2008 - BFA in the News

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December 30, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com Tuesday, December 30th at 9:40 p.m. Jim discussed the Columbus Dispatch's latest anti-gun editorial with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

December 30, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - California's Bad Santa Displays Failure of Gun Control Laws

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

December 22, 2008
Gun Digest Magazine - Ohio DOT Orders That 'No-Guns' Signs Must Be Removed From Highway Rest Areas

According to Buckeye Firearms Association, the Ohio Department of Transportation informed the group that "the 'No-Guns' signs at state rest stops have been ordered removed.

In a telephone call to Buckeye Firearms Association Leader and NRA Election Volunteer Coordinator Rick Jones, ODOT stated that its legal department has confirmed with multiple state departments that the signs are to be removed."

That occurred after passage implementation of Senate Bill 184, "which included several major fixes to Ohio's concealed handgun licensure law, including a change designed to allow patrons of rest stops to use the facilities without having to disarm."

December 19, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad Baus was a guest on NRANews.com Friday, December 19th at 10:25 p.m. Chad discussed the passage of HB450 with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

December 14, 2008
WCMH TV (NBC Columbus) - Homeowners Take Safety Into Own Hands

Ken Hanson of the Buckeye Firearms Association tells NBC 4, "You have to be ready to say that you can use forces against another human being, if you can't make that decision, you've got no business having a gun in the house."

December 2, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com Tuesday, December 2nd at 9:40 p.m. Jim discussed his attendance at a Cleveland anti-gun advocacy lecture with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

November 25, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - The Coming Battle to Save the 2nd Amendment

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

November 11, 2008
WYTV (Youngstown ABC) - Gun and Ammo Sales Shoot Higher

All across the country, including here in Youngstown, gun and ammunition sales have shot through the roof in the week since Election Day.

...Gun owners are apparently concerned a newly elected democratic President, with a democratic majority in Congress, could return us to the gun control laws of the mid nineties, specifically, the assault weapons ban signed by President Clinton.

..."You were only able to have certain features on a rifle that the Clinton administration had deemed more dangerous, or less effective. I guess was their goal", adds Rick Kaleda, Northeast Ohio Chairman of Buckeye Firearms Association.

"President elect Obama said that he believed in the second amendment, and I'm sure he did believe in it, he just didn't agree with any of it", says Kaleda.

...Kaleda and Miller say banning guns in the name of crime prevention never works since the criminals will still break the laws.

...And they say law abiding citizens and sportsmen who own guns legally should continue to have that right.

November 5, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com Wednesday, November 5th at 1:10 a.m. Jim discussed the very latest on how gun owners fared in Ohio on Election Day with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

October 31, 2008
CQ Researcher - Current Situation - Testing Heller's Reach

"The past 18 months have been the best there have ever been," says Ken Hanson, an attorney who is legislative chair for the Buckeye Firearms Association. Hanson says the group has no current legislative agenda at the state level, pleading "fatigue" after "years and years" of fighting.

...Ohio passed its concealed carry law in 2004 after what [Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence executive director Toby] Hoover describes as a 10-year legislative struggle. "We really didn't have much good news before then," Hanson concedes.

...[Gov. Ted] Strickland, a Democrat from rural southeastern Ohio with what Hanson calls an "A-plus" rating on gun issues, signed the 2008 measure into law. It relaxes various restictions on where concealed weapons can be carried and also denies landlords the right to prohibit guns on rented premises. In addition, the measure enacts a so-called 'castle defense' provision, expanding the scope for using deadly force in self-dfense in one's home or car.

Hanson, who lives just outside Columbus, attributes gun rights advocates' successes to a new political attiture toward gun issues among legislators in both parties. "The legislators started to realize the gu issue was nothing to lose and everything to gain," he says. "When [legislators] do vote pro-gun, they gain contributions and volunteers."

October 30, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed Buckeye Firearms Assoc.'s ramping up of our response to Ohio Democrats' anti-gun attack, using a hard-hitting mailer, with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

October 28, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Bullets fly in sign prank

According to the Buckeye Firearms Association, the Castle Doctrine says that if someone “breaks into your occupied home or temporary habitation, or your occupied car, you now have an initial presumption that you may act in self- defense and you will not be second-guessed by the state.”

October 26, 2008
WHK's (1420AM) "Inside the Great Outdoors" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on "Inside the Great Outdoors" with host Reno "Jay" Reda discussing the launch of his new radio program, "Firearms Forum".
 

October 24, 2008
ITN News, London - News at Ten

Buckeye Firearms Association Leader Rick Jones sat down for an interview with London, England's ITN News at Ten host Sir Trevor McDonald, who is one of British television's most prominent and trusted reporters. He has won more awards than any other British broadcaster, and was knighted by the Queen of England in 1999.[*] The two discussed how people feel about the upcoming election along with what issues are the most important. Jones discussed the economy but mostly about Barack Obama’s stance on gun control, the long firearms history of Appalachian Ohioans and the God-given right of self-defense and protection of family and home. ITV News reaches an audience of 8 million viewers each day.
 

October 24, 2008
Wayne LaPierre's blog, "What They Didn't Tell You Today" - Cleveland's 'Voluntary' Registration

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer says if people want to "voluntarily" register their guns, they can... but aren't required to do so?

