Dems seeking pro-gun candidates to face DeWine

A story in the Cincinnati Enquirer offers increasing indications that Democrats have in mind to run a pro-gun candidate against anti-gun Republican Senator Mike DeWine in 2006. While one such potential rival, U.S. Rep Tim Ryan, announced that he has decided to seek a third term in Congress and will not oppose DeWine, Ryan says DeWine is vulnerable and suggested a fellow pro-gun Democrat: Iraq war...

Your tax dollars can help pro-gun candidates

Exclusive to Buckeye Firearms Association. Do not reprint without permission By: Ken Hanson Esq. How would you like to donate $100.00 of Ohio's money to a pro-gun candidate? That's right, give $100.00 of Ohio's tax money to a pro-gun candidate's campaign. It is easy, it is legal, and Buckeye Firearms Association has just made it even easier. Ohio tax law gives individuals a tax credit of $50.00,...

More Grassroots Persistence Yields Dividends

Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that the grassroots efforts of one volunteer have paid off. The Wood County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) has determined that it's previous actions of posting the entire fair grounds as off-limits to concealed carry was in violation of Ohio's Concealed Carry Law. As such, they have issued a public statement that says the signs have been removed from...

Baton Rouge: ''Anxious residents boost gun trade''

The (London) Financial Times is reporting that sales at one Baton Rouge gun store have increased 1000% or more in the wake of Hurrice Katrina and The E-Z Pawn store on Airline Drive in northern Baton Rouge is doing a brisk trade in guns post-Hurricane Katrina. “I’ve got people like you wouldn’t believe, lots of people, coming in and buying handguns,” said Briley Reed, 34, assistant manager. “I’ve...

Still No Charges; Toledo Police Keep CHL-holder's Gun Anyway

The Toledo Free Press is reporting that police citing "safekeeping" policies continue to hold a gun they seized from a temporary CHL-holder despite the fact that no charges have been filed against the gun owner. In return the owner is contemplating a lawsuit against the city. From the story: Thomas Szych, who has faced high levels of gang and criminal activity in his Lagrange Street neighborhood...

Another anti-gun Democrat joins gubernatorial race

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that former state representative Bryan Flannery has announced plans to run for the Democrat nomination for governor in 2006. Flannery, who voted against HB274 (a concealed carry bill) in 2002, failed in a bid for secretary of state later that year after having been found to be in violation of election laws by the Ohio Elections Commission. He is the third...

Ohio's urban residents should take a lesson from New Orleans

By Chad D. Baus When debating the issue of Second Amendment rights with gun ban extremists, one of the questions that is always presented is "why do you need a gun to protect yourself? That's what the police are for!". Women who are being stalked by violent criminals and elderly persons living in bad neighborhoods alike are told that they should not take responsibility for their own protection...

Toledo gun-rights activist convicted after CCW in city park

Toledo judge ignores Section 9 of House Bill 12 Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that Bruce Beatty, a Luckey, Ohio resident who has been waging a personal fight against the City of Toledo, has been convicted in a Toledo Municipal Court for charges filed against him after he violated a ban on concealed carry in a Toledo city park. Last spring, not content to let other court challenges...

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