Op-Ed: Anti-gunners don camo as election looms

Seeking to pick up the baton dropped by the ham-fisted Americans for Gun Safety, the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) has arrived on the scene to become the latest front group for the anti-gun movement in America. August 14, 2006 By Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director NRAILA.org (republished with permission) Tracking the recent history of the Second Amendment debate wouldn’t be...

Republican Lt. Gov Candidate Tom Raga – Unplugged

By Larry S. Moore I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with Tom Raga at the Greene County Fair. The initial purpose was a short interview for this profile article. I ended up spending over two hours with Mr. Raga, State Representatives Kevin DeWine and Chris Widener, and State Central Committee Member Joe Haines. Chris Widener is my State Representative covering eastern Greene County...

Another tired anti-gun editorial

By Jim Irvine Many papers have recently done stories noting the success of the concealed carry licensing system. The Lorain Morning Journal, on the other hand, has published another editorial crying about their limited access to license holder’s personal information. Well over 99% of license holders licenses have flawless records carrying their guns. Contrary to what the Journal editorialized for...

Ken Blackwell to Sen. Pres. Bill Harris: Meeting/ Action requested on HB347

In recent weeks, Buckeye Firearms Association leaders Ken Hanson and Larry Moore participated in two separate conversations with Republican running mates Ken Blackwell and Tom Raga, respectively. (A profile of Tom Raga, which was produced by Moore after a two-hour meeting with Raga, will be published on this website on Thursday, August 17.) Among other matters, a key purpose for the discussions...

Miami Twp. trustees vote to lift gun ban in parks

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that trustees in Hamilton County's Miami Twp. voted Tuesday to remove a "no-guns" sign. Such signs at each of the five developed parks in this Clermont County township will be replaced. And anybody who wants to carry a gun openly in a park - or has a permit to carry a concealed weapon - will no longer have to worry about facing a fine of up to $100 for a first...

Those who oppose self defense at it again, at home and abroad

By Tim Inwood There are days after reading or watching news stories, that I am convinced a good chunk of the world has taken leave of their senses. In recent days I read an editorial in the Cincinnati Enquirer advocating the banning of handguns. The author of this tripe was a Cincinnati Lawyer named Robert B. Newman. Somehow he has gotten the notion that the solution to the crime problem in...

Writer: Ohio gun owners made up 27% of vote in 2000

On August 10, a columnist in the Minneapolis Star Tribune presented information which affirmed one of the central points made in Ken Hanson's rebuttal to Associated Press reporter Julie Carr-Smyth's recent complaints that Ohio gubernatorial candidates are battling for gun votes while “only” 400,000 out of 11 million Ohioans have a hunting license or a concealed handgun license. In his rebuttal to...

Dispatch: Few conceal-carry permits revoked, records show

Ohio's establishment media is finally getting around to reporting on stats for first quarter 2006 concealed handgun license issuance, news which was published on this website back in May. The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that, two years after Ohio sheriffs began issuing licenses allowing residents to carry concealed guns, VERY few of those licenses have been suspended or revoked. Robert...

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