Pro-gun legislator Kevin DeWine Chosen as GOP Deputy Director

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to report that the Ohio Republican Party State Central and Executive Committee chose State Rep. Kevin DeWine to be the state party's deputy director.

Kevin DeWine, the current Speaker Pro Tempore, is a three-time endorsee of this political action committee. His voting record in the Ohio House is solid for gun-owners and sportsmen. He has co-sponsored and voted for concealed carry legislation, the Apprentice Hunting License legislation, and worked to protect the sportsmen hunting, fishing and trapping license monies in the last budget cycle.

Many gun owners have lamented the apparent OhioGOP disconnect to us during the past two decades. There has been much speculation as to whether or not Bennett, the muscle behind the likes of anti gun politicians like Bob Taft, Mike DeWine, George Voinovich and Betty Montgomery, would keep our Second Amendment rights in mind when choosing a successor. Thankfully, despite what appeared at times like a deliberate effort to sideline Kevin DeWine, who was not among those handpicked by Bennett to run for the position, the State Central and Executive Committees have chose a pro-gun successor to Bob Bennett.

DeWine is expected to become the new party chairman when Bennett leaves after the 2008 election.

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