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Illinois license-holder stops Chicago man who was firing into a crowd of people

The Chicago Tribune reported this week that an Illinois concealed handgun license-holder was able to stop a man who was firing his gun into a crowd of people last Friday. According to Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn, the driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others. From the article : A...

Senator Portman casts nauseating vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Last month, the New York Times reported that Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among a handful of Republican senators upon whom Loretta Lynch's confirmation for United States Attorney General swung. After a lengthy confirmation process, and by a 56-43 vote, Lynch was confirmed. Portman was a key senator whose support made Lynch's confirmation possible. The National Rifle Association opposed Lynch'...

Project ChildSafe Releases New Firearm Safety Video

First-of-its-kind resource from NSSF encourages open conversations between parents and children about firearm safety NEWTOWN, Conn. - The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today released a new, first-of-its-kind educational resource, the "How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety" video. The video, starring champion shooter and mother Julie Golob, encourages parents to have "the talk...

Cleveland council president claims new gun control law was never about violence, but "values"

On Monday, April 20, and after nine months of debate that included receiving testimony from Buckeye Firearms Association's Ken Hanson , the Cleveland City Council passed a watered-down version of gun control legislation that had been proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson in 2014. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer , after passing the law, Council President Kevin Kelley stated that "the legislation...

7 Things You Need to Buy With Your Handgun

If you are in the market for a handgun, then you have plenty to think about in regard to choosing a make, model and caliber that will fill your needs. But it's a mistake to think that buying the gun is where the purchase ends. Handguns are not ordinary tools that can just be tossed in a drawer like a wrench or a hammer. To properly store, maintain and use a pistol or a revolver, you need to...

A Failure to Acknowledge Reality

I took a call a couple of weeks ago at work. A woman was reporting that she had been “attacked” by an aggressive dog several times over the last year. As I talked to her to find out what happened, I learned that a neighbor’s dog regularly barks at her as she walks past the neighbor’s house. The dog is restrained by an “invisible fence” and does not leave its yard. The woman told me “Every time I...

Honing the Concealed-Carry Mindset

We live in an amazing modern world of turn-key solutions. Especially in America, we have an astounding variety of tools, technology and instant access to information at our finger tips for solving our day-to-day problems. While many of these assets are convenient, they can make us mentally lazy if we let them. We could start to think that being in possession of the "right" or "best" equipment...

Yes, you heard correctly: Buckeyes may now carry in the Keystone State!

[Editor's Note: As this news began to circulate, we received a good number of emails and inquiries on our Facebook page seeking confirmation. Our delay in publishing this article is due to two factors: 1) a desire to confirm the information with the Ohio Attorney General's office - which we have done - and 2) the editor was at the NRA Annual Meetings and then took a family vacation. Apologies for...

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