The Ohio State Trapshoot – A New Beginning at Marengo

By Larry Moore: Trapshooters once again flocked to the Ohio State Trapshoot but their trek this year was not to the fabled home grounds of the ATA in Vandalia. Those grounds are history. It was to the new shooting facility more centrally located in Marengo Ohio at Exit 140 on I-71 just north of Columbus. Many area shooters made the trip to the new grounds, stayed despite the rather damp weather...

Op-Ed: A False Safety

By John R. Lott, Jr. Published July 6, 2006 The Washington Times It seems simple enough to require that handguns sold in the United States have gun locks. Yet, last week the House of Representatives voted 230-191 to bar using federal funds to enforce the law that was passed only last year as part of a law to shield gun makers from reckless lawsuits. It is now up to the Senate. Touting locks as a...

Who Pays for the Fiddler?

By Gerard Valentino The political machinations of Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett have guided the party to power and the state to economic and social disaster over the last 16 years. Under Republican control, Ohio’s tax burden has skyrocketed, brain drain has reached epidemic proportions and school funding has proved to be an unmitigated disaster. Ohio also passed the worst concealed carry law in...

Happy Birthday America – 230 years old

July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of...

Children playing with things that go bang

I love a good fireworks show. The bigger the better. I’ve been known to set off a few firecrackers in my day too. But I was never allowed to “play” with fireworks as a child. As I grew up, Dad supervised and taught safety in all things that go bang, including both fireworks and firearms. Fireworks can be dangerous. Consider this statement from Stop Fireworks.org Each year in the U.S. 13,000...

Will work for CCW reform

By Jim Irvine Yesterday, as President Bush came to Ohio to raise money for a faltering Senator Mike DeWine (RINO), there was a gathering of Republicans who support President Bush, but are upset with DeWine for his vehemently anti-gun and anti-American stance regarding firearms and the Second Amendment. They are also upset with the Ohio Senate who has refused to pass HB347, which passed the Ohio...

Op Ed: Gun Control - AP Blames NRA for Violent Crime

June 30, 2006 By Howard Nemerov A recent Associate Press article notes that the preliminary FBI crime report for 2005 indicates a rise in violent crime. Quoting a college criminal justice professor, the article claims the increase is due to government’s waning support of law enforcement. Even more interesting is their attempt to link this with the National Rifle Association’s increased political...

US House votes to overturn mandatory gun locks

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn a recently enacted law requiring safety trigger locks on all hand guns sold in the United States. The Republican-controlled House handed a victory to opponents of gun control by a vote of 230-191. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave argued that the added cost of the trigger locks is passed on to gun owners and that they "do not stop accidental...

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