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Ohio's Hunters Get More Prime Hunting Time When Deer-Gun Hunting Season Opens Dec. 2

COLUMBUS, OH – Deer-gun season, one of Ohio's most revered hunting traditions, begins Monday, Dec. 2, with 30 more minutes of prime hunting time each day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s deer-gun season is open through Sunday, Dec. 8. Hunting time is extended 30 minutes for all deer-gun seasons. Hunters were already allowed to hunt deer 30 minutes before...

Ohio Attorney General sees CCW becoming mainstream

The following article was originally published by The Lima News . Republished with permission. by Greg Sowinski LIMA — When Ohio first licensed citizens to carry a concealed handgun nearly 10 years ago, then U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine was a little skeptical. He wasn't so sure it was a good idea. But after nearly 10 years of concealed carry not only has DeWine, the current Ohio Attorney General whose...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

Happy Thanksgiving from Buckeye Firearms Association President Jim Irvine

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Even as a teenager, I recognized that it might be even more enjoyable than Christmas. I would see family I had not seen in 11 months and there was no pressure about gifts. People were not all stressed out and the time was spent catching up on the year’s stories over lots of good food. As I pondered all that I have to be thankful for, I...

The Lessons of the Sandy Hook Report

Editor's Note: Tactical Defense Institute's John Benner rarely weighs in on issues, leaving that function to others. When John addresses an issue it is noteworthy and well worth the read. This article was originally posted on the TDI Facebook page. Republished with permission. by John Benner The official report from the Connecticut States Attorney's office on the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

Young Hunters Harvest more than 6,000 Deer during Youth-Gun Season

COLUMBUS, OH - Young hunters checked 6,645 white-tailed deer during Ohio's two-day youth gun season, Nov. 23-24, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Young hunters were challenged by below-average temperatures and windy conditions during the two-day season. "Congratulations to all the young hunters who participated and enjoyed Ohio's youth deer hunting weekend," said ODNR...

Toledo CHL-holder defends self against armed felon

by Chad D. Baus WTVG (ABC Toledo) reported recently that no charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed an armed 26-year-old felon, Jomar Quinn Martin. It happened at Royale Place, a bar on Airport near Wenz just before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13. From the article : "There was an argument in the parking lot and that's all we feel comfortable saying at this time," said Sgt. Joe...

Democrat gubernatorial candidate chooses 2010 BFA PAC "D"-rated running mate

by Chad D. Baus The Gongwer News Service reported last week that Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald has selected Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney to join him on his quest to oust Republican Gov. John Kasich next year. "Ed is proud to announce State Sen. Eric Kearney as his running mate & the next Ohio Lt Gov," the Cuyahoga County executive's Twitter account announced Wednesday...

Headline: Cleveland settles federal lawsuit over confiscated gun, owner to get his .38-caliber back

by Chad D. Baus The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the city of Cleveland will return concealed handgun license-holder Derrick Washington's .38-caliber Taurus as part a settlement in a federal court battle over the city's seizure of the weapon. The article notes the gun was confiscated and never returned even after a city prosecutor refused to press charges, citing a lack of evidence...

‘Saddam Hussein’ and ‘Osama Bin Ladin’ among those who signed anti-self-defense rights petition opposing HB 203

by David Codrea A public records request by Gun Rights Examiner to review 10,000 signatures opposing adoption of a "Stand Your Ground" bill (H.B. No. 203) -- reportedly submitted by the Ohio Black Legislative Council to Gov. John Kasich -- was answered when a compact disc containing the information arrived in Thursday's mail. "Is the complete and unredacted petition with all 10,000 names a public...

HB 203 opponents follow Washington D.C. political consultants' anti-gun playbook to the letter

by Chad D. Baus Recently, a very interesting document began making its rounds through the gun rights community after having been leaked online. Entitled " Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging ," it is an 80-page playbook designed to help anti-gun rights extremists learn why they continue to get beat, and how to change their message so as to fool the general public into thinking...

