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by Ken Hanson, Esq.
My friend Dean Rieck recently published an excellent article on the three guns you will need to survive the imminent Zombie Apocalypse. In case you find yourself under-armed, you should immediately address this situation by entering the 2012 Zombie Apocalypse Gun & Gear Raffle.. I know what you are thinking...Zombie invasion is not my problem. My friend, I found myself thinking the same thing.
I then realized I had slipped into the sheep mentality. Lt. Col. Grossman is coming back to town to once again to prepare hundreds of Buckeyes to be mentally prepared for any crisis. Shame on me for thinking Zombie invasion is something that happens to the "other guy."
Given my profession as an attorney, I began to immediately examine how prepared the U.S. legal system is for a Zombie invasion. I am afraid to report that our legal system is woefully unprepared for the Apocalypse.
by Chad D. Baus
Two northern Ohio newspapers have recently published editorials on House Bill 495, which was passed out of the Ohio House on June 13 by a 59 - 28 margin.
The contrast between editorials by The Lima News and The Cleveland Plain Dealer addressing passage of the bill, which seeks to reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states, could not be more stark.
First, from The Lima News editorial entitled "Gun bill would align Ohio's law with other states":
When Ohio passed a law in 2004 allowing residents - those with appropriate training, background checks and a license - to carry a concealed handgun, both supporters and detractors were unhappy with the final wording in the legislation. It made Ohio's concealed handgun law one of the most restrictive in the nation.
by Chad D. Baus
President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, has been found to be in contempt of Congress as a result of his refusal to comply with a subpoena requiring him to release documents related to the BATFE's gun-walking operation known as Fast & Furious.
Seventeen Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for the resolution to find Holder in contempt of Congress.
The Justice Department operation, which involved thousands of guns being allowed to be purchased by known affiliates of Mexican drug cartels and "walked" across the border with no ability to track them and with no coordination with the Mexican government. Several hundred people in Mexico, and at least one American border patrol agent, have reportedly been killed with Fast & Furious weapons.
This is the first time a sitting member of a president's cabinet has been held in contempt of Congress.
by Dean Rieck
We've speculated and debated for decades about the best ways to kill the undead. But now that actual zombies have begun to appear in the heartland (besides Occupy protestors), we finally see what works and what doesn't.
One of the biggest debates has been what guns are most effective for putting down walkers. Because I live in Ohio, ground zero for the apocalypse, I have seen many zombie battle tactics confirmed and just as many disproved.
There is no mystery about the categories of firearm you need: rifle, shotgun, and handgun. The reasoning is the same as for any defensive situation. You need a rifle for medium-distance precision shots, a shotgun for up-close power, and a handgun for last-ditch defense. However, given that zombies are already dead, you must choose and use weapons in a different way.
by Chad D. Baus
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Ohio Democratic Party has endorsed state Sen. Michael Skindell to run against Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell (R), a 2012 Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee, in the Nov. 6 election.
From the article:
Skindell, who served in the Ohio House from 2003 to 2010 and on the Lakewood City Council for four years, will be on the statewide ballot in place of Austintown lawyer Robert W. Price, who dropped out of the race this month.
Skindell, 49, is in the second year of his first four-year term in the state Senate. He has no judicial experience but did serve as a hearing officer for the Ohio Department of Health from 1989 to 1999. He also was an assistant attorney general in 1987-89 under the late Attorney General Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr.
By Chris W. Cox
The Daily Caller
Attorney General Eric Holder's continued refusal to turn over "Fast and Furious" documents to House investigators - even in the face of being held in contempt by Congress - is another symptom of the disease of lawlessness that has been rotting our republic ever since President Barack Obama took office.
Moreover, Obama's decision to invoke "executive privilege" to hide these documents from the American people is a tacit admission that what the National Rifle Association has been saying since day one is true. Namely, that the inconceivable crimes committed under operation "Fast and Furious" were designed to support the Obama administration's gun control agenda.
CNN is reporting that the United States House of Representatives will vote Thursday to cite U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress. The vote would be the first time in history such action has been taken.
From the article:
The House Oversight Committee recommended the vote against Attorney General Eric Holder last week after he refused to hand over all of the requested documents in its investigation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' controversial Fast and Furious gun-running sting.
The vote came after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege over some documents sought by the panel. The White House move means the Department of Justice can withhold some of the documents.
House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday that Obama's invocation of executive privilege is either "over broad, or simply wrong."
As the debate over the Trayvon Martin case continues in the media, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre recently went on FOX News to set the record straight about what Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law actually says.
by Jeff Knox
Eighteen months after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona by Mexican bandits using guns purchased through a U.S. government program called Fast and Furious, we still don’t know who within the Department of Justice knew about the program, much less who authorized it.
Certainly there has been no serious talk about prosecuting any of the people responsible for assisting in the illegal sales of over 2,000 guns to Mexican arms traffickers – guns that were subsequently involved in the murders of BPA Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, as well as possibly hundreds of Mexican citizens.
by Chad D. Baus
In 2008, Barack Obama's friends in the media did fast and furious work on the American electorate in an effort to convince them that the former Joyce Foundation board member's record of opposition to the Second Amendment never happened. In the run-up to the election, Democrats even set up a faux gun group to promote the election of anti-gun candidates like Obama by confusing voters into thinking he was pro-gun. (That group was dismantled in 2010, apparently no longer needed after having served its purpose in helping install the most anti-gun President and Supreme Court justices in history.)
To listen to his supporters in 2008, Barack Obama was worthy of gun owners' full support. Four years later, however, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who founded the gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), is singing a different song. This time, if you follow Bloomberg's thoughts through to their logical conclusion, Obama deserves support because he, rather than Romney, can be counted on to support the gun control agenda.