If that's the case, then why is the city of Cleveland trying to prosecute gun owner Damon Wells for "possession of an unregistered handgun"? The group Buckeye Firearms Association knows all about that case. It makes you wonder why the Cleveland Plain-Dealer seems to know nothing at all about it. If there is no longer a requirement to register your guns with the city, how can the city be prosecuting someone for failing to register their firearm?

October 24, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer - D'Arcy Egan's Outdoor Notes

Firearms Forum:

Local firearms expert and commercial pilot Jim Irvine of the Buckeye Firearms Association (buckeyefirearms.org) is launching the Firearms Forum Radio Show on WHK AM/1420 beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday. Producer Don Myers says topics will range from ballistics to safety and regulations. The hourlong show is also aired online at whkradio.com.

October 22, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed the Ohio Democrats' anti-Castle Doctrine mailer attacking a Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

October 22, 2008
WKHW's (1220AM) "Blissfire" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on "Blissfire" with host Diane Hoty-Bliss discussing the launch of his new radio program, "Firearms Forum".
 

October 20, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed Cleveland officials lying to newspapers about continued enforcement of illegal gun control laws with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

October 19, 2008
Dayton Daily News - NRA campaign against Obama carries $10 million price tag

Jim Irvine, chairman of the gun advocacy group Buckeye Firearms in Ohio, isn't very enthusiastic about McCain. In fact, the only national candidate his organization has endorsed is McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose moose-hunting jaunts have been widely publicized.

"She really is who we want," Irvine said. "If [McCain] had picked someone anti-gun, I don't think there would have been any endorsement at all."

But given the choice between McCain and Obama, Irvine said he'd prefer the Arizona senator.

"Obama is vehemently anti-gun," he said.

October 19, 2008
Orlando Sentinel - NRA has 'anti-gun' Obama in its sights

Jim Irvine, chairman of the gun-advocacy group Buckeye Firearms in Ohio, isn't enthusiastic about McCain. The only national candidate his organization has endorsed is McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose moose-hunting jaunts have been widely publicized.

October 13, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Good News for the Good Guys: FBI Crime Data Proves Gun Grabbers Wrong

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine and Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

October 9, 2008
Portsmouth Daily Times - Sportsmen for McCain has meeting

"[Buckeye Firearms Association Leader] Rick Jones, captain of Sportsmen for McCain of Scioto County and NRA Election Volunteer coordinator for the Sixth Congressional District of Ohio spoke of Obama's connection with anti-gun movements.

"It's a constant battle. People want to deprive you of your God-given natural rights to self-preservation, and that of your family and your home," Jones said. "It's an on-going battle. Sen. McCain, on the other hand has been an advocate for the basic civil rights of man."

October 2, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Selling Out: some gun owners willing to trade gun rights for a paycheck

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

September 29, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Concealed or open carrying of guns at issue in city case

"I tell people, if you're going to open carry, you might as well carry a retainer check, too," said gun rights attorney Ken Hanson of Delaware County, whose clients include the National Rifle Association. "Because you are going to create some excitement, and it is going to create police encounters."

...Hanson, the gun-rights attorney, said that until the confusion over the law subsides, he worries a situation like Llewellyn's could end up worse.

"My biggest fear is you are going to have a police officer who is not versed [on the law] and you have a carrier who is not versed, and you have a tragic situation," Hanson said.

"That's why to me, it's not really a legal question anymore," he said. "I think at this point it is more a public-education issue."

September 26, 2008
Ohio Outdoor News - Closing up loopholes in concealed carry law

Commentary by Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Larry S. Moore published in this statewide publication.
 

September 24, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers discussing news of a Cleveland homeowner defending himself against an alleged burglar.
 

September 24, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Homeowner chases man outside home, kills him

Jim Irvine, head of the Buckeye Firearms Association, said the shooting would not fall under the new law because the intruder was not shot inside the building. The self-defense law would apply, so the homeowner has to prove he acted properly, Irvine said.

September 23, 2008
WKYC (NBC Cleveland)
- 'I had no choice:' Homeowner fatally shoots burglar

Ohio gun advocates like Jim Irvine, the chairman of the Buckey Firearms Association, says this is a classic example of why Ohio law should protect innocent homeowners.

"If somebody has to die I'd rather the bad guy than the victim dies," says Irvine, "but I've talked with enough victims and nobody wants to be in a situation that Mr. Hanson was in. Nobody wants to take another person's life. It changes you forever."

Click here to view Irvine's on-camera interview with WKYC.

September 23, 2008
FOX 8 News (WJW Cleveland) - Cleveland Homeowner Confronts, Kills Alleged Burglar

Ohio's version of the "Castle Doctrine" went into effect September 8th. A presumption of self defense is automatic for a homeowner who uses deadly force on an intruder. But the Buckeye Firearms Association which helped draft the legislation, does not believe it applies to Hanson's case. "Because the shooting did not take place in the homeowner's house. It has to be in a house or in a vehicle or occupied dwelling," says Association Spokesman Jim Irvine. "It applies only in your house or in your dwelling. It will apply on your front porch or other structures like that. But as soon as you leave your house and go out in your yard or someplace else, this no longer offers you any protection."

September 22, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Sportsmen for Obama?

