FRIDAY FLASHBACK!: Making a difference in STATE politics

Buckeye Firearm Association's web site is seeing an amazing growth in visitors and new articles are being posted several times a week. With everything that is going on, it is easy to miss some important and interesting articles. To make sure that you don't miss anything, we are going to repost one of our more popular articles every Friday. This week's "Friday Flashback" is.... Making a difference...

Taft Vetoes HB347; House overrides Taft 71-21

NOTE: The contents of this story have been updated throughout the day as circumstances warranted. -----> VOTE TALLIES Today Governor Bob Taft carried out his threat and vetoed HB347, a bill that only the rabid anti-freedom groups oppose. The Ohio House of Representatives responded within about three hours, overriding the governor's veto by a 71-21 margin. Fourteen Democrats joined 57...

Home Rule Champions Need To Be Consistent In Their Logic

Editor's Note: Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that the Senate Subcommittee on Civil Justice, chaired by Republican David Goodman , acted Wednesday to remove a provision from House Bill 9 which would have allowed concealed handgun license-holders, in certain situations, to protect their private, personal information from the media, and inserted compromise language, which is still being...

Op-Ed: Election Wasn't a Vote for Gun Control

By Lawrence G. Keane, Esq. As the final election tallies come in, with only a few House races still yet to be determined, and the 2008 presidential race begun, a few things are clear: The 2006 midterm elections were a referendum on Iraq and the Republican leadership of Congress. It was a “thumping,” as the President acknowledged. But what they were not, as some on the far left would have you...

Editorial analysis: Findlay Courier logic vs. Toledo Blade emotion

By Chad D. Baus As I read through many an editoral on HB347 over this past weekend, I found it extremely instructive to compare editorials from two northwest Ohio newspapers. Findlay and Toledo are less than 50 miles apart, but at least from a newspaper editor standpoint, Findlay might as well be on Mars , and Toledo on Venus . Courier editorial excerpts will be presented in blue type , Toledo...

Dispatch: A New Generation of Hunters

The Columbus Dispatch recently published an excellent article on the success of Ohio's new Apprentice Hunting license program. From the story: Daulton Nebraska rushed home from school yesterday, pulled on his camouflage and ducked into the woods, where he and his father quietly awaited their target. The 12-year-old Delaware County boy had one goal in mind as he perched in a tree stand: bagging a...

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 worthy of mention. What follows is our review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens. From an anti-gun police chief to another fluff piece on the anti-gun AHSA, these articles should be a part of your required...

Amended Substitute HB347 delivered to Governor's Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Substitute HB 347 has been delivered to Governor Bob Taft today. This action starts the 10 day clock during which the Governor may either sign or veto the bill. If he does neither, it becomes law without his signature 90 days later. The governor's office maintains that he "most likely will veto the bill." He has until December 16 to take that action. The Governor's office...

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