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Lawsuits Filed Against Columbus and Cincinnati Over Bump Stocks

COLUMBUS, OH - Simultaneous lawsuits were filed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, against the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over recently introduced ordinances banning the possession, use, or acquisition of so-called "rate-of-fire firearms enhancers," commonly referred to as bump stocks or trigger cranks. Buckeye Firearms Foundation and Ohioans for Concealed Carry are named as plaintiffs in the...

CMP Awards 151 Scholarships to Student Athletes for 2018-2019 School Year

CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has awarded $151,000 towards outstanding junior marksmen through its CMP Scholarship Program to be used for the 2018-2019 term. A total of 279 applications were received, with 151 awarded to both junior males and females. The $1,000 CMP Scholarships are available to graduating high school JROTC, 4-H and other junior shooting club members...

Report: DOJ Says Federal Gun, Violent Crime Prosecutions in Ohio Up 60 Percent

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced 13 new gun-related indictments in Ohio on Friday bringing the number of gun and violent crime indictments up about 60 percent over the previous two fiscal years. The crimes included in the indictments ranged from illegal possession of a firearm by a felon to lying on a background check in order to purchase a firearm to possessing a firearm in furtherance...

An Open Letter to GOP Legislators on HB 585 from a fellow Republican

I have several very blunt things to say about Governor Kasich's gun control bill as embodied by House Bill 585. It's absolutely stupid. The provisions within it are largely redundant, already codified by law. It's already illegal to do straw man purchases under federal law. To write it into law again is pointless. As evidenced by the recent arrest of a young man in Lima, Ohio planning to attack...

84 year-old Ohioan uses firearm to protect own life during violent home invasion

Cincinnati.com reported last week that an 84-year-old man exchanged gunfire with two other men who broke into his Silverton home. From the article : The victim was struck by gunfire and the two suspects fled the scene on Sampson Lane and are still at-large, a spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said. The victim's 17-year-old grandson was also inside the residence. It is unclear if...

VIDEO: Experts Town Hall - Effective Response to Active Killer Events

After the mass murder on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed and 17 others wounded, our Foundation decided to host a town hall titled Experts Town Hall: Effective Response to Active Killer Events . Read our report on the town hall here . Over 200 concerned citizens attended the event and asked dozens of intelligent and...

Deputies confiscate AR-15 and ammo from potential Ohio school shooter

Despite Governor John Kasich's (R) claims that a so-called "red flags" provision in his gun control bill (HB 585) is needed to allow law enforcement to confiscate firearms from potential threats, the Allen Co. (OH) sheriff's office proved last week that existing law is well up to the task. From NationalReview.com: Another school shooting was prevented on Thursday when four Ohio students warned...

Tell the BATFE what 93% of BFA poll respondents know: Banning Bump Stocks is Wrong

In November 2017, President Donald Trump, who had a record of support for gun control before his latest run for president, directed his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice to "review" whether or not bump stocks could be banned through means other the legislation. This "review" was something that had been done twice before by their predecessors, President Barack Obama...

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