Bloomberg refusing to release 'evidence' collected at gun shows

The New York Post is reporting that NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was recently named on this website as one of the Ten People Who Are Threatening Your Ohio Gun Rights , is refusing to turn over the evidence the city gathered, after sending private investigators into five states to catch gun dealers making illegal sales, to the federal agency that investigates illegal guns. From the story:...

LTEs: Responsible gun owners not a threat

It it apparent greater-Cincinnatians have a better understanding of the responsibility of law-abiding citizens and the nature of criminals than Miami Twp. Trustee Ken Tracy does... August 27, 2006 Cincinnati Enquirer Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy bemoans the fact that Ohio citizens who have passed a background check, demonstrated a high level of proficiency, and met state-established criteria...

Mike DeWine – “pro-life” or just pro-fetus?

By Jim Irvine Recently the Dayton Daily News (DDN) printed an editorial touting the reasons why, “Ohioans can be proud of DeWine.” It said in part: He represents the social values that are important to Ohioans, having maintained a 100 percent pro-life voting record. At a time when the public's belief in government is at an all-time low, Mike DeWine is an elected official Ohio can be proud of. He...

Worthington Shooting Was Irresponsible and Illegal

By Dean Rieck Anti-gun activists will undoubtedly pounce on the tragic shooting in Worthington, Ohio, and claim that it is proof that no one can be trusted with a gun. This is to be expected since such incidents are so rare and anti-gun arguments so flimsy. They have to latch onto anything and everything. But most people will recognize this tragedy for what it is: simply an irresponsible person...

Tragic shooting offers many lessons

By Jim Irvine There has been a fair amount of media coverage about Allen Davis, who shot a teenager in the head late Wednesday evening. She was in critical condition from the gun shot wound. Our thoughts and prayers are with the high school girl in hopes that she makes a full recovery. This case does not appear to have anything to do with concealed carry or a license holder. The shooter...

No, Mr. Trustee, it's CRIMINALS that don't belong in our parks

By Chad D. Baus Just 8 days after the Miami Twp. (Clermont Co.) Board of Trustees voted to remove illegal "no-guns" signs from entrances to the township's five parks, one of the trustees has explained that his wasn't a pro-gun vote after all. Click on 'Read More' for complete details. In a Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed entitled "Guns don't belong in our parks", Trustee Ken Tracy (incorrectly) states...

Cleveland courting the 2008 GOP convention

By Jim Irvine I attended the rallies and the gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this week. Cleveland has an enthusiasm that has surprised me in its quest to land the 2008 Republican National convention, where President George Bush will make one of his last big speeches and the Republican Party will officially name its President and Vice President Candidates they hope will succeed...

Ohio Gun Owners Critical to National GOP Hopes

By Publius As we roll into the campaign season for the upcoming fall elections, Ohio is taking on added importance as the national political parties seek to make the Buckeye State a scrimmage for the upcoming Presidential campaign season. With Presidential hopefuls making the photo-op rounds at the Iowa State Fair, nervous eyes are cast upon Ohio, and it isn’t because the Buckeyes are pre-season...

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