Guns & Ammo "Best States for Concealed Carry" shows Ohio legislators have a LOT of work to do

Although Republicans have been in control of the General Assembly and governor's mansion for the past 4 years, no pro-gun rights legislation has been sent to the governor's desk in 3.5 years. That lack of progress shows in the state's fall in Guns & Ammo's ranking of the Best Concealed Carry States from 39th in 2013 to 41st in 2014. The 50 united States and and Washington D.C. are ranked by...

Ohio’s Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Hunting Season Oct. 11-12, 2014

AKRON, OH - The white-tailed deer antlerless muzzleloader hunting season returns to Ohio on October 11-12, 2014. Hunters checked 5,608 antlerless deer during the 2013-2014 season. It is legal to hunt antlerless deer with a muzzleloader or bow during this two-day season. No antlered deer may be harvested regardless of hunting implement. Antlerless deer include deer without antlers and deer with...

Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2014 CHL statistics; Record demand for CHLs continues

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2014. Even though over 22,000 licenses expired during the quarter, Ohio still increased the total number of licenses by almost 8,000. There were 16,004 new Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs) issued during the quarter, about the same as the first quarter. There were an...

Concealed Carry Fashion Show a "tremendous success"

The REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show, held Wednesday, September 17th in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, was a tremendous success. The show, held in conjunction with the Northeastern Ohio chapters of A Girl and A Gun, presented the "conceal" aspects of concealed carry of firearms as a walk down the fashion runway. Twelve live models, volunteers from the local A Girl and A...

Report: Number of armed teachers to increase at Lawrence County schools

WOWK (CBS Huntington, WV) is reporting that school officials have confirmed that teachers in the Rock Hill School District have been carrying guns to class for the past year and a half, and that they decided to make the fact public as a further deterrent measure after a recent rash of school threats in Ironton and Greenup County. From the article : We live in a culture where we can no longer just...

Op-Ed: CDC, FBI - Bicycle and falling deaths far exceed deaths from mass shootings

Death statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coupled with crime statistics from the FBI show that bicycle and falling deaths far exceed deaths from "mass shootings." For example, on September 24 the FBI released a study showing there were 64 incidents of "mass killings" (mass shootings) for the years 2000 through 2013. The gunmen in these incidents took the lives of...

Op-Ed: FBI - More people murdered with fire than in mass shootings

According to FBI crime statistics and the bureau's recent study on "active shooter" incidents (ACIs) in the US, far more people are murdered with fire than are killed in mass shootings. Moreover, the number of people killed each year with "personal weapons," such as "feet" and "fists," nearly eclipses the number of people killed in mass shootings. On September 24, the FBI released their study on...

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