memberís gun was stolen from his home May 22, 2020.
Any information would be appreciated. Smith & Wesson 2nd
Model cal .38 made between 1880 and 1884, Nichol plated, top
break, black grips, 6 shot s.n. 41545. Please contact Det.
Kowalski (937) 296-2572 Kettering Police Department. Also stolen was
a single blade folding presentation knife approximately 7
inches with wood handle engraved ďCertainteed.Ē At each end of the
knife housing was brass ends.
gun tie through the trigger guard is not an acceptable way of tying
a gun. We have posters and fliers available that illustrates the
proper way to tie firearms, and we will gladly provide assistance.
For tableholders during set up, ask any officer, director or past
president (orange flag) and our Head of Security. Directors can also
be found before/during show hours at the Gun Tie desk. All firearms
must be tied so they are inoperable and incapable of being
Alert - Your Action Needed
Our lawmakers are
receiving thousands of letters, calls and emails
demanding a wide variety of gun control measures
including an outright ban, registration and confiscation
of guns. Some (a few) are calling for measures directed
at actual crime control which is something all OGCA
members can get behind assuming the law is well-written
and actually enforced. Our credo, after all, includes
ď...We believe when a person convicted of a crime in
which a weapon is used, the punishment should be swift,
certain and severe.Ē
Mass shootings have become more and more sensationalized
and have resulted in a debate over gun violence that is
widely misrepresented by the media and certain political
groups. Anti-firearms extremists are doing a better job
than we are in getting our message across, and the
sooner we face that fact, the better. Our rights and our
grandchildrenís rights are at stake! With onerous
legislation on the docket and a crucial national
election only 13 months away we are calling on each of
our members, like-minded friends and family to contact
If you have never written a letter to your congressman
today is the day, and for your convenience we have
provided a sample letter on our website. You may edit
the letter according to your personal beliefs and
opinions or sign it and send it as is. If you are
reading this at www.ogca.com click
here to go directly to that generic letter
as a Word doc. See below for a pdf file format and links
to pre-addressed letters to some of our Ohio legislators
and President Trump.
(Contact us for a hard copy of the letter as needed at (330) 467-5733.)
Find your legislators using the links below.
Donít forget your
pro-freedom legislators! A natural assumption is that we
donít need to pressure those who already think like us
on the Second Amendment, but that couldnít be more
wrong! They need to be able to tell the press and the
anti-gun forces that the number of contacts they are
receiving in favor of the Second Amendment are more than
those calling for ineffective and dangerous gun control
and outright bans.
Likewise, if you have never taken the time to write an
intelligent, well-reasoned and respectful blog, post or
letter-to-the-editor, now is the time. This is no false
alarm or hype. Our lawmakers, media and general public
need to hear the opinions of the 18,000 members of The
Ohio Gun Collectors Association, their friends and
PDF of Generic Letter to Legislator
Sample letter to Senator Brown
Sample letter to Senator Portman
Sample letter to Ohio Governor DeWine
Sample letter to President Trump
The White House
U.S. Capitol Switchboard
The U.S. Capitol
switchboard will connect you to your legislatorís
offices. Call (202)
Take 60 seconds to call and let them know we donít
need any new gun regs. Address crime and mental health!
Following are some helpful links to
contact your legislators:
Help from Members on Stolen Guns
[June 6, 2017] Sgt. Chris
Stang is seeking the help of OGCA members on
recovering seven stolen guns. He is a
detective with the Findlay Township Police
Department located in Clinton, Pennsylvania
(Allegheny County), just outside of Pittsburgh.
Over the past year, he has been investigating a
theft of eight guns from a home in his jurisdiction
and recently acquired information that the guns
"may" have possibly been sold to someone in Ohio.
One gun has been recovered and he is seeking help on
recovering the other seven. The guns are as
#1. Colt AR Rifle -
5.56 cal. M2 with Synthetic stock, Serial# 32659.
#2. Marlin 336C - .35
cal. lever action with Wood stock, Serial# P31556
#3. Springfield 1911 -
.45 cal. pistol with matte finish and wood grips,
#4. Ruger Blackhawk -
.44 cal. pistol, blued with wood grips, Serial#
#5. Colt - .44 cal.
Wiley Clapp pistol, blued with black plastic grips,
#6. Springfield Armory -
.30 cal. M-1 Garand rifle, grey metal with wood
stock, Serial# 3579161
#7. Springfield Armory -
.308 cal. M1A rifle, Serial# 096896
with information should contact:
Sgt. Chris Stang, Findlay Township Police Dept.,
1271 Route 30, PO Box W.Clinton, PA 15026
724-695-1300 office, 724-601-5424 cell,
Tusk to Tusk; This is our Battle Too
Director Tim Inwood
When you go into an art museum
frequently it will have a small firearm display.
Surprising? Not really, as guns are frequently objects
that artists have lavished loving hard work on with
ornate engraving, gold, silver and ivory inlay if not
full ivory stocks. You see, even those who may not like
guns can still appreciate guns when they are done as
One thing I love about the Ohio Gun
Collector Association shows is the antique firearms
displays; many are embellished with engraving and ivory.
Itís a delight to the eyes. But this is true of modern
firearms too and that is the purpose of my article
today: to draw your attention to yet another back door
way the Obama administration is attacking our gun
rights. He is going after our ornate guns now.
