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Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson is about to release an Instructor Update that will address many of the concerns facing Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL)/NRA Certified Instructors as the time for the first round recertification of CHL students' competency approaches.
Only subscribers to Buckeye Firearms Assocation's FREE Pro-Gun Newsletter will receive this Instructors' Update, which will be emailed to subscribers on Monday, August 25th.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, trustees at the the Harrold Independent School District in northern Texas voted to allow teachers to bring handguns on campus when classes start this month, as long as they meet licensing and other requirements.
David Thweatt, superintendent of the 110-student district, told the newspaper they adopted this policy because of shooting sprees at Virginia Tech, the Amish school and other educational institutions.
"When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started," Thweatt is quoted as saying. "Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying 'sic ’em’ to a dog."
2008 is a unique year in the history of this political action committee. Term limits are forcing many of our friends out of the legislature. Many races have no incumbent and are in competitive districts where either candidate has a good chance to win. There is not enough money to go around, and that makes putting volunteers on campaigns more critical than ever this year.
Over the years, the endorsement decision-making process has become tougher and tougher because so many candidates, from both parties, are decidedly pro-gun. This is certainly a good problem to have.
By Chad D. Baus
Northeast Ohio media outlets are reporting on a Henrietta Township (Lorain Co.) trustee meeting that heard complaints from a couple who bought their "dream house" next to the 60 year-old Firelands (Boy) Scout Reservation and shooting range.
"It's constant banging all day long," Deborah Banyas whined to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Even if we go in the house, close the windows and turn up music, it's loud. It never stops."
Banyas and her husband, Terry Speer, live on their 20-acre property, home to their Riverdog Art Studio, where the two artists make sculptures. The story says they have a hard time working with all the racket coming from the 450-acre reservation next door.
Is it just me, or is this something akin to moving in next to railroad tracks and complaining about the trains?
USA Today reported recently that the Transportation Security Administration may allow airports to ban firearms from terminals, parking lots, roads and other airport areas where many states currently allow passengers to carry lethal weapons, eliminating persons' right to bear arms for self-defense even while driving to and from the airport.
By Chad D. Baus
Several media outlets are reporting that police are looking for a man who attempted the ambush-style robbery of a Concealed Handgun License-holder in broad daylight Tuesday in Lancaster. Instead of receiving the $7,000 his victim was carrying in anticipation of purchasing some construction equipment, the robber was instead on the receiving end of his intended victim's .38 caliber revolver.
By Chad D. Baus
Politico.com is reporting that, while few hunters are pining for a day in the woods with Barack Obama, a surprising number of sportsmen say they’ll vote for him – far more than backed Al Gore or goose-hunting John Kerry.
Citing a Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation poll released Wednesday, the Politico story notes that John McCain leads former Joyce Foundation board member Barack Obama by 45 to 31 percent. The story notes this is only about half the 27-point edge respondents say they gave George W. Bush over Kerry four years ago and far short of the 65-to-15 percent margin gun owners gave to Bush over Gore in 2000.
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).
Of all the places concealed handgun licensees (CHL’s) are banned from carrying a gun, the ban in “any room in which liquor is being dispensed” was the one we were most often asked to address. While this section is greatly improved, we expect it to continue to be one of the most hated by gun owners, as it still bans carry in restaurants that serve alcohol, regardless of whether the CHL is under the influence of alcohol or not.
If this is an important issue to you, make sure your legislator understands your concern on this issue. It will continue to be a political hot button to fix.
Reuters.com is reporting that American Corey Cogdell got ready for the Olympics Women’s Trap competition by going on a moose hunting trip with her father.
"I've been shooting since a very young age -- probably two or three years old -- hunting and shooting with my dad," she said. "I just grew up with it."
By Jeff Riley
In an earlier article published on Buckeye Firearms Association we exposed the Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence's call for banning "any ammunition that can penetrate ballistic armor" worn by Law Enforcement. This of course would ban almost any rifle ammunition used by big game and deer hunters in the United States. For years gun-grabbers like the Brady Center have claimed that they aren't after your hunting guns. As the old saying goes "Actions speak louder than words". Not content to go after deer hunters rifles by calling them intermediate sniper rifles, now they have targeted your grandaddy's bird gun.