Ohio Politics

Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Ted Strickland for Governor

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has announced Gov. Ted Strickland (D) as its first endorsed candidate of the 2010 general election cycle. BFA made the announcement on Sunday during a fundraising event at the Pickaway County Sportsman's Club in Circleville, Ohio, with the Governor in attendance. Governor Strickland has continued his long tradition of supporting Second Amendment rights during...

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...

John Kasich names former Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee Mary Taylor as running mate

By Chad D. Baus Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich utilized Twitter on Thursday to announce his choice of former multiple-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee and current State Auditor Mary Taylor as his running mate, confirming a leak reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Tuesday. Taylor earned the endorsement of Buckeye Firearms Association in her successful 2006 campaign...

Dave Yost implores supporters: Don't let Mike DeWine turn back the clock on gun rights

By Chad D. Baus If Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Yost has anything to say about it, former Senator Mike DeWine's vehement anti-gun record will be front and center in the upcoming GOP primary battle. A fundraising letter being circulated by Yost is drawing attention to DeWine's record of support for some of the most radical gun control proposals in the past two decades, and the...

Help Buckeye Firearms stop Cleveland's abuse of law-abiding gun owners

The Law Applies to the Little People in Cleveland, but Not Mayor Jackson? Fresh on the heels of a poll naming Cleveland the second least-desirable U.S. city to live in, Mayor Jackson appears determined to make a run at the top spot as Cleveland continues to be the only municipality in Ohio illegally enforcing local firearm laws. The victims? Cleveland's own taxpayers. Local firearm laws were...

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...

Is the OhioGOP (finally) getting the message from gun owners?

By Chad D. Baus On August 17, 2005, as a second conservative Republican announced his intention to contest the anti-gun Senator Mike DeWine in the GOP primary, a story in the Cincinnati Enquirer quoted OhioGOP spokesperson Jason Mauk as saying his party's commitment to the liberal DeWine remained solid: Jason Mauk, political director at the Ohio Republican Party, said the party is confident that...

Buckeye Firearms endorsee attacks Columbus council for 'liberal agenda'

2005 Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee Phil Harmon is making news by pointing out that liberal politics are affecting more than just gun control in the City of Columbus: October 23, 2005 Columbus Dispatch In the past two years, the Columbus City Council has banned smoking in public places. It banned assault weapons. And couches on porches. And it gave the green light last week to installing...

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