Vigilance for hunters' rights brings attention to Kenton man

The Lima News has published an excellent story about how one man can make a difference when it comes to grassroots political activism. From the story: His first political battle taught Kenton’s Gary Oates an important lesson about the struggle for hunters’ rights. In 1977, he helped raise money for a campaign to maintain trapping rights in Ohio. He went door to door to convince people how...

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. Thursday in Cleveland...

Another vicious attack thanks to an employer's ''no-guns'' policy

The Toledo Blade is reporting that yet another of its own employees has suffered from a brutal attack while on the job, and of course neglected to mention its own culpability in the defenselessness of its employees. From the story: An East Toledo man was arrested yesterday after police said he assaulted and attempted to rob a woman delivering The Blade during the early morning hours. Rudy Joseph...

Home owner wrestles pistol away from home invaders; uses it to chase them away

The Toledo Blade is reporting that a Fostoria man sustained minor injuries after driving away two men, at least one of them armed with a handgun, who invaded his home this week. From the story: Three residents of 327 Sumner St., including a 2-year-old girl, were at home at 4:30 a.m. when the men, wearing black clothing and ski masks, broke in, one of them brandishing a 9mm pistol. One of the...

Op-Ed: A Look At The Second Amendment

The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, VA is providing an in-depth look at the first 10 amendments to Bill of Rights in anticipation of Bill of Rights Day, Dec. 15. Yesterday the focus was on Amendment II. From the article: Sanford Levinson, a distinguished constitutional law professor, wrote in the Yale Law Journal that the Second Amendment suffers from a lack of serious scholarship. Few law...

Hear the Quiet?

By Gerard Valentino (This commentary has also been published at CNSNews.com ! Once a hot-button political issue, gun control has become nothing more than a second tier topic on the national scene. In the last presidential election the only serious press coverage devoted to guns revolved around John Kerry's poorly devised goose hunting trip in Ohio designed to make him look like a supporter of 2nd...

Divert tax money to pro-gun candidates for FREE!

By Jim Irvine This is the time of year when many make charitable contributions. Tax deductible is good, but I’ve got a much better deal for you. If you pay Ohio income tax this year, you are entitled to a $100 per couple ($50 per person) tax credit for donations to certain politicians. A credit is much different than a deduction. You don’t get a part of your donation back, you get the whole...

Mayor-elect: Toledo's anti-self-defense police chief should step down

Toledo's NBC24.com is reporting that if Mayor-elect Carty Finkbeiner has his way, anti-self-defense Police Chief Michael Navarre will not be part of the new Finkbeiner administration. From the story: At an afternoon news conference, Finkbeiner said that he wants Navarre to step down as head of the police department in January when the new administration takes over. He named Captain Jack Lee Smith...

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