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Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 171% Since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $52.1 billion in 2018, a 171 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 312,000, an 88 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports...

Area law enforcement and ATF in OH/MI unaware of a single bump stock turned into their offices

On March 26, the Trump administration's dictatorial ban on bump stocks took effect in the United States. The ban was implemented through executive fiat - Trump instructed his Department of Justice to change an interpretation of a rule on the definition of "semi-automatic" to exclude the devices, despite the fact that they do not change the operation of the semi-automatic firearm. A rifle fitted...

TAKE ACTION to Rebuild Public Shooting Ranges and Benefit All Ohio Sportsmen

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell your Representative to Support the "Conservation Reinvestment Initiative" to Rebuild Public Shooting Ranges and Benefit All Ohio Sportsmen CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE Sportsmen Need the Ohio Legislature to Pass Gov. Dewine’s Budget to Save Ohio’s Wildlife Habitat, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and the Shooting Sports. For a decade or more, Ohio’s hunting...

On Anniversary of Columbine, FASTER Saves Lives Reaches Critical Milestone

Since our first FASTER Saves Lives class in the spring of 2013, we have trained more than 2,600 school staff from over 260 school districts across 18 states, including staff from 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Demand from sc hools is still growing. For 2019 we already have 15 classes scheduled in 4 or 5 states just this summer alone. April 20, 2019, marks 20 years since two students committed one of...

Seven Things You Don’t Know About Body Armor

My friend John Johnston (host of the excellent radio program Ballistic Radio ) suggested that I write an article about body armor and fitness. He was doing some PT while wearing plate armor in order to improve his fitness for an upcoming firearms training class and thought that a post concerning the realities of wearing armor would be useful. Like most cops, I wear soft armor every day at work. I...

Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services. We have long been reporting on how anti-gun activists are seeking to use access to financial services as a means to punish and suppress lawful firearm-related commerce. First came...

2019 Buckeye Bash a HUGE Success

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, we held our annual Buckeye Bash dinner and fundraiser for our Foundation. I can say without question, it was one of the best in our history. The room was packed to near capacity. Many of our fellow gun and sportsmen organizations were there, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Division of Wildlife, The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, and Sportsmen...

Dick’s Sporting Goods Loses $150 million on Gun Control Crusade

For the last year we’ve been reporting on the bizarre saga of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ transformation from a relatively functional purveyor of mainstream sporting goods to a groveling symbol of modern corporate virtue signaling. On Friday, new evidence emerged of just how much that crusade has cost the retailer. It hasn’t been a pretty story. Dick’s CEO Edward Stack – with evident pressure from the...

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