Ohio police officer defends own life during home invasion

According to the Akron Beacon-Journal , a woman who works as a Kent police officer shot her intoxicated, violent ex-boyfriend when he broke into her home in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 19 - her 30th birthday - and began attacking her. From the article : Police say [Adam] Jovicic, who served as a medic with the Ohio Army National Guard since 2006, was intoxicated and high on an...

2014 is a transformative year for BFA PAC

2014 was a transformative year for Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) and BFA PAC. We incorporated BFA and the PAC returned to a corporate-sponsored PAC. This will move most of the day-to-day expenses under a corporate umbrella, and transition the PAC to focus on political issues. With the restructuring, both BFA and BFA PAC will be better able to focus on their core missions. BFA has...

BATFE Director’s Comments Show Fight Isn’t Over; Ohio AG DeWine signs letter condemning potential ammo ban

Editor's Note: Days after this article was written, news came that B. Todd Jones has resigned as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), ending what has been a tumultuous tenure as the agency head since July 2013. Given the Obama administration's record of pursuing a gun control agenda though the BATFE, there can be no doubt that the fight is NOT over -...

Handgunlaw.us issues new Ohio reciprocity map to reflect HB 234 changes [UPDATE: Ohio AG signs new agreements!]

The good people at Handgunlaw.us have issued an updated reciprocity map that reflects changes that go into effect today, March 23, 2015, as HB 234 takes effect. According to Gary Slider, "Georgia and Colorado will honor Ohio [today], as their law states they will honor anyone who honors them. "Texas and Wisconsin will most likely honor Ohio in the future. Texas, as they will honor anyone who...

To the Editor: Guns that are not firearms are still guns

Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was published in response to an article and photo comparison piece entitled " Can you differentiate between a toy gun and a real one? " The March 13 Plain Dealer article, "Can you differentiate between a toy gun and a real one?," repeatedly refers to guns other than firearms as "fake" or "toys," but while many of the...

Rep. Patmon's HB 119: NO, it doesn't ban BB guns or airsoft guns (or really do much of anything)

Earlier this month, headlines screamed the news that Ohio Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) had introduced a bill that seeks to ban "any BB gun or gun replica that a 'reasonable person' would confuse with a real firearm." From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Newly introduced legislation in the Ohio House would prohibit the manufacture, sale, or public display of toy guns designed to look like the real...

NRA Opposes Confirmation of Obama's U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he plans to take the confirmation vote on President Obama’s U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch, to the Senate floor sometime [in the near future.] The vote will likely be very close. As the Nations’ top law enforcement officer, Lynch would almost certainly have an impact on our Second Amendment rights. We know Lynch supports the Obama...

What HB 234 Means to You: Part VI - Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting

On March 23, 2015 several changes to Ohio law that are of particular significance to Ohio gun owners will take effect. This article will look at changes that will allow hunters to use noise suppressors. The use of suppressors while hunting is rapidly growing in the United States. Over thirty states allow the use of suppressors for some form of hunting, with most allowing them for all types of...

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