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Our Gun Legacy - Good or Bad?

By James D. Cool Have you ever thoughtfully considered just how we got to where we are regarding the gun issue? Our nation was founded and evolved as a uniquely free society during the same time period that modern firearms were invented and became readily available due to the industrial revolution. Combine those two events with our founding fathers' genuine fear of tyrannical government along...

Proposed safety regs would dry up ammunition sales

WorldNetDaily.com recently reported that the federal government is considering a series of new rules that would apply to workplaces where "explosives" are handled, giving rise to a concern that the restrictions could be used to limit – or eliminate – reasonable access to firearms ammunition. The issue was highlighted by Rush Limbaugh recently and first covered on this website here . From...

The Nationwide Stand Your Ground Movement How-to

The Stand Your Ground Movement, Part VI By John Longenecker I’ve said that retaking the nation is not as hard as it might seem… But then a good diet isn’t as hard as it seems, either, huh? I took a call from Deeanne, an Illinois woman last night as a guest on The Rick Adams Show . You can listen to the show on MP3 on my website at www.GoodForTheCountry.com When I mention how we can retake the...

FRIDAY FLASHBACK!: One Time to Save a Life

Buckeye Firearm Association's web site is seeing an amazing growth in visitors and new articles are being posted several times a week. With everything that is going on, it is easy to miss some important and interesting articles. To make sure that you don't miss anything, we are going to repost one of our more popular articles every Friday. This week's "Friday Flashback" is.... One Time to Save a...

Buckeye's Ken Hanson authors article in latest national USCCA mag

By Jim Irvine The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is a national organization focusing on concealed carry. Their magazine is “Concealed Carry Magazine.” The latest issue is full of good information, including two articles by fellow Buckeyes and a timely interview with our friend Philip VanCleave, President of Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), dealing with a newspaper that...

Guns Should Be Allowed On Campus

By Larry Pratt Gun free school zones have proven to be a dangerous delusion that has resulted in people being forced to be victims. The only people guaranteed to be safe in gun free zones are criminals. They can count on the law-abiding being disarmed. In reality, gun free zones are nothing more than criminal safe zones.

Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout

By Chris Chumita There are more stories pertaining to our gun rights in Ohio then we can possibly draw attention to with individual daily commentary. But they are all worthy of mention. What follows is our review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens. From a shooting in front of a "no-guns" store, to the premier of "The Gang", these articles should be a part of your...

The history of gun control, part 2

By Sandy Froman Until Lyndon Johnson came to the White House in 1963 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, gun control was simply not a national issue. There were no significant federal gun control laws on the books, and the NRA was a shooter's organization that intentionally shied away from any political involvement. All of that changed with the 1968 assassinations of Sen...

Shooting Sports Revealed as a Favorite Seasonal Activity

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - The Papers of...

CNSNews.com Readers: Publishing Names of CCW License Holders Irresponsible

By Chad D. Baus Cybercast News Service's coverage of the privacy-invading actions by The Sandusky Register , and the response by gun rights groups in Ohio, has shined a national spotlight on this problem. CNSNews.com has now published a series of excellent letters written in response to their initial coverage. Click 'Read More' for the letters. Following are a series of letters originally...

Rush Limbaugh praises Buckeye Firearms Assoc. response to Sandusky Register

On Friday, July 6, 2007, America's #1 talk radio host notified his national audience about the actions Buckeye Firearms Association has taken in response to the privacy-invading actions by the Sandusky Register . From the transcript, which can be viewed at RushLimbaugh.com : RUSH: A friend of mine sent me a note about a story going on in Sandusky, Ohio. It's a big issue there. A newspaper...

Sandusky Register on Privacy: What's good for me not good for thee

By Chad D. Baus During the last week of June, Sandusky Register Editor Matt Westerhold launched an all-out assault on the privacy and security of approximately 2,700 concealed handgun license holders in several Northern Ohio counties by publishing their private information - information which Ohio legislators have deemed confidential. In doing so, Editor Westerhold unilaterally made this...

