Ohio’s concealed-carry law has good track record

Editor's Note: The following was originally published in The Columbus Dispatch . Republished with permission of the author. Today marks the 10-year anniversary of licensed concealed carry in Ohio. According to the end-of-year report prepared by the Ohio attorney general in December, more than 408,000 Ohioans are carrying concealed-carry licenses. To put this into perspective, at least 1 in 20...

Ohio concealed handgun licenses: A decade of saving lives

Today, April 8, 2014, marks the ten year anniversary of concealed handgun licenses in Ohio. I could not even begin to give an accurate estimate the number of hours that I and my fellow volunteer leaders at Buckeye Firearms Association have put into efforts to get the law passed, and subsequently to get it improved - I am sure it is in the hundreds of thousands. Every so often, I am reminded why...

Cleveland police internal memo: Citizens can openly carry guns in public

WOIO, Cleveland's CBS affiliate, has obtained a memo distributed to all Cleveland police officers advising them on the fact that open carrying a handgun is a legal activity in the state of Ohio. In 2012, a similar memo was issued to officers in Cincinnati. Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to see this accurate analysis of the legality of open carry and issues regarding law enforcement...

Ohio Gun Rights Timeline - A Journey Towards Freedom

As law-abiding citizens celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ohio's concealed handgun licensure law, we thought it would be helpful to document the Buckeye State's more than 225 year-history of gun rights, with specific focus on efforts to restore the rights all Ohioans once enjoyed. Despite much progress, the fight is far from over! 1788 July The first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia...

Buckeye Firearms Association's Jim Irvine on Armed American Radio Sunday night!

Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman Jim Irvine co-hosted the Armed American Radio Network Sunday, April 6 from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Jim discussed the tenth anniversary of concealed carry in Ohio with Armed American Radio (AAR) host Mark Walters. Armed American Radio is broadcast live from the Crossbreed Holster Studios in Atlanta and syndicated nationally by Salem Radio Network. Click here to...

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Broad Reading to Federal Firearm Prohibition for "Domestic Violence"

Since 1996, the so-called "Lautenberg Amendment" (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." Applicable crimes are limited to those that have "as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon" and that are...

Prosecution of Athens Co. Sheriff threatens to expose CHL records

The Athens Messenger is reporting that the prosecution of a suspended Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly, who was indicted last month by a grand jury on 25 counts, threatens to expose concealed handgun licensees' private, personal information in that county. From the article : Special prosecutors in the case of suspended Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly are seeking a court order to prevent...

AGAIN: Almost 20 dead and wounded in "no guns" U.S. Army victim zone

No one knows for sure who said it, but the one about definining insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result looms large in the wake of third active killer attack on a domestic U.S. military facility since President Obama took office. Military officials told reporters that an Iraq war veteran who suffered from mental health issues opened fire on fellow...

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