30 Ohio Schools Now Have Gun Policies to Defend Students; Apply NOW for FASTER training

Last December, Buckeye Firearms Foundation announced that there were 20 Ohio school districts that had authorized persons to carry firearms in their schools. That number has now grown to approximately 30 districts that have authorized such carry. While keeping track of specific district information gets more difficult as the program grows in popularity, there is little doubt that at least 50...

April 2014 firearms sales checks second highest on record

The April 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 988,726 is the second highest April on record for the system, even with a decrease of 16.6 percent compared to the April 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,185,231. For comparison, the unadjusted April 2014 NICS figure of 1,733,651 reflects a 1.8 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure 1,702,...

Forum on Second Amendment issues hosted by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in NE Ohio

Last month, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor (R) was in Portage County for a roundtable on issues related to Ohio sportsmen and Second Amendment rights advocates. Attendees came from all over Northeast Ohio including Portage, Cuyahoga, Trumbull, Geauga and Medina Counties, to name a few. The event was so well attended that even after additional tables were added it was still "standing room only"...

Buckeye Firearms Association Endorses SB 338, Concealed Carry Law Reform Bill

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of Senate Bill 338, which was introduced Monday, May 12 by Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township), and which seeks to make improvements to Ohio’s concealed carry rules and for many people that carry firearms. The bill proposes to allow non-residents to apply for and receive an Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL) if they work in...

Garbage in, garbage out: Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

The Gannett Company is reporting that millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database that tracks people on the run from the law. From the article : Those background checks, conducted by the FBI, are designed to block fugitives, felons and...

The Motherhood Of A Shooter

Outdoor Wire Editor's Note: It's Mothers Day weekend and we hope every one of you has the chance to reach out to your Mom. Today, we let a Mom reach out to you. Contributing writer Laurel Yoshimoto shares her observations on being an "almost Mom" involved in a sport she loves. Next week, we'll have a report on another group of Moms who are also speaking out in defense of the Second Amendment and...

A look back at Ohio's journey to straight-walled cartridge rifles for deer hunting

I was recently privileged to be part of the effort to bring straight walled cartridge rifles, the effort formerly known as pistol caliber rifles (PCR), to Ohio. The experience was a thrilling, frustrating, challenging and wonderful trip through many meetings, open house events and networking with other organizations. There were moments of success and disappointment along with a fair number of...

Op-Ed: How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge

...Last [month], Michael Bloomberg re-launched his ongoing anti-gun effort, this time calling it Everytown for Gun Safety . The group claims to support a platform of issues for which the firearms industry has consistently been an advocate including reducing illegal gun trafficking and educating parents about the safe storage of guns. Essentially, this organization and others like it misleadingly...

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