Thursday, November 30, 2006
Ohio Statewide Preemption Legislation Passes Legislature
Please Contact Governor Taft and Your State Legislators Today!
House Bill 347, sponsored by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94) of Coschocton passed in the State Senate by a vote of 19-10 and in the State House 74-14. It now heads to the desk of Governor Bob Taft (R).
HB 347 would create statewide preemption ensuring that firearms laws are uniform throughout the state. Currently, 43 states have similar laws across the country. Passing statewide preemption will eliminate problems for all gun owners who have been unduly burdened by local ordinances such as the Columbus’ so-called “assault weapons ban”.
In addition, this legislation will correct a number of problems that have surfaced during the past year for concealed carry permit holders. The most common complaint for license holders has been the “plain sight” requirement in a motor vehicle. HB 347 will eliminate this requirement.
Please call your State Legislators today to find out how they voted on HB 347. If they voted in favor of HB 347 please thank them for defending your Second Amendment rights. If they opposed HB 347, please respectfully remind them that you are a constituent and will remember their vote come election time.
Also, please contact Governor Taft today by phone at (614) 466-3555 and (614) 644-HELP or via email by visiting http://governor.ohio.gov/contactinfopage.asp and respectfully urge him to sign this important bill and to defend your Right to Keep and Bear arms.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Doesn't look like anyone was hurt, but this is exactly the reason that the "duty to retreat" is often referrred to as the "shot in the back rule."
Many states, including Florida and Michigan, have eliminated this requirement from the use of lethal force rules, much to the displeasure of anti-gun groups.
Would be nice in Ohio if we didn't have to dodge bullets during an escape, and could instead implement our God-given right to self-defense.
Target World runs a lot of "manufacturer" days - where a particular mfg comes in and sells guns at discounted prices and answers your questions. They've got one coming up Dec. 2-4 for Ruger.
Also, the Ruger 9mm semi-auto that is very reasonably priced - usually less than $350 - should be on sale. Check it out this weekend, and take a buddy shooting!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Goes to show that before you pull over to help someone in need, make sure you're ready to defend yourself, just in case being a good citizen puts you in a tough spot.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The problem is, that person has yet to come forward.
Concealed carry is the best way to defend yourself or others, but can lead to sticky legal situations. Even though you acted within your rights, often civil lawsuits or over-zealous prosecutors can make life difficult.
Anyway, glad to see there are people with the guts out there to protect others. Maybe if we adopted "castle doctrine" (stand your ground) laws, those who are protecting others would be more willing to come forward.
House Bill 347, sponsored by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94) of Coschocton, has been scheduled for a possible vote next week in the Senate. The measure passed the House last spring by a margin of 76-19.
HB 347 would create statewide preemption ensuring that firearms laws are uniform throughout the state. Currently, 43 states have similar laws across the country. Passing statewide preemption will eliminate problems for all gun owners who have been unduly burdened by local ordinances such as the Columbus' so-called “assault weapons ban”.
In addition, this legislation will correct a number of problems that have surfaced during the past year for concealed carry permit holders. The most common complaint for license holders has been the “plain sight” requirement in a motor vehicle. HB347 will eliminate this requirement.
This critical legislation is scheduled for a possible vote next Wednesday, November 29th in the Senate Judiciary/Criminal Justice Committee at 9:00 AM in the North Hearing Room. Please call the following committee members as soon as possible and urge him or her to support HB 347!
Jim Jordan (R-12) - Committee Chair (614) 466-7584
Marc Dann (D-32) - Ranking Minority Member (614) 466-7182
Patricia Clancy (R-8) - Vice Chair (614) 466-8068
Eric H. Kearney (D-9) (614) 466-5980
Steve Austria (R-10) (614) 466-3780
Kimberly A. Zurz (D-28) (614) 466-7041
Steve Stivers (R-16) (614) 466-7662
Timothy Grendell (R-18) (614) 644-7718
J. Kirk Schuring (R-29) (614) 466-0626
If you need help identifying your State Legislator, please use the “Write Your Representative” feature found at www.nraila.org/.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Selling guns to felons should put you in jail a heck of a lot longer than a year. I'm all for looser gun laws, but dirtbags like this should serve serious time for arming criminals.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Does this make any damn sense to anyone? Guns were made illegal, so gun crime went UP. Knives are being made illegal (because it must not be the bad guys, just that the bad guys have guns or knives!!), and they're afraid gun crime will get even worse, because knives are illegal.
Don't even try to follow the twisted logic of anti-gunners. They don't really care about what works, just what gets guns away from people. Even if it makes crime surge, as it has in Scotland, England, Australia, and every other country who has taken guns away from law abiding citizens.
"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
This means that being prepared to defend yourself is becoming even more important. The old claim by anti-gunners that you should just submit when attacked could very well get you killed.