Ohio Offers Deer Hunting Season for Youth Hunters

Youth hunters have 30 more minutes after sunset to hunt COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio's young hunters have the opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer during the state's 11th annual youth white-tailed deer hunting season on Nov. 23-24, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The youth deer-gun season is open statewide to hunters holding a valid youth hunting license and a deer permit...

House passes Ohio's Concealed Carry & Self-Defense Law Reform (HB 203) [UPDATE: Vote Tallies]

[Editor's Note: This article was updated as additional information became available.] Concealed Carry Law Reform Bill Closer to Governor's Signature COLUMBUS, OH - HB 203 sponsored by Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), a bill that seeks to update Ohio's concealed carry program, has passed the Ohio House with a 63 - 27 vote, and will now be forwarded to the Ohio Senate for consideration...

Ohio's Concealed Carry & Self-Defense Law Reform (HB 203) scheduled for vote in House; BFA offers testimony on two pro-gun bills

by Chad D. Baus Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R) has scheduled House Bill 203 for a vote in the House today, Wednesday, November 20. The move comes after the House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee passed the bill yesterday on a bi-partisan 9 - 4. Click here to see how they voted. Buckeye Firearms Association leaders are in Columbus this week offering testimony on this and other...

FLASH: House committee passes HB 203 (Concealed Carry & Self-Defense Law Reform)

by Chad D. Baus The House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee has passed House Bill 203 with a bi-partisan 9 - 4 vote. Voting for the bill were Representatives Mike Dovilla (R, Committee Chairman), John Adams (R) Jim Buchey (R), Louis Blessing III (R), Andrew Brenner (R), Jack Cera (D), Matt Huffman (R), Dorothy Pelenda (R) and Rick Perales (R). Voting against the bill were Representatives...

Typhoid Mike Bloomberg Strikes Again

by Jeff Knox New York City's controversial billionaire mayor was slapped down again in races in Colorado and Virginia on Tuesday, November 5. Unfortunately, in Virginia, the slap was only symbolic as Bloomberg’s chosen gubernatorial and Attorney General candidates actually won their elections. The fact that the races were so close and some Democrats are blaming the razor-thin margin of victory on...

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 129 - New Federal Gun Law Coming Under Radar

2- New Federal Gun Law Coming Under Radar Lobbyists Overlooked Dec. 3 Date Will Expiring "Invisible Gun" Law Be Renewed? Anti-Rights Plans Top Secret for Now by Alan Korwin, Author Gun Laws of America The Uninvited Ombudsman With Mr. Obama and his allies attacking the right to keep and bear arms from a dozen angles at once, the anti-rights forces in America have overlooked the Undetectable...

Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2013 CHL statistics; Record demand for CHLs continues

by Jim Irvine Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the concealed handgun license (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2013. Demand continued at a record setting pace, setting new records for the most number of initial licenses issued and most number of licenses renewed during a third quarter. Demand for licenses has been so strong this year that with only nine months' worth of...

HB 231 (Eliminate 'No-Guns' Victim Zones) scheduled for second hearing in House

Chairman Jim Butler has announced that the Judiciary Committee will be hearing proponent testimony on Representative Ron Maag's (R-Lebanon) HB 231 next Wednesday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Statehouse Room 121. This will be the second hearing for this important bill. Buckeye Firearms Association will be testifying in support of the bill. Under the proposed legislation, Ohioans would be able to...

HB 203 (Concealed Carry & Self-Defense Law Reform) scheduled for fourth hearing, possible vote in House committee

Chairman Mike Dovilla has announced that the Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee will be hearing all testimony on Representative Terry Johnson's (R-McDermott) HB 203 this Tuesday, November 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Statehouse Room 116. This will be the fourth hearing for this important bill. Any persons who are interested in testifying are welcome to contact Jim Irvine ( [email protected]

Shelby Co. Sheriff's program arms Sidney teachers; Local police chief "not a fan"

by Jim Irvine The Sidney Daily News is reporting that Sidney police chief Will Balling is not a fan of Sidney school staff carrying firearms. There is obvious tension and the issue of guns in schools remains a polarizing topic. Misinformation continues to cloud the discussion. From the article : Balling said he is worried because there is a 70 percent chance that a teacher would miss their target...

