After a day like today, many of us are still trying to process the unthinkable tragedy in a Connecticut elementary school. As a parent, I’m horrified and extremely grateful to be able to tuck my kids into their beds tonight, thinking about those who won’t have that pleasure.
And I’m angry. Angry, mostly because these events keep happening and nothing is ever done. After Virginia Tech and again after Tucson, we had brief national conversations about mental illness and guns, but nothing happened. More recent incidents haven’t even led to a conversation. The NRA and gun advocates have become so […]Full Story... →
GOP Senate Caucus won’t comment on Jordan domestic violence allegation.
From ONN’s Jim Heath:
A conservative Republican, Jordan writes in each of his press releases that he’s a “proven advocate for family values.”
“We’re aware of the situation, but no charges have been filed so we’re not going to comment or speculate,” said GOP senate spokesman John McClelland.
The Jordan’s are on vacation and were unavailable for comment on camera.
There is no word yet on whether Jordan will consider resigning.
Mrs. Jordan was available for comment last night for the Columbus Dispatch. Now suddenly neither […]Full Story... →
Last week, John Kasich expressed regret at his seemingly flippiant attitude towards diversity at the very beginning of his term. He even said that he thinks his Administration should strive harder than Governor Strickland’s to get the State to meet its 1980s mandate of setting aside 15% of all government contracts to minority-owned businesses.
We should support the Governor on this, because we doubt many in his party will. But that support also means we hold him accountable for his budget, which cuts funding for the offices charged with enforcing Ohio’s minority-owned business set asides by over half.
Also, Governor Kasich is making the right call on sentencing reform. If you support gun control, then you probably should support Kasich’s killing, for now at least, of the restaurant CCW bill, too.Full Story... →
I just saw this on Twitter where ProgressOhio are asking folks to sign a petition to urge the still Democratic-controlled Ohio House not to pass two gun rights bills, SB 239 and 247. Now, many of you may disagree with my views when it comes to Second Amendment rights, and that’s to be expected. However, what ProgressOhio presents is still highly misleading.
For example, ProgressOhio says:
If they succeed, Ohio will be changed to allow:
– easy access to guns for criminals convicted of some drug crimes. Around 1,500 Ohio students are told every […]Full Story... →
Apparently, the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police issued their endorsements today. Here’s the list with some thoughts and obligatory press release quotes from the campaigns after the jump:
Governor: Governor Ted Strickland Senate: Rob Portman Attorney General: Richard Cordray Treasurer: Kevin Boyce Secretary of State: Maryellen O’Shaughnessy Auditor: ???
Yep, you read that right. The F.O.P. announced no endorsement in the Auditor’s race between Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper and Deleware County Prosecutor David Yost. Given Yost’s present elected office, I would say that the lack of a law & order endorsement by the F.O.P. hurts his candidacy the most.
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Yesterday, the Buckeye Firearms Association announced that they were endorsing Jon Husted for Secretary of State and announced today an endorsement for Josh Mandel for State Treasurer. Amazingly, not a single conservative blog in Ohio, let alone a media outlet, has reported this yet.
Mandel’s campaign hasn’t even mentioned the endorsement on its website or Twitter, but Husted has it listed on his campaign website and Twitter.
In its endorsement, the Buckeye Firearms Association compared former House Speaker Husted’s quick vote (within three hours) to override then-Governor Bob Taft’s veto of bill that ultimately created the […]Full Story... →
Well, this should end well.
Jim Heath over at ONN just tweeted:
“Ohio Republicans dropping NRA memberships. Encouraging others to join gun owners of America.”
Yes, the Ohio Republicans should drop their membership to the NRA and join yet another gun rights group that positively will not be endorsing John Kasich in the fall after his multiple anti-gun votes.
By all means, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine, please, please, PLEASE declare war on the NRA during a critical election season.
Tell every sportsman and gun owner in Ohio that if they stand with the NRA for supporting […]Full Story... →
We’ve been talking a lot about firearm regulation here at Plunderbund this past year, and I even mentioned in passing I was taking a CCW/handgun safety course earlier in December. Last week, I purchased a handgun. As of today, I’m licensed to carry that handgun concealed. I wanted to relate my impressions of the process.
The training course I took. The state mandates certain minimum training requirements to apply for a concealed carry license, which this class met and exceeded. It was fun and informative. Frankly, I wouldn’t be disappointed if state law were amended to make the […]Full Story... →
Protests on college campuses just aren’t what they used to be.
Take, for example, this week’s “protest” by the group Students for Concealed Carry on Campus which took the form of students wearing empty gun holsters to class.
A couple of nerdy, wingnut kids wearing empty gun hosters?
Not much of a protest, really.
Sounds more like a new fashion trend for college-age gun enthusiasts.
Like I’ve said before, I’m not totally against carry permits- especially since they require the permit holders to pass a training course and have a background check.
But I do have an issue with […]Full Story... →
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