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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...

Job Opening: Spring Valley Shooting Range Looking for Range Attendant

Our good friends at ODNR Division of Wildlife are looking for a part time Range Attendant to work at the Spring Valley Shooting Range, which is undergoing upgrades and improvements . Here's the job announcement: Seasonal Position ODNR Division of Wildlife Position: Natural Resources Technician Duration: Year around, intermittent Duties: Assist Range Attendant with daily shooting range operation (...

Op-Ed: The Dark Side of the Universal Background Check Bill HR8

USA – (AmmoLand.com)- H.R. 8 is sold as a “background check bill” to keep guns away from bad people, but we know from 50 years experience that less than 1% of the bad people who fail the background checks are prosecuted. Make no mistake, this is ONLY about setting up a process which can be later used for registration of guns and gun owners. What is needed are not more background check laws, but...

Dayton killer motive found? "Pro-gun control" and "wanted to promote a change with gun [laws]"

Dayton police say they are still searching for a motive after a man with a violent past misused a firearm to murder his sister and 8 others outside a bar in the Oregon District. One thing they will no-doubt be looking into is how the man's anti-gun rights extremism affected his decision to carry out his cowardly attack. That's right - the 24 year-old was ANTI-Second Amendment. And at least one...

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