Ohio Politics

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...

Governor Kasich signs Ohio's Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix & Restoration of Rights bills into law

From left: Larry Moore (BFA), James Wheeler, Rep. Ron Maag, Janet Maag, Gov. John Kasich, Rep. Jarrod Martin, Samantha Cotten (Leg. Aide), Joe Eaton (BFA), Gerard Valentino (BFA) Buckeye Firearms Association Leaders were on hand Thursday, June 30, for the signing of Senate Bill 17 (Ohio's Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix law) and House Bill 54 (Restoration of Rights), by Republican Governor...

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-...

Ten Threats To Our Ohio Gun Rights In 2011

by Gerard Valentino In order to defend our rights, we have to know who or what threatens them. While there are actually too many threats to mention, as we have for the past five years, we again seek to list some of the more potent threats to our Ohio gun rights. To some degree, all of the threats that were previously listed are still dangerous to our rights. However, some of those threats have...

Governor-elect Kasich appoints anti-gun Highway Patrol bureaucrat to superintendent position

by Chad D. Baus The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that Governor-elect John Kasich has appointed Maj. John Born to serve as the next superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). The name John Born is quite familiar to pro-gun rights activists who were in the Buckeye State for the fight to pass a shall-issue concealed carry law, and his appointment to the top post in the...

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/...

The Role of Single Issue PACs

An editorial response by multiple contributors On July 11, 2010, Buckeye Firearms Association, a single issue Ohio political action committee (PAC), endorsed the reelection of incumbent Democrat Governor Ted Strickland over Republican challenger John Kasich. To "insiders," this endorsement decision was expected. However, we realize that not all of our readers are "insiders" and do not necessarily...

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