FASTER Saves Lives: Buckeye Firearms Foundation reaching educators at statewide conferences

The Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) holds its annual Capital Conference in November each year. At the most recent conference, Buckeye Firearms Foundation was invited to host a breakout session on armed school staff. We also had a booth to talk to schools about safety and security and the option of armed staff. The conference started on a safety note, as Dr. Dick Caster and John Benner hosted...

Mall Security: Separating Fact from Fiction

It sounded awfully familiar. In late February a group calling itself al-Shabaab (operating out of Somalia) threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. It was kind of like déjà vu for me; I’d seen this before some place. Then it hit me. That was the plot of Stephen Hunter’s book Soft Target (Simon & Schuster, 2011)! The target: the Mall of America (or “America, the Mall” as it is...

What HB 234 Means to You: Part II - Reciprocity

On March 23, 2015 several changes to Ohio law that are of particular significance to Ohio gun owners will take effect. This article will look at reciprocity and related issues. Currently, Ohio residents may carry on an Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL) or a license from another “substantially equivalent” state that the Ohio Attorney General has signed a reciprocal agreement with. Residents...

Looking for something new? Try Cowboy Action Shooting!

Cowboy action shooting (CAS) was what got me back into shooting after many years. At the time I was heavily involved in Civil War re-enacting where all of the shooting is done with blanks. Since the “cowboy era” immediately followed the end of the Civil War, I figured it would be an easy transition. I already had clothing of the appropriate styles. All I needed was the guns and to find a local...

Review: Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB Holster

I met my contact in the parking lot between Applebees and McDonalds in the middle of Little Mogadishu. I pulled up next to his vehicle and he handed me the package through the open driver’s side windows. The first thing I noticed about the object was that it was soft and a little squishy. But it had hard bits in it as well…not unlike a freshly-killed cottontail rabbit. It was a Ziplock-style...

Mementos Reveal Civil Rights Icon's Exposure to Armed Self-Defense

On Wednesday, [February 4,] the Library of Congress made the Rosa Parks Collection available to researchers. The compilation includes 2,500 photos and 7,500 manuscripts pertaining to the civil rights icon. Among these documents is a short autobiographical piece highlighting some of Parks’ early experiences with armed self-defense. A February 3 Washington Post article details the “biographical...

Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammo!

Editor's Note: In addition to the important information below, activists concerned about this latest gun control effort by the Obama administration are encouraged to send letters to the BATFE through www.WeWillNotBackDown.com . Not only will you be helping in the effort to stop President Obama's latest executive overreach, but you will have the chance to win the exact ammo the president wants to...

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