Buckeye Firearms Association PAC announces 2014 general election grades and endorsements

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC (BFA-PAC) is pleased to announce our 2014 general election grades* and endorsements. As a political action committee, BFA-PAC has been issuing endorsements in every election season for the past twelve years. Through a system of weighing candidate surveys, voting records (where applicable) and personal commitment to the cause, candidates are graded on the...

Mississippi Yawning: One Year Later, Dire Open Carry Predictions Prove False

It’s long been a predictable pattern. A state or locality relaxes its restrictions on carrying firearms and doesn’t devolve into the anarchy gun opponents predicted. The latest example comes from Mississippi, where last year a change in the law, and a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling, ensured that law-abiding residents could exercise their right to carry openly without a permit. According to a...

Bloomberg backfire: More than 57,000 gun-friendly businesses crop up across America

According to a report in the Washington Times , even as billionaire bully Michael Bloomberg continues attempts to intimidate national corporations into discriminating against a large segment of their customer base who carry guns for self-defense, smaller businesses are recognizing an opportunity to win over new customers by hanging up the "welcome" signs. From the article: [M]any smaller...

Demystifying the Modern Sporting Rifle

Rifles are incredible tools. From a distance, a hunter can take a large animal that will put food in the freezer to feed your family for the year. A farmer can stop a predator or nuisance animal from destroying crops and livestock. And anyone, from homeowner to serious competitor to weekend plinker, can hone their skills with practice and gain proficiency to shoot over distances of a 1,000 yards...

Appeals Court authorizes its judges to carry concealed weapons without mandatory training

The Athens Messenger is reporting that the 4th District Court of Appeals has issued an order authorizing its judges to carry concealed weapons as a security measure. From the article : Fourth District Judge Marie Hoover said the order — which applies to just the 4th District Court — was not prompted by any particular incident, but that threats have been made over the years. “As a court, we’ve all...

Nearly Half of All Sportsmen Took a Kid Hunting In the Past Year

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - Hunting is a rich American tradition often passed down from generation to generation. A recent survey by HunterSurvey.com reveals that passing that heritage along to younger people is still alive and well with nearly 46 percent of surveyed sportsmen having taken at least one child hunting in the past year. The common perception that those children are almost always a son...

Study: “Assault Weapon” and CCW Restrictions Associated With Higher Murder Rates

In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more...

ODNR Offers Special Deer Hunts on Four State Nature Preserves

COLUMBUS, OH - In an effort to control deer populations affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will coordinate special deer hunts at four state nature preserves across the state. High quality habitats at several state nature preserves have been negatively impacted by over-browsing deer. One example is Ohio's state wildflower, the large-flowered...

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