As the Supreme Court moves to hear a case of Second Amendment rights that will resonate throughout local and state legislative bodies, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray comes down solidly on the side of firearms ownership.
Cordray will join with a number of other states attorney generals in filing a friend of the court brief that backs the idea that the Second Amendment applies not only to the federal government but also to state and local governments.
The Supremes are expected to hear arguments on the case early next year and it is hoped that they'll support Second Amendment rights again following their decision a year or so ago that said Washington D.C. could not outright ban handguns.
Bravo, Mr. Cordray.
In other outdoor happenings, the B & N Coal Company has withdrawn a portion of its holdings in Noble County as open to public hunting. Previously the land open to hunting amounted to 6,194 acres in Noble County. That has been whittled down to about one-half.
This property had been open since the late 1960s or early 1970s. Much of the land still available is ideal habitat for small-game with minimal forested tracks.
An update map of B&N Coal lands is available for viewing at wildohio.com.
Wow, Remington Arms is announcing that it will soon produce the 10th MILLIONTH Model 870 pump-action shotgun. That is a whale of a lot of shotguns and I bet that a lot of gun closets out there has at least one Model 870.
To recognize this achievement, Remington is sponsoring a sweepstakes with participants eligible to win a special commemorative Model 870. To enter and view the rules, log on to www.remington.come/10milu. Entries will be received up through Dec. 31, 2009.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn