January 8, 2007: Ohio wakes up to a pro-gun governor
For the first time in at recent memory, Ohioans have a pro-gun Governor sitting in the Bexley Governor's mansion. And for the first time in recent memory, that governor is not a Republican.
Democrat Ted Strickland was sworn in after midnight Monday as the 68th governor of Ohio.
From the Toledo Blade:
- Mr. Strickland was sworn in on the 1763 Huntington Bible, the oldest in the collection of the Ohio Historical Society. The book was owned by Samuel Huntington, who served as the first acting president of the United States, signed the Declaration of Independence and presided over the Continental Congress.
He handed it down to his nephew, Samuel, Ohio's third governor. The Bible is reported to have been used in the swearing in of Ohio's second governor, Thomas Kirker, in 1807.
The Blade goes on to note that the new (pro-gun!) attorney general, Marc Dann, will be sworn in at his Trumbull County home.
Buckeye Firearms Association looks forward to working with the Governor Ted Strickland and Attorney General Marc Dann to defend and advance the rights of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation.