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MEMORIAL DAY 2016: 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...

Outrage of the Week: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Blocks Efforts to Restore Rights to Veterans

We have long reported on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) scandalous practice of reporting to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) any VA beneficiary who has had a “fiduciary” appointed to help the individual manage his or her benefits. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has shown strong leadership in opposing this unjustified practice and tried to offer an amendment...

Three firearm truths everyone should know

One of the problems in discussing guns and gun laws is the fact that many people don’t know what they’re talking about – especially among those advocating for stricter gun laws. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, it’s not so much that gun control advocates don’t know anything; it’s that so much of what they know is wrong. Let’s review some facts about terminology frequently used regarding guns and gun...

Learn Firearm Fundamentals at 2016 National Matches Small Arms Firing Schools

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – If you have ever dreamed of firing a real M16 rifle or M9 pistol in a safe and relaxed environment, sign up now for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Rifle and Pistol Small Arms Firing Schools (SAFS) – taking place in July during the 2016 National Rifle and Pistol Matches at historic Camp Perry. The schools are designed for new shooters, so no past firearm experience or...

Background Check-Loving Media Gags on Its Own Medicine Thanks to New Obama Directive

The hypocrisy of the anti-gun movement – and its cheerleaders in the press – is so obvious and consistent that it rarely bears special mention. They claim to support the Second Amendment, but they want to ban guns. They claim to embrace gun safety, but they’re too ignorant and afraid of guns to understand their common use and would rather criticize NRA for training people to safely use and own...

FLASH: Ohio Concealed Handgun License Approved as Background Check

COLUMBUS, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is pleased to announced that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has certified the Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL) as a valid NICS-compliant background check for firearm purchases. Click here to see the letter from the BATFE . This is the result of more than six years of work by BFA to improve and simplify background...

10 key factors to keep active-killer response on the cutting edge

Dr. Mike Clumpner brings a multi-faceted perspective to the many challenges of active-killer emergencies. Among other roles, he holds a PhD in homeland security policy, with dissertation research on coordinated public safety responses to active shooters...has logged 24 years in urban fire services, 21 years as a paramedic, and seven years in law enforcement, assigned to SWAT special ops...and he'...

Federal Judge (Again) Suspends Enforcement of D.C.'s Prohibitive Concealed Carry Regulation

The fight to restore Second Amendment rights in the Nation’s Capital gained an important victory [last week] when U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon ordered D.C. officials to begin issuing concealed carry licenses without regard to the “good reason” requirement under which most applications are denied. Applicants must still fulfill the District’s other licensing requirements, including proof of...

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