The difference between "qualification" and "training"

Let’s talk about the difference between “qualification” and “training”. Do you believe that because someone has taken a concealed carry course they are now proficient in employing a weapon safely and effectively in a fast moving deadly confrontation? Or that someone who has hunted and been a recreational shooter all of their life is thereby skillful enough to operate effectively in a gun fight?...

Pakistani Teachers Arm Themselves after Taliban School Massacre

Back in November, we reported on Israeli Public Security Minister, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, announcing a decision to relax the rules governing the carrying of firearms in the wake of the murder of four Orthodox Jewish men and a police officer in a West Jerusalem Temple by terrorists armed with knives, axes and a gun. We noted then that Israeli officials had rightly recognized the protective benefits...

FASTER ad running in Ohio School Board Association magazine

The Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) publishes a magazine for its members on a bi-monthly basis. Inside the back cover of the latest edition school administrators will find an ad for FASTER Saves Lives , sponsored by Buckeye Firearms Foundation. The idea for the ad came after attending the OSBA Capital Conference last November. It became apparent that most school officials have talked about...

Remaining Anti-Gunners in U.S. Senate Renew Push for Gun Control

Anti-gun U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), have introduced their Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act (S. 407 and H.R. 752, respectively), in yet another attempt to ban magazines that accept more than 10 rounds. Similar legislation has been introduced in previous Congresses, and has repeatedly failed since the expiration of the Clinton “...

2014 Attorney General Summary on Concealed Carry: Program's second-busiest year ever

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the annual report. 2014 was the second busiest year in the history of the concealed carry program, and ended with a record 438,000 Ohioans licensed to discretely carry firearms. Demand for CHLs finished the year strong, with demand increasing slightly over the prior...

Elderly homeowner defends life in daylight Columbus home invasion

The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that an elderly homeowner was able to defend his own life when a convicted burglar decided to strike again. From the article : The North Side homeowner dialed 911 just after noon yesterday and gave his address. When asked what his emergency was, he replied, “Some ... some guy broke into my house, and I shot him.” ... Officers arrived to find the homeowner...

HB 78: "Universal" Background Checks gun control bill reintroduced in Ohio

Judging by HB 78, one of his latest gun control bills introduced in the Ohio House, Rep. Bill Patmon (D) seems unable to grasp the idea that criminals do not typically submit themselves to background checks, and that even when a prohibited person is stopped by a background check procedure, no one prosecutes them for the crime they just committed. In the immediate aftermath of the terrible attack...

Rep. Patmon's HB 79: Retread legislation aimed at the wrong target

Last year WKYC (NBC Cleveland) reporter Tom Meyer issued a very shoddy piece of investigative reporting . His headline blasted that felons are getting hunting licenses that allow them to use guns. The story was long on hype and even longer on misinformation. The most significant piece of bad information was the false assumption that purchasing a hunting license gives someone permission to use a...

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