Americans Doubt Reliability of 'Smart Guns'; Won’t Buy Them and Oppose Their Mandate, NSSF Poll Finds

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- By a wide majority, Americans are skeptical of the reliability of technology intended to prevent all but authorized users of a firearm from being able to fire it. They also say overwhelmingly that they would not be likely to buy such a so-called "smart gun" and overwhelmingly oppose any government mandate requiring the use of this technology should it become available. These...

Third hearing on HB 203 brings out the crazies; OACP denies own testimony submitted 5 years ago predicting same sort of mayhem

by Chad D. Baus Any discussion about the claims being made by opponents to the portion of HB 203 that seeks to reform Ohio's self-defense law needs to begin with a simple explanation of how the law would actually change. According to the individuals who offered testimony at yesterday's, the following legislative change would make Ohio into a racist "shoot first" state: Sec. 2901.09 (B) For...

College students could be expelled for defending themselves from a six-time felon attempted to gain entry into their apartment

by Chad D. Baus CNN.com is reporting that two Gonzaga University students could be suspended or even expelled after using a handgun to defend themselves from a six-time felon in their university-owned apartment, an act which the university says violates the school's weapons policy. From the article : Gonzaga University, a private, four-year university in Spokane, Washington, says the students...

CDC Data Refutes New Anti-Gun Study's Claims

Firearm-related deaths among children have decreased since the mid-1990s, but new research heralded by gun control supporters claims the opposite. A research abstract entitled United States Childhood Gun-Violence – Disturbing Trends , presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibitions by physicians Arin L. Madenci and Christopher B. Weldon, claims that from...

Akron police chief: Focusing on gun ownership will never curb gun violence

by Chad D. Baus Last month, Akron Police Chief James Nice made waves when he told AkronNewsNow.com that mandatory background checks won't work to stop criminals, and that "gun buybacks are a farce." This month, Nice is speaking more words of truth on the subject of the impotence of gun control, in an interview with Cleveland's fox affiliate, WJW: Simply put, Akron Police Chief Jim Nice believes...

Sen. Dick Durbin Chairs Divisive "Stand Your Ground" Hearing; Ohio Rep "Fudges" the truth

On October 29th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing chaired by Sen. Dick Durbin titled, "'Stand Your Ground Laws': Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force." Present were several witnesses who attacked not only SYG laws, but also the Right-to-Carry, and even the American jury system. An overarching theme of the testimony alluded that Americans are...

Cleveland Man Sues City for Return of His Legally-Owned Gun

by Jesse Hathaway Derrick J. Washington of Cleveland has spent nearly nine months fighting city law enforcement officials to retrieve his legally licensed and registered firearm, which is being held as evidence following his arrest after he reported a potential crime in progress. Washington is suing the City of Cleveland in federal court, alleging that the city's policy of requiring citizens to...

HB 203 (Concealed Carry & Self-Defense Law Reform) scheduled for third hearing in House

Chairman Mike Dovilla has announced that the Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee will be hearing proponent and opponent testimony on Representative Terry Johnson's (R-McDermott) HB 203 this Wednesday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Statehouse Room 115. This will be the third hearing for this important bill. Any persons who are interested in testifying are welcome to contact Jim Irvine (...

Guns & Ammo editor apologizes, fires writer and resigns after publishing column advocating gun control

by Chad D. Baus The editor of Guns & Ammo magazine apologized to readers and resigned after he published a column advocating gun control. In his apology, Editor Jim Bequette admitted that he intended to "generate a healthy exchange of ideas on gun rights" when he published a commentary by Dick Metcalf, who wrote that he supported regulations on firearms. Metcalf's editorial had a different...

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