Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gun ownership up, gun crime down in Scotland

This needs to be signed by the Gov!

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.

If you need help identifying your State Legislator, please use the Write Your Representative feature found at www.nraila.org/.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dayton store clerk defends himself

Bill up for vote today

This bill would make it much easier to carry in Ohio.

A good summary at OFCC.NET.

Monday, November 27, 2006

The "duty to retreat"

Get robbed in the middle of the street, and you're technically required to run away, if it's possible. What happens when you do that? Well, the bad guy might just shoot at you, as he did in this case.

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.

Ruger days at Target World

Many students have remarked how much they like the Ruger Mark II we have for student's use. It's a Mark II 22/45 (same grip as a 1911-style 45ACP).

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

Don't judge a story by the way it's reported

World's dumbest criminal caught at Dayton gun show

In crime riddled memphis, good guys carry for safety

Waste of human space...

This dirtbag in Union Township pulled a piece on some guys trying to help him.

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

A sticky situation

A brave person decided to help someone being robbed a gunpoint, killing the perpetrator.

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.

Ohio Statewide Preemption Up For A Possible Senate Vote On November 29

From an NRA alert, 11/21:

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

There's an old saying...

Among National Park guides: "You can't bring a gun in with you, but if you want to survive a bear attack, you better bring a gun."

There's a bill proposing the legalization of carrying in all national parks. Interesting stuff...

Concealed carry saves another life in Cincinnati

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Idaho city council says homes should have a gun in case of emergency

Ban guns! Oh wait... they're already banned

Yet horrible crimes are still committed with handguns in the UK.

Gun control idea: enforce existing laws

It's illegal to have a gun in Australia, but murder and suicide aren't down

Is it Guns or Evil?

An article that discusses a book that compares gun laws to violent crime rates.

2006 Election Re-Cap from the NRA

How did this happen?

Machine guns are illegal without a special license in the US, and nearly all guns are illegal (especially "assault rifles") in NY!

Not sure how this happened...

Oh yea. "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."

This guy should be in jail

It's sad when someone selling firearms doesn't take that responsibility seriously. This guy sold guns to an undercover ATF agent after that agent said he might have a "problem" with the background check.

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.

Good tips for hunters who don't hit the range often enough

Kansas, Nebraska announce carry rules

Looks like they will have the evil "anti-gun" signs that Ohio is plagued by... Good luck.

Here are the Kansas rules, and Nebraska. Welcome to the world of concealed carry (finally)!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The twisted logic of anti-gunners

Check this out - Scottish officials are worried that a recently enacted ban on knives might increase gun crime. Guns are illegal in Scotland.

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

The "may issue" state NY

Where the rich and famous get carry permits, and everyone else is out of luck. Yet the mayor says too many people have permits...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Major league sports on guns

An interesting article on how the NFL, MLB, NHL, etc. treats gun ownership for it's players.

Austrialian gun ban a failure (shocking, I know)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Why you can't NOT fight-back

Robberies and arguments nationwide are becoming a big source of murders. The bad guys are willing to kill, for some reason, more than ever before.

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.