Guns in the News

NE Ohio: OFCC PAC Chairman appears on Adelphia Cable.

OFCC PAC Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on Adelphia Cable's "In The Spot Light" show (NE Ohio area only?) on Tuesday evening, October 22. The show was live, and will be rebroadcast on Thursday the 24th and Sunday the 27th on local access cable channels Adelphia system-wide (check local listings) Jim discussed, debated, and took calls about cries for more gun control in response to the...

Akron Beacon-Journal polls candidates re: Conceal Carry Reform

The Akron Beacon-Journal recently published their 2002 voter's guide, which reviewed Ohio House & Senate candidates from their subscriber area. Noticeably, the ONLY issue-specific question they asked these candidates was regarding their position on Conceal Carry Reform. Download the Beacon-Journal voter's guide and see each candidate's response. (You will need Adobe Acrobat software to read...

Should teachers be required to have five times more firearms training than law enforcement to carry in a school?

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) says yes. Simple logic says hell no. by Chad D. Baus In the wake of the horrific attack on a Connecticut elementary school in December 2013, many Ohio boards of education finally realized that "no-guns" signs and zero-tolerance policies have utterly failed their promise to protect our children, and were ready to do something different. More than two...

Bloomberg anti-gun group all smoke and mirrors

"What exactly happens when you throw a political rally an no one shows up - except your opposition?" WBNS (CBS Columbus) 10TV's Jim Heath says the question was answered at a rally organized by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and President Obama's Organizing For Action (OFA) in Columbus on Friday... Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) plays a good PR game...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation Raises Thousands to Buy Zimmerman New Gun

Donors from 48 states and 4 other countries chip in to help. When the U.S. Department of Justice ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession George Zimmerman's personal property after he was found not guilty, including his firearm, Buckeye Firearms Foundation started a fund to replace the gun. "We consider this an outrageous abuse of power to score political points at the...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine calls for arming school employees

by Chad D. Baus Various Ohio media are reporting that advocates who've long been calling for arming our teachers to deter mass murderers and to stop them if they can, have a new ally: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R). From The Columbus Dispatch : Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that Ohio schools should consider arming at least one staffer in their building in case of a shooting...

Canton police officer under investigation after concealed carry arrest [UPDATED]

by Chad D. Baus The Canton Repository is reporting that Canton police are investigating an officer for his conduct during a traffic stop in June involving a concealed handgun license holder. The officer's actions were captured on dash cam video, and subsequently posted on YouTube. From the article : "I think it's important for citizens to understand that the behavior demonstrated on the video is...

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