Petro campaign announces endorsements from GOP legislators

On the heels of appointing the strong pro-gun state Sen. Joy Padgett as his running mate, gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Jim Petro has announced the individual endorsement from 50 members of the Ohio General Assembly for his campaign for governor. Among the list of endorsees are names which will be extremely familiar to Ohio gun owners. Click on the "Read More..." link below...

Americans see less crime than Britons, Canadians

February 9, 2006 Washington Times Historians, world leaders and assorted pundits with Yankee bashing in mind have long cultivated the idea that America is a violent place. Not so, says Gallup, which released a report yesterday revealing that the nation is not necessarily Dodge City: The impact of crime is lower in the U.S. than in Britain, and in many cases Canada. "The U.S. is often seen from...

Op-Ed: Americans taking personal protection more seriously than ever

February 8, 2006 Rock River Times (Rockford, IL) The debate over legislative control of guns continues to rage. This summer, the National Rifle Association, the NRA, pulled its 2007 convention out of Columbus, Ohio, after that city passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale or possession of semiautomatic rifles with pistol grips and detachable magazines. The city is the first major city to pass...

Op-Ed: Going postal in gun-free zones

February 6, 2006 Townhall.com By Donald R. May Evildoers like the Goleta killer flaunt their destruction on the world stage. The deranged former postal worker killed six unarmed defenseless Goleta, California postal workers and a former neighbor before turning the gun on herself. As with Muslim terrorists seeking attention for their causes, suicidal murderers rivet our attention to their unhinged...

Training WorkShops For Ohio Hunter Education Instructors

COLUMBUS, OH -Workshops aimed at training hunter education instructors are scheduled for five locations across the state in coming months, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. href="http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Hunting/deer/deergunopener.htm" target="_blank"> src="http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/publicfiles/OhioDNRlogo.gif" height=140 width=...

The Rink Report: Money and the Race for Election

By Collin Rink This is the first installment of The Rink Report: Buckeye Firearms Association Edition. In this, and future editions, I will try to keep track of the race for $$$$ and how it impacts the race for election. This information is gleaned from end of year reports filed by various candidates and committees. All are Republican in this examination. Future ones will include Democrats. These...

Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout

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 weekly review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens. This was a week features a possible reappearance of the infamous southwest Ohio Retail Rapist, sandwiched between still more more...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. on hand as Blackwell names Rep. Tom Raga as running mate

Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Collin Rink was on hand in Cincinnati Monday as current Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell announced that two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee and state Rep. Tom Raga, of Mason, will be his Republican running mate for governor. In a whirlwind tour of Western Ohio, Blackwell & Raga visited Toledo, Dayton and...

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