Rep. Ron Maag introduces legislation to eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones

by Chad D. Baus Ohioans would be able to carry concealed guns on college campuses, places of worship, day-care facilities, private airplanes, school safety zones and certain government buildings under House Bill 48, legislation introduced by Rep. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon. The bill is similar to HB 231, which Maag introduced in the previous General Assembly. That bill received several hearings but...

2015 NRA BOD elections include two candidates from Ohio

As regular readers of BuckeyeFirearms.org pages know, the NRA is the oldest and largest defender of our Second Amendment rights in the United States. Founded by Union officers in the years following the US Civil War, its mission has been to promote marksmanship and the shooting sports for over 144 years now. In the last century, they had to take on a new role: defending the Second Amendment from...

As Strickland considers Senate run, gun owners should consider his recent work in D.C.

On January 30, media reports were awash with news from the Youngstown Vindicator that "sources close to him" had "confirmed" that 73 year-old former Gov. Ted Strickland will run for the U.S. Senate next year. Two weeks later, however, the former governor's intentions are less clear. According to the Vindicator , Strickland told reporters during a conference call hosted by the Center for American...

Paranoia Leads to Tragedy: Connecticut college student's life ruined by gun control

Just days after the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a 23-year old college student in Connecticut was a victim of another gun-related tragedy. No guns were fired, no one was physically injured, but even so, a life was ruined. William Dong was licensed in Connecticut to carry a concealed handgun. He worked for an armored car company and, along with being a good student, and hard worker, he...

Allen Co. Sheriff predicts CHL spike; Montgomery Co. Sheriff improves customer service

According to the Lima News , Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish is predicting a spike this year in people obtaining their concealed handgun license (CHL) thanks to a reduction in the mandatory length of the class to eight hours. From the article : “I think people will see that and say I will go do the eight,” Crish said. The sheriff said it usually takes an event or a presidential election to spike...

Federal Appellate Court Rules EPA Cannot Regulate Content of Ammunition

Dismisses Anti-hunting Groups' Lawsuit Seeking to Ban Traditional Ammunition [In late December,] the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning traditional ammunition with lead components. The refusal by the EPA to consider the...

Our Constitution, Obama's Inconvenience: "U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is now in effect"

"This is a president who acts without any sense of executive restraint. The Constitution is an inconvenience to him." Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton discusses President Obama and the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. The Obama administration signed the treaty in 2014 and it awaits ratification from the Senate. But as Bolton notes, Obama could make an end-run around Congress and use an...

Testimony in sheriff's corruption trial cites improper issuance of CHLs to friends

Suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly (D), who in December 2013 made headlines for refusing to renew some current concealed handgun license-holders (CHLs) over what the state Attorney General said was a misreading of the law, is currently on trial, having been indicted last year on 25 counts involving alleged corruption in his office. Ironically, news from the trial involves not the CHLs he...

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