Apprentice hunting license program a boon for already successful youth deer-gun

Two Ohio newspapers are covering the upcoming youth deer-gun season and acknowledging the benefits of the recently-enacted apprentice hunting license program. Cleveland Plain Dealer Outdoor Writer D'Arcy Egan is reporting that a large deer herd and plenty of large-antlered bucks - combined with a youth deer gun season that has been a big hit - have helped stem a slow slide in the number of Ohio...

OFCC Inc. vs Buckeye Firearms Association PAC et. al.

In 2005, this Political Action Committee (PAC) broadened our focus to address issues beyond concealed carry reform. To better reflect this expanded focus, the PAC chose to relinquish its "corporate sponsored" status and change its name from Ohioans For Concealed Carry PAC to Buckeye Firearms Association PAC. From public statements made by our former corporate sponsor, both on the Internet and...

Bob Bennett contemplating another term as OhioGOP chair

By Chad D. Baus The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that OhioGOP party chair Bob Bennett is considering carrying on as party chair, claiming to have learned a few things after voter anger left heavy Republican casualties at the polls. From the story: "In a very real sense, in some ways, we needed this," Bennett said in a conference call with reporters. "We need a reminder that our service to...

Ohio's youth deer-gun season set for Nov. 18-19

November 9, 2006 The People's Defender Ohio's youth deer-gun season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Young hunters killed 8,641 deer during the 2005 two-day season. Some young hunters may take advantage of Ohio's new apprentice hunting license. This new licenses allows new hunters, both adults and...

Anti-gun Montgomery ''stunned'' by defeat

By Chad D. Baus The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Betty Montgomery, the supposedly unbeatable anti-gun Republican, was so stunned after her defeat by Buckeye Firearms Association-endorsee Marc Dann (52.3% to 47.7% percent) that she didn't concede until 3 p.m. Wednesday. By then, the newspaper reports, she had jetted off to Florida and was declining to take phone calls. In a statement...

Arms-Bearing Can Bear the Defeat

The Second Amendment emerges from the election relatively unscathed November 8, 2006 By Dave Kopel NationalReview.com The Second Amendment has emerged from the biggest Democratic victory since 1974 with relatively little damage. One reason is that in races all over the country, Democrats returned to their Jefferson-Jackson roots by running candidates who trust the people to bear arms. I do not...

Misguided mayors need to look to Castle Doctrine laws to curb crime

By Tim Inwood On Thursday October 26th a group of mayors gathered in Chicago to plot their strategy for getting guns off the streets , a continuation of Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts from April. While the gathering made headlines in USA Today, the details in the reporting made it clear this cluster of obtuse politicians are clueless about crime. The problem with crime is not guns, it is criminals...

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 accidental discharge to an attack article on the NRA, these articles should be a part of your required reading! Click...

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