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3 New Gun Control Bills Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio is just now beginning to recover from a mandated shutdown of the state due to fears about coronavirus, which resulted in multiple violations of Constitutional rights across the state. So you would assume that every legislator would be focused on getting the state up and running again. But instead, we saw Democrat House members introduce three gun control bills on May 19, 2020: HB 646 - "To...

MEMORIAL DAY 2020: In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms

(Originally posted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and on this website July 25, 2003) Ohio Moments Soldiers fined 50 cents for lack of weaponry On July 25, 1788, the first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia was published in Marietta. It mandated all men between 16 and 50 perform military duty. They were required to arm themselves with a musket and bayonet, a cartridge box, powder horn, one...

Gun News Roundup - May 22, 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: Second Amendment Challenge to N.J. Gun Range Closure Steve Hayes warns 'Al Qaeda is not dead' in wake of Pensacola, Corpus Christi naval air station attacks Bloomberg’s Everytown Recruits Anti-Gun Church Leaders in...

Fight to continue arming school staffers moves to Ohio Supreme Court

Butler County's Journal-News is reporting that Madison Schools have appealed a recent 12th District Court of Appeals ruling they must provide police-level training to armed staffers to the Ohio Supreme Court. From the article : The district filed the appeal to the high court Thursday and a number of other school districts and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office have filed briefs in support. They...

ATF Announces Release of New Form 4473

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that ATF is set to release its newest version of the Form 4473. The Form 4473 is used by all Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders to record pertinent information from persons seeking to purchase a firearm or firearms prior to the FFL performing a background...

Shooting Ranges Reopening at Deer Creek, Grand River, and Woodbury Wildlife Areas

Class A shooting ranges at Deer Creek, Grand River, and Woodbury wildlife areas will reopen to the public on Thursday, May 21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. These three shooting ranges were initially closed in March 2020 as a safety precaution because of COVID-19 concerns. Reservations are highly recommended to secure a preferred shooting time...

The Streak Continues: April Sets NICS Record

April 2020 set another record for background checks conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS). The FBI NICS office conducted 2,911,128 background checks last month – a nearly 25% increase from the previous April, which had been the previous record high for the month of April. April 2020 is now the fourth-busiest month in the history of the NICS office. Moreover,...

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