All Politicians are not the Same - an Interview with Governor Ted Strickland

By Gerard Valentino Buckeye Firearm’s Chairman, Jim Irvine, is fond of saying that all politicians are not the same, despite people’s belief to the contrary. As proof that not all politicians are the same, Buckeye Firearms Association has set up interviews with pro-gun legislators, and other elected officials who believe strongly in the right to bear arms. Thankfully, our current governor, Ted...

Register 'doing it for the readers' - who keep saying they don't like it

The Sandusky Register has been extremely stingy on the number of letters to the editor published in response to its privacy-invading actions. But to date, each and every letter published has been supportive of gun owners. Does anyone believe The Register would be holding back letters supporting their position if they were receiving them? The following three letters appeared in the Thursday, July...

CNSNews.com: Ohio Newspaper Under Fire for Outing Gun Owners

The Cybercast News Service has published an excellent story informing its national audience about the privacy-invading actions by The Sandusky Register , and about the response by gun rights groups in Ohio. From the story: An Ohio newspaper's decision to publish the non-public records of concealed carry permit holders drew a strong response, and one gun rights advocacy group published personal...

Of Sponsors, Co-sponsors, and others

By Jim Irvine SB184 and HB264 have been assigned to good committees. SB184 is in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, which is chaired by our good friend Tim Grendell (R-18), and HB264 is in the House Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by our long time supporter Bob Latta (R-6). Looking at the list of co-sponsors, it is important to know who our strongest friends are. These are the people who...

Ladies Night at Dillon Sportsman Center

Dillon Sportsman Center, east of Newark, is holding their second Ladies Night on Monday, July 9 at 5:00PM-9:00PM. This is an opportunity for ladies, at no cost to them, to be introduced to some of the shooting sports. The evening is geared towards beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome to attend. Women will have the oppurtunity to shoot rifles, shotguns and handguns.

Former Trooper to Editor Westerhold: ''That's no public service''

July 4, 2007 Sandusky Register Choya Hawn, 51, Erie. That is how my name appears on the Register's Web site along with the names of the other holders of Concealed Carry Permits issued by Erie County. Since you are convinced the public needs to know such information, allow me to expand. I am a 27-year veteran of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. I have served 21 years as a certified firearms...

Independence Day 2007

With the upcoming holiday, let's look at what it might mean to some people…a day off with pay, just a day off, family, friends, cookouts, reunions or just a day to lounge and watch the fireworks. As for me, I think of our Constitution, our founding fathers, our Bill of Rights, our military men and women who are performing their duties to protect our freedom. “FREEDOM”. We say it often, exclaiming...

Think the Register got too much private info? Records prove they wanted MORE

Ottawa County Sheriff Robert Bratton has posted The Sandusky Register 's June 6 request for the list of concealed handgun license-holders on the official website of the Ottawa County Sheriff. The request letter reveals that the Sandusky Register didn't stop at asking for the private information allowed journalists in the media access loophole. Rather, the newspaper asked for the home address of...

Stop New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Crusade!

As you know, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is heading a national cabal of anti-gun mayors called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns." The main objective of this coalition is to repeal the Tiahrt Amendment. This critically important legislation protects the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners, the safety of law enforcement officers, and the integrity of criminal investigations by preventing...

Letter to Sandusky Register Editor Matt Westerhold

We know it was far from the only one mailed to Editor Matt Westerhold, but the Sandusky Register has finally published a single letter to the editor about their irresponsible release of private information on CHL-holders on their website: Cost some business After years of advertising my rental units and selling numerous items in your classifieds, the Sandusky Register has chosen to list my name...

Senate committee protects trace data security - Bloomberg loses a round

NRA-ILA welcomed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's action [Thursday] to reinstate language commonly known as the Tiahrt Amendment into the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill. The amendment, offered by Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), passed with broad bipartisan support. This language would keep sensitive firearm trace information in the hands of law enforcement and out of...

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