Mementos Reveal Civil Rights Icon's Exposure to Armed Self-Defense

On Wednesday, [February 4,] the Library of Congress made the Rosa Parks Collection available to researchers. The compilation includes 2,500 photos and 7,500 manuscripts pertaining to the civil rights icon. Among these documents is a short autobiographical piece highlighting some of Parks’ early experiences with armed self-defense. A February 3 Washington Post article details the “biographical...

Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammo!

Editor's Note: In addition to the important information below, activists concerned about this latest gun control effort by the Obama administration are encouraged to send letters to the BATFE through www.WeWillNotBackDown.com . Not only will you be helping in the effort to stop President Obama's latest executive overreach, but you will have the chance to win the exact ammo the president wants to...

Don’t Evacuate into a Parking Lot

I recently taught a class that covered the skills an armed citizen needs to respond to a terrorist bombing attack. In the class, I spent a lot of time talking about the concept of the “secondary device.” The secondary device is some hazard that is designed to injure or kill additional victims or first responders some time after an initial attack. Most commonly, secondary devices are bombs set to...

Firearms Training: How Much Should Be Required?

Ohio has required individuals that want to obtain a concealed handgun license to complete a minimum of 12 hours of training, but that is about to change. As I’ve previously recorded, the mandatory topics Ohio requires include being able to: Name, explain, and demonstrate the rules for safe handling of a handgun and proper storage practices for handguns and ammunition; Demonstrate and explain how...

Woman shoots home invader with gun son gave her week before

Columbus media are reporting on a home invasion that ended when a woman whose son had given her a gun only last week was able to defend herself. From WBNS (CBS Columbus) : Columbus Police at the scene tell 10TV a widow heard someone breaking in, grabbed her gun and shot the intruder. “She was armed and apparently fired multiple shots at him,” said Sgt. Dave Sicilia. The woman’s son says he bought...

NRA Backs Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

Bill Would Protect & Enhance Opportunities for Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Fairfax, VA - On behalf of its five-million members, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) announced its support for The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015 , introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). This legislation seeks to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational...

Strickland quits anti-gun organization after BuckeyeFirearms.org article

Last week, amidst news that former Governor Ted Strickland (D) is considering a run for U.S. Senate against Senator Rob Portman (R), Buckeye Firearms Association published my article informing voters of Strickland's involvement over the past year as President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, an anti-gun rights lobbying group in Washington D.C. After providing many examples of CAP'...

Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act Introduced

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) recently introduced S. 263 and H.R. 578, which are designed to protect the rights of gun owners on lands owned or managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). This legislation would help end the patchwork of firearm laws and regulations that govern different federal lands managed by different federal agencies. On...

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