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U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to a Gun Control Law

[Recently], the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. Arguments in the case will likely be heard during the court’s next term, which starts in October. During the opening decade of the 21st Century, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings that many hoped would revitalize the Second Amendment, which had...

Please Contact Your U.S. Representative Today and Ask Them to Vote Against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112!

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee just passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, and they have been sent to the U.S. House floor for a vote! These are Pelosi-Bloomberg gun control bills designed to score political points, and they won’t have any impact on crime or criminals, don’t address America’s broken mental health system and don’t address the underlying causes of violence. For more information, click...

Attorney General Dave Yost Joins Other States In Effort to Bolster the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has included Ohio in two multistate efforts to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to bring clarity to federal court rulings about the ability of citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Yost joined 21 state attorneys general and governors in a brief outlining why the Supreme Court should review a lawsuit challenging a...

UPDATED: Ohio General Assembly introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error

[UPDATE: This article originally only covered the introduction of a bill in the Senate. The House has also introduced a companion bill, HB 86.] Download the Senate bill here . Download the House bill here . Thanks to BFA volunteers personally working with legislators for weeks, a fix for the Shockwave error has finally been introduced. Senate Bill 53 seeks to correct the drafting error made by...

Shocker: Focusing on Criminals Yields Public Safety Results

Anti-gun organizations want you to believe that the next law, the next restriction on gun rights, the next burden for law-abiding gun owners will be the game-changer. Whenever gun control fails – and it always does – the answer is that the effort didn’t go far enough. Researchers grasp for an excuse when they find their preferred gun control laws have no effect on crime. Chicago experienced fewer...

Life, Liberty…and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

I frequently answer questions on Quora . With 368,000 views and about 14,900 upvotes (the equivalent of “likes”) in just shy of 21 months, It appears that there are some people think what I write is worthwhile. There are many questions about the Second Amendment. Some are trolling; some are legitimate questions. One person wondered why the Amendment was written with the militia clause and asked...

Working to prevent tragedies vs. waiting to exploit them

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has made no secret about her desire for more gun restrictions. She has prepared an a la carte menu of ideas from universal background checks to bans on “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines to ending sales to those between the ages of 18 and 21. On the other side of Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif...

Drafting Error Causes Confusion over Shockwave Fix

[UPDATE: Ohio Senate introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error ] We've been getting some questions about legislative language intended to make the Mossberg Shockwave and similar firearms legal in Ohio. Buckeye Firearms Association attorney Sean Maloney, along with the Attorney General's office, worked on the language several years ago. However, it didn't find its way into a bill until HB 228,...

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