New FBI Study Again Proves the Lie of Gun Control

By Dean Rieck Force Science News recently reported on a landmark 5-year study of cop killers conducted by the FBI and detailed in a 180-page summary called “Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers.” While the study focused specifically on criminals who have assaulted officers, the facts emerging from this study are a damning indictment of the...

Attorney General announces Fourth Quarter 2006 CHL statistics

By Jim Irvine Attorney General Marc Dann has released the concealed handgun license statistics for the fourth quarter of 2006. There were 4,232 regular licenses, and 13 temporary emergency licenses issued, bringing the total to 86,973 Ohioans issued a licensed to carry a concealed handgun. Nearly 19,000 law-abiding citizens obtained their CHL in 2007. There have been no shootouts over fender-...

FLASH: Court rules against employer – Employee’s gun rights protected

A Federal district Court has ruled that a former Ohio UPS employee’s case alleging wrongful termination for a firearm at work may proceed. The court found that the public policy of Ohio permitting citizens to bear arms, as stated in Article I, Section 4 of the Ohio constitution, is clear enough to form the basis of a wrongful termination claim. From Volokh.com : A federal district court has just...

Wild canines offer yet another example of the need for CCW while deer hunting

By Larry S. Moore Jim Robey’s recent Dayton Daily News article about an encounter with wild canines raised an interesting discussion about the need for allowing concealed carry during hunting. As I recall, Mr. Robey was grouse hunting and could not get to their firearms before being attacked by a pack of wild canines. This article also drove home a similar experience for me with a coyote...

Armed pilots equal safer airplanes

By Captain Denny Breslin, National communications chairman; First officer Mike Karn, chairman, Committee for Armed Defense of the Cockpit; Allied Pilots Association - Fort Worth Texas. A heavy, fuel-laden aircraft departing for an international destination is a ripe target for terrorists. But under current agreements, specially trained pilots have been prohibited from carrying weapons on...

FLASH - Concealed Carry for Hunters progress

NEWS FLASH!!!!! Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce that the Ohio Division of Wildlife is responding to our efforts and sportsmen requests to allow hunters with a valid concealed handgun license to carry a concealed handgun while hunting. Buckeye Firearms Association volunteers have been working with Assistant Chief Dave Graham and Jim Lehman, Law Enforcement Executive...

Latest Blade report on gun violence continues to ask all the wrong questions

By Ken Hanson The Toledo Blade reaffirms their lack of credibility on gun crime issues in their coverage of the murder of Toledo Detective Keith Dressel. The bias in the story is almost as outrageous as the murder itself. Too often readers are facing bias in news coverage, whether they realize it or not. Since we are facing a very real danger of being desensitized to this bias, it is critical to...

Hoplophobes also to blame for the Trolley Square Mall slaughter in Utah

By Tim Inwood As I watched the news reports on the shooting at the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, I was saddened but not surprised by how the obtuse, liberal anti-gun media continues to miss the real message of what happened. They should not have missed it, as it is nothing new. A well meaning dullard who owns private property (in this case a shopping mall) tells people you can’t carry a...

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