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Survey: NRA and the Right to Bear Arms Strongly Associated with American Patriotism

The NRA prides itself on being “freedom’s safest place,” and its members exemplify what is best about our beloved country. A pair of recent national surveys on patriotism bears out what many instinctively understand: that for those who embrace traditional American values, the NRA remains an important cultural touchstone in its own right. Meanwhile, the surveys also show Americans strongly...

Top Ten Threats to Gun Rights in 2018

Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was a huge win for gun owners and the gun rights community. The impact of his victory was immediate, due to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, a devout defender of Second Amendment rights to the United States Supreme Court. Since then, however, not a single pro-gun bill has moved through Congress, leaving gun voters waiting for President Trump...

MORE: Ohioans continue to use firearms for self-defense in homes and places of business

Incidences of law-abiding citizens using firearms to protect themselves form violent predators continue to occur. The following incidences from around the state occurred in recent weeks. In Akron, an attempted robber was shot multiple times by the owner of a pharmacy. From the Akron Beacon-Journal : Three black males wearing dark clothing and masks attempted to rob the pharmacy at 786 W. Market...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 22 firearms without background check

According to so-called "common-sense" gun control extremists like Mark Kelley's "Americans for Responsible Solutions," all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed,...

Effort to ban discharge of firearms in Ohio townships finds new support

For the past few years, Buckeye Firearms Association has been monitoring efforts by the Ohio Township Association and others to change Ohio law to allow townships to regulate the discharge of firearms in the same way that municipalities do. While the efforts typically only occasionally come to light in situations involving noise or safety complaints involving private or public ranges, these...

Democrat lawmakers' study accidentally destroys the myth of unlawful internet gun sales

Fox News reported recently that a Democrat-backed study meant to expose illicit online gun sales instead seemed to show the opposite -- with hardly any sellers taking the bait when undercover investigators tried to set up dozens of illegal firearm transactions. From the article : Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., as well as Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, had commissioned...

D.C. Concealed Carry Applications Surge Following Court’s Lifting of “Good Reason” Requirement

FBI figures show surging interest in concealed carry licenses in the nation’s capital following a recent court ruling that effectively ended D.C.’s discretionary licensing regime. D.C. officials decided not to appeal the ruling in early October. That month, the FBI ran 217 background checks for D.C. residents, two-thirds of them in connection with concealed carry license applications. By contrast...

The Science of Selling Gun Control: Picking the Right Data

In a Science Magazine article titled, “Firearms and accidental deaths: Evidence from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting,” economists Phillip B. Levine and Robin McKnight claim to find a causal link between the spike in gun sales after the Sandy Hook shooting and the number of fatal firearms accidents in the “Post-Sandy Hook Window” running from December 2012 to April 2013. The real...

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