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If you carry a gun for self-defense, it is your responsibility to know how to use it. Here's a sample chapter from Tactics and Techniques for Defensive Shooting, one of the excellent Armed Response videos we are proud to sell in our Gun Stuff Mall.
By Dean Rieck
I didn't know David had turned the book into a series of videos until recently. And I was so impressed, I contacted David and asked if we could sell his videos on our website. As an avid gun rights supporter, he said "yes" before I could finish my question. You can order these videos anytime in our Gun Stuff Mall.
Here's an interview I did with David a few days ago.
By Chad D. Baus
The Dayton Daily News is reporting that Democrat Secretary of State Jennifer Bruner has finally made a ruling in a highly partisan dispute over Republican State Senator Jon Husted's residency.
The fight started nearly a year ago, when two challenges of Husted's Kettering residency were filed with the Montgomery County Board of Elections in October 2008. The board deadlocked on partisan lines, sending the issue to Bruner.
After months of delay, and after being given a deadline from the Ohio Supreme Court, Bruner finally issuing a ruling, and stuck with the partisan theme, agreeing with other Democrats that Husted had failed to prove he lives at his house in Kettering.
First half of 2009 exceeds all of 2008, marks third straight year for increase
By Jim Irvine
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray (D) has released the concealed handgun license (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2009. There has been great demand for firearms and concealed carry licenses and the trend clearly continued through the last quarter. Concealed carry continues to be something both old and new gun owners are interested in. If you buy a gun for self defense, it makes sense to get the license needed to carry it with you.
The second quarter in 2009 marks the third quarter in a row where demand more than doubled from the same period a year prior. The 17,921 regular licenses issues was a 106% increase over the same period last year. (see chart) There were an additional 4,825 licenses renewed during the quarter, which is approximately 68% of the licenses expiring during the period. To date almost 70% of all expiring CHL's have been renewed. There were 22 Temporary Emergency Licenses (TELs) issued, bringing the total number of licenses issued by Ohio Sheriffs to a whopping 22,768 for the period April through June of 2009.
The Washington D.C. Gun Rights Examiner recently reported that, on September 8, 2009, United States District Judge Bruce D. Black of the United States District Court for New Mexico entered summary judgment in a civil case for damages against Alamogordo, NM police officers.
The Judge's straight shootin' message to police: Leave open carriers alone unless you have "reason to believe that a crime [is] afoot."
Click here to read the entire story.
By Chad D. Baus
Two Ohio criminals got lessons in victim selection over the past several days, as two elderly persons, likely targeted because they appeared weak, turned out to have made plans for that very eventuality.
By John Litle
Joining forced with supporters of individual liberty from across the nation, and from across the spectrum of political issues, second amendment supporters descended on the nation on September 12, 2009. This is just one "astro-turf tea-partier's" experience.
Like most people joining the Tea Party Express in Washington, D.C. this past weekend, I'm not a member of any organized protesting group. I am a Buckeye Firearms volunteer, but it wasn't through Buckeye Firearms that I chose to travel to D.C. Instead, on Thursday I thought, "You know, I'm not doing anything more important this weekend than going down to D.C. and taking a stand for this country, so why not?"
That must have been a common sentiment among the hundreds of thousands, even over a million other people at the event. At the hotel where we booked the night's stay, the manager apologized for being understaffed. "We thought it was going to be a dead weekend," he related.
"We weren't even half-full [of reservations] Thursday."
Robert Gibbs, the President's press secretary and chief propagandist, insisted on Friday that the President wasn't even aware of any march occurring in D.C. the next day, and that he would be out of town promoting his health care agenda on Saturday.
So it is with real grass-roots events - no coverage or notice necessary.
More northeast Ohio mayors suspicious about how their names were added to Bloomberg's gun control listSubmitted by cbaus on September 18, 2009 - 12:10am.
Long-time gun control activist Lori O'Neill signed up several mayors after speaking to the Northeast Ohio Mayors and City Managers' Association
By Chad D. Baus
Amidst news of an increasing number of mayors in Ohio and across the country who are resigning from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control front group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), and in the wake of questions over whether the organization is adding mayors to their membership rolls without permission, there is now more evidence which suggests that some mayors' names have been used to prop up Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda without their knowledge.
On August 17, Walton Hills, OH Mayor Marlene Anielski notified Buckeye Firearms Association of her decision to resign from MAIG, and two weeks later, Madiera Beach, FL Mayor Patricia Shontz notified Buckeye Firearms Association of her decision to resign. This notification came on the same day Brunswick, OH Mayor Dale Strasser notified the National Rifle Association that MAIG was using his name even though he never joined.
I have now received notification that two more Ohio mayors have asked to be removed from the MAIG membership roster, and as comments made by Strasser, Shontz and Warsaw, IN Mayor Ernie Wiggins, the circumstances involving these mayors continue to pose questions about just what it takes to earn oneself a supposed "membership" in MAIG.
The Associated Press reported recently that the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to permit riders on the Amtrak passenger railroad to transport handguns in their checked baggage.
The report says the proposal was approved by a 68-to-30 vote, and would give Amtrak riders rights comparable to those enjoyed by airline passengers, who are permitted to transport firearms provided that they declare they are doing so and that the arms are unloaded and in a securely locked container.
Current Amtrak policy, which prohibits weapons, including firearms, from being carried on its trains, was put in place after the bombings of passenger trains in Madrid five years ago.
By Chad D. Baus
On June 16, 2009, I published an editorial entitled "Will the Ohio Republican Party cement their minority status by backing anti-gun Mike DeWine for Attorney General?" For now, at least, the answer appears to be leaning to "No."
The 66-member Ohio Republican State Central Committee officially endorsed four statewide candidates last Friday, but the news was perhaps more notable was who they did NOT endorse.
The committee endorsed John Kasich for Governor, Jon Husted for Secretary of State, Josh Mandel for Treasurer of State and Rob Portman for United States Senate. But the anti-gun candidate in the bunch - former Senator DeWine - got the committee's cold shoulder.