Tanks, Bombers and Pyrotechnics Bring Spark to the CMP’s 2015 First Shot Ceremony

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Please join the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) on the world-famous Camp Perry ranges in Port Clinton, Ohio, for another thrilling display of live World War II history during the First Shot Ceremony of the National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches on July 6, 2015. Reenactors, ground vehicles, air support and exhilarating pyrotechnics will join us on Rodriguez Range for the...

Governor signs budget bill - media access loophole is closed

Governor Kasich has signed HB 64, Ohio's biennial budget. Contained in the massive bill is language which removes the media access loophole (MAL), a provision which gave journalists a special exemption to access the confidential information of concealed handgun license (CHL) holders. Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) proposed the amendment, which was adopted by the Ohio Senate in it's version...

Civitas Media fights to retain ability to develop database of CHL-holders (and they're not alone )

In early, 2014, I exposed an internal email proving that Civitas Media, which owns some 88 newspapers in 12 states - including 38 here in Ohio - was discussing the use of "public records act requests" to "build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry" firearm licenses. My article quickly went viral. Soon after being picked up by ,

SAF lauds Puerto Rico court victory for gun rights

BELLEVUE, WA – A surprising victory for gun rights in Puerto Rico has eliminated the firearms registry and licensing requirements to purchase and carry in the Commonwealth, the Second Amendment Foundation has confirmed. As of now, according to Sandra Barreras with Ladies of the Second Amendment (LSA), the group that brought the lawsuit, “there is no regulation to purchase or carry (and) all...

Federal Bill Seeks to Use Your Taxes to Bribe States to Require Gun Licenses

It's bad enough that antigun members of Congress want to enact federal legislation to impose the elitist views of their coastal enclaves on the entire country. What's worse is that in typical Big Government fashion, they want to use your tax dollars to accomplish their schemes. The latest example of this is the "Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act," which at least has the distinction of having an...

Your Tactical Training Scenario…Violence at Church

Are you prepared to deal with an armed threat in your place of worship? Maybe you should pay more attention to the nature of the potential threat. When we look at all Rapid Mass Murders that have occurred in this country, we find that the second most common place for them to occur is in a church or place of worship. Only schools have a higher rate of killings. Many mentally ill criminals display...

"Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015" Introduced to Curb BATFE Abuse

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2710, the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015." This bill would remove BATFE's authority to interpret or reinterpret the "sporting purposes" clauses in federal law, which only serve to undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment. Under Chairman Bishop’s legislation,...

Surviving a Violent Encounter

A lot of people think that carrying a gun or attempting to resist a violent attack in any way increases the chances that they will be seriously injured or killed in an encounter. FBI statistics show that just the opposite is true! So it is in your best interest to resist an attack. Your chances of being involved in a violent encounter are fairly small. Of the approximately 300 million people that...


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