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How to know if you carry "enough gun" to face any threat

Last week, I [wrote about] a news article describing the guns used by the terrorists in the recent attacks in France. Here’s an excerpt from my commentary on the article: “Let’s total this up. The four attackers had body armor and radio communications. They were armed with numerous 9mm handguns, Kalashnikov rifles, a rocket launcher, 10 Molotov cocktails, 10 smoke grenades, a hand grenade, and 15...

New NSSF Report: More Women Owning Guns, Going Target Shooting and Hunting

More than half of women (55.6 percent) participating in a new study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation said they intend to purchase at least one firearm in the next 12 months. That finding and many others reflect the growing popularity of firearms ownership by women, who represent the fastest growing segment of the shooting sports. [D]uring the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor...

Winner announced in the Ultimate Plinkster Fun Gun Raffle

Buckeye Firearms Foundation recently completed its last raffle of 2014, selling 1,000 tickets over the holidays. We've raffled off ARs, shotguns, pocket guns, and all sorts of personal protection hardware. But in the spirit of the holidays, we decided to just have a little fun and put together a plinker package, appropriately called The Ultimate Plinkster Fun Gun Raffle. With a retail value of...

Senator Rob Portman & Congressman Bob Latta brave January cold for Northwest Ohio pheasant hunt

It is very difficult for our elected representatives in Washington D.C. to get a day off - so much so that when Ohio's U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R) and northwest Ohio's U.S. Congressman Bob Latta (R) found a Saturday morning free, even temperatures well below freezing couldn't stop them from spending some time afield. Sen. Portman & Rep. Latta are pictured with Brad & Ann Dysinger, owners...

Man defends own life during attempted armed robbery

Columbus media are reporting that a Franklinton man was able to defend his life when an assailant attempted to rob him at gunpoint. From WCMH (NBC Columbus) : When officers arrived on scene, they found 28-year-old David A. Mullins in the rear of the address suffering from gunshot wounds. Mullins was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, at the same time as the initial call of the...

Another Week, Another Executive Gun Control Action: BATFE Reverses Prior Position on Pistol "Stabilizing Braces"

On January 16, BATFE released an Open Letter on the Redesign of “Stabilizing Braces .” This letter articulates BATFE’s official position on the use of pistol stabilizing braces like the Sig Sauer SB15 . It concludes that “[a]ny person who intends to use a handgun stabilizing brace as a shoulder stock on a pistol (having a rifled barrel under 16 inches in length or a smooth bore firearm with a...

'Bullet Voting': Increase your NRA Board of Directors ballot power

All NRA members with five consecutive years of membership or a Life membership or above should be looking for the annual NRA Board of Directors (BOD) ballot in their NRA Magazine (or mailed separately). The NRA Board of Directors consists of 76 persons, with 25 elected each year for a three year term. (The 76th is elected at the NRA Annual Meetings). When your ballot arrives, you will usually...

To the Editor: Being armed is sensible, even in ‘safe’ situations

In response to a letter in the Columbus Dispatch , in which a reader assigned mental illness to those who carry a gun, Buckeye Firearms Association President Jim Irvine submitted his own letter , which was published a few days later. Regarding Sean Allen’s letter, “Shootings have become public-health threat,” in Friday’s Dispatch: Responding to a tragic accident in Idaho in which a 2-year-old...

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