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Ohio junior high student suspended for 'liking' photo of airsoft gun on Instagram

WXIX (Fox Cincinnati) reported Friday that an Edgewood, Ohio middle school student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready." According to the report , the picture in question is of an airsoft gun, and according to the students’ parents, their child didn’t comment on the post but simply liked the picture. "I liked it, scrolling down...

Representatives Hood and Brinkman introduce HB 201 (Constitutional Carry)

Representatives Ron Hood (R-78) and Tom Brinkman (R-27) have introduced House Bill 201, a bill which seeks to have Ohio join the growing number of states which allow "constitutional" carry, or lawful carry of a concealed firearm without a license. Similar bills have been proposed in Ohio in every General Assembly for more than a decade. Hood and Brinkman introduced a similar bill in 2015, and...

Sportsmen are asking for a license fee increase for the ODNR Division of Wildlife

Leading sportsmen organizations from across Ohio have banded together under the leadership of the Sportsmen Alliance to request a license fee increase in funding for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ( ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The Division of Wildlife is facing a financial crisis that is already impacting hunting, fishing, and conservation in Ohio, and will only get worse if not...

Georgetown joins growing fraternity of Ohio schools arming staff to protect students

WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) is reporting that the Georgetown, Ohio school board has voted unanimously to allow trained staff to carry guns in school starting in the fall. From the article : Those who will carry guns will have extensive training, such as the training sessions that some staff underwent . Under the policy, no one would be allowed without being certified. The training also includes how to...

We warned them: City of Cleveland gun control laws struck down; untold tax dollars wasted

Cleveland.com is reporting that the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals has declared that a Cleveland gun offender registry and several gun regulations first proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson in 2014 , and passed by city council in 2015 are unconstitutional. A lower court had already struck down other parts of the law last year. The Eight District decision comes less than three years after...

Research: Proportion of American Hunters Who Say They Hunt Mostly for the Meat Continues to Grow

Harrisonburg, VA – Survey research shows that American hunters most often name the meat as their most important reason for hunting, and that the percentage of hunters who hunt mainly for the meat continues to grow. Responsive Management, which has tracked hunting participation for almost three decades, recently released the latest results of a survey question put to U.S. hunters since 2008. Asked...

Bloomberg Reemerges to Shower Cash on Antigun Causes

In 2014, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged $50 million to “take on the NRA.” Three years later, America’s embrace of Second Amendment rights is as strong as ever, and pro-gun sentiments dominate both chambers of Congress, the White House, and the bulk of state legislatures and governor’s mansions. A Politico article published [recently], however, reports the former New York City mayor is...

Ohio's Cedarville University nears decision on campus carry

According to a statement released by Cedarville University, a decision on whether to allow concealed carry on the campus is expected to be made in May. The Board of Trustees took up the proposal after students and faculty expressed support through a campus survey and town hall meeting. From coverage in Cedars , the campus newspaper: Cedars conducted a student-wide survey to see how students felt...

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