Another pro-gun opponent for DeWine?

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the field of Republicans looking to dethrone anti-gun Senator Mike DeWine in next year's GOP primary looks to increase to two. (John Mitchel has already officially declared his candidacy ) According to the story, a former president of Middletown-based AK Steel announced Tuesday that he's considering running against Sen. Mike DeWine next year for the GOP...

US Sportsmen Alliance Ohio Legislature Sportsmen's Caucus

By Larry S. Moore The US Sportsmen Alliance (USSA) was formed in the 1970s following a trapping issue on the Ohio ballot. The group was originally named the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America. The name was changed to USSA a few years ago to better reflect the nature of their activities. USSA is a national organization headquartered in Columbus. They work with a broad range of sportsmen issues...

First challenge to Columbus AWB tossed

COLUMBUS --- Franklin County Probate Judge Lawrence Belskis has dismissed the first court challenge to Columbus' new assault weapon ban. The case, filed by Franklin County probate lawyer and city council candidate Phil Harmon, challenged the ordinance on the narrow grounds that it would interfere with administration of estates in Franklin County. "It was an interesting, innovative approach," said...

Ultimate Paranoia in Pickerington

Many CCW and gun rights supporters have probably heard of recent legislation to be introduced by Rep. Jim Aslanides (R-Coshocton) that includes a preemption clause to prevent cities from enacting municipal gun laws which conflict with state law. Among other things, the bill would clarify that cities cannot ban guns from parks or other places not specified as off-limits by the state. This picture...

Editorial: NRA Guns for Rights Violators

August 10, 2005 The Washington Times By Gene Mueller Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, says he will spare no expense or effort to expose energy giant ConocoPhillips for its anti-Second Amendment stance. Look for billboard advertising soon that says as much. An NRA-sponsored national boycott campaign against ConocoPhillips also will begin. The sparks flew...

Vietnam veteran forced to register gun he keeps as reminder of service

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that just four people registered their guns on the first day of registration under the city's new Mentel Ban. One of the four is a man who fought for the very freedom the City of Columbus is now trying to steal away. From the story: Walter C. Rakes went to the city’s License Section office at 750 Piedmont Rd. on the North Side yesterday to pick up an application...

The Mentel(ly) challenged

By Ken Hanson Esq. I read with stunned disbelief the story about the large scale bar shooting that happened in Columbus on August 5, 2005. For those that missed the coverage, two shooters entered into a bar in Columbus, the ironically named Friendly Bar and Grill, and opened fire, striking 6 patrons with some of the reported 30 shots fired from what were reportedly semi-automatic pistols. One of...

A Public Statement from Buckeye Firearms Association

Buckeye Firearms Association has been made aware of public statements made to PAC donor(s), member(s) of the media, and legislator(s) by the corporation that previously sponsored this political action committee (PAC). The statements made by Ohioans for Concealed Carry Inc. do not fully address the broadening of focus we have undergone, associated with our name change. It is correct to say that...

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