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

September 15, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Morale problem solved: Sarah invigorates army of pro-gun voters

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

September 12, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association volunteers Jim Irvine, Chad Baus, Linda Walker and Rick Jones were guests on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. The quartet were in our nation's capitol to accept the NRA-ILA Volunteer Organization of the Year Award. The four discussed this great honor with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards for more than forty minutes.
 

September 9, 2008
WBNS (Columbus CBS)/ Ohio News Network - Gun Law Changes

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino appeared at length in this nearly two-minute video on 10TV and the Ohio News Network.
 

September 9, 2008
WTOV (Steubenville NBC) - Ohio's 'Castle Doctrine' Will Allow Guns On School Property

"You can pretty much assume that anyone in the area of a school is unarmed and a school is a hot target. It would be an easy place for a crime to take place," said Buckeye Firearms Association member Rick Kaleda.

...The law doesn't allow guns to be taken through school doors. Instead, parents will be allowed to carry a gun in parking lots or sidewalks while picking up and dropping off their kids. The gun must to be kept in the car and can't be left unattended.

“Even in the simple sense, you're waiting for your child at the pick up drop off place and your child falls and hurts themselves. A person who is carrying can't even get out and assist their own child," explained Kaleda.

September 9, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Innocent before guilty, new self-defense law sides with homeowners protecting their 'castles'

"If your life is in danger you don't have to prove what the intent was of some intruder who is in your house, which was absolutely insane," said Jim Irvine, of the Buckeye Firearms Association.

"You now can defend yourself up to and including using deadly force," said Irvine, adding that under the old law homeowners had to justify their actions by proving they were in danger.

...Irvine disputes the notion that the law can provide a safe haven for thugs.

"You're presumed innocent, but prosecutors can rebut that," Irvin said. "So, that covers a case that plays out wrong."

Ohio's law swept through the Republican-controlled legislature earlier this year and was signed by Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in June.

The law also contains other provisions intended to clear up confusion about the state's concealed carry firearms law...

"Before I could carry a firearm in a briefcase on the front seat, but the center console was illegal. It just didn't make sense," said Irvine.

September 8, 2008
WYTV (Youngstown ABC) - Ohio conceal carry law changes

Tuesday, a bill Governor Ted Strickland calls "Common Sense Legislation" will establish Castle Doctrine in the Buckeye State, giving all citizens the right to defend themselves from violent crimes.

"A criminal is presumed to be there to do you harm if they break in to your house, or car, or occupied dwelling", says Jim Irvine, Chairman of Buckeye Firearms Association.

...Irvine says other small changes are there to correct previous draft errors, and clear up confusion about what's considered legal and illegal under Ohio's Conceal Carry Law.

September 8, 2008
Dayton Daily News - Self-defense law will change Tuesday

"Right now, if someone breaks into your house tonight and waves a knife at you and you shoot them, you have to prove their intent," said Jim Irvine, chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association, a state gun rights advocacy group.

"They're saying, 'Was their intent to sell you knives, or to kill you? Well, prove it.' That's what is going to change," Irvine said.

September 8, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed implementation of SB184 (Castle Doctrine) with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

September 3, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers discussing the news that a Texas school will allow trained teachers to be armed on campus in order to deter or stop a violent attacker.
 

September 2008
Columbus Board of Realtors magazine - REALTOR® Safety -- Advice on protecting yourself, your clients and their property

For my own personal safety, I will not enter a vacant home alone," said Linda Walker, Prudential Plus Realty [and Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader]. "I will wait for the buyer to arrive before entering. I try to always be aware of my surroundings and what is going on and listen to my women's intuition. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't! When Ohio began allowing the concealed carry of handguns four years ago, I took the necessary steps to ensure my own self-defense, and became an NRA (National Rifle Association) certified instructor, teaching many of my fellow REALTORS® about concealed carry as well, so that they may protect themselves."

August 31, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Lt. Col Dave Grossman's Bullet-Proofing the Mind - A MUST for every concealed-carrier

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

August 30, 2008
Newsbusters.org - Another Fake 'Lifelong Republican' Exposed

This is a favorite meme of the left. In fact, apart from Ace's parody of the same, I've never seen a "lifelong Democrat" claim to be, for the first time ever (!) voting Republican in an election. Probably because it's lame and fools no one.

It certainly won't keep them from trying. Over and over and over again.

The latest example is "lifelong Republican," Tony Dean. Courtesy the Buckeye Firearms Association...

...As you navigate the serengeti-web, beware wolves in sheep's clothing. "Lifelong" Republicans supporting Obama and other Democratic candidates probably haven't voted Republican since Reagan was on the ticket, if ever.

(The article went on to quote extensively from Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus' article which exposed Sportsmen for Obama organizer Tony Dean as anything but what he and Obama campaign are claiming.)

 

August 28, 2008
MichelleMalkin.com - Fake “lifelong Republican” alert

Exposed.

(The article went on to quote extensively from Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus' article which exposed Sportsmen for Obama organizer Tony Dean as anything but what he and Obama campaign are claiming.)

 

August 24, 2008
WBZI 1500 AM's "The Great Outdoors" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association volunteer Tim Inwood was a guest on "The Great Outdoors" with host Calvin Pyle discussing the D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court case, changes to Ohio's concealed handgun licensure law with SB184, and the fall elections. The show is syndicated on AM 1500 Xenia, AM 1130 North Dayton, and AM 1090 Wilmington.
 

