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Everytown Ignores Its Own Data to Get Attention

Everytown for Gun Safety produced an “analysis” that sought to tie an “‘alarming’ spike” in fatal firearms-related accidents involving children to the recent surge in firearms purchases across the country. Their point is predicated on the deliberate exclusion and misuse of their own data – they used the tragic deaths of children to push their anti-gun agenda. Their own historical data disproves...

BFA Testifies in Favor of SB 317 to Exempt School Employees from Peace Officer Training

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee heard testimony on SB 317 and Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified in favor of the bill. Sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, SB 317 amends section 109.78 of the Ohio Revised Code to exempt certain school employees, such as teachers or administrators, from peace officer training if the board of education or...

HB 425 (Duty to Notify) to receive 5th hearing, possible amendments Thursday

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a 5th hearing for HB 425 (Duty to Notify) , sponsored by Rep. Scott Wiggam. The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 116 at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. The Chair has announced that an amendment or substitute bill may be offered...

Ohio’s 2020-2021 Hunting Seasons Approved by Wildlife Council

Hunting dates and bag limits for seasons that begin in September 2020 were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, May 13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. “Ohio’s hunting and trapping seasons are developed by wildlife biologists, combining public input with the best science available,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “...

Empty Shelves in Meat Sections Bring on Rush of New Hunters

We are a species of hunter-gatherers but for many, easy access to food at the grocery stores has taken away that instinct … until now. It is amazing how fast we return to our roots and to a focus on life’s essentials when that food supply is suddenly tough to come by. If there is anything good that has come out of COVID-19, it is that people are returning to an era of self-reliance to make sure...

HB 178 hearings start again in different House committee

Representative George Lang (R-West Chester), who chairs the House Criminal Justice Committee, has announced a second hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 017. The committee will consider proponent testimony. HB 178, introduced over one year ago by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom...

3 New Gun Control Bills Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio is just now beginning to recover from a mandated shutdown of the state due to fears about coronavirus, which resulted in multiple violations of Constitutional rights across the state. So you would assume that every legislator would be focused on getting the state up and running again. But instead, we saw Democrat House members introduce three gun control bills on May 19, 2020: HB 646 - "To...

MEMORIAL DAY 2020: In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms

(Originally posted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and on this website July 25, 2003) Ohio Moments Soldiers fined 50 cents for lack of weaponry On July 25, 1788, the first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia was published in Marietta. It mandated all men between 16 and 50 perform military duty. They were required to arm themselves with a musket and bayonet, a cartridge box, powder horn, one...

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