Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout

By Chris Chumita 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 all worthy of mention. What follows is our review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens. From a dog attack in a park to a gun accident, these articles should be a part of your required reading! Click on the "...

Cleveland NAACP Pres.: Don't blame CHL-holder for protecting himself

Cleveland's News Channel 5 is reporting that the Cleveland NAACP responded Friday to criticism surrounding the shooting death of a teenage boy during a robbery, and for once this organization is placing the blame where it belongs - on the criminal. From the story: NAACP President George Forbes and Cleveland Councilman Zach Reed said the black community failed 15-year-old Arthur Buford,...

Plain Dealer: Gun advocates say assaults are thwarted, but not reported

In the fallout from an erroneous Cleveland Plain Dealer story claiming that the death of an armed robber at the hand of the concealed handgun licenseholder he attacked was "what appears to be the first time", Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Michael O'Malley spent time late last week discussing the facts with Buckeye Firearms Association's Chairman and Vice Chairman. He published a follow-up story...

Letters to Plain Dealer editor continue to pour in

Last week, Plain Dealer columnist Regina Brett wrote that she had received more than 400 letters in response to a column defending a concealed handgun license-holder who was forced to shoot a 15 year-old armed robber. The Plain Dealer published a few of those letters along with Brett's column. Two days later, on Sunday, April 29, many more letters on the subject were published. While Brett's...

Pro-gun Democrats should look west to find hope in the Presidential primary

By Chad D. Baus Jockeying for position for the 2008 Presidential primary race began earlier than ever this election cycle, and for gun owners in both parties, the signs have been bleak . However, pro-gun voters who will vote in the 2008 Republican primary got a lift in their spirits last month when actor and former Senator Fred Thompson announced that he was considering a Presidential run. But...

Op-Ed: Rudy Giuliani's Narrow Reading of the Second Amendment

By Jacob Sullum Townhall.com Despite his promise to appoint "strict constructionists" to the Supreme Court if he is elected president, Rudy Giuliani recently said he has no interest in overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that discovered a previously unnoticed constitutional right to abortion. Offending social conservatives (and strict constructionists) even further, he told CNN this...

AG Dann: Handful of CHL applicants slip through mental health background checks

By Chad D. Baus Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann (D) announced today that at least some Ohioans applying for concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) since 2004 have not been properly screened to determine if they have been found mentally incompetent by a judge, or involuntarily committed to a mental institution. Such screens are required by state law. Mr. Dann, who initiated a check of the state’s...

Plain Dealer letter-writers let 'em have it

Readers passionate about shooting By Regina Brett April 27, 2007 Off. The. Scale. The reaction to the shooting of 15-year-old Arthur Buford has everyone up in arms. More than 400 readers told me Damon Wells had every right to shoot and kill Buford. Only 20 disagreed. Wells was not sitting on his porch when he was attacked, as I wrote Wednesday. He was returning from the store and walking across...

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