Miss Led: AP writer dismisses gun owner significance in gubernatorial campaign

By Ken Hanson In her recent article ' God, Guns, Gays may be a stretch for average voter ', the Associated Press' Julie Carr “I don’t like guns or objective reporting” Smyth sets out to prove the case that our Gubernatorial candidates in Ohio are pandering needlessly to gun nuts and Bible thumpers. If the author’s name sounds familiar, it is because until recently she was polluting the pages of...

Ohio media: Two gun stories, one surprise

Ohio Media Gun Story #1 On April 8, 2004, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman staged a press conference next to a jungle gym, lamenting the fact that the city was unable to protect children by posting signs banning concealed handgun license-holders. Coleman called Ohio's concealed carry law "a travesty for our city and for our state." On Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reported on how police have been...

State senator Joy Padgett to seek Congressional seat

The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Representative Bob Ney, who has been under scrutiny over gifts he was alleged to have received from a lobbyist, has decided not to seek reelection this November, and has asked state Senator Joy Padgett to run in his place. href="http://www.senate.state.oh.us/senators/bios/graphics/s_20_large.jpg"> src="http://www.senate.state.oh.us/senators/bios/...

The Case For Self-Defense at Ohio State University

Contributed by a Buckeye Firearms Columbus volunteer The area surrounding The Ohio State University is one of the most dangerous areas in the city and state, and there is very little the students can do to counteract it. Additionally students engage in vary risky practices that pre-select many of them for victimization, often without realizing it. Clck on 'Read More' for the entire commentary. We...

Election Day is only three months away

By Jim Irvine General election day is Tuesday, November 7. Today we are three months away. Buckeye Firearms endorsements are being completed with many new endorsements posted to the web site today. We will continue to make endorsements throughout the month of August. We are also starting the job of putting each of you who volunteered in touch with your endorsed local candidates. Because of the...

OOPS: Toby Hoover admits gun control not a priority for Ohioans

By Chad D. Baus In 2003, toward the end of the nearly decade-long debate on whether or not Ohio should join the modern world and pass a concealed carry law, gun ban extremist Toby Hoover repeatedly asserted that "The majority of Ohioans oppose carrying concealed guns" and "The majority of Ohioans oppose secretly carrying hidden loaded guns in public." After a mass shooting at a "no-guns" church...

Silly Crime Summit Take II

By Gerard Valentino A Crime Summit planned for August 30th in Washington D.C. is expected to attract law enforcement and elected officials from more than a dozen cities. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the increase in crime during 2005. One thing you can take to the bank is that the participants will blame guns for the increase in crime - they always do. It seems to be epidemic among law...

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