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Report: Florida Man Has Firearms Rights Taken Away Over Mistaken Identity

[On August 14], Jonathan Carpenter of Osceola County, Florida was sitting at home when a mail carrier knocked on his front door. The postal carrier had Carpenter signed for a certified letter from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Carpenter signed for it, but he was confused because he was not expecting anything from the state. He quickly opened it and was floored. The...

Great-grandson is latest member of anti-gun Cleveland mayor's family to be arrested for gun crime

Lost in the midst of the terrible attacks on El Paso, Texas and Dayton, OH was the news that yet another relative of anti-gun Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was arrested for committing a crime with a gun. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : The 16-year-old great-grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was arrested on suspicion of shooting at Cleveland police officers, according to court documents...

“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...

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