Open Letter to Governor Bob Taft

5 May 2006 Jamestown, OH The Honorable Bob Taft Governor, State of Ohio Dear Governor Taft: I am writing to request your help with the election of Republican leadership in the November 2006 election. I am a member of the Greene County Republican Central Committee. I am active in various sportsmen, Second Amendment, and self-defense issues. As a member of the Greene County Central Committee, I...

MEMORIAL DAY 2006: In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms

(Originally posted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and on this website July 25, 2003) Ohio Moments Soldiers fined 50 cents for lack of weaponry On July 25, 1788, the first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia was published in Marietta. It mandated all men between 16 and 50 perform military duty. They were required to arm themselves with a musket and bayonet, a cartridge box, powder horn, one...

ABC News Bias: Assigns Anti-Gunner on Staff To Cover Gun Issues

The Second Amendment Foundation has issued the following press release, addressing an issue raised on this website by Buckeye Firearms Volunteer Tim Inwood. BELLEVUE, WA - It looks like ABC News has no problem at all with the appearance of bias, now that they've assigned a reporter who used to work for Handgun Control, Inc. to cover firearms-related stories, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)...

Attorney General announces First Quarter 2006 CHL statistics

Number of CHLs issued increases over past two quarters By Jim Irvine The Ohio Attorney General released the concealed handgun license statistics for the first quarter of 2006 today. Ohio’s sheriff’s issued 5,546 regular licenses and 21 temporary emergency licenses to law-abiding Ohio citizens. This brings the new total number of licenses issued to 73,692. As expected, the more populous counties...

HB347 & HB541: Stalled until fall

As part of a deal to get Ken Blackwell's TEL amendment (see: The Devil is in the Details - Sportsmen Beware of TEL ) off of the ballot this November, the legislature worked late into the afternoon on Tuesday to pass a statutory version of the TEL that was purported to have eliminated some of the concerns with the proposed constitutional amendment, which politicos had increasingly come to view as...

Paper: Complex developed for Ohio trapshooters

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the new home of Ohio trapshooting is nearing completion. From the story: [Jack] Fishburn, 72, born and raised in Grafton in Lorain County, agreed last year to invest his time and $1.6 million to create a home for the Ohio State Trapshooting Association (OSTA) at his Cardinal Center Campground. It was needed after the Amateur Trapshooting Association...

ABC taps former Handgun Control Inc. employee Jake Tapper to report on gun issue

By Tim Inwood As many gun owners are aware, the United Nations is starting their Small Arms and Light Weapons conference in New York City this June. This is yet another assault on our gun rights but, for a change, it is not being launched from Washington D.C. or a state capitol. This conference is part of a global effort to take your guns, and it is gaining momentum. So while the UN sits down in...

More guns in ''gun free'' zones

By Jim Irvine On Monday May 22, 2006 Timothy Baker Jr. took a .38 caliber revolver, walked into the Euclid Office & Medical Plaza and into the office where his estranged girlfriend worked. Neither the restraining order Sherell Chunn had against him, nor the “no guns” sign at the entrance stopped him. Baker had a prior offense of aggravated menacing involving another girlfriend. This is an “...

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