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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...

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers' amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in the Senate—could make it possible for Americans who meet stringent requirements to purchase a military surplus handgun from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As NRA High Power and CMP Service Rifle competitors know, the CMP is authorized under federal...

Your Help Needed on Pending National Right-to-Carry Legislation

Thanks to your continued calls and emails, NRA supported National Right-to-Carry bills have seen increases in cosponsorships over the past few weeks. Please continue to contact your elected officials and urge them to cosponsor and support these important bills: S. 498 – Introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), this legislation would respect the rights of individuals who possess concealed...

UNANIMOUS: Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

The Associated Press is reporting that, in a surprising show of common sense, a unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities. From the article : The justices sided with Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who agreed to turn over his...

Newspaper: "40% No-Check Claim is "Mostly False"

As one of our great national leaders once said when repeatedly confronted with specious and insubstantial arguments, “There you go again.” We could cite plenty of examples used by proponents of gun control in this regard, but for the moment we’re talking about the claim that 40 percent of firearms are sold without a background check. Readers may recall that two years ago, FactCheck.org...

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