For once, gun-grabber (mostly) emails the truth. Good week for gun owners!

Occasionally, emails from Toby Hoover, who often appears to be a one-woman show running the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, require responses to correct the record. This week, her email speaks for itself (almost). It was a VERY good week for law-abiding gun owners in America.

    From: Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
    Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005
    Subject: Culture of Fear this week

    Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence

    Alerts and Education

    This week's contributors to the culture of fear.

    considering giving the gun industry unique legal protection, granting them immunity and depriving gun violence victims of legal claims against negligent manufacturers or dealers.

    delivered a message by videotape to National Rifle Association Convention leaders as 3,000 people dined on steak with cognac sauce. He pledged to fight new gun control provisions and called on Congress to pass immunity for the gun manufacturers and dealers.

    addressing the NRA convention and holding a rifle above his head, copied Charlton Heston, saying "From my cold, dead hands"

We said almost for a reason. You see, Tom Delay did no such thing. Hoover wouldn’t know, because she wasn’t there. But the President of OFCC and Chairman of the OFCC PAC were there, and gave the following account:

The NRA gives every keynote speaker a hand-crafted colonial-style flintlock rifle made by the same expert gunsmith.

Rep. Delay was standing next to Kayne Robinson and Wayne LaPierre, who were both talking about the award. When the rifle appears, it was obvious Delay was shocked. He had literally no clue this was coming. You could tell from the way he was smiling from ear to ear, almost blushing. He kept looking at it in astonishment.

They announced that the rifle will be placed in the NRA’s National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA (great place, go there). At that point the international press floods the stage and takes numerous photos. DeLay held it up once real high for the photos. He never said "From my cold dead hands". If he had, the entire room would have stood up screaming and clapping.

    The AP reported that Nugent said the following while speaking to the NRA convention, " To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot'em"

    passed a law to make it 100 percent legal to use deadly force as a self defense measure without any 'duty to retreat' and it is expected GOV JEB BUSH will sign it.

    reported to be the next keynote speaker for the Ohio gun lobby's annual 'Party in the Park'. Last year's speaker was SECRETARY OF STATE KENNETH BLACKWELL

Our correct name is "Ohioans For Concealed Carry." The fact is there are several other pro-gun lobbying and grassroots organizations in Ohio.

    Ohio Hamilton County Commissioner PHIL HEIMLICH claims you should 'walk the talk' and is getting his CCW license to carry.

    considering cutting existing programs but giving high schools the option of adding a new class on how to shoot guns and the ARIZONA LEGISATURE and GOVERNOR for passing and signing a law allowing this semester elective.

    For passing a bill to allow carrying concealed weapons in bars

    selling BB guns to children with their ice cream

    WEAPON FREE ZONE signs at

    Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
    P.O. Box 1078
    Toledo, OH 43697
    [email protected]
    phone 419.244.7442

Last week, University of Toledo Professor Brian Patrick appeared on NRANews to discuss the issue of media bias against guns. One of the examples he used was the prominence given by reporters to small anti-gun organizations. By way of example, he specifically mentioned Toby Hoover’s Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence.

According to Patrick, the Coalition is a “coalition of two” - Hoover and a secretary, operating out of a basement. Yet Patrick noted that Hoover is quoted in virtually every firearms-related story that is published in Ohio, and occasionally across the nation.

Patrick said his research has revealed that Hoover receives her funding, “to the tune of fifty to one hundred thousand dollars a year”, from two vehemently anti-gun Foundations, Joyce and Tide, among perhaps others.

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