Buckeye Firearms Association Endorses HB347, Sweeping Firearms Law Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2005 CLEVELAND - Buckeye Firearms Association is excited to announce its endorsement of House Bill 347. The bill’s primary sponsor, Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94) of Coschocton, has again taken lead in improving firearms laws in the Ohio House. HB347 has overwhelming support as indicated by the bill's 47 sponsors. Perhaps the most momentous accomplishment...

FLASH: Aslanides' sweeping firearms law reform legislation introduced as HB347

Exclusive to Buckeye Firearms Association. Must credit www.buckeyefirearms.org . Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that Rep. Jim Aslanides' comprehensive firearms law reform legislation was introduced today in Columbus, as House Bill 347. The bill already has 47 co-sponsors, with more expected to sign on soon. To download a copy of House Bill 347 in .pdf format, CLICK HERE . A summary of...

Letters to Editor Correct False Reporting on Firearms Legislation

On September 14, the Middletown Journal published an editorial in which it repeated false assertions made by an Associated Press reporter about Rep. Jim Aslanides' new firearms law reform legislation. The newspaper has now published two letters to the editor which seek to correct their false reports and/or assertions. Sept. 20, 2005 Middletown Journal I am writing to correct an assertion made in...

Aslanides Bill Has Benefits for Sportsmen and Target Shooters

By Larry S. Moore Last Saturday, my son and I celebrated National Hunting and Fishing Day by joining a couple of dozen other Ohio Hunter Education Instructors volunteering at the Spring Valley Wildlife Area Range annual open house. Over 130 people attended, many of whom were youngsters and new shooters. They received safety instruction and shooting tips from experienced shooters throughout the...

Toledo Blade article on concealed carry offers lessons in politics

By Jim Irvine There is a good article by Robin Erb in today's Toledo Blade about the concealed carry debate. I recommend clicking on the above link to read it, but I want to focus on one quote and why it’s so important to gun owners. What irks members of Clyde council is that the controversy being played out in their small town has very little to do with their residents, said Vice Mayor Steve...

Mentel “Assault Weapon” Ban a Failure from the Start

By Dean Rieck Gun bans don’t work. They never work. But that didn’t stop Councilman Michael Mentel from writing a bad law, conducting a sham public hearing, and shoving his citywide assault weapon ban down the throats of Columbus residents. Consider the recent case of Alawwal Knowles, who shot at police and terrorized a Columbus neighborhood with an AK-47. From the Columbus Dispatch : On July 11...

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...

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