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Op-Ed: Conservatives Should Be Very Skeptical Of ‘Red Flag’ Laws

For the first time in recent memory following a horrific mass shooting, there appears to be an emerging consensus of many elected Republicans and outside conservative voices that "something" must finally be done on the issue of guns. In particular, many Republicans seem eager to consider the state-level adoption and implementation of so-called "red flag" laws — otherwise known as "gun violence...

Another board of education in Ohio votes to allow concealed carry for teachers

New Philadelphia, OH's Times Reporter reported this week that the Garaway Board of Education has passed a resolution to allow for armed staff at Garaway Schools. From the article : Garaway joins Newcomerstown, Indian Valley and Tusky Valley as Tuscarawas County schools that authorize armed staff members. “Additionally, we included a strict authorization policy and training measures that must be...

Help Us Celebrate a Patriot's Life

Recently, BFA Attorney and Legislative Chair Ken Hanson passed away. On September 7, we will celebrate his life and remember his impact on Second Amendment rights, and YOU are invited. When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 2pm - 5pm (celebration of life at 3pm) Where: Black Wing Shooting Center 3722 Marysville Rd, Delaware, OH 43015 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FREE This will be a casual, fun event. Meet BFA...

AGAIN: Law enforcement action against man who made Internet threats proves strength of existing laws

On August 12, police in Mahoning County arrested a man charged with making online threats against federal law enforcement agents because they feared he would commit a mass shooting. Four days later, a similar arrest was made by New Middletown police in a separate case. BOTH of these cases are proof of what Buckeye Firearms Association leaders have been explaining to elected officials for some...

Report: Florida Man Has Firearms Rights Taken Away Over Mistaken Identity

[On August 14], Jonathan Carpenter of Osceola County, Florida was sitting at home when a mail carrier knocked on his front door. The postal carrier had Carpenter signed for a certified letter from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Carpenter signed for it, but he was confused because he was not expecting anything from the state. He quickly opened it and was floored. The...

Great-grandson is latest member of anti-gun Cleveland mayor's family to be arrested for gun crime

Lost in the midst of the terrible attacks on El Paso, Texas and Dayton, OH was the news that yet another relative of anti-gun Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was arrested for committing a crime with a gun. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : The 16-year-old great-grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was arrested on suspicion of shooting at Cleveland police officers, according to court documents...

“Universal” Background Checks Aren’t as Universally Popular as You’ve Been Led to Believe

Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures. But, when these measures have actually been presented to voters, support is nothing close to universal. Take for example the background check ballot initiatives on the 2016 ballots in Maine and Nevada. Question 3 in Maine, requiring...

Ohio legislators admit to predetermining votes on gun control legislation they've never read

Persons on both sides of the debate over President Obama's so-called "Affordable Care Act" are likely never to forget Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's infamous advice to Congress: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Apparently many Ohio legislators are ready to take a page from Pelosi, having told Ohio newspapers how they plan to vote on legislation they've never...

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