BATFE "Air Force" Grounded Again

Everyone likes the song that begins “Off we go, into the wild blue yonder.” Maybe the BATFE likes it a little too much. Days after the BATFE had its ears trimmed by Congress after trying to ban M855 ammunition, a D.O.J. Inspector General audit has revealed that over the last few years, the agency spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars trying to achieve one of its long held ambitions, a...

New Lawmakers Inform President of their Opposition to the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

Recently, a group of 12 freshman Senators expressed their opposition to ratification of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in a letter to President Barack Obama. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN ATT on behalf of the U.S. on September 25, 2013. In their letter, the new Senators cited an October 15, 2013 letter to the president signed by 50 Senators from the 113th Congress that...

Your Tactical Training Scenario- Defeating Pepper Spray

Have you ever thought about what you might do if a criminal sprays you in the face with pepper spray? That scenario happened recently in New Jersey when a shoplifter sprayed two store security guards who confronted her after she stole some merchandise. The spray incapacitated the security guards and the woman escaped to a nearby hotel. When confronted by hotel security, she sprayed them as well...

"Choke Point" Hearings Yield Predictable Responses From FDIC Chairman

Last year, we began reporting on the Obama administration’s "Operation Choke Point" and the use of federal financial services regulators to harass and intimidate banks and financial service providers who maintain relationships with legal but so-called "high risk" merchants or businesses. By leaning on the banks, the regulators hope to cause them to sever relationships with these businesses,...

Buckeye Firearms Association Leader Elected to NRA Board of Directors

Sean Maloney of Liberty Township, Ohio, has been elected to the NRA Board of Directors. A gun rights attorney, Buckeye Firearms Association leader, NRA Benefactor Life member, and co-founder of Second Call Defense, Maloney won the election for the 76th seat on the NRA Board of Directors. Voting took place on April 10 and 11 during the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. "I am happy to have this...

Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for Hunters and Shooters

The Obama administration’s relentless assault on the Second Amendment continues as the State Department implements a new rule which catches American hunters and sport shooters in a web of bureaucratic red-tape when traveling outside the United States. Coming close on the heels of the withdrawn BATFE ammo ban we reported on last week, an unmistakable pattern of abuse is beginning to emerge,...

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance holds annual legislative reception

The annual U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) legislative reception once again attracted sportsmen and women along with many elected officials to the Downtown Athletic Club in Columbus. It was attended by a "who's who" in Ohio government, as well as, major Ohio sportsmen organizations. Governor John Kasich stopped by and addressed the crowd. Senate President Keith Faber also spoke. Lt. Governor...

1st Quarter Firearms Sales Checks Second Highest Q1 on Record

The March 2015 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,187,823 is the fourth highest March on record for the 16-year-old system, with a decrease of 3.0 percent compared to the March 2014 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of1,224,705. For comparison, the unadjusted March 2015 NICS figure of 2,001,245 reflects a 19.2 percent decrease from the unadjusted NICS...

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