Pro-Gun Punditry: Wednesday's Buckeye State Roundabout
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 weekly review of headlines from around the state though a pro-gun rights lens.
From Taser(tm) resistant clothing to mothers and teachers with guns, these articles should be a part of your required reading!
Click on the "Read More..." link below for seven days of headlines accompanied by short, concise pro-gun analysis.
Wednesday, Cincinnati - Two for one: Bowhunter kills two deer with one arrow
- Bill Wolf could not believe his luck. The Loveland resident and avid bowhunter watched from his perch, 18 feet up in a tree, as two deer appeared in the open field before him on a Wednesday afternoon in January.
Wolf aimed, drew back his bow and released. The arrow struck the first deer behind the shoulder --a double-lung hit, regarded as the cleanest, most efficient way to kill a deer with a bow. The arrow continued through the first deer and struck the second in the same shoulder area. Within 10 seconds, both deer were dead, and the arrow was stuck, intact, into the ground a few feet away.
Conservation of ammunition I guess. Filling two tags with one shot make for a short hunting season though.
Wednesday, Columbus - HB 556 FREE HUNTING LICENSES
- Legislative floor actions in the House of Representatives and Senate from Tuesday, April 4.
HB 556 FREE HUNTING LICENSES (Cassell) To require free hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses, permits, and stamps for resident senior citizens.
Watch our website for future updates on this and other additional ways the Ohio legislature is working to provide hunting opportunities to more and more people in Ohio
Wednesday, Columbus - OSU medical student missing
- An Ohio State student went missing early Saturday morning from outside a bar in the South Campus Gateway, according to the Columbus Division of Police. Friends last saw Brian Shaffer, a second-year medical student, leaving the Ugly Tuna Saloona at 1:30 a.m. Shaffer, 27, has made no attempt to contact anyone since that time.
It is very upsetting to continuously have to report on crime at so many of Ohio's campuses. However this continues to prove that providing defensless victims makes the work of criminals much easier.
Wednesday, Columbus - Ohio State Student Says She Was Abducted, Sexually Assaulted:
- Ohio State campus police issued a crime alert early Wednesday after a female student said she was abducted from a bus stop on Tuesday night.
The student said she was at the bus stop, east of the Ohio Union, at about 8:30 p.m. when she was abducted and sexually assaulted as she was driven around the campus area.
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Wednesday, Arizona - Fabric neutralizes stun gun jolt
- Thor Shield is a polyester fabric bonded to a conducted material that effectively loops the electricity coming from a nonlethal electricity weapon back to the weapon. "If you are hit, the Taser gun won't work," said Greg Schultz, co-owner of G2 Consulting in Tucson, Ariz., which invented Thor Shield. "We return the voltage back to the gun."
The light, breathable material is for sale to law enforcement agencies and the military only and could protect officers from being injured by their own weapons.
A recent incident in Cincinnati involved a police officer's Taser being used against the officer. Unfortuneatly it won't be long until criminal also utilize this technology. Remember alway choose the most effective tool for the job. Relying solely on Lemon juice, oven cleaner, hot sauce and soon Tasers (tm) to keep yourself and your family alive may not be effective.
Thursday, West Alexandria - Area hunter tangles with lion
- When Mark Metzger of West Alexandria went hunting antelope in Ethiopia last month, he didn't figure he'd end up tangling with a lion and almost not coming back at all. But, he said, "You never know what's going to happen in Africa."
It seems Metzger and his guide were hunting antelope when they were contacted by a local game warden and asked if they would kill a lion that had been menacing the people of a small village.
Kinda makes our city's deer problems pale in comparison
Thursday, Columbus - Ohio Shooters participate in 13th annual Equine Affaire
- The 13 th annual Equine Affaire, beginning today at the Ohio Expo Center, is a smorgasbord for horse lovers.
Eric Nelson, president of the shooters group, said his decadeold sport is growing fast nationally. Ohio has two mounted shooting clubs. First Ohio, headquartered in Miamitown near Cincinnati, has 55 members and sponsors 12 competitions a year. The competitions combine barrel racing and shooting, he said.
Just one more shooting sport that you have an opportunity to experience.
Friday, Cleveland Turkey tips help get early season success
- The grand spring turkey hunt in Ohio is April 24 through May 21. As turkey flocks have grown, the season has become a tradition for a growing army of sportsmen. Young hunters will get a head start, with a special youth wild turkey season April 22-23.
The 2006-2007 season is getting ready to start. Remember if you have an Ohio CHL, you need to buy a hunting license. If you hunt or fish, you need to get an Ohio CHL. Shooter, hunters and sportsmen MUST support each other.
Friday, SE Ohio - Division of Wildlife optimistic about Mead lands plan
- The sale of 146,000 acres of land in southeastern Ohio formerly owned by the Mead Corporation is bad news for hunters. Fortunately, the Ohio Division of Wildlife has a plan to rescue the former Mead lands for hunting. Steve Gray, chief of the division, said he is optimistic the plan will succeed.
As Ohio's urban areas expand, good habitat to support our diverse wildlife is impacted. It is good to see the DOW proactively working to ensure abundant land is available for Ohio sportsmen
Monday, Marietta - Teachers shatter stereotypes about women and guns
- Cathy Ash, 41, of Barlow, is a shooter and proud of it. For more and more American women like Ash, knowing how to handle and properly use a firearm offers empowerment, self-confidence, security, and fun.
"I love it all, just so long as it goes bang," Ash said of her guns. Women and guns — it's a growing trend not likely to slow anytime soon.
Nationwide, the trend is showing more and more women getting involved in hunting and the shooting sports. Next time you head to the range or the field, take your wife, girlfriend or daughter along.
Monday, Columbus - Ohio Agency Urges Governor Taft Be Disciplined in Ethics Case
- An Ohio state ethics office urged Governor Bob Taft be punished for failing to report golf outings and other gifts, with penalties ranging from a potential reprimand to a loss of the Republican's law license.
Thankfully for Ohio gun owner this is the last year we have to endure Gov. Taft. All 3 of the front running candidates are great on the 2nd amendment. Now if we can just get 'ANYONE BUT DEWINE' into the rebuplican race for US Senator
Monday, Marietta - Women hone skills with guns
- When she was a young girl growing up with three sisters and one brother in the country, Beverly Stacy clearly remembers her father taking her brother shooting. But, he never took her, or her sisters.
It may not be an Annie Oakley or wild wild west world, but women today are hoisting gun barrels and shooting targets and game in increasingly large numbers and with the best of men.
In fact, the new president of the National Rifle Association is a woman.
Tuesday, Cleveland - Police traffic fatalities outnumber gun deaths
- Cars and trucks, not guns, are becoming the No. 1 threat to police officers.
Traffic accidents have killed 429 officers nationwide this decade, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Nearly one in five was hit by a vehicle. In contrast, guns have killed 351 officers.
In spite of this, the Ohio State Patrol is still requiring the most law-abiding Ohio's to limit their ability to protect their familes while on Ohio's roads. HB347 will be a small step in the right direction to correct some of the problems with our current CHL law.