Gun ban extremists criticize NSSF's gun lock program as ''publicity ploy''

Just as gun ban extremists have taken to criticizing distribution of Eddie Eagle coloring books (using a deceptive website designed to fool people into thinking they are a pro-gun group) designed to teach children to "Stop, Don't Touch, Leave the Area, Tell an Adult" if they see a gun, the gun ban lobby is again showing how little concern they actually have to gun safety. From a story in USA...

Aslanides to Gun Week: HB347 to be out of committee this year

In an interview for the Second Amendment Foundation's Gun Week magazine, Rep Jim Aslanides told senior editor Dave Workman that he hopes to have his sweeping firearms law reform legislation (HB347) out of committee by the end of this year. From the story: Aslanides told Gun Week that his intent is to have “a single, common law that everyone in Ohio can live with, so that traveling from city to...

Florida self-defense law battle prompts vacationer advisory

by Gerard Valentino and Chad Baus On October 1, Florida's much-publicized "Stand Your Ground" law went into effect. The law removes a duty on the part of citizens to retreat in the face of an attack as long as they are in a place they have a legal right to be, including a public street or their place of business. It also gives immunity from criminal or civil charges to a shooter as long as 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...

Miami Valley hunters ready for duck and goose seasons

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that excitement is building among hunters about predictions for the fall flight of ducks. Hunting will start Oct. 15 in the north zone and Oct. 22 in the south. According to the DDN, the 50th annual Ducks Unlimited survey of waterfowl production in Canada, where most ducks are produced, led DU to estimate the fall flight this year will consist of about 31.7...

LAST CHANCE: Register to vote in 2005 elections!

If you have not voted in the past four years, if you have moved, or if you need to register to vote for some other qualifying reason, please act now. Ohio law states that to be eligible to vote in the general election next month, you must register no later than 30 days prior to the election. That day is today! From the Ohio Secretary of State's website : You may register to vote at the following...

Cincy Enquirer: Charlie Winburn for Ohio Senate?

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that former Cincinnati Councilman Charlie Winburn hasn't wasted time licking his wounds from his third-place finish in that city's mayoral primary. Instead, less than a week later, the Enquirer says Winburn had a poll in the field testing the waters for Ohio Senate. From the story: "I have not just gone home and taken my marbles, crying and bellyaching and...

Ten days and counting: No correction of erroneous Plain Dealer editorial

By Chad D. Baus There have been ten issues of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (and ten opportunities to correct glaring falsehoods repeated in a September 29 editorial about how House Bill 347, Rep. Jim Aslanides' sweeping firearms law reform bill, would amend the media access loophole) since editorial page editor Brent Larkin told Buckeye Firearms Association "if there is an error in the story, I...

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