Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2014 CHL statistics; Record demand for CHLs continues

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2014. Even though over 22,000 licenses expired during the quarter, Ohio still increased the total number of licenses by almost 8,000. There were 16,004 new Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs) issued during the quarter, about the same as the first quarter. There were an...

Concealed Carry Fashion Show a "tremendous success"

The REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show, held Wednesday, September 17th in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, was a tremendous success. The show, held in conjunction with the Northeastern Ohio chapters of A Girl and A Gun, presented the "conceal" aspects of concealed carry of firearms as a walk down the fashion runway. Twelve live models, volunteers from the local A Girl and A...

Report: Number of armed teachers to increase at Lawrence County schools

WOWK (CBS Huntington, WV) is reporting that school officials have confirmed that teachers in the Rock Hill School District have been carrying guns to class for the past year and a half, and that they decided to make the fact public as a further deterrent measure after a recent rash of school threats in Ironton and Greenup County. From the article : We live in a culture where we can no longer just...

Op-Ed: CDC, FBI - Bicycle and falling deaths far exceed deaths from mass shootings

Death statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coupled with crime statistics from the FBI show that bicycle and falling deaths far exceed deaths from "mass shootings." For example, on September 24 the FBI released a study showing there were 64 incidents of "mass killings" (mass shootings) for the years 2000 through 2013. The gunmen in these incidents took the lives of...

Op-Ed: FBI - More people murdered with fire than in mass shootings

According to FBI crime statistics and the bureau's recent study on "active shooter" incidents (ACIs) in the US, far more people are murdered with fire than are killed in mass shootings. Moreover, the number of people killed each year with "personal weapons," such as "feet" and "fists," nearly eclipses the number of people killed in mass shootings. On September 24, the FBI released their study on...

Guns stolen from cars in Findlay; Why does Ohio law force people to leave them there?

WTVG (Toledo ABC) reported recently that police in Findlay have noted a rash of thefts of firearms from vehicles. From the article : Hundreds of cars are broken into every year, but Findlay police say seven handguns have recently been stolen from six vehicles. At least three of those cars were left unlocked. "Now we have to worry because there's more firearms out on the streets,” says Officer...

2014 Buckeye Firearms Foundation Youth Shoot offers fun for all involved

Dillon Sportsman Center was host to yet another great opportunity for youth this month. The two-day Buckeye Firearms Foundation Youth Shoot was held the weekend of September 13-14 and hosted over 100 youth from around the state. The concept of a youth shoot event started five years ago when the leaders of two Boy Scout troops wanted to give their youth an opportunity to earn their shooting sports...

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