Responding to Brady: The Letter the Blade refused to print

Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to the Toledo Blade in response to an op-ed written by the John Shanks, Director of the Law Enforcement Relations for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. True to form, Shanks jumped at the opportunity to dance in the blood of a slain Toledo police officer, who died despite a plethora of failed Toledo gun control laws . The anti-gun Blade has...

OhioGOP one step closer to pro-gun leader

By Chad D. Baus Despite reports in recent weeks that Ohio GOP chairman Bob Bennett was considering an abandonment of his plan to orchestrate an orderly transfer of power within the OhioGOP via the creation of the position of Deputy Chairman, the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the party's central committee voted on March 9 to create a deputy director position. The person to fill it will...

Plain Dealer: Pro gun 'journalist' seeks lists of permits

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that "a gun-rights group critical of journalists who have published lists of conceal-and-carry permit holders is now seeking the same information." From the story: Jeff Garvas, president of Ohioans For Concealed Carry Inc., has asked the state's sheriffs for -- and in some cases has received -- the names and addresses of the permit holders, citing his role...

FRIDAY FLASHBACK!: Self-Defense Bill of Rights: Part 2

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.... Self-Defense Bill...

NBC Cleveland: City Police do not support Mayor's defiance of state law

Toledo and Columbus no longer enforcing failed local gun control laws On Wednesday, March 14, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced that he would defy the will of the Ohio General Assembly as expressed in HB347 - legislation which made all firearms laws uniform across the Buckeye State. At a press conference staged at the Police Briefing Room, Jackson told reporters that he will ignore state...

Ohio State Highway Patrol's ''plain sight'' champion on his way out

By Chad D. Baus The Columbus Dispatch reported this week that Col. Paul D. McClellan, the current Superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), has announced his retirement. The retirement of McClellan, who made Buckeye Firearms' 2006 list of Ten People Who Are Threatening Your Ohio Gun Rights , comes at an ironic time for Ohio concealed handgun license-holders. Also being retired this...

Go-it-alone: Financially-challenged City of Cleveland sues over preemption

Today the City of Cleveland filed a declaratory judgment against the State of Ohio to fight the enactment of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 9.68. Click here to download the press release. (.pdf) ORC Section 9.68: "(A) The individual right to keep and bear arms,being a fundamental individual right that predates the United States Constitution and Ohio Constitution, and being a constitutionally...

Wednesday, March 14: HB347 takes effect today

The long awaited end to one of the dumbest provisions of Ohio's original concealed carry law is here. For the first time in the almost three years since Ohio's concealed carry law took effect, CHL-holders are no longer required to carry their holstered firearm in "plain sight" while in a motor vehicle. The unpopular, unsafe requirement was struck from Ohio's law by HB347, a bill which became law...

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