Another Democratic Governor signs castle Doctrine

By Jim Irvine Yesterday Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) signed “Castle Doctrine” into law. She signed a total of six bills backed by the National Rifle Association. (NRA) NRA’s chief lobbyist Chris Cox said, “The Castle Doctrine is about putting the law back on the side of the victim, the way it’s supposed to be.” What a simple concept. This is something we all learned in grade school,...

A Buckeye survives a trip down south

By Ken Hanson It is that time of year again - time to pack up the family in the minivan and head south for some quality time. The vacation this year was to Gatlinburg, ("We have more mini-golf courses per acre than any other place on the planet") Tennessee. As my vacation last year had resulted in my first ever armed encounter with a criminal, I dutifully charted out my course on a map and made a...

Op-Ed: Democrat Courting Gun Owners in Ohio

By Gerard Valentino (This commentary has also been published at CNSNews.com ) The Ohio Republican Party is setting the stage for the end of its control over state government for the first time in over 15 years. Unfortunately, at the same time, the Ohio GOP may also be setting up the national party for failure in the 2008 presidential election. And it all boils down to a pro-gun bill that...

Op-Ed: No Vote for DeWine

By Jim Irvine I have received several comments since I was quoted in the Toledo Blade calling Senator Mike DeWine (RINO) “one of the few politicians who I can’t respect as a man.” Some fellow Republicans are upset that I have proclaimed that I will not vote for him, but many more are echoing my concerns. The story is about the Governors' race, where both Ken Blackwell (R) and Ted Strickland (D)...

Accidental Shooting Tragic

By Larry S. Moore The accidental shooting of a 5-year old Xenia boy is tragic. We can certainly give thanks that it was not fatal. While firearms accidents are declining, it hits home when it is in our community - our children. Statistics are meaningless if it is your child that is injured. The tragic part, in addition to the wounding of the boy and emotional concerns for both youngsters, is that...

Plain Dealer: Mayors fear bill would allow guns in parks

The anti-gun Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that mayors in Cuyahoga County are saying they fear that state lawmakers soon will rob them of the right to bar gun owners from packing pistols in the park. Newsflash to the Plain Dealer and those mayors - according to the Attorney General of the state of Ohio , state law already prohibits them from enacting these bans, which serve only to render...

Gun Ban Legacy: 13 DAYS, 14 HOMICIDES IN DC...

The headline says all that needs to be said about this Washington Post article : The surge in killings started just after midnight July 1 and has barely let up. A former church usher was gunned down in a courtyard where flowers bloomed. A 24-year-old woman who lost a close friend to gun violence two years ago was herself shot by a neighbor. Two boyhood friends, who were shot at the same time,...

Ohio House and Senate Candidates Endorsed!

Buckeye Firearms Association is proud to endorse 43 candidates for State Representative and two for State Senate! These candidates want to go to Columbus to fight for your rights for the next two years. If we each give two days to help them get there, we will be rewarded with a legislature who understands your concerns and will work with us to address them. All politicians are different, and none...

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