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ACTION ALERT: Ohio School Safety Programs at Risk as Session Winds Down

With just days left in the legislative session, one major priority for Second Amendment advocates remains unfinished. Senate Bill 317 clarifies that school districts have the right to set the rules that permit teachers and staff to be armed. The 12th District Court of Appeals issued an erroneous ruling that would mandate teachers be trained the same as police officers. While this terrible...

Duty to Retreat Bill SB 383 Passes Senate Committee

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee passed Senate Bill 383 on a party line vote. SB 383 amends Ohio law to enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act providing an expansion of the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law. Democrat members of the committee repeatedly attempted to amend the bill with...

Inaugural "Rooster Run" Youth Hunt a success - paying our legacy forward

After several years of rather stagnant numbers at the Greene County Fish and Game Association annual youth hunt, a group of club member passionate about sharing our heritage with young or new hunters, decided to make a change. They formed a committee to lay the groundwork for improved recruitment. Chaired by the Club Secretary, and a hunter education instructor, Tim Ankeney with members Larry...

CHL-holder killed by police: Family demands answers, and we should too

On Friday, December 4, 23 year-old Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL)-holder Casey Goodson Jr. was shot to death by a Franklin County Sheriff's office SWAT deputy, and family members want answers. I believe Ohio's Second Amendment community should demand them as well. From the Columbus Dispatch : Family members and activists say that Casey Christopher Goodson Jr., 23, was carrying a Subway...

HB 425 (Duty to Notify) to receive second Senate committee hearing Wednesday

Representative Bill Coley (R-4), who chairs the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced a second hearing for HB 425 (Duty to Notify) , sponsored by Rep. Scott Wiggam. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. The committee will hear proponent testimony. The bill...

ODNR to Offer Natural Resources Officer Training Academy

Applications being accepted through January 15 COLUMBUS, OH— Applications are being accepted through January 15 for the next Natural Resources Officer training academy, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The department is seeking to fill at least 15 positions. “Natural Resource Officers have an essential role in helping our department fulfill its mission,” said ODNR...

Spiking Interest in Hunting Due to Pandemic?

Americans have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for the vast majority of 2020, and depending on what state one lives in, the impact on daily life has varied from relatively benign to approaching draconian. Regardless of how any particular governing authority has responded, everyone in our country has had to make some sort of adjustment to how they operate day-to-day. While the message of...

Gun Grabbers Demand Unprecedented “Executive Actions”

Although the outcome of the presidential election has yet to be certified – and with recounts, lawsuits, and investigations ongoing – gun control advocates are wasting no time cozying up to Joe Biden, and demanding his “executive action” to restrict access to firearms. A recent article in Michael Bloomberg’s gun control propaganda arm, The Trace, detailed what it called “7 Ways Biden Could Go It...

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