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Saturday marked the 14-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, that claimed the lives of 12 students and one teacher. This weekend, half a dozen Allen County teachers gathered at Perry High School for the first-ever armed teachers and school staff training program.
From WLIO (NBC Lima):
It is time for America to learn about Beslan: School safety discussions in the wake of the Chechen terrorist attack on BostonSubmitted by cbaus on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 07:00.
- Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
by Chad D. Baus
Despite the fact that all the gun control laws in Connecticut (or New York or Colorado) and all the "no-guns" signs in schools and all the "security" measures being put into place to bring schools up to at least the level that Sandy Hook Elementary was when it was attacked will do nothing to stop the next attack on one of our schools, too many people who should know better are busy trying to convince themselves, and parents, that our kids are safe.
Now that America knows that two brothers from Chechnya, a region controlled by Muslims in the southern Russia, were behind the Boston Marathon bombing, and now that there are reports that the FBI is hunting a 12-strong terrorist "sleeper cell" linked to the Boston marathon bomb terrorists, it is high time that Americans learn about a terror attack that advocates for protecting our kids in schools have been talking about for some time: The Terror at Beslan.
In 2004, Chechen rebels staged an attack on a school in North Ossetia, Russia. After more than three days of rape and murder, more than 350 people died - half of them children.
Anyone who thinks this isn't already being planned to happen here is in denial.
From a review of a seminar sponsored by Buckeye Firearms Association in 2011, given by John Giduck, author of the book Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools:
by Thomas Lucente
And so it begins.
The gun grab.
Liberal politicians keep telling us they don’t want to take away our guns.
"I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away," President Barack Obama has said.
"There's no way Uncle Sam can go find out whether you have a gun," Vice President Joe Biden said.
Tell that to David Lewis, 35, of Erie County, New York.
On April 1, Lewis received a letter from the New York State Police demanding he turn in his guns or police officers would show up at his door to take them from him.
by Chad D. Baus
As I listened to the play by play coverage of the Boston bombing terrorists' rampage through the streets of the city late Thursday night and Friday morning, I knew it was only a matter of time before the media began on their quest to find out where the two Chechen terrorists got the guns they used to kill one police officer and wound another. Many journalists, I knew, would pursue this line of investigation with the hope that the answer could be used to push for more gun control.
On Sunday, Reuters published an article entitled "Boston bombing suspects did not have valid handgun licenses."
From the article:
The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle with officers early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, authorities said on Sunday.
In the confrontation with police on the streets of a Boston suburb, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were armed with handguns, at least one rifle and several explosive devices, authorities say.
But neither brother appears to have been legally entitled to own or carry firearms where they lived, a fact that may add to the national debate over current gun laws. Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill to expand background checks on gun purchases, legislation that opponents argued would do nothing to stop criminals from buying guns illegally.
Indeed, the gun control laws which were put in place in Massachusetts were put into law with the promise that they would ensure that the wrong people did not have access to guns.
The article, however, notes that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in the shootout with police, would have been required to apply for a gun license with the local police department where he lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But according to Cambridge Police Department spokesman Dan Riviello there is no record of him having done so.
Even if he had earlier received a gun license from somewhere outside Cambridge, that license would have to be registered with Cambridge police upon becoming a resident of the city, Riviello said. In Massachusetts, gun licenses are issued by municipal police departments.
"There is no record of him having a license to carry," Riviello told Reuters.
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that a new survey shows 79 percent of the American public approve of hunting. This marks the highest level of support for hunting since 1995, according to data compiled by Responsive Management, an independent research firm.
The nationwide scientific survey showed the public's approval of hunting rose five points in the past year, up from 74 percent in 2011. The survey, conducted in February 2013 using random digit dialing and supplemental cellular telephone sampling, was the fifth in a series of similar surveys by Responsive Management to track trends in public approval of hunting since 1995.
Support for hunting has remained generally consistent during this time--73 percent in 1995; 75 percent in 2003; 78 percent in 2006; 74 percent in 2011; and a peak of 79 percent in 2013.
by Katie Dattalo
For the past few months, I, along with Buckeye Firearms Association, been covering an issue about our local media and their love-affair with a rapist in our community who has been organizing several anti-gun protests.
