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...

OH Supremes: Cincinnati gun ban ''not in conflict'' with state law

Decision regrettable but not unexpected Buckeye Firearms Association announced today that they regret the Ohio Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Cincinnati vs. Baskin case, upholding that city’s assault weapon ban. However, the decision was not unexpected and the preemption language in H.B. 347 addresses every one of the Court’s criteria as set forth in the Baskin opinion. The reason the...

Democrats shedding pro-gun mantle already?

By Ken Hanson The vote totals from November are not even official in all races yet and a few Ohio Democrats are already giving gun owners reason to question their commitment to firearm rights. This past November, Democrats took control of statewide offices due, in part, to finally running pro-gun candidates. In fact, the two statewide races considered upsets, Attorney General and State Auditor,...

Media Access Loophole fix eviscerated in Senate committee

By Chad D. Baus Since April 2005, this political action committee has been documenting legislative attempts to remove Bob Taft's ridiculous media access loophole, which calls concealed handgun license records private but gives journalists access to the private, personal information of license-holders. The first attempt involved Rep. Bill Seitz, who tabled a proposal to modify House Bill 9, the...

Home Rule Champions Need To Be Consistent In Their Logic

Editor's Note: Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that the Senate Subcommittee on Civil Justice, chaired by Republican David Goodman , acted Wednesday to remove a provision from House Bill 9 which would have allowed concealed handgun license-holders, in certain situations, to protect their private, personal information from the media, and inserted compromise language, which is still being...

Op-Ed: Election Wasn't a Vote for Gun Control

By Lawrence G. Keane, Esq. As the final election tallies come in, with only a few House races still yet to be determined, and the 2008 presidential race begun, a few things are clear: The 2006 midterm elections were a referendum on Iraq and the Republican leadership of Congress. It was a “thumping,” as the President acknowledged. But what they were not, as some on the far left would have you...

Editorial analysis: Findlay Courier logic vs. Toledo Blade emotion

By Chad D. Baus As I read through many an editoral on HB347 over this past weekend, I found it extremely instructive to compare editorials from two northwest Ohio newspapers. Findlay and Toledo are less than 50 miles apart, but at least from a newspaper editor standpoint, Findlay might as well be on Mars , and Toledo on Venus . Courier editorial excerpts will be presented in blue type , Toledo...

Dispatch: A New Generation of Hunters

The Columbus Dispatch recently published an excellent article on the success of Ohio's new Apprentice Hunting license program. From the story: Daulton Nebraska rushed home from school yesterday, pulled on his camouflage and ducked into the woods, where he and his father quietly awaited their target. The 12-year-old Delaware County boy had one goal in mind as he perched in a tree stand: bagging a...

Pages

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

Get weekly news and instant alerts on the latest laws and politics that affect your gun rights. Enjoy cutting-edge commentary. Be among the first to hear about gun raffles, firearms training, and special events. Read more.

We respect your privacy and your email address will be kept confidential.

Mission

Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending and advancing the right of citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. Read more.

JOIN