Dispatch: False arrest case results in record judgement

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a woman falsely arrested was awarded one of the largest judgments in recent history. From the story: The photograph didn’t match. The description didn’t match The handwriting didn’t match. But State Highway Patrol Trooper James R. Mendenhall, a go-getter with a spotless record, arrested the woman anyway. Michelle L. Black-Hosang denied wrongdoing, but...

Associated Press botches initial coverage of Aslanides' firearms legislation

Despite advance warning and follow-up notice, writer refuses to correct errors In the hours after we broke the story that Rep. Aslanides would be introducing a sweeping firearms law reform bill, Associated Press writer John McCarthy began making phone calls to prepare a story. Early in his interview with Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine, it became obvious that McCarthy had not...

BREAKING NEWS: Aslanides unveils sweeping firearms law reform bill

Exclusive to Buckeye Firearms Association. Must credit www.buckeyefirearms.org . Ohio concealed handgun license-holders have long-awaited an antidote for some of the poison pills the Ohio Senate and Governor Taft inserted into H.B. 12. Ohio hunters and other gun owners have long awaited an antidote for the toxic stew of local firearms ordinances and damaging case law that can entrap citizens as...

Ohio media (finally) taking note of new firearms legislation

More than six months after its introduction, the Cleveland Plain Dealer is finally reporting on House Bill 91, legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Brinkman and intended to reform Ohio's concealed carry law in several key ways. From the story: The bill, sponsored by Cincinnati Republican Rep. Tom Brinkman, would allow carrying with no permit, lift carefully negotiated restrictions on hidden guns in...

Queen City Blues, Glass City Groundhog Day

Cincinnati & Toledo citizens vote for more of the same Despite years of increasing violent crime rates and a erosion of Second Amendment rights, the small percentage of voters who turned out for non-partisan mayoral primaries in Toledo and Cincinnati have voted for more of the same. In Cincinnati, Republican Councilman Charlie Winburn's battle to reverse 30 years of a Democrat hold on the...

Second Amendment Foundation Poll: Border Control v. Gun Control

BELLEVUE, WA – By a three-to-one margin, American citizens think border control is far more important to national security and fighting crime than gun control, a nationwide Zogby survey has revealed. The survey, commissioned by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), found that 70 percent of the respondents believe border control is more important, while only 23 percent favor more gun control...

REMINDER: Vote TODAY in primaries around the Buckeye State!

Today is Election Day in many municipalities, and voters have an opportunity to ensure that pro-gun candidates will be on the ballot this November. In Cincinnati, Buckeye Firearms Association has endorsed Charlie Winburn for Mayor. In a campaign shaped by the city's trouble with street crime, Councilman Charlie Winburn has also earned the endorsement of crime-fighting former New York Mayor Rudy...

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Privacy for Criminals over Law-Abiding Gun Owners

By Gerard Valentino and John Salyers The Cleveland Plain Dealer took time away from their crusade to equate law-abiding gun owners with sex offenders to print a story on a law that would seal the criminal records of convicted felons. This objective and fair article covering a law that would protect convicted criminals is in stark contrast to the attacks the Cleveland Plain Dealer often prints...

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