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COMMENTARY: Arming teachers is smart, safe, necessary

The following op-ed was originally published in the Dayton Daily News . Republished with permission of the author. Re: Lance Salyers’ April 1 guest column, “We need a debate before we arm teachers.” It was well written and thought-provoking. In Ohio, the time for debate was over five years ago. That is when the FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) was born. Since...

MEMORIAL DAY 2018: 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...

P.G. Sittenfeld's latest anti-gun PR stunt re: bump stocks could demand a steep price from Cincinnati taxpayers

On May 9, the Cincinnati City Council voted to ask the city administration to prepare an ordinance that would "ban the possession and use of bump stocks within the city of Cincinnati." The effort, spearheaded by Councilman P. G. Sittenfeld, purports to have "immediately" ban possession of the devices. The actual motion approved by the council can be viewed here . Given that only one crime is...

Hanging together, or hanging separately

The past few months have been trying for gun owners. 17 people were slaughtered in Parkland, Florida in a “gun free” zone. The police and school didn't make “mistakes” in not stopping the crime before it happened, they made a conscious choice to participate in the PROMISE program so that the killer would not be charged/convicted for previous crimes. (It might hurt someone’s feelings or...

HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) passed out of committee with 7-3 vote

HB 228, sponsored by Terry Johnson (R) and Sarah LaTourette (R), passed out of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was 7-3 along a straight party-line vote. [Editor's Note: the vote count was originally reported here as 7-4. However, one democrat was absent. We regret the error.] We thank Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R) and all the committee...

Case Study: Whose ideas worked to stop the Santa Fe High killer - gun control extremists' or gun rights advocates'?

In the wake of the Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun ban extremists claimed that we could stop this from ever happening again if only we would strip 18-20 year olds of their Constitutional rights, and if only we would ban modern sporting rifles and bump stocks, and if only we would pass so-called "red flags" rules to take away certain citizens' Second Amendment rights...

HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for seventh hearing, possible vote

Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), who chairs the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations, has announced a seventh hearing for Sub. House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Statehouse Room 115. The Chair has scheduled the bill for a possible vote. The bill, introduced one year ago by Representatives Terry...

A tale of two Waffle Houses

On April 22, the nation watched as yet another mass shooting unfolded. At 3:25 a.m., a man, naked from the waist down, fatally shot two people outside an Antioch, TN Waffle House, then walked inside and continued to fire, killing a third person and fatally injuring a fourth person. Four others were also treated for injuries. The national media rightfully praised the actions of an unarmed man in...

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