Via the Interior Departmentís US Fish
and Wildlife division, a new war is being waged on the
ownership of ivory in the United States. Now even if you
favor a ban on the hunting of elephants for ivory I ask
you to bear with me. What is particularly galling about
the new regulations is that it would make it illegal to
sell ivory that is less than 100 years old. That means
if you have an old family heirloom or bought a piano
with ivory keys, flatware with ivory handles, statues,
scrimshaw tusks, jewelry or yes even gun stocks with
ivory, unless you can prove it was made prior to 1914
you can not sell it.
Does that make any sense? To trap
people who currently own ivory and tell them they cannot
sell what is theirs and at this moment is a legal thing
to own? It takes something of value and makes it
worthless contraband. If you condemn property it must be
compensated by law. It will also deny our ability to
purchase a firearm with ivory on it that was made after
1914. This is an affront to not only private property
rights its clearly an assault on our Second Amendment
rights. We must jealously guard our liberty and any
attack on any component used on a firearm is a battle we
must engage in and fight tenaciously. These actions, by
this government, in this supposed land of the free is an
There is something in the law called
"Ex Post Facto". The Latin translates as "From a thing
done afterward", in this case taking and retroactively
criminalizing a product which was previously legal.
There are actually two clauses in our US Constitution
that prohibit this, Article 1 sections 9 and 10. Sadly
our Constitution is oft ignored these days as we see
this administration and various States abusing our
constitutional protections and retroactively banning
guns previously legal and forcing owners to register or
turn them in, often with no compensation. As I write
this folks in New York and Connecticut are facing such
The other thing that galls me, and
this is also true with gun bans, that having made the
legal item illegal the government is offering no
compensation for the now contraband item. Its just
illegal and you have to soak up the loss. I ask, is that
fair? No. Itís also not fair to ask tax payers to have
to pay for things someone in the government with some
private agenda wants to ban.
I know not many of us own ivory
stocked guns, but in my view this is still part of our
fight. Yet another blow to our liberty at the hands of
an unjust administration that is hell bent on pushing
their agenda of fundamental change of America. Donít sit
in silence and take this, friends. Get involved and call
your members of Congress and demand they stop the
Interior Departmentís actions against ivory now. While
you are at it also ask them to protect and defend our
Second Amendment rights from this administration too.
Our rights and freedoms are slowly ebbing away from us
daily; do your part to stop this insidious assault on
our rights and liberty.
Below you will find the websites that
will take you to the House and Senate web pages where
you can contact your Representative and both of your US
Director, Tim Inwood, is the current Legislative
Liaison and Past President of the Clinton County Farmers
and Sportsmen Association, an Endowment Member of the
NRA, Republican Central Committeeman for Chester
Township A in Clinton County, and a volunteer for
Buckeye Firearms Association.
OGCA member, Sandy Brady, urges
fellow members to go to
www.elephantprotection.org for the most
up-to-date information on the proposed
announced in past OGCA newsletters. For more information see
link to related article, below.
This link answers questions about
the fact sheet:
Members, voice opposition to any new gun regulations!
The U.S. Capitol
switchboard will connect you to your legislatorís
Take 60 seconds to call and let them know we donít
need any new gun regs..
November 11, 2013: The
following guns were stolen from a member in Medina, Ohio on
November 11, 2013. Your assistance is needed in this crime.
Contact Sgt. Chad Meyers of the Medina County Sheriffs office at 330.6725.0028 with
any information. Click for pdf
A member's grandmothers home was burglarized in
Athen's County. Among the items stolen was a Smith
and Wesson Model 60-7 Lady Smith .38 spl. revolver S.N
BFP2816. Replacement grips. It has great
sentimental value. Contact OGCA and reference Charles
December 2010 - Mankato, MN,
Stolen Gun Alert from Mankato, Minnesota
National Guard Armory. Almost 90 firearms were
stolen 12/1/2010 from the armory. Mankato Police
need your help (507) 387-8780. For a complete list
are mailed out 15 days prior to the meeting.
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registration forms to the Business Office or obtain passes in
person at the meeting. Remember that both
the sponsor and the guest have to sign them.
Avoid delay by remembering to sign them. Advance Guest
Passesóare those that have been received by the
business office less than 2 weeks prior to the meeting and are
processed and held for pick up at the Security Desk at the
(Do not go to the Guest Pass Desk if you mailed them in.)
Badges - Remember also that everyone who comes to the
meeting has to have a badge no matter how young or old they are.
Spouses and children receive free badges at the time of the
memberís renewal each year once they register in person. If your
family members donít have badges, go with them to the Family
Services table. They must be with you.
Tableholders: Remember to sign the back of your table
application. Avoid delay and disappointment! Also,
rememberódonít rent tables unless you can maintain them for the
scheduled meeting hours.
Applications for membershipómay be returned only at the
show. Applicants need two members to sponsor them. One of the
sponsors has to accompany them to the application desk, but both
have to sign.
To avoid the last minute rush before the meeting, please
get all items in early this includes: dues, guest passes and
table applications. The sooner you get these items in, the
sooner the office can get them back to you.
Please note that
are not permitted at meetings due to the interference with our
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