Senate overrides Governor's Veto of HB347 21-12

-----> VOTE TALLIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On December 12, 2006, the Ohio Senate voted to override Governor Taft's veto of HB347 by a vote of 21-12. The House previously voted 71-21 to override Governor Taft's veto. House Bill 347 has now passed into law with an effective date in approximately 90 days, depending upon the exact filing and certification dates. This vote to marks the first joint...

A (long overdue) GOP slap at Taft

The following is Buckeye Firearms Association's response to today's Toledo Blade editorial . Responses in red type . EVEN in the waning days of his administration, Gov. Bob Taft "can't get no respect." (Respect is earned, not given. He’s had 8 years to earn it; the lack of it at this stage is well earned.) Leaders of his own party in the state House, and probably the Senate, are poised to hand...

Time Warp: Miss-Led writes as though the past two years never happened

By Chad D. Baus For those of you who are unfamiliar with Miss-Led (the name I gave Toledo Blade op-ed writer and anti-gun bigot Marilyn Johanek in 2004), allow me to catch you up to speed: She has called Ohio concealed carry "legislated lunacy" - a "worst-case scenario when road, work, or play rage finds a trigger within easy reach." She has called gun owners "misguided ideologues with aggressive...

LTE: Stop curtailing rights of legal gun owners

December 07, 2006 Columbus Dispatch In response to Friday’s Dispatch editorial "Veto is way to go," concerning House Bill 347, I am sick and tired of Big Media always condemning legal gun owners for the actions of criminals. The editorial stated that more gun restrictions are needed in cities than in rural counties. It would make more sense to say that inner-city people need firearms for...

Is the OhioGOP (finally) getting the message from gun owners?

By Chad D. Baus On August 17, 2005, as a second conservative Republican announced his intention to contest the anti-gun Senator Mike DeWine in the GOP primary, a story in the Cincinnati Enquirer quoted OhioGOP spokesperson Jason Mauk as saying his party's commitment to the liberal DeWine remained solid: Jason Mauk, political director at the Ohio Republican Party, said the party is confident that...

Republicans choose Faber to replace Jordan

On December 4, The Hannah Report noted that the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus screening committee recommended Rep. Keith Faber (a three-time endorsee of this political action committee)) to fill the 12th Senate District seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Jordan, who was elected in November to U.S. Congress. From the story: Faber was one of six candidates who interviewed for the spot, including Rep...

The letter the Cleveland Plain Dealer refused to print

Editor's note: The Cleveland Plain Dealer has printed several front page stories about firearms, all with factual errors. The following was submitted to as a letter to the editor, but they chose not to allow this correct information in their paper. They have continued to show their bias by citing anti-gun sources, but refusing to cite information from sources that are actually knowledgeable with...

CCRKBA Applauds Ohio House Override, Urges Gun Owners to Call Senators

NEWS RELEASE December 7, 2006 BELLEVUE, WA - The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated the Ohio House of Representatives for their courageous 71-21 vote to override the veto of concealed carry reform legislation by Gov. Bob Taft. CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron immediately urged Buckeye State gun owners to start calling their state senators to let them...

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