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The Myth of “Declining” Gun Ownership

Americans are buying guns at an unprecedented rate (please see related story) and have been doing so for some time, but is gun ownership declining, as gun control supporters claim? Gun control supporters want politicians to believe that it is, on the theory that politicians are more likely to vote for restrictions if they think that opponents of restrictions are in the minority. Are gun control...

Op-Ed: John Kasich Can’t Just Suspend Ohio’s Gun Laws

As the Republican National Convention began in Cleveland, prominent Democrats joined with local police in calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to suspend the state’s open-carry law during the convention. Sherrod Brown, a progressive Democrat who represents Ohio in the U.S. Senate, went even further in an interview with BuzzFeed, saying he “hope[s] that the governor would listen to the police union...

In Draft Party Platform, Democrats Regress on Gun Rights

Following the lead of their presumptive presidential nominee, the Democratic Party is set to adopt a gun control plank in their 2016 party platform that lays bare the party leadership’s antipathy towards gun rights. The draft 2016 plank marks a significant shift in the party’s approach to the issue. Out is the lip service paid to the Second Amendment contained in the last several party platforms...

Ohio Democrats join call for suspension of Second Amendment

During the runup to the March 16 primary, Democrat Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld staged a last-ditch effort to gain publicity for his underdog campaign by calling for a constitutional amendment to repeal Ohio's preemption law which prohibits cities from enacting laws that are more strict than state law. As Buckeye Firearms Association and several news outlets have noted since Sittenfeld's...

Violate these 4 gun safety rules at your own risk

The single most important subject for every gun owner is also the subject few gun owners ever want to talk about: safety. Why? Because to many, it's boring. It's a lot more fun to talk about the latest and greatest firearm or debate the best caliber for self defense. Right? But let's face it. Accidents happen. And there's only ONE reason they happen. In every case, without exception, an...

Bloomberg Moms Claim Eddie Eagle Message as Their Own

Imitation, so they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. But heaping condemnation on something you later steal and then try to portray as your own? Well, that’s just downright weird. And if there’s any truth to a recent blog post appearing in the New York Times, that’s what Shannon Watts – head of the Bloomberg-backed gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – has done in...

BFA's Sean Maloney schools NBC viewers on open carry

On July 19, as the Republican National Convention opened in Ohio, Buckeye Firearms Association's Sean Maloney appeared on Cincinnati's NBC affiliate, WLWT, to educate viewers on the legality of open carry in Ohio. Maloney responded to a suggestion by Steve Loomis, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, that Governor Kasich should suspend Ohioans' constitutional right to...

The NRA and the Death of the Elite Media

The following is excerpted from the Foreword to the revised Arktos edition of Brian Anse Patrick’s The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage . Prof. Brian Patrick introduces and summarizes his years of research into media bias against the National Rifle Association, and NRA's success in spite of this opposition, and describes what this tells us about...

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