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How one man defeated a gun ban in Marysville, Ohio

Who says you need thousands of activists and millions of dollars to fight city hall? Sometimes all it takes is the will to make a change and the persistence to follow through. That's how one man defeated an unconstitutional ban on firearms in Marysville, Ohio city parks. No demonstrations. No lawsuits. No political battles. Not a single word spoken in anger. To protect the identity of the hero of...

13 years late: Dayton RTA considers reversing ban on concealed carry

[UPDATE: This article originally stated that the change in policy has already been approved. FOX45 is now reporting the changes noted below will be voted on at the RTA board meeting June 6.] 13 years after the Ohio Attorney General first declared bans on concealed carry on city busses to be illegal, WRGT (Fox Dayton) is reporting that the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (or RTA, the...

Is the Mossberg 590 Shockwave legal in Ohio?

We've been getting questions about the new Mossberg 590 Shockwave. It's a 12-gauge, 6-shot shotgun with a 14-inch barrel. It's the barrel length that creates all the questions. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives has confirmed that the 590 Shockwave is a "firearm" per the Gun Control Act, but it is NOT a Class 3/NFA firearm. You can read their confirmation letter for...

Washington Post Seems to Believe ISIS Propaganda on Buying Guns in U.S.

Not surprisingly, ISIS is wrong about another aspect of how things work in the United States. According to the Washington Post , terrorist propaganda materials argue it is easy to obtain a firearm in the U.S. with no ID and no background check. While the materials make it clear that one cannot walk into a federally licensed firearm retailer (FFL) and expect to walk out with a firearm without...

Ohio nursing home killings highlight failure of gun control laws/justice system and impotence of protection orders

On Friday, May 12, a deranged man entered a nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio and murdered two female employees. Reports say he then took hostages, ambushed and murdered the village's police chief as he exited his car, and proceeded to commit suicide. It has now been revealed that the murderer, Thomas Hartless, came to the nursing home with intent to kill his girlfriend, registered nurse Marlina...

HB 233: Rep. John Becker's DEFEND legislation introduced with 51 co-sponsors

Rep. John Becker (R-Clermont Co.) has introduced House Bill 233, a bill that seeks to decriminalize so-called “no-guns" victim zones for concealed handgun license (CHL) holders. The bill was introduced with 51 co-sponsors - including House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) - enough support to ensure passage if the bill is brought to a vote. Becker has named the bill the DEFEND Act:...

Two self-defense bills scheduled for further hearings in House committee

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be hearing testimony on two self-defense bills on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:00p.m. in Room 115. The committee will be hearing testimony on HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification). House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed carry...

House committee hears from supporters of HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification)

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that members of the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee heard from nearly a dozen people who gave testimony in support of HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification), introduced recently by Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster). According to the article, many informed the committee about situations they say could have avoided had the legislation been in effect...

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