To the Editor: Guns that are not firearms are still guns

Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was published in response to an article and photo comparison piece entitled " Can you differentiate between a toy gun and a real one? " The March 13 Plain Dealer article, "Can you differentiate between a toy gun and a real one?," repeatedly refers to guns other than firearms as "fake" or "toys," but while many of the...

Rep. Patmon's HB 119: NO, it doesn't ban BB guns or airsoft guns (or really do much of anything)

Earlier this month, headlines screamed the news that Ohio Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) had introduced a bill that seeks to ban "any BB gun or gun replica that a 'reasonable person' would confuse with a real firearm." From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Newly introduced legislation in the Ohio House would prohibit the manufacture, sale, or public display of toy guns designed to look like the real...

NRA Opposes Confirmation of Obama's U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he plans to take the confirmation vote on President Obama’s U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch, to the Senate floor sometime [in the near future.] The vote will likely be very close. As the Nations’ top law enforcement officer, Lynch would almost certainly have an impact on our Second Amendment rights. We know Lynch supports the Obama...

What HB 234 Means to You: Part VI - Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting

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 changes that will allow hunters to use noise suppressors. The use of suppressors while hunting is rapidly growing in the United States. Over thirty states allow the use of suppressors for some form of hunting, with most allowing them for all types of...

Unraveling More Gun Control Lies: Children, traffic accidents and gun deaths

In discussing the lies and distortions popular among anti-rights extremists – and their media supporters – I recently commented on their claims that “3000 children die in gun violence every year,” and that “gun deaths exceed traffic deaths” in this or that state. I only mentioned these in passing, but I think they deserve more thorough scrutiny. “3000 children are killed by guns every year!” It...

BFA Volunteer Competes in Mrs. Ohio America Pageant

Hello Buckeye Firearm Association supporters. My name is Carol Lake. I am forty-eight years young and I am a Westerville, Ohio resident. I am also a volunteer with BFA, a proud member of the NRA and a law-abiding, concealed carrier. My primary carry pistol is a Sig P238, but I am seriously considering a move to the new Glock G42. I have qualified to represent my surrounding communities as Mrs...

Ithaca Gun Company is still all-American made

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared at FarmandDairy.com . Republished with permission. I was 16 years old, a serious small game hunter with a killer beagle and lots of great briar and grass fields near home, but until then, I was using a borrowed shotgun. My Dad, no pushover for easy money, suggest that if I really wanted a shotgun of my own, that he would pay half. He was always that...

“Preclusion”- The legal concept you must understand

The news articles linked below describe the actions of a retired firefighter with a concealed carry permit who shot and killed an elementary school teacher after a confrontation about a loud party. The entire confrontation (22 minutes long) and the shooting was videotaped by the shooter. He was charged with murder, convicted and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Go to the first link and watch...

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