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Will Ohio Cities Ever Give up on Local Gun Control?

I live in Westerville, Ohio. It's a great city with an abundance of parks, friendly employees, quiet neighborhoods, and endless activities. And like many municipalities in the state, it has a city council seeking to pass local laws to regulate firearms. However, as I explained to them at a recent meeting where they voted to pass a gun control "resolution," they do not have the legal authority to...

A look back at my first NRA Annual Meetings, and why I keep going back

I first attended the NRA member meetings in 2002. It was in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. My company was in turmoil and furloughing pilots and the economy was a mess. I had an April vacation and my wife and I had no plans or ideas on where to go or what to do. Seeing an advertisement in the NRA magazine, I joked to her that we could go. I was not really serious, but she was. She asked...

HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) scheduled for fifth hearing

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a fifth hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Wednesday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 121. The committee will again consider opponent testimony. HB 178, introduced in March by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom...

The Well Armed Women Shooting Chapters Promote June 1 as #NotMe Day

TWAW Shooting Chapters invites women across the country to head to a shooting range on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 for #NotMe Day to stand in solidarity with women self-protectors and show the world they refuse to be a victim or to say #NeverAgain to ever being a victim again. Each participant will fire three rounds to symbolize: I am empowered, I am prepared, I will not be a victim. “Women are...

MEMORIAL DAY 2019: 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...

The Logic of the Ignorant

A neighbor of mine has a sign in their yard that reads, “You can’t ban anger, ban AR-15s”. Needless to say, the people that live there are very liberal, probably socialist as they were supporters of Bernie Sanders leading up to the 2016 Presidential election. For some reason, the sign bothers me. A lot of the laws that have been enacted over the years have dealt with "anger." While not banning it...

No Gun Zone ≠ Safe Zone

Federal and state governments have enacted several laws designed to protect children from harm, especially while they are attending school. The enactment of these laws followed some notable school shootings such as the Stockton, California schoolyard shooting (aka Cleveland School massacre) in 1989, during which a gunman killed 5 children and wounded 32 others. The “Gun-Free School Zones Act” was...

NSSF Celebrates President Trump Signing 'Range Bill'

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, celebrates President Donald Trump’s signing of H.R. 1222, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, at The White House. The President signed the NSSF-priority bill May 10, just two weeks after the bill was passed by Congress. “We deeply appreciate President Trump’s swift...

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