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"Only a handful of dates left": Republican-led Senate still plotting future for pro-gun rights bills

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that the Senate Civil Justice Committee chairman is saying bills to modify concealed carry laws and allow hunters to use noise suppressors could be combined as lawmakers look to move the measures before the end of the lame duck session. From the article : With just weeks to go before the end of the legislative session, Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Twp.) said...

Headline: CCW instructors get jail for cutting class short

The Lima News is reporting that two concealed carry instructors who released students more than two hours short of the mandatory 12-hour requirement have been sentenced to 30 days jail. From the article : Forest Gordon, 49, was sentenced on the charge of attempted complicity in falsification to obtain a concealed handgun license, a fifth-degree felony. Dain Stauffer, 37, of Cairo, was sentenced...

Plenty of Work Ahead

Republicans won big on Tuesday, November 4. Not only did they gain the majority in the US Senate, they also picked up seats in the House, state legislatures, and governors’ offices. GunVoters played a significant role in many of those races. The question now is what the Republicans are going to do with their new-found power? They still have Barack Obama in the White House so they’re not going to...

Senate committee schedules sixth hearing for SB 338 (Concealed Carry Reform) & HB 234 (Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting)

Chairman Bill Coley has announced that the Senate Civil Justice Committee will be hearing testimony on SB 338, Sen. Joe Uecker's (R-Miami Township) Concealed Carry Law Reform Bill, next Wednesday, December 3 at 9:45 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. This will be the sixth hearing for this bill. Coley has also scheduled a sixth hearing for Rep. Cheryl Grossman's (R-Grove City) HB 234 (Allow Noise...

Straight-walled cartridges bring excitement and concerns to Ohio deer gun season

The Ohio deer season and especially the upcoming deer gun week always generates a lot of hope and excitement. This year the added bonus of having our first rifle season using a limited number of straight-walled cartridges (SWC) for rifles is creating some additional excitement. As with anything new there is some confusion. So the first thing is a look at the rules and then some common-sense...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

Youth Deer Gun Season Marks First Use of Rifles in Ohio

The early youth deer gun season was less than thirty-minutes old when five-year old Braxton Taylor made Ohio history. Young Taylor was hunting on a family farm in Union County with his step-father Isaac Heyne when he harvested a doe. It was among the early deer taken with one of the new straight-walled cartridge (SWC) rifles. Taylor also has taken two deer with his crossbow this season. The...

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