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Anti-Gun Lawmakers Seek to Stop Online Ammunition Sales

On May 12, 2015, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 2283 or the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015. According to a report from The Hill (full text of the legislation has not been received by the Government Publishing Office at press time) the bill would require that ammunition sellers be federally licensed, that online ammunition purchasers show a photo identification in-...

HB 35 (Prohibit Firearms Seizure/Registry) scheduled for proponent testimony in House committee

Chairman Ron Maag has announced that the House State Government committee will be hearing proponent testimony on two firearms-related bills today, Wednesday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 121. The Chairman had previously announced a hearing for HB 152 (Constitutional Carry) , and he has now added HB 35 (Prohibit Firearms Seizure/Registry) , sponsored jointly by Representatives Wes Retherford (R-...

Calls needed - Parking lot bill needs cosponsors

Ohio Senator Joe Uecker (R) has circulated a cosponsor request for a bill that will protect employees from being wrongly discriminated against by their employers. The bill protects employee private property rights while also respecting the employer rights. Everyone agrees that employers have broad rights to control what goes on inside their building. Unfortunately many employers do not recognize...

New to Firearms? Overcoming the Fear Factor

We all have a fear factor, that one thing that makes us stop dead in our tracks or at least makes us think twice before we do something. I have several, but because I have friends who love me (in a familial and sadistic way) I will only disclose one: I have this thing about drowning. My palms get a little sweaty driving over big bridges, fishing in a bass boat or relaxing in a hot tub. No, you...

MEMORIAL DAY 2015: In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms

(Originally posted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and on this website July 25, 2003) Ohio Moments Soldiers fined 50 cents for lack of weaponry On July 25, 1788, the first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia was published in Marietta. It mandated all men between 16 and 50 perform military duty. They were required to arm themselves with a musket and bayonet, a cartridge box, powder horn, one...

Your Revolver Can Fire What? Possible Cartridge Combinations for Wheelguns...

One piece of information new handgun shooters often hear about is that they can fire .38 Special ammunition through their .357 Magnum revolver. This can be confusing, given the emphasis placed in firearms safety training on never using a cartridge in a gun that doesn’t specifically say it can use that cartridge. In fact, it seems more than a little dangerous to fire a projectile that, at first...

HB 152 (Constitutional Carry) scheduled for proponent testimony in House committee

Chairman Ron Maag has announced that the House State Government committee will be hearing proponent testimony on HB 152 (Constitutional Carry) next Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 121. Constitutional carry is an exciting possibility for gun owners in Ohio. It used to be said that it only worked in rural Vermont. Alaska is considered wilderness and didn't seem to matter either. Then, in...

Your Tactical Training Scenario- Tied Up During a Home Invasion

Have you ever thought about how you might defeat restraints if you are even tied up by criminals? Imagine the scenario of two armed home invaders breaking into your house around 10pm. They catch you by surprise. One of the criminals points a pistol at your face while the other orders you to remove you shoes. The second home invader then binds your hands behind your back with your own shoelaces...

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