USSA Hosts Annual Candidate's Reception for Ohio Sportsmen

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) will host a legislative reception with the members of the Ohio General Assembly and all candidates for office on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Riffe Center Theatre Lobby in Columbus, Ohio from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The reception is open to all Ohio sportsmen and women. Legislators and candidates can use the informal atmosphere as an opportunity to meet and greet...

More lives saved in the Buckeye State thanks to firearms ownership

Two recent incidents in Ohio are the latest examples of how guns are often used to save lives. From the Facebook page of Lawrence Co., OH Sheriff Jeff Lawless: Post by Lawrence County Ohio Sheriff's Office . And from WCMH (NBC Columbus) : Dispatchers received a 911 call from a man who says he shot someone who was assaulting him Saturday evening. Columbus police officers responded to the shooting...

February 2014 firearms sales checks third highest on record

The February 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,264,010 is the third highest February on record for the system, even with a decrease of 22.7 percent compared to the February 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,634,309 (February 2014 figures are a virtual tie with 2012 for the second highest on record for the month). For comparison, the...

UC student assaulted near campus; Speaks out about being disarmed by state law

After being violently beaten by a mob of teenagers outside a fraternity house near the University of Cincinnati campus, an engineering student is speaking out about his status as a concealed handgun license (CHL)-holder who has had his right to bear arms for self-defense denied by state law. From WLWT (NBC Cincinnati) : A UC student who was assaulted by a group of teens near UC’s campus spoke out...

California Forcing Guns Off the Market

California has long been on a sickening, spiral path toward flushing all individual rights down the toilet. Few states have such a powerful and overreaching state government and nowhere is that overreach more apparent than in the state's gun laws. Back in 2000, California legislators instituted a system supposedly intended to protect the state's citizens from cheap, poorly made, unreliable...

HB 234 (Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting) passes House committee

The Buckeye Firearms Association-supported legislation to allow hunting with suppressed firearms, HB 234, passed out of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, March 11. The bill was introduced by sponsors Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R - Grove City) and Rep. John Becker (R - Union Township). Buckeye Firearms Association, the American Silencer Association and the Ohio Speech...

Long Guns for Self- Defense: The AR-15 (aka The “Modern Sporting Rifle”)

The semi-automatic AR-15 is the most popular rifle in the United States. There are several reasons for this. One is that follow ing every major conflict that the U.S. has fought, the veterans of that conflict have sought to acquire firearms similar to those they used to fight with. Following World War I, there was a great move in the U.S. to adopt the bolt-action rifle. Prior to that time, the...

Training – how much is enough?

How much training should be required to obtain a concealed handgun license (CHL)? Carrying a firearm is a constitutionally-protected right, but carrying concealed has been ruled a privilege. It is in the public’s best interest that people carrying concealed firearms do so safely, so the state can mandate training, but how much training does it take to make someone safe with a gun? When does it...

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