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How "gun-friendly" is Ohio?

I guess the answer depends on what you are comparing Ohio to. In 2004, Ohio joined the growing ranks of states that enacted laws enabling their citizens to carry concealed firearms. As of 2014, all states now permit some form of concealed carry. Only in the District of Columbia is this right still denied, although this may change soon as a result of a recent court ruling. As of the end of 2013,...

Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Introduced

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) recently introduced H.R. 131, a bill that would more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition for law-abiding gun owners. Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possessand carry them, regardless of state or local laws that...

Observations of an Armed Holiday Traveler

Having recently returned from my holiday travels, I decided to make a few observations from the “Armed Citizen” perspective. This year, my wife and I decided to take our four children on a family vacation to Pensacola, Florida. It having been over eight years since we'd REALLY taken a proper vacation, the decision was made. Two weeks on the Gulf Coast was in order! Not knowing how long my oldest...

Extra, Extra! Media Mogul Bloomberg Stages Anti-gun Indoctrination Camp for Suggestible Reporters

Pro-gun websites and message boards have been abuzz [recently] with news that Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun cabal, Everytown for Gun Safety, is partnering with the Columbia Journalism School to offer a two-day workshop for media figures who cover guns and gun issues. While none of us here have the benefit (if that’s what you’d call it) of a graduate degree from the Columbia School of Journalism,...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's Jim Irvine addresses Lake Local school board on FASTER program

(Photo by Kristen Norman/Sentinel-Tribune) On Saturday, January 24, Buckeye Firearms Foundation President Jim Irvine and Joe Eaton, Program Director of the Foundation's Faculty / Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response (FASTER), were given the opportunity to address the Lake Local Board of Education about the matter of school safety. From the Toledo Blade (which editorialized...

Field reports from ODNR Division of Wildlife Officers highlight need to obey hunting regulations

Central Ohio – Wildlife District One While on patrol at Quarry Park, State Wildlife Officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, observed three men taking turns fishing with one fishing pole. One would fish for about five minutes and then hand the pole to one of the other men. Officer Grote watched each of the men fish at least twice before he went and checked them for fishing licenses. None of...

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...

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