Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout

By Chris Chumita

There are more stories pertaining to our gun rights in Ohio then we can possibly draw attention to with individual daily commentary. But they are worthy of mention.

What follows is our review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens.
From a gun-pointing stand off to an update on the new JPFO movie, these articles should be a part of your required reading!
Click on the "Read More..." link below for several days of headlines accompanied by short, concise pro-gun analysis.

11/13/06: Knox County, Tennessee: Lumpy Lambert In Gun-Pointing Standoff With Would-Be Robber

From the article:

    Lambert says the man pulled a .25-caliber handgun from his pocket, apparently to rob him. Lambert pulled his own .380 caliber and the two were pointing weapons at each other for a tense moment.

This story is yet another example of a law-abiding citizen using a firearm to protect himself without firing a round. Stories like this one should be on the front page of every paper, and helps prove that firearms prevent crime.

11/12/06: National: McCain, Biden Considering 2008 Presidential Bid

From the article:

    Senator John McCain confirms he is considering a presidential run in 2008. The Arizona Republican told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he could launch an exploratory committee as early as this week, allowing him to raise campaign money.

McCain is basically a liberal with an "R" after his name. He is anti-gun, and has even disregards our First Amendment rights. The Gun Owners of America has done your homework for you, and created an extensive web site detailing the liberal ways of McCain. You can read all about him here. Hopefully, we will not be stuck choosing between two anti-gun candidates in 2008.

11/12/06: Columbus, Ohio: Hunting Program Tabs Next Generation

From the article:

    "The youth deer-gun season continues to grow in popularity," said Dan Huss, wildlife management supervisor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s central district, which is based in Columbus. "For many youngsters, this opportunity is the highlight of their hunting season."

Often it is also the highlight of the the season for more experienced hunters. It gives them the opportunity to share their joy of the outdoors, and helps ensure the future of hunting.

11/10/06: National: No Plan For Bolton Confirmation In Senate

From the article:

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton won't get a hearing before the 109th Congress adjourns, effectively killing any chance he would have of being confirmed for his post.

The Republicans may have the lost the elections, but they still have time to do the right thing. They need to cofirm John Bolton as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. However, they proved themselves to be spineless, and it is another example of why they lost so many seats this November. As a result, gun owners and the entire country is losing a true patriot in the fight to keep the country and ALL of our freedoms safe from the United Nations.

11/9/06: State-Wide: Taylor Apparent Winner In State Auditor's Race

From the article:

    One of the most inconspicuous Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly is suddenly that party's lone standard bearer in state government.

    Mary Taylor, who strategically ran a close-knit campaign for auditor with an inner circle so tight that GOP party leaders were sometimes kept outside the loop, is about to become the highest ranking statewide elected Republican.

    Taylor beat Democrat and fellow Summit County state representative, Barbara Sykes, taking 51 percent of the vote to emerge as the only Republican in the hunt for statewide office to sidestep the Democrats' Election Day onslaught, according to unofficial results.

Mary Taylor was endorsed by the Buckeye Firearms Association, and her victory proves that the gun vote matters.

11/9/06: National: ELECTION 2006 RE-CAP (NRA)

From the article:

    Importantly, however, on a day that saw voters expressing dissatisfaction over conduct of the war, over political corruption and over competency to govern, Americans cast their votes for record numbers of pro-gun candidates, both Democrat and Republican.

The Buckeye Firearms Association's election recap focused only on Ohio. This article is the NRA's election recap at the national level.

11/8/06: National: Election 2006 (GOA)

From the article:

    What impact, if any, will the transformational 2006 Congressional Election have on Second Amendment rights? While election 2006 may have been a referendum on many things (the President, war in Iraq, Jack Abramoff, Mark Foley for example), it does not translate into greater support for gun control at the grass roots level.

The Buckeye Firearms Association's election recap focused only on Ohio. This article is the GOA's election recap at the national level.

2006: National: Update On The Fundraising Effort For The Jews For The Preservation Of Firearm Ownership's New Movie

From the article:

    It’s time to take JPFO’s “Boot the BATFE” campaign to a fiercer, more gutwrenching level.

The Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has produced excellent pro-gun documentaries in the past, such as Innocents Betrayed. You can read more about their new movie called "The Gang" here.

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