August 13, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Proof: Believe the NRA when it says gun ban extremists are lying

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

August 11, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - President Romney in 2012?: What Mitt Should Be Doing Now

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

July 30, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - The Answer to School Shootings is ... More of the Same?

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

July 23, 2008
WBNS 10TV (CBS Columbus) - Women's Shooting Clubs Becoming More Common

Linda Walker is a certified National Rifle Association instructor. She is the only female leader with the Buckeye Firearms Association.

According to Walker, women started picking up handguns when the concealed carry law went into effect in 2004.

“It’s important that women are comfortable using guns and know what to do with them,” Walker said.

July 21, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Course Review: "Security for Faith-Based Organizations"

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

July 9, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers discussing the Cleveland-area visit of Alan Gura, lead attorney on District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court Second Amendment case, as well as the difficulties one Willowick, OH resident faced when trying to exercise his right to openly carry a handgun.
 

July 7, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - President Barack Obama - A Gun Owner's Worst Nightmare

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Dean Reick published on this national website.
 

July 7, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Forgotten Already? John McCain's 2004 Vote for the Clinton Gun Ban

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad Baus published on this national website.
 

July 2, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers discussing the United States Supreme Court decision on District of Columbia v. Heller.
 

July 1, 2008
FX Networks - Buckeye Firearms Association participates in filming of FX reality show

One filming location was a gathering of the leadership of the Buckeye Firearms Association in the Columbus area. Here Lalli debated the Second Amendment and gun control issue with the leadership of the grassroots organization. Lalli also encountered State Representative Michael DeBose (D-Cleveland). Rep. DeBose, who voted against concealed carry legislation, switched his views after being attacked and chased near his home. Lalli took DeBose to task for his change in viewpoint regarding concealed carry. Additionally, cameras followed Lalli on a squirrel hunt with Greene County Dailies outdoor writer and Buckeye Firearms Association leader Larry Moore and his daughter Tiffany Atley.

 

June 29, 2008
The Ohio News Network (Columbus)

Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson appeared as a panel guest on the ONN's Capitol Square discussing the United States Supreme Court decision on District of Columbia v. Heller.
 

June 28, 2008
Dayton Daily News - Reaction mixed to high court ruling on guns

Warren County resident Joe Eaton, southwest chair of the Buckeye Firearms Association, said he's thrilled the high court tackled an issue that has not been explored in decades.

"We are quite pleased," Eaton said. "The Supreme Court has decided the right to bear arms in one's home is an individual right."

June 27, 2008
Canton Repository - What our representatives said about the Supreme Court's decision

"Your right to possess a firearm in your own home is an individual right and has nothing to do with your role, or lack of role, in any militia."

Chad D. Baus, Buckeye Firearms Foundation

June 27, 2008
WKYC (NBC Cleveland)
- Buckeye Firearms group applauds Supreme Court gun ruling

The Buckeye Firearms Association says there will be a nationwide impact beyond Washington D. C., following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday.

By a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a fundamental, individual right to keep a firearm in your own home, the association said, in a statement.

The ruling was handed down following a challenge to the Washington D.C. complete ban on handguns. The court said Americans have a right to keep guns at home for self-defense.

"People living in D.C. have the right to possess firearms in their own homes, and D.C.'s law, which amounted to a ban, violated that right," Buckeye Firearms attorney Ken Hanson said.

Hanson addded that, even though the decision is limited to this specific (city), the case will clearly have nationwide impact in the coming years as it is tested and applied against cities in lawsuits throughout the United States.

The Buckeye Web site also has a "countdown" until Ohio's "Castle Doctrine" becomes law in the state, a countdown that, as of June 27, had reached 74 days.

That doctrine, recently signed into law by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, gives Ohioans the right to defend their home with a gun.

The doctrine played off the metaphor that "a man's home is his castle," thus giving it the name.

The Buckeye Firearms Foundation, together with a coalition of private security companies, filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff in the Washington D.C. lawsuit.

With this decision, the court "signaled an unequivocal end to the two-decade legal charade popularly referred to as the 'collectivisttheory,'" the Buckeye statement read.

"Your right to possess a firearm in your own home is an individual right and has nothing to do with your role, or lack of role, in any militia. Prior to (Thursday's)decision, the majority of the federal court circuits had utilized the collectivist theory, mostly as a means to uphold criminal convictions for violations of federal firearm laws. Clearly, bad facts make bad law, and (Thursday's)decision is the reprieve gun owners have been looking for."

Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting,ompetition, and recreation.

June 27, 2008
WLW 700 AM (Cincinnati)

Buckeye Firearms Association Southwest Ohio Region Leader Joe Eaton appeared as a guest on the Bill Cunningham show discussing the United States Supreme Court decision on District of Columbia v. Heller.
 

June 27, 2008
WTAM 1100 AM (Cleveland)

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on the Wills & Snyder show discussing the United States Supreme Court decision on District of Columbia v. Heller.
 

June 15, 2008
Gun Week Magazine - McCain addresses NRA session, member reception is lukewarm

It was as if gun owners were being asked to accept the roverbial "lesser of three evils" when Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and his party's presumptive Presidential nominee, addressed about 6,000 members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) last month in Louisville, KY during the association's annual convention.

