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Message to Ohio gun owners: Telling the "embarrassing" truth about a Republican could cost you

"I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!" - Warren G. Harding For the volunteer leaders at Buckeye Firearms Association, 2010 was one of the more interesting election years in this political action committee's history. While BFA is now and always has been a non-...

Anti-Gun DeWine Throws 'Hail Mary' Gun Mailers

by Chad D. Baus & Ken Hanson They haven't come right out and said it, but judging by two election eve mailers, anti-gun Attorney General candidate Mike DeWine and his cousin Kevin, who chairs the Ohio Republican Party, hope and believe gun owners are idiots. Conspicuously absent from almost all DeWine for Attorney General general election campaigning to date is any mention of firearm/hunting/...

NRA announces endorsement of Ted Strickland for Governor

The Associated Press is reporting that the National Rifle Association publicly endorsed Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland today in his race against Republican John Kasich. According to the article, Strickland accepted the endorsement at a Monday event at a sporting goods store in Proctorville, near the Ohio-West Virginia border, which the NRA publicized to its members over the weekend. The NRA's...

Racist cartoon attacking NRA over terror watch list presents fear, not fact

A recent political cartoon run in several Central Ohio newspapers shows the severity of the anti-gun bias prevalent in the establishment media. The cartoon depicts a man wearing an NRA armband handing a rifle to a stereotype caricature of what is presumed to be a Muslim terrorist. Under the picture are the words "NRA fights effort to deny guns to people on terrorist watch list." ( Click here to...

They were for it before they were against it: Cleveland Plain Dealer editors call for repeal of statewide preemption

Newspaper once editorialized in favor of preempting local gun laws Last week, upon the occasion of the injury of two Columbus officers by a marijuana-growing suspect who fired on them with a semi-automatic AK-47 rifle, gun ban extremists quickly ran out to dance in the officers' blood . These groups, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Freedom States Alliance, and the Ohio...

Clyde case yields first protections for gun owners

On September 18, 2008 the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that R.C. 9.68 is valid , and that municipalities may not infringe on the broad statutory and constitutional right to carry firearms. Within a few days, this opinion saw application in courtrooms around the state. Readers of this website are familiar with the story of Damon Wells , the young man in Cleveland who shot at thugs in self-defense last...

Op-Ed: Damon Wells wants his gun - and his life - back

Grassroots gun owners have likely not forgotten the name Damon Wells, the concealed handgun license (CHL)-holder who defended himself from a violent attempted robbery in his front yard back in April 2007. Though CHL-holders have defended their lives in many other instances, Mr. Wells' situation played in the media for days and weeks after because of the reaction of his gang-infested neighborhood...

Has Cleveland's mayor finally learned that it's about the criminals?

By Ken Hanson The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently reported that Cleveland Mayor Frank “Blame the Guns” Jackson has announced a new crackdown on crime. With skepticism, I dove into the story, only to be astounded with the details. Cleveland has finally launched a crime crackdown that will crackdown on criminals rather than inanimate objects! Maybe the years we have spent screaming at the ocean...

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