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CHL-holder stops armed robbery outside Dayton Mall

Dayton's NBC affiliate, WDTN, is reporting that an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) -holder was able to protect himself and a friend during an attempted armed robbery outside Dayton Mall on Saturday. According to the article , three juvenile males approached two adult men outside the Dayton Mall at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. One of the juveniles produced a gun and demanded newly purchased...

Governor Kasich signs landmark firearms legislation into law

Governor John Kasich signed HB 234 (Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting) on Friday, December 19. It will become effective after 90 days, or about March 20. (We will update the article when an official date is published.) A signing ceremony was held at the statehouse to allow the many people involved to witness the signing of this significant piece of legislation. Photo from left: Linda Walker (...

Wisconsin Police Chief Badgers Residents to Forego Second and Fourth Amendment Rights

Perhaps inspired by the recent introduction of surprise home inspections of gun licensees in the UK, Beloit, Wisc., Police Chief Norm Jacobs issued a press release on December 1, urging city residents to volunteer for warrantless police searches of their homes for firearms. Jacobs framed the residential probes as a valuable “opportunity” his department was offering to the public. Notably, the...

Man killed in Columbus home invasion had prior record of violence

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a man who was shot and killed in an apparent home invasion had been one of a number of people charged in 2013 after what police said was “a riot” that turned fatal in Circleville. From the article : Columbus police said yesterday that someone who lives at 556 Station Rd., south of Sullivant Avenue, called 911 at 10:17 p.m. and said someone with a gun had...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc's Linda Walker discusses lessons after assault of Ohio Realtor on NRANews

In the wake of the sexual assault of a 39 year-old Realtor in Zanesville, and her subsequent decision to share her experience in hopes of warning others , Buckeye Firearms Association Vice President Linda Walker (herself a Realtor) discusses the lessons learned.

Polls Find Broad Increase in Support for the RKBA

Support for the right to keep and bear arms has sharply increased, and support for restricting gun ownership has sharply decreased, over the last two years, according to the results of a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. The poll, conducted earlier this month, found that 57 percent of Americans believe that gun ownership does more to protect people from crime,...

Newtown Parents File Suit Against Manufacturer, Distributor, Retailer

In 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act was passed to protect gun companies from being sued for crimes committed with their firearms. It's intent was to protect the companies from liability because their products performed as they were designed. Yesterday, ten of the families from the Newtown, Connecticut massacre suit against Bushmaster firearms, firearms distributor Camfour...

Hamilton Co. Sheriff sees red after confiscating painted handgun

Last week, State Rep. Alicia Reece's (D-Cincinnati) introduction of HB 681 ('Toy' Gun Control) was given great fanfare by media throughout Ohio and beyond. HB 681 seeks to mandate that any gun other than a firearm (including airsoft guns and BB/pellet guns) be marked with an orange barrel tip and orange trigger guard along with florescent adhesive bands. Such guns would be exempted from these...

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