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...

Vote Sean Maloney for NRA Board of Directors

Buckeye Firearms Association's own Sean Maloney is seeking election to the NRA Board of Directors. If you are an NRA voting member, you will receive your ballots soon. We ask that you VOTE FOR SEAN MALONEY. Endorsements include Buckeye Firearms Association, Soldier of Fortune Magazine , Dick Heller (DC vs. Heller), The Colorado Second Amendment Association, Laura Carno (Founder, I Am Created...

Our lives and our safety is OUR job

Do you believe the government can keep you safe? What's the cost to a country that thinks its rules can shield good people from bad things? Our safety is our job, because our lives are our job. >>> CLICK HERE to join the NRA or renew your membership now . If you know some good guys and gals, get them a gift membership.

Save a life or sneer at an idiot - your choice

Interesting experience at the shooting range this afternoon ... The range is packed. Everyone got new guns for X-mas and wants to shoot them. There was about an hour wait for a stall. I sit down and start reading as I wait my turn. In a few minutes, a young girl sits down to wait in the chair next to mine. She's by herself and appears to be in her early 20s. She's the only black person in the...


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