USSA: Legislature Gets Serious about Protecting Sportsmen’s Dollars

(Columbus) – Legislation to ensure that hunting and fishing license dollars are used exclusively for conservation programs has been approved by an Ohio House committee. On Oct. 11, the House Finance Committee voted 21 to 1 in favor of HB 367, which contains a provision to protect sportsmen’s dollars from being raided to pay the administrative costs of the Department of Natural Resources...

Toledo police chief: First Amendment rights ''unfortunate''

As Buckeye Firearms Association's Ken Hanson reminded readers in a recent op-ed , chief Mike Navarre's Toledo Police Department has a rough history when it comes to the Second Amendment. Having once told store owners enduring a wave of violent robberies they should not take up arms to defend themselves but instead just try to "get away from the bullets", having arrested a man for exercising his...

Lessons from GRPC: Reaching out to other constituencies

This following is the second in a series of articles highlighting different topics from the Second Amendment Foundation’s (SAF) recent Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC), at which Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim irvine was a guest speaker. By Jim Irvine Continuing on the “expanding gun ownership” theme, this week I wrote about some “non-traditional” people that we need to reach out to...

Plain Dealer's Brent Larkin on HB347 editorial: 'We were wrong'

After waiting more than three weeks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial board finally chose Saturday October 15 to publish a correction to glaring falsehoods repeated in a September 29 editorial about how House Bill 347, Rep. Jim Aslanides' sweeping firearms law reform bill, would amend the media access loophole. What they did not do, however, is retract their opposition to HB347, even though...

Leave it to Toledo to validate the Nazis...

By Ken Hanson Dear me, what are the folks in Toledo thinking? A month or so ago police confiscated a handgun from a citizen who had gone out and obtained an emergency concealed carry license to protect himself from gangs in his neighborhood. The TPD reasoning? Send them to community mediation, let everyone "cool off." Keep the gun in lockdown for a few months, since the gun obviously caused all...

(Uh) Oh, Canada...: ''Gun killings on rise for 3rd year in a row''

Canada sees 12 per cent spike in homicide rate - 172 of 622 slayings were firearm-related in 2004 The Toronto Star is reporting news that will no doubt shake the gun ban community even more than recent crime explosions in Great Britain and Australia have. Despite (or perhaps more accurately as a result of) a multitude of gun control laws, and a $2-billion gun registry program that is by all...

Self Defense or Take Your Chances?

Every week in Ohio and throughout the country there are stories that should prompt readers to ask a simple question. Who is responsible for my protection and safety? You decide. German Village Under Attack Residents in this Columbus neighborhood are on edge these days. With headlines such as Police: Two Teens Break Into Restaurant Owner's Home , Police: Woman Victim Of Home Invasion While...

ODNR: DNA Used To Convict Ohio Deer Poacher

Poacher to pay fines and restitution, lose hunting privileges for two years COLUMBUS, OH - The use of DNA evidence in an investigation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, has resulted in the conviction of a deer poacher in Preble County. Steven S. Booso of Lewisburg was convicted in Eaton Municipal Court on August 31 of four misdemeanor wildlife violations,...

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