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“Universal” Background Checks Aren’t as Universally Popular as You’ve Been Led to Believe

Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures. But, when these measures have actually been presented to voters, support is nothing close to universal. Take for example the background check ballot initiatives on the 2016 ballots in Maine and Nevada. Question 3 in Maine, requiring...

Ohio legislators admit to predetermining votes on gun control legislation they've never read

Persons on both sides of the debate over President Obama's so-called "Affordable Care Act" are likely never to forget Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's infamous advice to Congress: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Apparently many Ohio legislators are ready to take a page from Pelosi, having told Ohio newspapers how they plan to vote on legislation they've never...

Threats and bad behavior do NOT advance gun rights

The Buckeye Firearms Association wants to make it clear to our supporters, to public officials and to all Ohioans that we fully denounce the use of threatening language, whether literal or figurative. Such behavior by one organization’s leadership, as reported by several news outlets earlier this month, was severe enough to prompt an investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The use of such...

Law enforcement action against man who made Internet threats proves strength of existing laws

Despite claims that new laws are needed to stop potential active killer attacks, law enforcement authorities proved last week that existing law is well up to the task when properly utilized. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Police in Mahoning County made a quick arrest of a man charged with making online threats against federal law enforcement agents because they feared he would commit a mass...

DISCUSSION: What to do about gun violence?

Buckeye Firearms Association representatives have been talking to the media almost nonstop since the deadly attacks in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. On August 5, the night before Governor DeWine's press conference , BFA's Gerard Valentino outlined several ways in which BFA has been working to ensure people can defend themselves when these attacks occur, and also outlined his expectations on how the...

A Statement about the Governor's Press Conference on Reducing Crime and Violence ...

Since Governor DeWine's press conference last Tuesday announcing his initiative on reducing violence, we've been talking to the media nonstop. As usual, some are quoting us correctly and some are not. We have tried to be crystal clear about 3 main points: On the initiative: We're glad to see the Governor focus so heavily on mental health and those actually committing crimes. This is the right...

Free Range Day at All ODNR Shooting Ranges

Help celebrate August as National Shooting Sports Month COLUMBUS, OH – Recreational shooters both young and old are invited to experience one of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, Aug. 17, during Ohio’s Free Range Day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. On this day, the shooting range permit requirement is waived at all Division of...

Op-Ed: The media should stop making spree killers famous

...Focusing on the perpetrators of school shootings and other mass shootings has been a longstanding practice in the media. This was particularly evident with the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. The extensive coverage of the two perpetrators made them not only famous but even, in some quarters, folk heroes of a sort, particularly among deeply alienated students. Nearly 20 years later, these...

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