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 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...

Headline: Lancaster Woman Scares Off Bat-Wielding Attackers By Pulling Gun On Them

An Ohio concealed handgun license-holder is reported to have been able to fend off two attackers by drawing her pistol. She did not have to fire. A complete list of known incidents involving Ohio CHL-holders defending themselves is available here . Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of...

Judge Says Maryland Ugly-Gun Ban is OK

A Federal Judge in Maryland has declared that the state’s ban on AR and AK-pattern rifles and ammunition magazines capable of holding over 10 rounds is not unconstitutional because, she says, these rifles, among the most popular guns in the country, are not “commonly possessed for lawful purposes,” are especially dangerous, and that banning them does not present a significant burden to people...

The Concealed Carry Fashion Show Hosted by Northeast Ohio Scheduled for September 2014

REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition in conjunction with the Northeastern Chapter of A Girl and A Gun are hosting the Fashion Show event at the Tanglewood Country Club in Chagrin Falls, Ohio the evening of September 17th. Live models will demonstrate a variety of concealed carry options for women. REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is a not for profit organization that spends their time and...

The Danger of Entering the Virtual World

The Internet offers unlimited abilities for the user to conduct research, communicate with others, distribute information or find entertainment. Unlimited information is at the users’ fingertips. While many people can use the internet without getting themselves in trouble, there is a serious danger for younger users that are not mature enough to understand the dangers that are present. There is...


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