Shotgun disguised as Super Soaker highlights folly of Rep. Alicia Reece's 'Toy' Gun Control bill'

In the wake of two incidents in Ohio this year where individuals wielding a pellet gun in a Walmart, and an airsoft gun on a playground, were shot and killed by police, Democrat State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) announced that she planned to introduce a 'toy' gun control bill modeled after California law. The bill, HB 681 ('Toy' Gun Control) , was introduced on Monday, December 8...

NSSF: Violent Crime Rate Continues to Drop & Public Believes Having a Gun in the Home Makes it Safer

The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report on Monday [November 10] revealing that the country in 2013 saw the violent crime rate fall another 5.1 percent from the previous year, so it is now at its lowest since 1978. Delving a little deeper, the murder and manslaughter rate fell 4.4 percent to the lowest level since 1968. This is very good news, and while it is being reported...

Senate committee schedules eighth hearing for SB 338 (Concealed Carry Reform) & HB 234 (Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting)

Chairman Bill Coley has announced that the Senate Civil Justice Committee will be hearing testimony on SB 338, Sen. Joe Uecker's (R-Miami Township) Concealed Carry Law Reform Bill, next Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the South Hearing Room. This will be the eighth hearing for this bill. Coley has also scheduled an eighth hearing for Rep. Cheryl Grossman's (R-Grove City) HB 234 (Allow Noise...

Sidney Schools' armed teacher program draws national attention as another Ohio school district considers same

Approximately one year ago, Sidney, Ohio school district went public with its involvement in a program offered by the Shelby Co. Sheriff's Office to arm teachers in the district. Since then, Buckeye Firearms Foundation has announced that over 300 teachers have been trained through its F.A.S.T.E.R. (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) program, and that more than 30 Ohio...

House passes HB 454 (Rule Modification for Concealed Carry in School Zones)

On Thursday, December 4, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Rep. Anne Gonzales' (R-Westerville) House Bill 454 , which seeks to correct several problems with current law regarding concealed handgun licenses' behavior in school zones. Current law is a mess , making it a felony offense for those with a concealed handgun license (CHL) to partake in normal activates while in possession of their...

Book Review: Gun Control in the Third Reich

Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State," Stephen P. Halbrook, Independent Institute, 2014, 247 pages. A few years ago the American voluntary association, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, issued a poster showing Adolf Hitler giving the sieg heil salute and captioned: "All in favor of gun control raise your right hand." A truism throughout...

[UPDATE!] Progress in Senate on pro-gun rights bills as end of session draws near

Editor's Note: Things are changing rapidly as work continues on legislation. This article has been updated as new information became available. With as little as one week left in the legislative session, the Senate Civil Justice Committee took only minimal action Wednesday, December 3 on pro-gun legislation that has been pending for more than a year, but scheduled another hearing for Thursday,...

NSSF: Black Friday Highest Ever for NICS

With the establishment media reporting a significant drop in Black Friday sales in many retail outlets, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reporting that no such "shopper fatigue" reported among firearms purchasers. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reports that it processed 175,754 transactions on Nov. 28, Black Friday, making the day the highest Black Friday...

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