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Gun News Roundup - July 17, 2020

Fighting for Second Amendment rights, and exercising those rights freely and effectively, starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: What Does A Biden Presidency Mean to Americans – Part One A group called 'Black Guns Matter' is teaching Black Americans how to use firearms GUN CONTROL NARRATIVE SHIFTS AS MORE AMERICANS SEE IMPORTANCE OF 2A...

Trump Hits Judicial Milestone

[In the last full week of June], President Donald Trump’s 200th judicial nominee was confirmed; Judge Cory Wilson of Mississippi. Wilson will join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Trump has now filled all federal circuit court vacancies, and appointed more appellate judges than any other president at this point in his presidency. He is closing in on making as many circuit court...

Surviving Mob Attacks on Your Vehicle

Watching some violent “protests” got me thinking about individual tactics for escaping riots and demonstrations. One scenario I saw playing out over and over again was when a mass of protesters blocked a road or highway. Those “protesters” would occasionally attack people in the cars that were stopped on the roadway. Others used the opportunity to carjack the victims and steal their cars. In one...

Surviving the Mob

Violent protests, mob action, and rioting scenarios fill up your news feed. Lots of folks are contacting me about mob violence issues. Let’s look at some of the issues involved… To date, the majority of mob violence events have occurred in very large public gatherings and at the sites of large political protests. Like many criminal attacks, there are often warning signs that an aware person...

Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record

June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks. The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have been 38% more checks in January through June of this year...

Pandemic continues to present challenges for those wishing to apply for or renew concealed carry licenses

Reports of long waiting lines to apply for or renew concealed handgun licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to come in to Buckeye Firearms Association. In Delaware County, for example, the first available dates are in late September . Warren County has its first opening on October. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's office website lists no appointment times available through the end of...

Ohio Supremes hear arguments on joint BFF/OFCC challenge to Columbus bump stock ban

Simultaneous lawsuits were filed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, against the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over 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 (BFF) and Ohioans for Concealed Carry were named as plaintiffs in the cases, citing that these...

Does wearing a mask make concealed carry illegal in Ohio?

Not long after Ohioans began wearing masks in response to COVID-19, Buckeye Firearms Association staff and volunteers began fielding questions about masks and guns. “Is it legal to wear a mask and carry a gun?” “Will I lose my carry license if I wear a mask?” “Can I be prosecuted if I defend myself while wearing a mask?” The answer to all these questions is the same: We are not aware of any law...

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