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Lima News Editorial: Concealed carry without problems

The Lima News has published an editorial addressing the latest spike in applications for Ohio concealed handgun licenses, and also in the overall success of the program to date. The editorial begins by noting that "critics of concealed carry legislation have been silent of late in Ohio, and with good reason. People who legally carry are responsible, law-abiding citizens who mean to protect...

More Ohioans arming themselves, seeking licenses to carry concealed

The Newark Advocate is reporting that almost four people came in every business day through the first three months of the year, 252 in all, to either renew or seek a new permit to arm themselves discretely in public, according to figures from the Licking County Sheriff's Office. During the same period in 2008, the story notes 107 people sought concealed handgun licenses in that county. As Buckeye...

Memorial Day 2009 - Remembering Those Who Gave All to Defend Our Rights

By Jim Irvine We are often thanked for all we do to secure firearms rights in Ohio, but this Memorial Day, it's important to remember all those who have come before us, and won all of the big battles. It is only through their sacrifice and perseverance that we are able to fight today's battles. While it's easy to get caught up in the moment of your own struggles, our lives as we know them would...

Geauga Constitutional Council draws capacity crowd

By Jim Irvine The Geauga Constitutional Council hosted "The 2nd Amendment Forum" on April 24. They had a capacity crowd that turned out to hear about gun rights and what can and must be done to protect them. In addition to emcee Ed Corsi, speakers included Senator Tim Grendell, Geauga Sheriff Dan McClelland, Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, and myself.

Linda Walker to receive NRA's 2009 Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award

Linda Walker, the 2009 recipient of the NRA's Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award, shown here with Gov. Ted Strickland shortly after he signed SB184 into law. The National Rifle Association has selected Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Linda Walker to receive the 2009 Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award. According to the NRA, "the Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award...

Education Guide Lesson #22: Pretend 'Gun-Free' School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction

Yet another eye-opening study course has been added to the Buckeye Firearms Association Education Guide . Written by David B. Kopel, this Article analyzes the law and policy regarding the licensed carrying of firearms in K-12 schools and in colleges and universities. The Article suggests that absolute bans have proven to be extremely dangerous, because they turn schools into uniquely attractive...


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