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“Peace Officers” vs. “Law Enforcement Officers”

Last week, I became involved in a discussion about the term “law enforcement officer.” That’s what many cops are calling themselves these days. The words sound almost professional. The problem isn’t really with the term itself; it’s when officers embrace the idea that their sole occupational mission is to find and arrest as many law breakers as they can. If only things were that simple. Our true...

HB 425 to Remove Duty to Notify Advances Out of Committee

At a brief hearing of the House Federalism Committee on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, House Bill 425 passed on a 7-2 vote. The bill now advances to a possible floor vote in the House of Representatives. House Bill 425 , as amended and passed, would remove the duty of a Concealed Handgun License holder to notify a law enforcement officer that he/she is carrying a handgun unless specifically asked by...

Gun Control Costs Lives in Ohio

Reposted with permission. The original article is here . In Ohio, about one out of 18 citizens have a permit to carry a concealed firearm in public. That says quite a lot since a noticeable number of Ohio citizens are not eligible for a permit. Those statistics also hide a terrible truth. The concealed carry laws in Ohio disarmed over a million eligible adults. The results are exactly what you’d...

Minneapolis police stand-down highlights why private gun ownership is important

As turmoil continued over the weekend in Minnesota and across the country, our friends at CrimeResearch.org made an extremely important observation about the importance of the Second Amendment. From the article : As rioting rampages through the Twin Cities in Minnesota, black store owners have had to themselves protect their stores. Some have tried with their bare hands, while others have used...

ACTION ALERT: Urge Committee Members to Pass "Duty to Notify" Bill (HB 425)

State Representative John Becker, chairman of the House Federalism Committee, announced that the committee would likely vote on House Bill 425 , which addresses flaws in Ohio’s requirement that Concealed Handgun License holders “promptly” inform a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed firearm. The lack of clarity of exactly when a person must notify a police officer and how...

Poll: Black Ohioans favor gun rights

In the days preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, a poll was conducted by the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and supported by the Ohio Black Legislative Caucus Foundation. From the Gongwer News Service : [The poll] surveyed 1,500 black Ohioans between December and January, asking them 60 questions covering demographics and opinions on specific policy topics. The margin of error is plus or...

Gun News Roundup - May 29, 2020

Fighting for Second Amendment rights, and exercising those rights freely and effectively, starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: Pandemic Preparedness: Is Your Home-Defense Plan Ready? Canadian Gun-Grabber Admits Disarmament is the Ultimate Goal At Home, in your Car, and on the Street- More Self Defense Gun Stories Despite Confiscation, New...

BFA Testifies in Favor of Ohio Constitutional Carry Bill HB 178

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the House Criminal Justice Committee, Chaired by Rep. George Lang (R), heard testimony on HB 178 and Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified in support. Sponsored by Rep. Ron Hood (R) and Rep. Tom Brinkman (R), HB 178 seeks to make a variety of changes to Ohio law, including allowing adults to carry a concealed weapon without a license. BFA has always been in favor...

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