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BOOK REVIEW: Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules - A Children’s Book About Gun Safety

More frequently than not the teachable moments in my household were precipitated by unexpected events. From breaking a picture frame to knocking down mailboxes with cars, teachable moments covered those unexpected times when I overcame my natural tendency to get angry, choosing instead to try and make it a learning experience. The things taught in those moments were varied, but focused on one...

Should teachers carry guns in classrooms?

The following op-ed first appeared in the Columbus Dispatch . Republished with permission of the author. Arming teachers and school staff sounds radical to some people, but it’s a simple and effective option to respond to deadly threats in our schools. Objections spring from ignorance about the reality of mass murder and the role school staff can play to stop it. Consider common misconceptions:...

Spring Valley Wildlife Area Range modernization

Spring Valley Wildlife Area range located in southwest Ohio's Greene County is the most popular ODNR Division of Wildlife public shooting facility. Now it is getting a major upgrade. It has been many years since the range facility was last renovated. It has served the shooting public well and met the demands of most shooters. However, it was starting to age so the Division of Wildlife made the...

House Bill 228 passes Ohio House [UPDATED: VOTE TALLIES]

Editor's Note: This article is being updated as additional information becomes available. HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization), sponsored by Representatives Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) has passed out of the Ohio House by a vote of 65 to 32. Rep. Johnson thanked those who worked directly with legislators over the last two years to pass...

Why all pro-2A Ohioans should oppose late amendments to H.B. 228

As we mentioned earlier this week, House Bill 228 finally might come to a vote very soon . This is the bill that, after several hearings and a possible vote earlier this year, the Republican majority decided to put on the back burner. At the same time, they were moving forward with more hearings on House Bill 585 , Gov. John Kasich’s problematic gun-control measure. H.B. 228 is a good bill – not...

Guns & Ammo "Best States for Gun Owners" shows Ohio legislators have a lot of work to do

Since 2013, GunsandAmmo.com has ranked the 50 united States and Washington D.C. according to "Best States for Gun Owners." The 50 united States and Washington D.C. are ranked by Guns & Ammo on the following criteria: Right to Carry Black Rifles NFA Castle Doctrine Miscellaneous (incl. red flags laws, preemption statutes, as well as the availability of places to shoot, etc.). A look at where...

ALERT: H.B. 228 may be coming up for a vote

H.B. 228 may be finally coming up for a vote in the Ohio House of Representatives very soon. Our top priority this session remains correcting Ohio’s defective burden of proof standard for self-defense victims. Ohio law runs contrary to Federal law, the other 49 states, and our moral code that a person has the presumption of innocence, and is thus “innocent until proven guilty.” Ohio law is...

Gun Control Editorial Twist: Saving One Life “Does Not Justify” Right-to-Carry

Gun control advocates often use some version of the phrase “if it saves one life” in order to justify their ineffective proposals. This week, the anti-gun editorial page of the Chicago Sun-Times offered a different take. Fearful that the Right-to-Carry was getting too much good publicity in the wake of an Illinois concealed carry permit holder’s heroic actions, the Sun-Times editorial board felt...

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