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Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes

When the Democrats who are seeking their party’s nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020 start talking about guns, anyone who supports our right to keep and bear arms knows to be concerned. Of course, the details regarding how law-abiding gun owners will be targeted by whomever prevails to face Trump vary, depending on who is speaking. But every single one of them can clearly state how...

BFA-PAC endorses Jean Schmidt for Ohio House

Buckeye Firearms Association's Political Action Committee (BFA-PAC) has endorsed Jean Schmidt (R) in her Republican primary for Ohio's 65th House district. Schmidt is a former State Representative and U.S. Congresswomen. She has been endorsed by Buckeye Firearms Association many times over her political career. "I've known Jean for almost 20 years," said Jim Irvine. "She is a tireless fighter for...

NRA-ILA Presents Testimony on SB 237 to Remove Duty to Retreat

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Buckeye Firearms Association Executive Director Dean Rieck submitted testimony to the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee in support of SB 237 to remove "duty to retreat" from Ohio law. This was the second hearing on the bill sponsored by Terry Johnson. NRA-ILA's Ohio State Director, David Weber, also submitted testimony, presenting a detailed argument...

Following BFA testimony last week, Senate committee to hold 3rd hearing on SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat)

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that further proponent testimony will be heard at a third hearing on SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat) , sponsored by Terry Johnson. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. SB 237 REMOVE DUTY TO RETREAT (JOHNSON, T.) To enact the Ohio Duty to...

BFA-PAC endorses Bill Coley for Court of Appeals Judge

The Buckeye Firearms Association Political Action Committee (BFA-PAC) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Bill Coley (R) for Ohio’s 12th District Court of Appeals for the March 17, 2020 Republican primary election. When it comes to making endorsements, the process of vetting judges can be difficult. Because they must remain unbiased, they can’t answer candidate surveys like legislative...

More than 17.7 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Private Ownership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, released the 2017 Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER). Key findings for public...

NRA-ILA announces opposition to SB 221

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has joined Buckeye Firearms Association and other Ohio gun groups in opposing Sen. Matt Dolan's SB 221, legislation which seeks to make Gov. DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" plan state law. On December 3, NRA-ILA Ohio State Director David Weber informed Senate President Larry Obhof that because of the variety of problems and anti-...

News Flash: Legally Buying a Gun Isn’t So Easy After All

[During the summer push to pressure Walmart to stop selling firearms], an intrepid news reporter for Business Insider decided to see for herself how easy it was to get a gun from Walmart, even as gun control activists were calling on the retail giant to stop selling firearms. She then recounted her experience in an admirably straightforward article . Spoiler alert: it didn’t work out so well for...

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