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 details on several self-defense shootings to the latest comments on HB347 from the House Speaker and Senate President, this...

Exposed: The Buckeye State's Anti-Gun Puppetmaster

How Ohio's Gun Ban Extremists Try to Create the Illusion of Public Support for Gun Control By Chad D. Baus In just a few short weeks, it'll be that time again. Time for a new self-defense bill to begin hearings before the Ohio General Assembly. Time for the anti-gun media to begin crying foul about any attempt to limit their access to CHL-holders' private information. Time for Ohio's resident gun...

2006: A year for change

By Jim Irvine, Chairman I hope everyone enjoyed a great end to an exciting year. As we welcome in the New Year, I'd like to look ahead to events that will happen in 2006, a year for change. Before this year is out, we will elect a new Governor, and by all appearances, most of the other statewide offices. (Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Auditor, and Treasurer) We will also be...

Another journalist sees the up-sides of self-defense preparations

The Canton Repository has published an excellent article written by a journalist who sat through a recent concealed handgun license course offered at The Firing Line in Canal Fulton. The article details some of the students who participated in the class, and describes the course itself. Perhaps the opening few paragraphs will do more than anything in terms of helping readers understand the need...

Gun rights group to Canadian PM: Don't blame U.S. for your crimes and criminals

For Immediate Release Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms BELLEVUE, WA – Reacting to the accusation from Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin that the United States is "exporting violence," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said Martin is trying to scapegoat an entire nation for his own failed leadership, and for crimes committed by his own...

2005: A Year in Self-Defense

By Ken Hanson Esq. It is the end of 2005. A time to gather with family and loved ones and enjoy the season together. A time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and failures. A time to resolve to do better in the coming year. For me, as we look forward to a very exciting legislative year, it is a time to look at the predictions of the two sides of the concealed carry debate and examine how...

Op-Ed: Checking in with the Second Amendment

An outdoors writer from Crawfordsville, Indiana has published an excellent column on current events regarding gun control and politics. The volume of hate emails has dribbled off considerably so I think it is a good time to check in with Second Amendment issues and see what kind of vitriol we might dredge up from a few of the regular readers/cranks. Our first item is an article from the Boston...

''Why would an average citizen WANT to own a handgun...''

"...in this modern day and age?" By Bob Harsanje “Are you kidding ?!?” my longtime business acquaintance inquired mid-bite during lunch. His incredulous look spoke volumes. “No, I’m not kidding,” I matter-of-factly replied. “What would make you think I’m kidding? He laid his fork on the plate and cleared his throat. “Well,” he measured carefully, “you just don’t seem like the type.” “The type?” I...

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