No real reason: Toledo Blade opposes firearms law reform bill

When one first learned of some of the sweeping changes proposed in Rep. Jim Aslanides' firearms law reform bill, House bill 347, it would have been logical to predict that establishment media opposition would come on language which would make all firearms laws in the state uniform, or language which would redefine what constitutes a "loaded" firearm in a motor vehicle. On the other hand, the...

USSA: Hearing Scheduled for Bill to Eliminate Hunting Barriers in Ohio

October 21, 2005 U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Action Alert An Ohio bill designed to help increase the number of sportsmen in the field will be heard in a house committee next week. The bill is part of a national effort to recruit hunters to the sport. Ohio HB 296, introduced by Rep. Stephen Buehrer, R-Delta, will create an apprentice hunting license. It is scheduled for sponsor testimony in the...

As Holiday Season Approaches Be A Smart Shopper

By Larry S. Moore It is that time of year again. Officials in Bellbrook, a suburb south of Dayton/Kettering, are warning to be on the lookout for a seasonal bandit. The WDTN TV-2 Dayton story warns of a bandit who apparently only works in October and November. In a separate WDTN story, pickpockets are targeting area shoppers with the latest a being a Cub Foods store south of Dayton. The story...

LTE: Shooting blanks with factless anti-gun letter

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published a letter to the editor from gun ban extremist Rosie Craig, in which she asserted that gun control was working to control gun crime in Canada. That kind of outrageous claim deserved a reply, and on Thursday the Plain Dealer published it: October 20, 2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer What was she thinking? In her Oct. 18 letter, "It's hard to discern gun...

Mayor Ford seeks credit for end to rioting; forgets empty promises

Although the images of rioting in Toledo gave a whole nation pause, it is now obvious that Mayor Jack Ford (who is desperately trying to hold on to his office) was thinking less than the cost of violence on his constituents - and more about his job. The Toledo Blade is reporting that two new Jack Ford campaign commercials focus on the weekend riot, and one includes the claim that the mayor "kept...

HISTORIC VICTORY FOR GUN OWNERS

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES THE “PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT” Thursday, October 20, 2005 (Fairfax, VA) - Today the United States House of Representatives passed the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397) by a bipartisan vote of 283-144. The legislation now moves to President Bush’s desk for his expected signature. Commenting on the passage of this landmark...

Ohio Brothers Elected to Trapshooting Hall of Fame

The Middletown Journal is reporting that two Troy Ohio brothers have been elected to the Trapshooting Hall of Fame for their invention of the Clyne Puller. From the story: In its day the Clyne Puller was the most innovative piece of equipment related to trapshooting. It took the physical, human pulling of the trap machine out of the sport and put electricity into it forever. “It’s one of the...

Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout

There are more stories pertaining to our gun rights in Ohio then we can possibly draw attention to with individual daily commentary. But they are worthy of comment. What follows is our weekly view of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens. Click on the "Read More..." link below for seven days of headlines accompanied by short, concise pro-gun analysis. Wednesday from...

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