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 mention. What follows is our weekly review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens. From at least two instances of persons being made victims by criminals who should have been in jail to the latest political moves in...

Opposition hearing on HB347 brings the same old show

Buckeye Firearms Association was on hand for opposition testimony on House Bill 347 today in Columbus, and fresh on the heels of our recent investigation into how the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence's Toby Hoover operates at these hearings, our representatives were keeping a watchful eye for the Puppetmaster's strings. And it didn't take long to spot them... Linda Walker, Joey Lee, Dean Rieck...

Concealed Handguns: Danger or Asset to Ohio?

By Howard Nemerov The purpose of this study is to determine the relative criminality of concealed carry licensees versus the general population of Ohio. In order to do this, we will compare the number of concealed carry license suspensions and revocations to the arrest rates for the entire state population in 2004. This paper begins with a section displaying the raw data for the Federal Bureau of...

Refuse to be a Victim Instructor to donate class proceeds to Buckeye Firearms

By Jim Irvine Recently, several Buckeye Firearms Association volunteers have become Refuse To Be A Victim® instructors. Refuse To Be A Victim® is an NRA course, but it is a personal safety course, not a firearms course. The only thing better than having a firearm when you need it to defend your life, is avoiding the life threatening event in the first place. That is the purpose of this class. It’...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. on hand as Petro names Sen. Joy Padgett as running mate

Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson was on hand at the Statehouse Monday as current Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jim Petro announced that state Sen. Joy Padgett, of Coshocton, will be his Republican running mate for governor. The announcement was made in the Capitol atrium to a crowd of about 100 people, including numerous senators and representatives who...

Blackwell & Petro both see positives in latest GOP polling data

Late last year, a spokesman for Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett announced that the party would conduct a poll before the Feb. 16 candidate filing deadline in hopes of persuading at least one among the three statewide officer-holders seeking the Republican nomination for governor to seek another office. It became obvious last week that the results of that poll were made known to the...

NEW! News comments feature for Buckeyefirearms.org community of readers

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce the introduction of a new feature at Buckeyefirearms.org. Beginning with this article, registered users of this website will be able to contribute their own thoughts on the news of the day. After reading a story, registered users may post comments by clicking on the "Post a Comment" button located at the bottom of each story. To register for a...

Dems' pro-gun/anti-gun gubernatorial ticket latest in a series of 2006 surprises

By Chad D. Baus For political junkies, the 2006 Ohio Governor's race has been providing fix after fix for well over a year now. Among Republicans, battles between Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, Attorney General Jim Petro, and Auditor of State Betty Montgomery have been a microcosm of the larger power struggle in the Grand Old Party of late between conservatives and moderates. Among Democrats,...

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