and about how (thankfully) his church had prepared in advance for such a day.
And the "Security for Faith-Based Organizations Seminar" at greater Cincinnati's Creation Museum" offers church leaders advice on making all types of security preparations.
As the Denver Post recently reported, concerns over security at places of worship have been increasing in the wake of massacre after massacre in "no-guns" (victim disarmament) zones across the country - most recently at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.
Typically when discussions of making preparations to harden soft targets such as schools and university campuses is discussed, the mainstream media is quick to attack the idea. But as two recent news stories indicate, even news outlets in anti-gun cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh are becoming more willing to at least give unbiased coverage of the issue.