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Canada backs off ''Blame America'' campaign over increasing gun crimes

Canada's Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Canadian officials are distancing themselves from earlier attempts by the Mayor of Toronto to blame America for a recent gang-related gun crime wave in that city. From the story: Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan says there's no evidence of an increase in gun smuggling into Canada, and that it is too simplistic to blame Toronto's recent spate of gun...

The Grand American Last Stand in Ohio

By Larry S. Moore The final Grand American Trapshoot was held last week in Vandalia, Ohio. The expansion of the Dayton International Airport is the usual reason given for the event being forced out of Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) home grounds. The ATA will maintain offices and the Hall of Fame building in Vandalia.

Winburn ads blame Cincinnati city leadership for crime

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that a Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee and candidate for mayor of Cincinnati has taken out television commercials that correctly focus the need for solutions to that city's crime problems on taking criminals off the streets. From the story: Republican Charlie Winburn's first television ad follows a series of direct mail pieces that emphasized his tough-...

LTE: Assault-weapons ban won’t fix city’s many problems

August 20, 2005 Columbus Dispatch I write in regard to the decision from the National Rifle Association to move its convention because of the assault weapons ban. Since Mayor Michael B. Coleman was elected, Columbus has slowly but steadily been going downhill. Unemployment and job losses are at a record high, violent crime, including robbery, thefts and burglaries, are up dramatically and in some...

Ohio's ''Everyman for Governor'' states his case for firearms rights

Ohio's 2006 gubernatorial race has already been a politics junkie's dream, and promises to offer even greater fixes as the primaries grow closer. Whether they are consumers or business owners tired of ever-increasing taxes, or gun owners stung by years of having to fight a Republican governor over pro-gun legislation, poll after poll shows that Mr. & Mrs. Ohio are tired of the status quo, and...

Exposed: Pulling back the curtain on the gun grabbers' Wizard of Toledo

Exclusive to Buckeye Firearms Association, reprint only with attribution By Chad D. Baus In the wake of Ohio's adoption of concealed carry reform in early 2004, the news media were searching for a reason why. Why, after they had written hundreds of anti-gun and anti-self-defense editorials, and after they had propped up a push-poll purporting to show majority opposition to this legislation, had...

Taft's days numbered?

COLUMBUS ---- It was href=" http://www.cleveland.com/newsflash/cleveland/index.ssf?/base/news-18/112... " target="_blank">announced today that Ohio Governor Bob Taft will be facing up to 4 misdemeanor criminal charges as a result of his failure to disclose more than 50 golf outings he received as gifts from lobbyists/supporters.

Another pro-gun opponent for DeWine?

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the field of Republicans looking to dethrone anti-gun Senator Mike DeWine in next year's GOP primary looks to increase to two. (John Mitchel has already officially declared his candidacy ) According to the story, a former president of Middletown-based AK Steel announced Tuesday that he's considering running against Sen. Mike DeWine next year for the GOP...

US Sportsmen Alliance Ohio Legislature Sportsmen's Caucus

By Larry S. Moore The US Sportsmen Alliance (USSA) was formed in the 1970s following a trapping issue on the Ohio ballot. The group was originally named the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America. The name was changed to USSA a few years ago to better reflect the nature of their activities. USSA is a national organization headquartered in Columbus. They work with a broad range of sportsmen issues...

First challenge to Columbus AWB tossed

COLUMBUS --- Franklin County Probate Judge Lawrence Belskis has dismissed the first court challenge to Columbus' new assault weapon ban. The case, filed by Franklin County probate lawyer and city council candidate Phil Harmon, challenged the ordinance on the narrow grounds that it would interfere with administration of estates in Franklin County. "It was an interesting, innovative approach," said...

Ultimate Paranoia in Pickerington

Many CCW and gun rights supporters have probably heard of recent legislation to be introduced by Rep. Jim Aslanides (R-Coshocton) that includes a preemption clause to prevent cities from enacting municipal gun laws which conflict with state law. Among other things, the bill would clarify that cities cannot ban guns from parks or other places not specified as off-limits by the state.

Editorial: NRA Guns for Rights Violators

August 10, 2005 The Washington Times By Gene Mueller Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, says he will spare no expense or effort to expose energy giant ConocoPhillips for its anti-Second Amendment stance. Look for billboard advertising soon that says as much. An NRA-sponsored national boycott campaign against ConocoPhillips also will begin. The sparks flew...

Vietnam veteran forced to register gun he keeps as reminder of service

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that just four people registered their guns on the first day of registration under the city's new Mentel Ban. One of the four is a man who fought for the very freedom the City of Columbus is now trying to steal away. From the story: Walter C. Rakes went to the city’s License Section office at 750 Piedmont Rd. on the North Side yesterday to pick up an application...

A Public Statement from Buckeye Firearms Association

Buckeye Firearms Association has been made aware of public statements made to PAC donor(s), member(s) of the media, and legislator(s) by the corporation that previously sponsored this political action committee (PAC). The statements made by Ohioans for Concealed Carry Inc. do not fully address the broadening of focus we have undergone, associated with our name change. It is correct to say that...

HB 324 to amend Ohio CHL law was introduced today

HB 324 was introduced today (sponsored primarily by anti-gun Democrats), purporting to "improve" the current Ohio CHL law. Initial reading of this proposed legislation shows it does not provide the improvements Ohio CHL-holders need. Those interested can read the text of the bill here: HB324 FLASHBACK: Ohio Democrats backing College Rapist and Carjacker Protection bills

Betty “Just call me Kerry” Montgomery begins chase for gun vote

By Chad D. Baus In a move reminiscent of John Kerry’s infamous Ohio goose shoot, at which a camo-clad Kerry proclaimed that he was "too lazy" to carry his bird off the hunting field, there are growing indications that gubernatorial-hopeful Betty Montgomery is trying to squeeze into her own camouflage pants suit as she makes her bid for the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary. It was only a few...

Toledo: Judge mulls dismissing gun activist's city citation

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Toledo Municipal Court Judge Gene Zmuda heard oral arguments yesterday on a motion to dismiss the charge against a Wood County man who was cited for carrying a gun in a city park. From the story: Bruce Beatty, of Luckey, Ohio, was cited April 9 for carrying a firearm in Ottawa Park during a party he hosted to challenge Toledo's prohibition of concealed weapons...

LTE: A double standard on gun control issue

August 4, 2005 Toledo Blade Why do those in Ohio's Legislature who support Second Amendment rights always get labeled as "doing the NRA's bidding," but those who support gun control are somehow doing it for the people? Why the double standard? Does The Blade also scapegoat and stereotype NAACP, NOW, or any other liberal groups like it does the NRA? Would The Blade also accept the argument of...

LTE: All amendments merit vigilant protection

August 04, 2005 Columbus Dispatch Why is it that The Dispatch fairly seeps righteous indignation when defending The New York Times writer who chose jail over revealing a source but then lauds the assault weapons ban? I agree with The Dispatch that protecting the First Amendment, freedom of the press, is part of protecting our country and all it stands for. I am not a member of the National Rifle...

A Few Gave All ...

The news this week on the deaths of a number of Ohio Marines brings home exactly how much all of us owe to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. These young soldiers gave their lives to allow others to have the freedoms we all hold dear. Buckeye Firearms Association would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of these Marines. These soldiers shared a love...

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