That's how many gun owners say it, and that attitude was perhaps best summed up by Chad Baus of the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA), who traveled from neighboring Ohio to attend the event.

"John McCain's closing speech at the 'Celebration of American Values' conference...was a real clinker, and not just because he was boring, uninspired, unmotivated and talking out of both sides of his mouth," Baus wrote on the BFA's website. "No, I realized how much of a clinker his speech to the thousands of NRA members in attendance was as I stood in the back of the auditorium and listened to the turn-styles at the exits. Clink, clink. Clink, clink. Clink, clink."

Gun Week spoke to Baus a day after the event and he remained underwhelmed.

June 11, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Ken discussed Governor Strickland's signing of SB184 (Castle Doctrine) with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

June 9, 2008
Cincinnati Enquirer - City should conform to law on concealed carry

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Volunteer Jeff Riley published in this large Ohio newspaper.
 

June 6, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - The Good Fight

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino published on this national website.
 

June 2, 2008
WLW 700 AM (Cincinnati)

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on the Bill Cunningham show discussing passage of amended Castle Doctrine legislation.
 

June 1, 2008
Toledo Blade - Ohio set to expand limits on self-defense - Change included in gun legislation

"Current law doesn't make sense," said Jim Irvine, chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association. "You can't put a gun in an unlocked glove box and you can't put it in a center console, but you can have it in a purse or brief case right next to you. We're trying to make the law work. Every change was to address real problems."

June 1, 2008
WTAM 1100 AM (Cleveland)

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on the syndicated Black on Black crime with Art McCoy show discussing passage of amended Castle Doctrine legislation, transportation rules for guns and other gun-related issues.
 

May 31, 2008
Hard Truths with Phil Heimlich

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino appeared as a guest with host Phil Heimlich discussing House passage of amended Castle Doctrine legislation and the upcoming special election for the office of Ohio Attorney General. Hard Truths is syndicated on WHKW 1220 AM (Cleveland), WRFD 880 AM (Columbus), WLQV 1500 AM (Detroit), WGTK 970 AM (Louisville, KY), and WTOD 1560 AM (Toledo).
 

May 29, 2008
(Columbus') The Other Paper - Gun Shy: Has it become elitist to support firearms restrictions?

In years past, “Gun owners watched as gun bill after good gun bill either died or was watered down in a GOP-controlled legislature,” wrote Chad Baus, a member of the Fulton County Republican Central Committee and vice chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association, in a blog posted on the group’s website.

For 16 years, Republican lawmakers found it necessary to go slow on gun laws in order to appease their party’s governor, whether it be Bob Taft, a Cincinnati native, or George Voinovich, former mayor of Cleveland, Baus said.

...The Buckeye Firearms website takes aim at “the elitist union leaders at the Fraternal Order of Police.”

“It’s very elitist to tell people what rights you think we should have,” said Jim Irvine, the group’s director.

Most politicians and urban dwellers have never handled a gun and therefore have an unnecessary fear of firearms.

“Mayor Coleman doesn’t know which end of a gun the bullet comes out of,” Irvine said. But firearms could go a long way to protect law-abiding residents from crime.

“Criminals are lazy. They go after the easy targets,” he said. There may not be a deer at Broad and High, but there could just as easily be “a 300-pound 6-foot-tall animal of a person waiting to attack.”

May 29, 2008
WOIO Channel 19 Action News (Cleveland)

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine appeared in studio as a guest with reporter Jen Picciano discussing House & Senate passage of amended Castle Doctrine legislation.
 

May 29, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Ohio House OKs easing up on guns in cars

A bill most Ohio law-enforcement groups and county prosecutor groups tried to shoot down easily cleared the Ohio House Wednesday as backers said the aim was to clarify how people can transport guns.

...Supporters of the measure, including the Buckeye Firearms Association and the NRA, testified during committee hearings that the bill only clarifies current Ohio law that they say is murky and convoluted.

May 29, 2008
WTAM 1100 AM (Cleveland)

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on the Bob Frantz show discussing House passage of amended Castle Doctrine legislation.
 

May 28, 2008
WHLO 640 AM (Akron/Canton)

Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Rick Kaleda appeared as a guest to discussing the very latest on Ohio's Castle Doctrine legislation.
 

May 24, 2008
Dayton Daily News - Gun law proposals raise concerns

Proponents of the legislation said it is intended to protect law-abiding citizens who wish to use their firearms in a lawful way, such as hunters, gun lovers and sport shooters.

"How many times have (police officers) found a criminal carrying an unloaded gun?" said Jim Irvine, a spokesman for the Buckeye Firearms Association, which helped craft the legislation. "If someone is intending to commit a crime, they aren't thinking of the law to begin with. They are going to do it no matter what the law says."

The proposal would also allow off-duty officers to carry guns inside bars and prevent law enforcement from seizing legal guns during government-declared emergencies.

Some law enforcement officers aren't too concerned about the change, agreeing with Irvine that those who commit gun violence disregard the law as it is now.

"It's not going to impact the way we conduct our business," Dayton police Sgt. Chris Williams said. "Law-abiding citizens are not our problem."

