Legislators make stop at Spring Valley range on way to the state-of-the-state address

A number of Ohio legislators, Democratic Senate Caucus staff and ODNR leadership made a stop at the Division of Wildlife Spring Valley range facility on the way to the state-of-the-state address in Wilmington. The event was supported by several partners with the Division of Wildlife including Buckeye Firearms Association, Lakota Bows, Ohio Conservation Federation, Greene County Fish and Game...

BATFE withdraws proposal to ban common AR-15 ammo after record response from opponents

The joke goes that anything named “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” ought to be a convenience store instead of an arm of the federal government, but several years in the wake of the Operation Fast & Furious gun-walking scandal, the things President Obama is still trying to pull through the BATFE are anything but a joking matter. That's because the most anti-gun rights president in American...

Renovations for Shooting Ranges Announced

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer and ODNR Division of Wildlife Chief Scott Zody announced that the department will be renovating firearms and archery shooting ranges across the state. Zehringer and Zody discussed the planned improvements during a recent tour of the Spring Valley Shooting Range in Waynesville. These improvement efforts have...

Bloomberg's Anti-Gun "Grassroots Movement" Explained?

Does Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety really have “two million members?” Is Moms Demand Action really “a powerful grassroots network of moms?” Or are these just front groups that consist of a handful of Bloomberg hirelings, pretending to represent more people than they do, to trick Americans into submitting to their fanatically-obsessed employer’s will? Investigative reporter Sharyl...

FASTER Saves Lives at BASA “Are you prepared?” conference

This week the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) holds its “Are you prepared?” school facilities and safety conference in Columbus, Ohio. FASTER Saves Lives will be on hand at booth 40 near the BASA registration desk. We will have trauma kits for review and will be discussing various ways to save lives before, during, and after an active killer event. School safety is a topic...

What HB 234 Means to You: Part III - 31+ round magazines & non-contiguous transfers

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 a change in the definition of automatic firearms (31+ round magazines) and non-contiguous state transfers. Current law: ORC 2923.11 (E) "Automatic firearm" means any firearm designed or specially adapted to fire a succession of cartridges with a single...

Legislation Introduced to Break Administrative Choke Hold on Firearm and Ammunition Vendors

In January, we reported on encouraging news that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) had taken steps to reassure banks that they are not categorically prohibited nor discouraged from servicing customers in the firearms and ammunition industries. Of course, the very fact that this should be considered newsworthy demonstrates just how bad the politically-motivated abuses of federal...

The difference between "qualification" and "training"

Let’s talk about the difference between “qualification” and “training”. Do you believe that because someone has taken a concealed carry course they are now proficient in employing a weapon safely and effectively in a fast moving deadly confrontation? Or that someone who has hunted and been a recreational shooter all of their life is thereby skillful enough to operate effectively in a gun fight?...

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