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UK: Police Commissioner Suggests Value of Armed Citizenry, is Quickly Rebuffed

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Debbie Schiel) Every once in a great while, an independent-minded United Kingdom official is overcome with a bout of common sense on firearms. However, such outbursts of reason are typically short-lived, as the gun control apostate becomes the immediate target of the country’s anti-gun establishment politicians and media. Such was the case in 2014, when former Leader...

CMP Sales of 1911s One Step Closer With House Passage of 2018 NDAA

On Friday, [July 14], the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP). In November of 2015, then-President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2016 into...

British teacher's angry letter provides lesson on anti-gun mentality

For many years now, BuckeyeFirearms.org has featured an article on our website entitled " Raging Against Self Defense - A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality ." Written by Sarah Thompson, M.D., the article examines some of the defense mechanisms that are common in gun control extremists. A man identifying himself as a "teacher in England," responding to a flood of recent world-wide media...

The Philando Castile Shooting and Some Advice for My CCW and Cop Readers

[Last month], a Minnesota jury acquitted officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile. This was a controversial police shooting that probably didn’t have to happen. I would encourage all of you to watch the recently released dash cam footage of the shooting if you have not done so. Watch the whole incident. It’s tragic. My take on the shooting is that both the officer...

Man Reunited with Rifle from His Youth with Help from the CMP

Pat Farmer hadn't felt the weight in his hands in almost 60 years. After five decades, the memories flooded back as his fingertips grazed the wood of the stock and gripped it tightly. It was a piece of his personal history, and the history of his country, that his eyes hadn't seen since he was a teen – and now, it's a relic he'll be able to keep for the rest of his life. "I had never dreamed it...

Op-Ed: Once again, the anti-gunners in Ohio target the wrong people

The anti-gun people are, uh, up in arms again over the latest effort by the Ohio legislature to instill fairness and sanity in the state's gun laws. Better make that the Republicans in the Ohio legislature, because any time a Second Amendment issue comes up, you can be sure that most of the state's Democrats will be on the wrong side of the Constitution. At issue this time is a bill that has...

California Court Blocks Enforcement of Recently-Enacted Magazine Ban

The battle to secure Second Amendment rights is ever-evolving. On Monday, gun owners were dealt a disappointing blow with the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the legal scheme that empowers California counties to effectively ban the bearing of arms (see related article). Yet by Thursday, Second Amendment advocates were cheering a federal court’s opinion blocking enforcement of California’s...

Supreme Court Declines to Take Carry Case, but Gorsuch Casts a Solidly Pro-Gun Vote

Gun owners received disappointing news on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that effectively let stand California’s “may-issue” permitting regime. The upshot of this decision is that law-abiding Californians in many areas of the state will be effectively denied the right to “bear” arms in public for self-defense...

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