300th educator graduates F.A.S.T.E.R. class in Ohio

Last week, Buckeye Firearms Foundation held the 13th F.A.S.T.E.R. (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) class in Ohio. Created by Buckeye Firearms Foundation in partnership with Tactical Defense Institute, the class is designed specifically for school staff to enable them to quickly, safely, and appropriately respond to an active killer in a school setting and offer...

Beretta Will Relocate All Manufacturing to Gallatin, Tennessee

Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and...

Do armed citizens help decrease crime? Detroit police chief and Ohio attorney general say YES

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is giving his city's armed residents - the law-abiding ones - credit for a large drop in crime, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine agrees, telling WKEF (ABC Dayton) it just might keep the bad guys away. First, from the Detroit News : Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of...

Service Pistol Warm-Up, EIC Matches Prime Competitors for 2014 National Trophy Pistol Match Season

CAMP PERRY, OH – The 2014 National Trophy Pistol Match Season began with a little stretching of the mind and loosening of the competitive muscles as the Pistol Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) and Service Pistol Warm-Up Matches readied competitors for the week ahead. SAFS was held on July 7 to a class of 305 new and experienced shooters. During the school, participants receive basic instruction on...

The Cause and Effect of Rapid Mass Murder©

The protocol for our “Rapid Mass Murder”, ( RMM ©) database is “ Within 20 minutes, 4 or more murdered at the same time and public place ”. Worldwide, along with support from probable cause evidence, we also count incidents of attempted RMM© by random actors in schools and workplaces. We do not tally military, police, terrorist or gang actions. By design, our protocol gives us a very specific,...

Obama Administration Bans Import of Popular Russian Firearms

[Last] week, the Treasury Department used authority delegated to it by the president, under Executive Order 13661 , to sanction Russian gun maker Kalashnikov Concern (formerly Izhmash). In the United States, the manufacturer is best known for its popular Saiga rifles and shotguns. While ostensibly a measure to curb aggression by some in the Russian Federation, the move does bar from importation...

Firearms Training: So What Do I Need to Learn?

If you agree with my premise that firearms training is the responsible thing to do, then you next need to determine how much training you need. The primary purpose of training is to measure your abilities against some pre-defined standard of performance. In the case of required training, such as what is included in Ohio’s concealed carry law, the performance standard is established by lawmakers...

Op-Ed: Guns Still Safer than Cars, and Most Everything Else

It is indeed too bad that cars and guns are not treated the same way. If they were, accidental automobile deaths might become nearly non-existent. In a recent editorial (“Guns, cars and dead Americans”, 10/24/2013) the Post-Gazette bemoaned many things, and opined with a level of inaccuracy not tolerated at shooting ranges. The editorial’s gist was that government regulation and legislation made...

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