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Obama Still Whining about Gun Owners’ Political Power

Barack Obama is still upset about just how bitterly so many Americans cling to their guns. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired [late last year], the former president expressed his anger with the fact that gun owners successfully organized to defeat his radical gun control agenda in early 2013. When asked by Winfrey about high-profile shootings, Obama responded, I have to say, Oprah...

HB 89 (Repeal the Duty to "Promptly" Inform) passed out of committee

House Bill 89, which seeks to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law, was heard by the House State and Local Government Committee on March 9 before being passed on a 9-5 vote. HB 89 would clarify Ohio law so that law-abiding gun owners understand how and when to notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a firearm. Current law requires gun owners to "promptly" inform an officer. But no...

Submit Comments Now for Ohio’s Hunting, Fishing Proposals

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans interested in wildlife conservation may submit comments about current hunting and fishing regulation proposals online here, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, March 14. One regulation proposal would allow antlerless white-tailed deer to be taken from all public hunting areas from...

Man defends child and mother when abusive ex-boyfriend breaks in

A man says he was forced to defend his child and the mother when her abusive ex-boyfriend broke into her home at 5:30 a.m. From Cleveland.com : Officers went to a home on the 4000 block of East 57th Street, just north of Harvard Avenue in the city’s Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood, and found a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds at the top of a staircase, Ciaccia said. Paramedics took the...

PODCAST: Duty to Retreat and the Legal Justification for Lethal Force

Buckeye Firearms Association has launched a podcast called Keep and Bear Radio . The podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , and Spotify . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 3: If someone is threatening your life, do you have to retreat before using lethal force? It depends on what state you live in. If you live in...

ACTION ALERT: Urge Committee to Support HB 89 and Repeal "Duty to Inform"

On Tuesday, March 9 at 9 a.m., the House State and Local Government Committee is hearing House Bill 89 to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law. They will hear proponent and opponent testimony and possibly vote on the bill. HB 89 would clarify Ohio law so that law-abiding gun owners understand how and when to notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a firearm. Current law requires gun...

Toledo mayor names gun violence manager, cites criminal record as resume enhancer

The City of Toledo has a long history of electing anti-gun rights mayors, who then proceed to support gun control initiatives which do nothing to reduce the rising crime they are supposed to be addressing. From a failed ban on so-called "Saturday Night Specials" that unfairly targeted would-be gun owners in lower income brackets, to illegal confiscations of law-abiding citizens' firearms and...

Plain Dealer: New Ohio concealed handgun licenses jumped 78% during chaotic 2020

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that statistics released by the Oho Attorney General's office show new Ohio concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) jumped 78% in 2020 over the previous year, while renewed licenses reached their third-highest annual total ever. From the article : Last year, Ohio sheriffs issued 96,892 new conceal-carry licenses – the most since 2016 and the third-most in the...

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