May 22, 2008
Columbus Dispatch - Debate over guns in cars gets heated

Ken Hanson of the Buckeye Firearms Association, who helped craft the amendment, said Ohioans have no idea how to follow Ohio's current convoluted law regarding guns in vehicles.

John Murphy, executive director of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, agreed the gun transportation law could use a change, but not this one.

"It is confusing, no doubt about that," he said of current law.

...Rep. Tracy Heard, D- Columbus, asked supporters how they justify going forward without any support from law enforcement.

"Law enforcement is granted their powers by we the people," Hanson said. "We do not get our rights from them."

May 21, 2008
Gongwer News Service - House weighs changes in conceal carry law, wants Highway Patrol opinion of measure that Governor backs

Proponents from the National Rifle Association and the Buckeye Firearms Association described most of the proposals as clean-up language offered in response to problems stemming from the original conceal carry law.

"Is there some expansion here? Yes. But it's a very small portion," said Ken Hanson of the firearms association.

May 21, 2008
Columbus Dispatch - NRA proposals to ease Ohio gun laws draw fire from police, prosecutors

The NRA wants to add a 19-point amendment to Senate Bill 184, the so-called “Castle Doctrine,” which strengthens self-defense laws that apply in one's home or vehicle. White's committee could pass the bill Wednesday or Thursday, allowing little time for public debate of the NRA proposal.

“The majority of the amendment is targeted at the poison pills and case-law problems that we've been dealt over the last four years,” said Ken Hanson of the Buckeye Firearms Association, who helped craft the amendment.

Among its changes, the bill would let anyone carry a gun in a vehicle, regardless of whether they have a concealed-carry license. The gun would have to be unloaded and in a case, which could be unlocked.

Hanson said current law, which generally says that non-licensees must transport guns in a trunk or locked case, has been “chewed up beyond recognition” by police officers and the courts.

May 21, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police's full assault on your rights, and the amendment to Castle Doctrine legislation (SB184) that would restore them, with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

May 21, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Linda Walker was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers. They discussed Linda's recent attendance at the NRA Annual Meetings, the candidacy of Barack Obama, updates on Buckeye Firearms' work on Castle Doctrine legislation, etc. The show starts after the news in the 9:00 hour and runs till 10:00 and is broadcast on WHKW AM 1220 in Cleveland and simulcast on WHKZ AM 1440 in Warren Ohio.
 

May 20, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Southwest Ohio Region Leader Collin Rink was a guest on NRANews.com at 10:40p.m. Tuesday, May 20th, along with former Judge Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman. Collin & Triantafilou discussed the Hamilton County Republican Party's sponsorship of a Concealed Handgun License training course with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

May 19, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Gun-owning Democrats

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

May 17, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine and Vice Chairman Chad Baus were guests on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141, live from the 137th NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

May 12, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Gun Manufacturers Helping Gun Banners?

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson published on this national website.
 

May 10, 2008
Infowars.com - Bloomberg’s End-run Around the Second Amendment

And if you think McCain will save the Second Amendment, think again — there is a strong possibility Mike DeWine will become his attorney general if the McManchurian candidate is selected. DeWine is a darling of the gun-grabbers with a Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsement. “When he ran for the Senate in 1994, he backed the Clinton Gun Ban,” writes the Buckeye Firearms Association.

May 5, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - New Life Church Pastor Brady Boyd speaks out on church security preparedness

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chair Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

May 2, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Gerard discussed revelations that an active duty soldier's application to renew his Ohio concealed handgun license was almost denied, due to questions about his residency, with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

April 30, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Video Review: Innovative Tactical Concepts -- Fight!

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino published on this national website.
 

April 28, 2008
Gun Digest Magazine - Ohio's Concealed-Carry License Becoming More Popular With Citizens

In 2007, nearly 22,000 Ohio citizens received a concealed handgun license, which was a 20 percent increase from 2006, according to data released by Ohio's attorney general.

In all, more than 109,000 Ohioans hold a carry license.

"Every day, the law-abiding citizens who carry a gun prove the anti-gun side wrong," a Buckeye Firearms Association press release noted. "None of their predictions have come true. No increase in accidents, or kids finding guns, or blood in the streets. The release of more data reinforces what gun owners and concealed-carry advocates have been saying for years: We are not the problem. And all the attention given to restricting our rights is energy that should be focused on stopping criminals."

April 23, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Linda Walker was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers. They discussed the unanimous passage of Castle Doctrine legislation in the Ohio Senate. The show starts after the news in the 9:00 hour and runs till 10:00 and is broadcast on WHKW AM 1220 in Cleveland and simulcast on WHKZ AM 1440 in Warren Ohio.
 

April 17, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman Chad Baus was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Chad discussed the Senate's unanimous passage of Castle Doctrine legislation, as well as ongoing confusion related to Ohio Concealed Handgun License renewal with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

April 17, 2008
WCMH TV (NBC Columbus) - Debate Remains Regarding Shooting Intruders

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Region Leader Gerard Valentino appeared on both the 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. evening broadcasts. Story summary published on NBC4i.com included the following:

"The Buckeye Firearms Association said that 20 states have a Castle Doctrine and said that just because the law changes, it doesn't turn honest people into bloodthirsty vigilantes."

April 9, 2008
WKHW/ WHKZ's "Call the Cops" radio program

Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Linda Walker was a guest on "Call the Cops" with host Don Myers. They discussed the latest progress on Castle Doctrine legislation in the Ohio Senate. The show starts after the news in the 9:00 hour and runs till 10:00 and is broadcast on WHKW AM 1220 in Cleveland and simulcast on WHKZ AM 1440 in Warren Ohio.
 

April 7, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Hoping for a Return to the Wild West

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino published on this national website.
 

April 6, 2008
Toledo Blade - Concealed carry: Debate endures 4 years later

In Ohio, instances of violent crime increased by about 4 percent in the year the gun law was passed.

Then, from 2005 to 2006, violent crime dropped, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jim Irvine, chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association, said many factors play into crime rates, but he agreed the concealed-carry law isn't one of them.

"I'd love to be able to say it's reduced crime, but I don't think we can say that," he said.

Still, Mr. Irvine believes the law shouldn't be blamed on any spikes in crime.

Mr. Irvine said the people applying for the permits are law-abiding citizens who want to carry a gun to defend themselves and their families against criminals. Many people get guns to feel safer, Mr. Irvine said.

Even if the gun remains untouched in its holster, Mr. Irvine said the feeling of security is immeasurable.

"They can benefit from a security system mentally even if nobody ever breaks into their house," he said. "That feeling of safety - that's a great public good."

April 3, 2008
WCMH TV (NBC Columbus) - Shooting Intruders: Self Defense Or Excuse For Murder?

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Region Leader Gerard Valentino appeared on both the 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. evening broadcasts. Story summary published on NBC4i.com included the following:

"You're in your home -- your castle -- and you feel forced to fire. Self defense or excuse for murder? Both sides of the castle doctrine debate weighed in on Senate Bill 184 at the Statehouse, NBC 4's Erin Tate reported.

The bill would apply to lawsuits against those who may shoot a felon, forcibly trespassing to rape, rob, assault of burglarize.

The Buckeye Firearms Association said 17 states have the castle doctrine, including states which neighbor Ohio -- Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

Sen. Tim Grendell said there have not been any problems with Kentucky's law."

April 2, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Linda Walker was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Linda discussed the latest Senate committee hearing on Castle Doctrine legislation with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

April 2008
S.W.A.T. Magazine - Armed and Unarmed Combatives - Innovative Tactical Concepts' Advanced Pistol Fighting

Feature article by Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino published in this national magazine.
 

April 2008
S.W.A.T. Magazine - Black Arts at BlackWater

Feature article by Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson published in this national magazine.
 

March 25, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Exposed: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Gun Grabbers' Wizard of Toledo - PART 3

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chair Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

March 25, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Exposed: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Gun Grabbers' Wizard of Toledo - PART 2

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chair Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

March 14, 2008
Ohio Outdoor News - Ohio Gun Rights protectors join historic D.C. ban case

The BuckeyeFirearms.org press release "Buckeye Firearms Foundation Files Brief in D.C. Gun Ban Case" was covered at length in this influential state-wide newsletter.
 

March 5, 2008
WorldNetDaily.com - Why you should carry every day

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Gerard Valentino published on this national website.
 

March 3, 2008
Gun Digest Magazine - Ohio Concealed-Carry Permit Renewals: Does a Big Logjam with Certificates Await?

According to Chad D. Baus, vice chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio concealed-carry permit holders might be in for a rude awakening this year when they seek to renew their permits.

As Baus wrote on the BFA website, the carry permits of more than 45,000 Ohioans will expire between April and December 2008. Permit holders must go through their county sheriffs for renewals. The critical piece of paper applicants need is their "competency certificate", issued by a certified concealed handgun license instructor. Will permit holders have a copy of that certificate? Probably not.

"One sheriff has already confirmed to me that in the early days of the law, his office was accepting originals of applicants competency certificates, but were not yet advising applicants of the importance of making a copy, as they now are," Baus wrote. "And because state law requires sheriffs to destroy documents submitted at the time of application once the licensing process is completed, every one of the 45,497+ competency certificates submitted to the sheriffs in 2004 were destroyed under statute."

If their instructor did not keep a copy, Baus warned, such people will probably have to retake their carry class.

March 1, 2008
WXIX TV (FOX Cincinnati) - Concealed Carry on Campus

Buckeye Firearms Association Southeast Ohio Region Leader Collin Rink was a featured on FOX Cincinnati Channel 19 during the 10:00 p.m. evening broadcast doing volunteer work for Buckeye Firearms Association-endorsed candidate Bob Mecklenborg's campaign for State Representative.
 

February 27, 2008
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Agency could lift gun ban in parks

Reinhart's concerns about safety in the national parks were echoed by James Irvine of Strongsville, area spokesman for the Buckeye Firearms Association. He said criminals sometimes hunt for victims in national parks, though he acknowledged he has heard of only a handful of violent incidents.

February 20, 2008
The Washington D.C. Examiner - D.C. gun case attracts gun lovers from Ohio

This brief comes from citizens of Ohio who neither live in D.C. nor do business in our fair town. Yet they purport to know what’s best for us.

The document names two interest groups: first, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to defending “the rights of Ohio citizens to use firearms for all legal activities.” Second, the National Council for Investigations and Security Services, a trade group for private security agencies.

