Posts Tagged ‘Ohio’

I don’t like to pile it higher on someone when they are already swimming at the local waste treatment plant as it is, but I think we need to talk about the difference between “accidental” and “negligence.”

If you remember at the beginning of the week I had a little article in regards to the instructor in Lancaster Ohio who shot one of his students. Well It turns out this isn’t his first rodeo at putting holes in someone that didn’t need new holes applied. In 1977 instructor Dunlap was then Officer Dunlap and was assisting with a Halloween hayride. Instead of the typical mask and some fake blood, Officer Dunlap decided that his .38 revolver (again seriously?) was a better prop and shot what he assumed to be blanks into the air. Unfortunately, once again those pesky live rounds found their way into the gun and a struck  Cathy Hessler who was 14 years old at the time.

We need to take a few things away from this. First, Mr. Dunlap needs to hang up the revolvers. And secondly the difference between a Negligent Discharge vs. an Accidental Discharge are vast. My view is that an Accidental Discharge is a mechanical malfunction of the firearm that caused the firearm to discharge. A Negligent Discharge is what we are seeing both times with Mr. Dunlap. It was shooter error that was to blame in both of his “oops” moments. Sadly, this is actually the cause of most all unwanted firearm discharges when you get down to it.

I still can’t wrap my head around pulling the trigger of a gun at a class full of students even if I knew it was unloaded or not, I’m sorry, but I just can’t. The definition of negligent is “habitually careless: habitually careless or irresponsible” and to me it describes the situation down in Lancaster pretty well in both cases. We need to keep the rules for safe gun handling in mind at all times so we can minimize these sorts of things from happening and make sure we don’t get anymore bad press.

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I think I have touched on it once before about my ultimate detest for Piers Morgan. He recently had a legal counselor come onto his show to grill him over the fact that the organization raised $12,000 dollars for George Zimmerman to assist with purchasing another firearm along with acquiring ammunition and training. I usually enjoy watching Piers taking a pounding from all pro-gun advocates so I decided to sit down and watch. Unfortunately, Mr. Hanson didn’t knock it out of the park but still stood his ground very well. Piers loves to use dramatic words and hypotheticals to get an emotional response out of his guests and Ken was unaffected and stuck to his obvious well thought out argument. Here is the clip from the show…..

More news about the Buckeye Firearms Association came out this week when their website was hacked in an obvious retaliation for raising the money to help Mr. Zimmerman. The problem was quickly solved and none of the donor information was lost or stolen.

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Many of my frequent readers know that I live in Ohio and this hits a little too close to home for me. The despicable little tyrant Michael Bloomberg showed up at Kenyon college to deliver a commencement speech, but instead of congratulating the young adults and wishing them well in their journey into a floundering job market and extremely high underemployment rates, he decided to push his anti-gun campaign agenda for 15 minutes. Can we really blame him though? He is deeply invested in the disarmament of American citizens.

Bloomberg can mislead and misrepresent facts as much as he wants but the hard facts are in OUR favor. Don’t forget about the Bureau of Justice Statistics Study that destroys the anti-gun side. Gun crimes have been on the decline since 1993.

Were there any readers at the Commencement? If so, what were your thoughts? Was Bloomberg’s speech accepted and met with cheers of jubilation? Let me know in the comments section below or on the Facebook page or Shooters Legion.

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Most of my readers know I am from Ohio and this post is going to be aimed close to home for my other fellow Ohioans, but you can still follow the links and see how your senators voted on Wednesday.

I am throughly disappointed in Sherrod Brown. I believe it is my mission now to make certain he is not elected ever again. A little back ground on Mr. Brown shows a career politician with very little real life work experience.  It is no surprise that he is a little out of touch with the rest of Ohioans seeing that he has been involved in the political game since his first position as  a State Rep in 1974 at the age of 22. From there he moved from political position to political position until finally ending up as senator in the 2006 election.

Now on to his attempt to screw all of Ohio and the American people. Let us count the ways that Sherrod Brown attempted to vote our rights away shall we?

  • The Manchin-Toomey Amendment or The Universal Background check – Brown (D-OH), Yea
  • The Grassley Amendment to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes – Brown (D-OH), Nay
  • Leahy Amendment to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. Brown (D-OH), Yea
  • Cornyn Amendment to allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms. Brown (D-OH), Nay
  • Feinstein Amendment to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. Brown (D-OH), Yea
  • Lautenberg Amendment to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices. Brown (D-OH), Yea
  • Burr Amendment to protect the Second Amendment rights of veterans and their families. Brown (D-OH), Nay

So lets recap shall we? Mr. Brown is for universal background checks, stands with Diane Feinstein to regulate assault weapons, is for the regulation of high capacity magazines, and is for increased punishment of firearms trafficking. Mr. Brown is against reciprocity for concealed firearms, improving availability of records to NICS, addressing mental illness in the criminal justice system, ending straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and he is against protecting the Second Amendment rights of veterans and their families.

