Bob Bennett contemplating another term as OhioGOP chair

By Chad D. Baus The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that OhioGOP party chair Bob Bennett is considering carrying on as party chair, claiming to have learned a few things after voter anger left heavy Republican casualties at the polls. From the story: "In a very real sense, in some ways, we needed this," Bennett said in a conference call with reporters. "We need a reminder that our service to...

Ohio's youth deer-gun season set for Nov. 18-19

November 9, 2006 The People's Defender Ohio's youth deer-gun season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Young hunters killed 8,641 deer during the 2005 two-day season. Some young hunters may take advantage of Ohio's new apprentice hunting license. This new licenses allows new hunters, both adults and...

Anti-gun Montgomery ''stunned'' by defeat

By Chad D. Baus The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Betty Montgomery, the supposedly unbeatable anti-gun Republican, was so stunned after her defeat by Buckeye Firearms Association-endorsee Marc Dann (52.3% to 47.7% percent) that she didn't concede until 3 p.m. Wednesday. By then, the newspaper reports, she had jetted off to Florida and was declining to take phone calls. In a statement...

Arms-Bearing Can Bear the Defeat

The Second Amendment emerges from the election relatively unscathed November 8, 2006 By Dave Kopel NationalReview.com The Second Amendment has emerged from the biggest Democratic victory since 1974 with relatively little damage. One reason is that in races all over the country, Democrats returned to their Jefferson-Jackson roots by running candidates who trust the people to bear arms. I do not...

Misguided mayors need to look to Castle Doctrine laws to curb crime

By Tim Inwood On Thursday October 26th a group of mayors gathered in Chicago to plot their strategy for getting guns off the streets , a continuation of Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts from April. While the gathering made headlines in USA Today, the details in the reporting made it clear this cluster of obtuse politicians are clueless about crime. The problem with crime is not guns, it is criminals...

LESSON 2006: THE GUN VOTE MATTERS

Story originally posted at 12:40 a.m. Updates will continue throughout the day. By Chad D. Baus In a pre-election article focusing on the possible (and now real) outcome of the national Congressional races, Dave Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute, said this: "Things look a lot better for the Second Amendment than they do for the Republican party." That statement is equally...

Second Thoughts: How will the upcoming elections affect gun rights?

November 2, 2006 By Dave Kopel NationalReview.com Things look a lot better for the Second Amendment than they do for the Republican party. A race-by-race analysis of the Senate suggests that, while party control of the Senate could change, the Senate is very likely to retain a pro-gun working majority. A 50-seat tsunami in the House would result in a gain of over two dozen seats for anti-gun...

Richard Cordray, another Ohio Democrat who “gets it”

By Ken Hanson Those who have received our voter guide or read our website recently are aware that this PAC has endorsed Sandra O’Brien, Republican candidate for State Treasurer. In fact, one of the proudest achievements of this primary season was the grassroots effort that helped propel Sandra O’Brien to victory over anti-gun, Bob Bennett-anointed Jeanette Bradley. This is not meant to be a...

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