Remaining Anti-Gunners in U.S. Senate Renew Push for Gun Control

Anti-gun U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), have introduced their Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act (S. 407 and H.R. 752, respectively), in yet another attempt to ban magazines that accept more than 10 rounds. Similar legislation has been introduced in previous Congresses, and has repeatedly failed since the expiration of the Clinton “...

2014 Attorney General Summary on Concealed Carry: Program's second-busiest year ever

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the annual report. 2014 was the second busiest year in the history of the concealed carry program, and ended with a record 438,000 Ohioans licensed to discretely carry firearms. Demand for CHLs finished the year strong, with demand increasing slightly over the prior...

Elderly homeowner defends life in daylight Columbus home invasion

The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that an elderly homeowner was able to defend his own life when a convicted burglar decided to strike again. From the article : The North Side homeowner dialed 911 just after noon yesterday and gave his address. When asked what his emergency was, he replied, “Some ... some guy broke into my house, and I shot him.” ... Officers arrived to find the homeowner...

HB 78: "Universal" Background Checks gun control bill reintroduced in Ohio

Judging by HB 78, one of his latest gun control bills introduced in the Ohio House, Rep. Bill Patmon (D) seems unable to grasp the idea that criminals do not typically submit themselves to background checks, and that even when a prohibited person is stopped by a background check procedure, no one prosecutes them for the crime they just committed. In the immediate aftermath of the terrible attack...

Rep. Patmon's HB 79: Retread legislation aimed at the wrong target

Last year WKYC (NBC Cleveland) reporter Tom Meyer issued a very shoddy piece of investigative reporting . His headline blasted that felons are getting hunting licenses that allow them to use guns. The story was long on hype and even longer on misinformation. The most significant piece of bad information was the false assumption that purchasing a hunting license gives someone permission to use a...

Rep. Patmon's HB 75 (Mandatory "Safe" Storage of Firearms) is based on several anti-gun myths

Editor's Note: The following article was originally published in response to the introduction of Rep. Bill Patmon's HB 563 in the 129th General Assembly. That bill was never considered, and it died at the end of the session in 2012. Patmon reintroduced the bill as HB 31 in the 130th General Assembly. It again failed to be given serious consideration, and died at the end of 2014. Patmon has...

Ohio Deer Hunting: Past success, but future is questionable

The 2014 Ohio deer hunting season is in the bag with 175,745 deer harvested. This compares to 191,455 total harvest for the 2013 season. The 2014 harvest was down overall 8.21%. The numbers are pretty much in line with the predictions of the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Their mission has been to reduce the overall size of Ohio's deer herd. No doubt that effort has been successful as reflected in...

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