ATF Change Welcomed, But Will It Make A Difference?

The news that BATFE head B. Todd Jones was resigning didn't come from a media outlet citing "reliable sources inside the ATF" - although that's exactly where the news originated. It came from industry compliance and legal protection firm FFLGuard in the form of a Thursday-night advisory to its clients. That advisory said Jones was resigning - soon- to "enter the private sector". Normally that's...

ATF backs off of ammo ban, but it's the "sporting purpose" test that needs to go

Feigning shock and surprise at the huge number of comments they received objecting to their plan to ban popular M855 ammunition, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced a tactical retreat from the plan. ATF, released a statement on Tuesday, March 9, saying that over 80,000 comments had been received objecting to the plan, and they were going to postpone any action until...

Washington Post Fact Checker: President earns three "Pinocchios" for latest anti-gun whoppers

President Barack Obama has been lying about guns and gun rights for years, and it finally seems as though at least one mainstream media outlet is catching on. For the second year in a row, the Washington Post ’s Fact Checker has given Obama “Three Pinocchios” for false claims in support of gun control. In 2013, the newspaper "Pinocchio'd" the president for claiming that 40 percent of firearms are...

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...

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