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BFA applauds latest OH Div. of Wildlife proposal re: straight-walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting

The Ohio Division of Wildlife has started the annual process of proposed rule changes for hunting and trapping seasons. The Division leadership presented the first proposals to the Ohio Wildlife Council on January 11. Buckeye Firearms Association sportsmen leader Larry Moore regularly attends the Wildlife Council meetings. Many of the proposals involved various small game, waterfowl and trapping...

773 Teachers and Staff Members Get "Armed" Active Killer Training

When an active killer targets a school, the standard protocol is to wait for law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the violence. In 2013, that protocol started to change for many schools with the introduction of the FASTER Saves Lives program, which provides lethal force training and medical response to teachers and staff members. Now after four years, FASTER Saves Lives has trained 773...

After Action Report: BFA's Low-Light/Flashlight class

Being the training coordinator for BFA gives me the opportunity to take some of the classes in which I schedule. I don’t participate in every class we have, but I always load up the magazines and make sure I have plenty of CR123 batteries for low-light/flashlight classes. So many times the self-defense carrier goes to the square, indoor range and practices the things that they are good at, in a...

Lake County (OH) Third-Quarter CHL license revocations four times more than rest of state

Lake County’s 233 concealed carry permit revocations noted during the Ohio Attorney General’s third quarter reporting period is nearly four times the total number of similar revocations for all of the state’s other 87 counties combined. In all during the third quarter of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s concealed carry permit statistical report, the state revoked the documents of 297...

Teacher shames young hunter at NE OH school: "Killing animals is not what we do"

The Medina (OH) Gazette is reporting that a nine year-old first-year apprentice-licensed hunter, whose 2016 Youth Hunt resulted in the harvest of a mature 8 point buck, was later shamed and embarrassed by her teacher at school. From the article : Domonique Yatsko harvested her first deer on the last day of youth deer-gun weekend in November. It was an eight-point buck. To celebrate, a picture...

News of Minnesota dropping reciprocity with Ohio increases calls for National Reciprocity legislation

News that officials in the State of Minnesota have decided to no longer accept concealed handgun licenses from Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas is beginning to trickle its way through the concealed carry community, but for those who haven't heard, here is what we know: As of January 1, 2017, the Gopher State no longer considers persons carrying a concealed firearm in the state with a license...

Home Defense - Mastering Bushes vs. Bushmasters

A while back, we wrote about an inane NBC Today Show segment that recommended homeowners rely on car keys and wasp spray to defend themselves against burglars and other home invaders. A former New York City detective counseled viewers to “buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket [and] keep it by your bedside or the floor… An intruder hit with the spray will be...

Best Caliber for Self Defense: 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP?

Of all of the firearms related quarrels, none rival the argument over which auto pistol cartridge is best for personal defense. This is partly because personal protection is very important, partly because folks assume there has to be a single best answer, and finally because there exists no definitive proof that one works any better than another. With auto-pistol cartridges a triangle analogy is...

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