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Does a Strickland win signal a paradigm shift for Ohio Democrats?

By Ken Hanson Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Ted Strickland stomped his opposition in the primary, and is “out of the gates” running towards November with a double-digit poll lead, not to mention a substantial financial edge, over Republican nominee Ken Blackwell. Happy times are here again, right? Well, not according to Ohio’s big city democrats. A front page story from The Other Paper's Dan...

College girls step out against violence, but do they stand up for self-defense?

By Chad D. Baus “Out of the dorms and into the streets, we won't be raped, we wont be beat!” proclaimed the women of Athens and Ohio University as they swarmed campus and surrounding streets. The threat of night storms or the jeers of onlookers didn’t stop the women from “Taking Back the Night,” for the annual march and rally protesting violence against women. In the United States, a woman is...

Absurd is as Absurd Does

By Gerard Valentino (This commentary has also been published at CNSNews.com ) In an attempt to create a positive buzz, the anti-gun Brady Gang’s recent change in leadership is designed to renew interest in a misguided movement based on fear and ignorance. Choosing the former Republican mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana is clearly part of plan to get people to buy the group’s supposed change in focus...

Cincy: Eddie Eagle teaches students about gun safety

Cincinnati.com's Community Press is reporting that, thanks to Officer Ed Dye and Eddie Eagle, primary students at three Pierce Township schools know what they should do if they ever find a gun. From the story: Dye, the school resource officer, presents the Eddie Eagle program at the township's three schools -- Locust Corner Elementary, Merwin Elementary and St. Bernadette -- once each year. Most...

Paper: Website posting leads to robbery of gun owner

May 6, 2006 680news.com (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Durham Police say thieves likely used a website posting to trace a gun owner, break into his Newcastle home, rip his safe off the wall and steal rifles, shotguns, pistols and bullets. Durham Police Detective Constable Geoff Ingram urged gun owners to be cautious in posting information that could be used to identify themselves. In this case,...

Cleveland Plain Dealer writer searches for endorsee's key to victory

By Chad D. Baus Buckeye Firearms Association-endorsee Sandy O'Brien had very little money to campaign for treasurer on.... The OhioGOP worked against her and funded her opponent.... Fourteen Republican county central committees that did endorsements picked her opponent.... These are just some of the reasons for which is why the 52%-48% upset of incumbent treasurer Jennette Bradley is producing a...

Why Sandra O’Brien Won

By Chris Chumita The Buckeye Firearms Association’s endorsed candidate for state treasurer, Sandra O’Brien, pulled an upset victory over the incumbent, Jeanette Bradley in the May primary. The election just ended, and the finger pointing has already started. Bradley was what some people would call a “Golden Child” of the Republican Party. She was supposed to be untouchable and was rumored to have...

Federal Legislation That Will Affect Your Gun Rights: Part 1

By Chris Chumita It is a good time to be a gun owner. We are successfully taking back our Second Amendment rights that we lost due to years of complacency. In order to maintain our momentum, you need to be aware of what is going on at the local, state, and federal levels. The Buckeye Firearms Association’s web site will help keep you current on the local and current issues. Web sites such as...

The Threat Of The “Invisible” Gun

By Chris Chumita The anti-gun media is at it again. It seems that they are starting another scare campaign about “invisible” or “almost invisible” guns that are “hard to detect” by airport security scanners. It reminds me of all of the misinformation that the media published a few years ago about “plastic Glocks” being able to pass through airport security without setting off metal detectors. Do...

HB347: Senate Proponent/ Opponent hearing scheduled May 10

House Bill 347 will have another hearing next week. The bill has been added to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice's agenda for May 10 at 9:00a.m. in Senate Building, North Hearing Room. The purpose for Wednesday's hearing is so that the committee may hear testimony on HB347 from proponents and opponents of the legislation, and other interested parties. Buckeye Firearms Association...

Media continues to howl over amendment to House Bill 9

When the idea to amend House Bill 9 (a media-backed open records bill) to protect the privacy of Ohio concealed handgun licenseholders was first proposed in committee by Rep. Bill Seitz in March of 2005, one would have thought the sky was falling. The Wicked Witch of the Ohio Media , as I termed it at the time, shrieked as if she were melting. Just a month later, the not-so-grand old lady...

Second Amendment supporters weigh heavy in Ohio Primary Election

Governor : For the first time in anyone's memory, Ohio gun owners are going to have a strong pro-gun supporter at the top of both sides of the ticket in November. Both Republican Ken Blackwell and Democrat Ted Strickland were endorsed by Buckeye Firearms Association in their respective primaries, and both men won their respective primaries by double-digits.

REMINDER: Vote Tuesday in the Buckeye State!

Tuesday May 2 is Election Day in Ohio, and the forecast for everywhere in the state is for rain. The Secretary of State's office is already projecting just a 25% turnout, and if poor weather further dampens those numbers, die-hard gun owners who Vote Freedom First will be able to have an even bigger impact on election results. Please consult the following voter resources and then get your friends...

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