Aslanides Bill Has Benefits for Sportsmen and Target Shooters

By Larry S. Moore Last Saturday, my son and I celebrated National Hunting and Fishing Day by joining a couple of dozen other Ohio Hunter Education Instructors volunteering at the Spring Valley Wildlife Area Range annual open house. Over 130 people attended, many of whom were youngsters and new shooters. They received safety instruction and shooting tips from experienced shooters throughout the...

Toledo Blade article on concealed carry offers lessons in politics

By Jim Irvine There is a good article by Robin Erb in today's Toledo Blade about the concealed carry debate. I recommend clicking on the above link to read it, but I want to focus on one quote and why it’s so important to gun owners. What irks members of Clyde council is that the controversy being played out in their small town has very little to do with their residents, said Vice Mayor Steve...

Mentel “Assault Weapon” Ban a Failure from the Start

By Dean Rieck Gun bans don’t work. They never work. But that didn’t stop Councilman Michael Mentel from writing a bad law, conducting a sham public hearing, and shoving his citywide assault weapon ban down the throats of Columbus residents. Consider the recent case of Alawwal Knowles, who shot at police and terrorized a Columbus neighborhood with an AK-47. From the Columbus Dispatch : On July 11...

Dispatch: False arrest case results in record judgement

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a woman falsely arrested was awarded one of the largest judgments in recent history. From the story: The photograph didn’t match. The description didn’t match The handwriting didn’t match. But State Highway Patrol Trooper James R. Mendenhall, a go-getter with a spotless record, arrested the woman anyway. Michelle L. Black-Hosang denied wrongdoing, but...

Associated Press botches initial coverage of Aslanides' firearms legislation

Despite advance warning and follow-up notice, writer refuses to correct errors In the hours after we broke the story that Rep. Aslanides would be introducing a sweeping firearms law reform bill, Associated Press writer John McCarthy began making phone calls to prepare a story. Early in his interview with Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine, it became obvious that McCarthy had not...

BREAKING NEWS: Aslanides unveils sweeping firearms law reform bill

Exclusive to Buckeye Firearms Association. Must credit www.buckeyefirearms.org . Ohio concealed handgun license-holders have long-awaited an antidote for some of the poison pills the Ohio Senate and Governor Taft inserted into H.B. 12. Ohio hunters and other gun owners have long awaited an antidote for the toxic stew of local firearms ordinances and damaging case law that can entrap citizens as...

Ohio media (finally) taking note of new firearms legislation

More than six months after its introduction, the Cleveland Plain Dealer is finally reporting on House Bill 91, legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Brinkman and intended to reform Ohio's concealed carry law in several key ways. From the story: The bill, sponsored by Cincinnati Republican Rep. Tom Brinkman, would allow carrying with no permit, lift carefully negotiated restrictions on hidden guns in...

Queen City Blues, Glass City Groundhog Day

Cincinnati & Toledo citizens vote for more of the same Despite years of increasing violent crime rates and a erosion of Second Amendment rights, the small percentage of voters who turned out for non-partisan mayoral primaries in Toledo and Cincinnati have voted for more of the same. In Cincinnati, Republican Councilman Charlie Winburn's battle to reverse 30 years of a Democrat hold on the...

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