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Knox County concealed carry instructors indicted for teaching short classes; Dozens of licenses suspended

The Columbus Dispatch reported last week that a Knox County grand jury has indicted two former NRA-certified instructors on a combined 50 felony counts, accused of falsifying certificates of completion for the concealed handgun license courses. From the article : Robert Hess, 55,of Loudonville, was indicted on 38 counts of forgery, and John Fisher, 36,of Cardington, was indicted on 12 counts. All...

Massachusetts Attorney General Unilaterally Bans Thousands of Previously Legal Guns

On July 19, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued an “ enforcement notice ” that greatly expands the Commonwealth’s definition of “assault weapon.” AG Healey alleges that the ban’s definition of “copy” or “duplicate” “assault weapons” has been misinterpreted for the last 18 years and she is simply the first law enforcement official to discover this incorrect interpretation...

Senator Rob Portman surges ahead of Strickland in polls following stand against gun control proposals

The post recent Quinnipiac University poll of three swing states shows U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) opening up a seven-point lead on anti-gun rights Democrat Ted Strickland. According to the poll , Sen. Portman leads Mr. Strickland 47-40%. Last month, Quinnipiac’s survey found the pair were locked in a dead heat, and earlier in the contest, Mr. Portman trailed by as much as nine points. I...

Chris W. Cox Delivers the Straight Truth on Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment

[Last week], NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox addressed the Republican National Convention about the grave threat to the Second Amendment posed by a Hillary Clinton presidency. [The next day], Clinton’s attack dogs were out in force, desperately trying to discredit the case Mr. Cox methodically built against her. But Clinton’s campaign knows that the truth is to her presidential...

Butler Co. Sheriff Richard Jones discusses call to arms for civilian staff on NRANews.com

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is receiving international attention for his decision to urge his civilian staff with a valid Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry their firearms within the department’s headquarters at 705 Hanover St. in Hamilton, OH. Sheriff Jones is also encouraging employees to carry their weapon while operating any department vehicle away from the headquarters...

The Myth of “Declining” Gun Ownership

Americans are buying guns at an unprecedented rate and have been doing so for some time, but is gun ownership declining, as gun control supporters claim? Gun control supporters want politicians to believe that it is, on the theory that politicians are more likely to vote for restrictions if they think that opponents of restrictions are in the minority. Are gun control supporters guilty of what...

Op-Ed: John Kasich Can’t Just Suspend Ohio’s Gun Laws

As the Republican National Convention began in Cleveland, prominent Democrats joined with local police in calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to suspend the state’s open-carry law during the convention. Sherrod Brown, a progressive Democrat who represents Ohio in the U.S. Senate, went even further in an interview with BuzzFeed, saying he “hope[s] that the governor would listen to the police union...

In Draft Party Platform, Democrats Regress on Gun Rights

Following the lead of their presumptive presidential nominee, the Democratic Party is set to adopt a gun control plank in their 2016 party platform that lays bare the party leadership’s antipathy towards gun rights. The draft 2016 plank marks a significant shift in the party’s approach to the issue. Out is the lip service paid to the Second Amendment contained in the last several party platforms...

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