Ohio Politics

Want the facts concerning the proposed change to Ohio's ‘duty to retreat'? Don't look to the media or opponents of HB 203.

by Chad D. Baus In the lead-up to the return of the Ohio General Assembly from their summer break and the opening of hearings on several pro-gun rights bills, certain individuals and groups, along with their media accomplices, have ramped up their efforts to paint one particular provision in Rep. Terry Johnson's House Bill 203 as a "Stand Your Ground" bill. These groups, which have always opposed...

Op-Ed: Bloomberg's Puppets Turn Their Sights on Ohioans' Second Amendment Rights

by Ken Blackwell By now, you really would have thought Michael Bloomberg would have learned his lesson. The out-of-touch New York City mayor has lately made it his business to be in everyone else's business - whether that means trying to decide for New York residents what they are allowed to eat or drink, or trying to tell people from other states what to think of their elected officials. More...

Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller hosts “Stand Your Ground!” a firearm safety discussion for residents of Ward 10

Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller invites residents to attend a special community meeting to discuss firearm safety on Thursday, Oct. 3. The discussion, "Stand Your Ground!" will feature Jim Irvine from Buckeye Firearms to share information and answer residents' questions on firearms, safety and gun laws. "Guns and gun safety is a conversation every household in Cleveland should have,” said...

VIDEO: "Stand Your Ground" Town Hall featuring BFA's Ken Hanson

by Chad D. Baus On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson participated in a Columbus WSYX ABC 6 "Your Voice, Your Future" town hall meeting about House Bill 203, and so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws. Everyone in attendance was able to voice their opinions via special instant polls.

Ohio Cities Slow to Comply With State Gun Laws

by Jesse Hathaway Numerous Ohio cities including Westerville and Oberlin have gun laws on the books conflicting with House Bill 347 (HB 347), which was introduced in 2005 and gave the state government sole regulatory authority over gun laws in the Buckeye State starting in March 2007. Ohio Revised Code (ORC) section 9.68, instituted by HB 347, provides for "uniform laws throughout the state...

Let’s Kick Bloomberg While He’s Down: Colorado Victory - Proof and Opportunity

by Jeff Knox Colorado Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron are both out of a job as of September 10 when vote-counts showed that recall elections against the pair were successful. Morse lost in a close race, while Giron was effectively trounced. The recall effort was initiated by angry GunVoters after the legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a gun control bill which...

Cleveland.com Writer Acknowledges Inaccurate Reporting on Gun Law

Editor's Note: This report is a follow-up to an article posted at BuckeyeFirearms.org on September 9, in which we attempted to make sense of an Cleveland.com article by Jeff Piorkowski. by Jesse Hathaway A correction to an inaccurate Cleveland.com story about House Bill 203 (HB 203) is forthcoming, after communications between Media Trackers, Northeast Ohio Media Group reporter Jeff Piorkowski,...

One of these news reports is not like the others... Columbus ABC buries news of Bloomberg anti-gun group's failed rally

by Chad D. Baus Last week, Buckeye Firearms Association volunteers made national news after they succeeded in out-numbering a tiny rally (mostly-paid staffers) organized by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The turn of events was covered by everyone from the Washington times to Breitbart.com, all of whom noted the fact that MAIG produced a tiny turnout, with BFA...


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