I held out hope and kept contacting him like many of the other Ohio readers did praying he would change his mind, but alas our efforts were thwarted and he voted with the likes of Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer. This guy needs to go and I hope everyone in Ohio can read the post and see where Sherrod Brown’s votes land on issues that pertain to our rights. Read the amendments above and the short descriptions again and ask yourself if he voted with you or against you. Senator Portman did his job, he listened to what Ohioans wanted and voted accordingly. Brown decided to follow in step of the marching orders of his agenda driven party and never gave us a second thought.
Please be sure to share this on your Facebook and Twitter and post it to all the different forums you visit to let every one of your friends know that Brown is not our friend. We need to get out to as many people as we can in order to make sure he is out of a job the next time around. I want to see as much traffic to the site today as possible so as many people as possible are getting the truth about his votes.
Sherrod Brown must go.
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The Senate voted on and passed an amendment to a budget bill to keep the U.S. out of a U.N. arms trade treaty. Lots of people dismiss the U.N. arms treaty as just another conspiracy theory but in retrospect the wording of the treaty does not differentiate between military and civilian firearms.

Another amendment that didn’t get as much attention was from Senator Patrick Leahy which proposed “that clarified that under current U.S. law, treaties don’t trump the Constitution and that the United States should not agree to any arms treaty that violates the Second Amendment rights.”

I as usual was curious about how my Senators voted and was surprised to see that Sherrod Brown voted NAY. After all the emails telling me was a strong supporter of the second amendment I am starting to think it is going to be my mission to make sure this man is out of office the next time around. All of my Ohio readers can join me in asking Mr Brown WTF?!?! with letters and emails until he comes out and states why he felt compelled to vote against an amendment that was worded,

To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

Seems pretty straight forward for someone who is a “strong second Amendment supporter” right?

For all my other readers who want to know how their Senator voted here is the link to the vote summary from the U.S. Senate. How did your representatives vote? Do you need to contact them also? Let me know in the comment area.

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I had two readers send me this link this week. I don’t think it is any secret where I live by looking at the majority of the followers on Facebook so without a doubt I need to take time to discuss this issue. I think it is appropriate for all Ohioans to accept this placeholder legislation as resignations from the senators that have chosen to support it since this is a direct violation of the oath they swore to the citizens of this state on their first day on the job.

Let’s call out the folks responsible for this abortion of a bill shall we?

(Smith is the author the rest are co-signers.)

Now we need to take a close look at what this actually does. Other than spitting into the face of every Ohioan this placeholder shows a common theme we see in most of the recent anti-gun laws. This part shows what I mean:

(B) Division (A) of this section does not apply to:

(1) Officers, agents, or employees of this or any other state or the United States, members of the armed forces of the United States or the organized militia of this or any other state, and law enforcement officers to the extent that the officer, agent, employee, or member is authorized to possess or acquire an assault weapon and is acting within the scope of the officer’s, agent’s, employee’s, or member’s duties

It looks to me like good ol’ Shirley is creating special classes of people if you ask me. See the laws are only for the little people, they don’t apply to employees of the state, agents, or officers from other states either.  Also the idea of ” a firearm and ammunition transactions database” is absurd. The cost alone in a database along those lines would be astronomical. But I’m sure it’s for the children.
I have a request, according to a press release from the Ohio senate she is looking for consult with groups on both sides and I ask that she calls me. I would love to weigh in on this subject. Mrs. Smith you know how to reach me, my contact info is at the top of this page. I would love to let you know exactly how unconstitutional your idea is to believe that your special government employees have more rights than the normal average Ohioan. I would also love to explain to you how this is a direct violation of your office too. The same goes for any of the other anti-liberty Senators that co-sponsored for Smith.
I have one last thing to say before I close this post out. All six of these Ohio senators need to take a step back and wipe the blood of dead children off their shoes. They need to realize that dancing on the graves of victims murdered by sick, twisted, individuals is not the way to push their anti-gun ideas on Ohio’s law-abiding citizens. Do Ohio your best service yet and resign from your office officially and save us the trouble of having to deal with you until it’s your turn at the election booth.
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