Their argument is simple: Because the Metropolitan Police Department has failed to protect residents, the city has no right to ban handguns.

February 15, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Ken discussed his BuckeyeFirearms.org article "Who is attacking the Second Amendment in the D.C. gun case, and what can you do about it?" with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

February 15, 2008
WCMH TV (NBC Columbus) - Concealed Carry on Campus

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio volunteer Mark Noble was a guest on NBC Columbus Channel 4 during the 6:00 p.m. evening broadcast to discuss the Northern Illinois University campus massacre and efforts to allow students their Constitutional right to self-defense on campus.
 

February 11, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Ken discussed the recent BuckeyeFirearms.org article "Buckeye Firearms Foundation Files Brief in D.C. Gun Ban Case" with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

February 11, 2008
NationalJournal.com - Another Way To Look At The D.C. Handguns Case

The amicus brief [PDF], filed by the Buckeye Firearms Foundation...enumerates the ways in which the Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. government have failed to protect its citizens. (Hat tip: Volokh Conspiracy.)

"The District is consistently a national leader in various crime categories while simultaneously demonstrating inability to adapt or change under the crippling bureaucracy endemic to the District. Compounding this deadly combination of high crime and inflexibility are constant examples of corruption, incompetence and outright misfeasance in the operation of the department," the brief argues.

..."Within the context of a police department failing in the most basic duty owed to the citizens, to protect and serve, and courts declining to hold police departments accountable for even the most egregious of these failures, the Second Amendment must be interpreted as an individual right to keep and bear firearms for defense of self and others," the brief continues.

This argument could allow the Supremes to decide D.C. v. Heller using factors other than a Second Amendment interpretation. For example, it's clear that the gun ban has done little to reduce gun violence in the District. That doesn't make it unconstitutional, but it's not a great argument for upholding the ban, either.

The amicus should also serve as a wake-up call to Fenty's administration. It has a lot riding on this case, which will be one of the highest profile of the court's term. But citizens may already suspect, as the Buckeye Firearms Foundation does, that the regulation of firearms is just one of the District's many problems when it comes to reducing violence.

February 10, 2008
The Volokh Conspiracy (Dave Kopel) - The "Failed State" Brief in DC v. Heller

On behalf of several association of private security guards and detectives, and the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, a brief in DC v. Heller supplies the facts of the appalling mismanagement and institutional incompetence of DC's Metropolitan Police Department. Almost everyone who lives or works in the District of Columbia is well aware that the District's government performs very poorly compared to almost all other big-city governments in the United States. Nevertheless, the Buckeye brief is shocking.

February 8, 2008
USConcealedCarry.com - Exposed: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Gun Grabbers' Wizard of Toledo - PART 1

Op-ed by Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chair Chad D. Baus published on this national website.
 

February 8, 2008
ArmsandtheLaw.com (David Hardy) - Heller update

Checking out the amicus briefs so far filed...they're an impressive lot. I was especially struck by the Buckeye Firearms Fdn one...

 

February 2, 2008
(New York State) North Country Gazette - Post-Star, Pistol Permits And Public Safety

When The Sandusky Register, a newspaper in northern Ohio published the non-public records of concealed permit holders last summer, they got a backlash they hadn’t expected. One gun rights advocacy group published personal but public information about the newspaper’s editor on the group’s web site.

In what was labeled as a grossly irresponsible move by many, the Register published the names, ages and home counties of the nearly 2,700 concealed carry permit holders in its circulation area.

...In Ohio, gun laws restrict public access to concealed carry records but the media is allowed to access them, but not for the purposes of making such lists public by publication.

After the Register’s action, a spokesman for the Buckeye Firearms Association said that “The general public may now know who owns and may or may not carry a gun. Additionally, the general public now knows who is not carrying a gun in their day to day activities.”

...Ken Hanson, legislative chair of the Buckeye Firearms Association and author of The Ohio Guide to Firearm Laws says that by publishing lists of persons who have obtained concealed handgun licenses, newspapers such as the Sandusky Register have taken private, non-public record information and made it public.

“Beyond the fact that The Register has now made public that which statutorily was not to be public, what harm can come from this?” Hanson asks. “Buckeye Firearms Association previously brought you the story of a prison guard who was tracked down by a former inmate by using a concealed carry list published in a local paper. However, beyond this explicit example, the general public remains largely unaware of just how much harm can come from this.

January 31, 2008
FOX 8 News (WJW Cleveland) - Castle Doctrine Debate

"If someone breaks down your door and intrudes in your home you should not have the legal burden to prove that you acted in self defense," said Ken Hanson of the Buckeye Firearms Association. (FOX 8 video)
 

January 23, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed the recent BuckeyeFirearms.org article "Concealed Handgun License renewal deadline looms for many" with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

January 10, 2008
NRANews.com

Buckeye Firearms Association's Jim Irvine was a guest on NRANews.com, which is broadcast live on the Internet and on satellite radio via Sirius Patriot 141. Jim discussed the very latest in Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's attempts to control drug and gang-related crime in his city, as well as a 2008 legislative preview for the Buckeye State with Cam & Company host Cam Edwards.
 

January 4, 2008
Concealed Carry Magazine - God Bless the Warrior

Feature article by Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson published in this national magazine.

 

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