HB347: House hearing scheduled November 15 for Sponsor testimony

House Bill 347 has been added to the House Committee on Criminal Justice's agenda for Sponsor-only testimony on November 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Statehouse Room 121. The purpose for Tuesday's hearing is so that the committee may hear testimony on HB347 from its primary sponsor, Rep. Jim Aslanides. Rep. Aslanides will no doubt enjoy having a full hearing room to speak to, so if your schedule allows,...

ODNR Extends Hotline Hours During Deer-Gun Hunting Seasons

Ohioans encouraged to report wildlife violations, illegal activity COLUMBUS, OH - Ohioans seeking information about the upcoming white-tailed deer hunting seasons or individuals seeking to report violations of state wildlife laws can take advantage of extended call center hours from November 19 to December 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 1...

Op-Ed: ''Now We’re Getting Somewhere: A silver lining in a gun ban''

November 9, 2005 National Review Online By Dr. John R. Lott Jr. Who wrote the following? "[I]t is possible that once residents gave up their handguns, San Francisco would be seen as an easy hunting ground for criminals who have no intention of giving up their own pistols." Is it the NRA claiming that gun laws disarm law-abiding citizens and not criminals? No. Amazingly enough it was the San...

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 in...

Democracy Preserved: Defeat of State Issues 2-5 give victory to Ohio gun owners

When Buckeye Firearms Association's Larry Moore first sounded the alarm bells about why gun owners needed to pay attention to State Issues 2, 3, 4, and 5, many Second Amendment supports probably wondered what the Issues had to do with their gun rights. Our answer was simple - a fair and open elections process has everything to do with our gun rights, and the anti-gun people who were trying to...

Possible first hearing for HB347 Nov. 15; Opposition tries same old lines

The Youngstown Vindicator is reporting that Rep. Jim Aslanides' sweeping firearms law reform bill may have it's first hearing next week. House Criminal Justice Committee chairman Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, told the Vindicator he expects this legislation, which has been endorsed by Buckeye Firearms Association , to receive its first hearing Nov. 15. After many false representations from the Ohio...

REMINDER: Vote Tuesday in the Buckeye State!

By Jim Irvine Tuesday November 8 is Election Day in Ohio. Primary and general election days are the only two days each year where we have the ability to vote on our future. We will vote on statewide issues and local candidates. Some have asked why these local races are important, when none of tomorrow’s winners will hold an office where they will vote on HB347 or other statewide gun issues. City...

Another two-time Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee to run for Congress

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that State Sen. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), will run next year for the 4th District congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley. From the story: Jordan is the first for formally announce his intention to seek the congressional seat that represents a large swath of central Ohio. href="http://www.senate.state.oh.us/senators/bios/graphics/...

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