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Plain Dealer's "PolitiFact" survey finds Governor Kasich has stood by his campaign promises on people's gun rightsSubmitted by cbaus on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 07:00.
by Jim Irvine
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an interesting series called "PolitiFact," where they look at past events/statements and follow up on them to see how they look after some time has passed. I like the idea, and have found many of these to be quite interesting and informative. Recently the newspaper took a look at Governor John Kasich (R) and his statements that he made in support of the Second Amendment while campaigning for the office of Governor.
The "Kasich-O-Meter" takes a look at Kasich's campaign statement that he would "oppose restrictions on gun rights."
They quote Kasich as saying:
"I believe in the 2nd Amendment. Everybody has the right to keep and bear arms to either protect your family, protect yourselves, to be a hunter. The 2nd amendment is part of that Constitution. It's something I believe in. And, we're going to stand firm, very firm, for 2nd Amendment rights here in the state of Ohio.
The Plain Dealer does properly note that Governor Kasich has signed three good gun bills in his first two years. HB54, sponsored by Representative Ron Maag corrected the defect in Ohio's restoration statutes. Now our restorations are honored by the federal government and are effective. SB17, sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer, allowed CHL holders to carry firearms in locations that serve alcohol, provided the license holder is not under the influence and not consuming any alcohol. HB495 sponsored by Representative Terry Johnson eliminated the "demonstrated competency" requirement for renewals and corrected an incorrect definition of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. All three bills contained very important improvements for Ohio gun owners.
Kasich did not sign any anti-gun legislation, nor did he veto any pro-Second Amendment legislation. One could note that he didn't have the chance to, which is correct. But if we are taking a full look at his actions, it must also be noted that he did not play political games to delay/kill good legislation. Neither did he work to have legislators kill good amendments or insert bad amendments, a common tactic when a governor is anti-gun, but too much of a coward to admit his true feelings (e.g. Bob Taft).
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Are you a new gun owner or are you considering it? Become familiar with firearms, find training and moreSubmitted by cbaus on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 07:00.
by Chad D. Baus
According to Gallup's annual crime poll, Americans' support for stricter gun-control laws has gradually declined over the last two decades. Sales of firearms have skyrocketed in the past four years. And the birth of freedom-minded grassroots political groups serves as even further evidence of support for the U.S. Constitution, which includes the individual right to bear arms.
But while a growing majority of people feel strongly about the need to protect our Second Amendment rights, many aren't at all familiar with firearms, or with the details of the ongoing threat our rights. It is our continuing goal to help educate readers on some of the topics that freedom-loving Americans in the 21st century need to know.
Firearms – Safety & Education
"I'm unfamiliar with guns. I want to change that. Where should I go?"
April sees 27.2% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 35th straight month over month increaseSubmitted by cbaus on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 15:00.
The April 2013 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,185,231 is an increase of 27.2 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 931,660 in April 2012. For comparison, the unadjusted April 2013 NICS figure of 1,702,455 reflects a 20.2 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,416,074 in April 2012.
This marks the 35th straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures have increased when compared to the same period the previous year.
The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Michigan for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases.
Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns.
by Jim Irvine
Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, states like New York, Colorado and Connecticut have passed drastic anti-freedom laws aimed at restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens. None of those restrictions would stop a killer in a movie theater or inside a school from walking into the next room of innocent victims.
Because firearms were a large part of our nation's birth, many firearms-related businesses have their roots in the formally friendly environment of our first states. Times, they are a changin'.
While other states are driving businesses away, Ohio is working to bring those same businesses here. Representative Ron Maag (R) and Governor John Kasich are being proactive in reaching out to firearms-related companies and show them why a move to Ohio makes sense.
Following is a press release that was issued recently by Rep. Ron Maag:
Rep. Maag Works to Encourage Gun Manufacturing in Ohio
Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) is working with the office of Ohio Governor John Kasich to encourage gun manufacturing companies to explore opportunities in Ohio.
Ashland freedom group holding Bake Sale Lemonade Stand fundraiser to benefit Buckeye Firearms Assoc.Submitted by cbaus on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 15:00.
The Coalition Promoting Freedom is holding its 2nd annual Bake Sale/Lemonade Stand "Freedom Day" on Saturday, May 11th, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Fin-Feather-Fur in Ashland.
Celebrating America's freedom will include supporting and promoting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Right to Bear Arms. Donations only for baked goods (some gluten free) and lemonade.
The "Freedom" is free! All donations will go to the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA). The BFA is a grassroots political action committee (PAC) here in Ohio dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities. The Coalition is choosing to donate to BFA because of their dedication to defending Ohioans firearms rights and their recent organization of the Armed Teacher Training Program.
The Buckeye Firearms Foundation paid $30,000 to train 24 educators; more than 1,400 had applied for the training. The three-day course taught participants tactical maneuvers for reacting to school shooters. As part of the program, educators used model guns with plastic pellets while playing roles in gunman scenarios based on real-life situations.
More information is available at www.thecoalitionashland.org or call 419-652-3847.
Media, gun control groups desperate to prop up claims that pro-gun votes will hurt Portman and other Senators at the ballot boxSubmitted by cbaus on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 07:00.
by Chad D. Baus
The establishment media, which repeatedly asserted that the horrific attack on a school in Newtown, CT meant that gun control was inevitable, are still reeling from the defeat of the anti-gun Manchin-Toomey amendment that sought to make Chuck Schumer's gun control bill, S. 469, palatable to more Senators.
Their attempts to make the undesirable "inevitable" having failed, the media are clearly working together on to a new angle to try and pressure pro-gun rights Senators into caving.
Since the vote on late April, article after article has been published, all claiming that polls taken since the vote show that public sentiment is clearly in favor of more gun control, that the NRA overplayed their hand by blocking these "common sense" measures, and that Senators who voted to stop S. 469 are going to pay the ultimate political price.
by Chad D. Baus
The Center for Consumer Freedom has published a video comparing convicted Ponzi scheme operator "Bernie" Madoff with Wayne Pacell, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
The video points out that HSUS gives less than one percent of its massive donations to local pet shelters, but, it has socked away more than $17 million dollars to its pension fund, and says that if you want to help your local pet shelters, you must give directly to your local shelter.
So long as we're discussing this corrupt organization, and I realize it's been four years, but I'd still love to know why Rush Limbaugh recorded two public service announcement messages for HSUS in 2009 - an inexplicable act, given his long-time opposition to animal rights extremists.
Poll proves claims of 90% support for "universal" background checks a lie; Media fail to make connectionSubmitted by cbaus on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 07:00.
by Chad D. Baus
Remember that Obama administration claim, repeated ad nauseum during the media push to use the horrific massacre in "gun free" Sandy Hook Elementary to pass gun control, that 90% of the American people support an expanded background check bill?
The statistic was debunked any number of ways during the run-up to the vote on S. 469, but that didn't stop Obama and the media from continuing to use it.
Nor have the media made the connection between poll numbers taken since the bill was rejected and the fact that the 90% claim could never have been true.
According to a national survey by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post, 20% say are very happy the legislation was blocked, while 19% say they are relieved.
Got that? This poll found that 39% of respondents are glad things turned out the way they did. It doesn't take a math genius to observe that, for the President's claims to have been true, that number should only be 10%. But don't count on the media to point that out.
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