Last weekend, another protest was organized by Jerome McCorry, founder of the Adam Project and Ceasefire Dayton. He's also a convicted rapist:
The fact that McCorry is a sex offender was again left out of ABC 22/45′s initial report, which was giving him free press to bring people out to support the protest. So, I Tweeted to the "reporter" Chelby Kosto asking her to add the fact that he was a rapist to the story:
by C. D. Michel
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, America’s gun control movement was momentarily reenergized. Many reasoned voices sought solutions for such events, which unimpassioned analysis showed to mainly be a mental health issue. Gun control groups also concurred on the mental health aspect, then squandered that brief moment of collaboration by tossing their dusty legislative wish list into the political maelstrom. Knowing that their more extreme measures had little or no chance of passage – such as Dianne Feinstein’s now stalled “assault weapons” ban – they include seemingly benign and popular measures including “universal” background checks.
As with assault weapons, the public self-educated on the topic, and is now rejecting the plan. And for good reasons.
There are three basic problems with universal background checks; it will have no effect, the numbers don’t prove the case, and the only way to make the scheme remotely effective is repugnant to the people. Those are three big hills to climb. That’s why few politicians seem ready to take the hike.
Most important is that criminals disobey such laws (and according to the Supreme Court in their Haynes vs. U.S. decision, criminals are not legally obligated to). In a report titled “Firearm Use by Offenders”, our own Federal Government noted that nearly 40% of all crime guns are acquired from street level dealers, who are criminals in the black market business of peddling stolen and recycled guns. Standing alone, this shows that “universal” background checks would have an incomplete effect on guns used in crimes.
The story gets worse. The same study notes that just as many crime guns were acquired by acquaintances, be they family or friends (this rather lose category also includes fellow criminals, who are equally unlikely to participate in “universal” background checks). Totaled, nearly 80% of crime guns are already outside of retail distribution channels (which are 14% of crime gun sources) and outside of transactions made by the law abiding folks who would participate in “universal” background checks at gun shows (0.7%).
When 80% of the problem is not addressed by legislation, even if the law was enforced it would be nearly useless.
Click here to read the entire article at CalGunLaws.com.
by Chad D. Baus
Project Veritas, whose mission is to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society, recently released a video investigation under the headline "Hypocrites in Hollywood Want Guns Confiscated, But Won’t Remove Them From Their Own Violent Films."
I'm sure by now you've noticed that the establishment politicians and media pundits rarely miss a chance to use kids as props for their political agenda.
They have no problem insisting that the American people sacrifice our rights, "For the children."
But what happens when the tables are turned?
WATCH NOW to see the reaction of famous news anchors, Hollywood actors, and film producers when our investigators asked THEM to sacrifice something they love - money.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman.
Youth-only hunt set for April 20-21
COLUMBUS, OH – The start of spring ushers in Ohio's annual wild turkey hunt, and hunters can enjoy the warmer weather in pursuit of this popular game bird. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the 2013 Ohio spring hunting season opens Monday, April 22, with the youth wild turkey season opening Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21.
"Ohio has a good population of wild turkeys and offers some great opportunities for a spring hunt," said ODNR Director James Zehringer. "The wild turkey is a true conservation success story in Ohio, and we hope to continue to build on our turkey hunting tradition."
The 2012 hatch should produce more jakes (1-year-old male turkeys) this year and will help offset the poor 2011 hatch. However, the woods may be quieter with fewer 2-year-old toms (male turkeys). These turkeys are generally the most vocal gobblers and readily located by hunters.
Hunters harvested 17,657 wild turkeys during the 2012 youth and spring turkey seasons. The total checked in 2011 was 18,162 wild turkeys.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife anticipates as many as 70,000 licensed hunters, not counting exempt landowners hunting on their own property, will enjoy Ohio's popular spring wild turkey season before it comes to a close on Sunday, May 19. The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the exception of Lake La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County, which requires a special hunting permit.
V. P. Biden pledges more executive action on guns from Obama “later this week," White House correctsSubmitted by cbaus on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:00.
by Chad D. Baus
We the People have spoken through our representatives in Congress. We do not want law-abiding Americans' Second Amendment rights curbed in the name of "doing something" about the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We do not want our legislators to pass things that feel good but that will do nothing to prevent these types of mass killings.
Unfortunately, Vice President Joe Biden is telling "stakeholders" that the President is preparing to use executive actions to act unilaterally and against the will of the American people as clearly expressed through their elected legislators.
Vice President Biden told White House allies in the gun control fight Thursday that President Obama will be announcing new executive actions on gun violence in the days after the Senate voted down a gun violence bill.