Op-Ed: Guns and Deaths, a Non-US problem

“America has the highest death by guns rate per capita in the world…..fact.” That comment – left on a YouTube video – shows the ignorance of people not in America, and those in the Oval Office or the California state legislature. It is a persistent talking point of gun ban activists, and is adopted as fact by people predisposed to believe that (as the same fellow continued) “America is a screwed...

Anti-gun Surgeon General nominee on hold

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration is putting the nomination of Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General on hold because of a lack of support in the Senate - even among many Democrats - specifically because of his support for gun control . From the article : The White House's decision to tap the brakes on its nomination of Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General is...

Chiappa Firearms expanding in Dayton

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that an Italian gunmaker with a distribution center in Dayton plans to start manufacturing firearms in Dayton this year, which will require the company to double its local workforce to about 30 people. From the article : Chiappa Firearms, the Dayton-based branch company of Italy’s Chiappa Group, relocated in January to a new, expanded facility at 1415 Stanley...

Ohio State University wins 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship

Columbus, Georgia - After 13 years of almost-there seasons, The Ohio State University has won their first NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships since 2000. Comprised of scores from the Free Pistol, Standard Pistol and Open Air Pistol championships, the Buckeyes scored 1997, 2118, 2195 respectively for a total aggregate of 6310 out of a possible 7200. Ohio State's win towered over second place...

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...

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