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Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in Madison school case

On Tuesday, January 12, the Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety, which seeks to prevent Madison Local School District from arming staff. The district initially received a favorable ruling , but an appeals court overturned it . The result is that employees carrying firearms in schools would be required to complete more than 700 hours...

Governor Signs SB 140 Knife Bill into Law

On Jan. 11, 2021, Governor DeWine signed SB 140 into law. The revised law will go into effect on April 10, 2021. Sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker and championed by Todd Rathner of Knife Rights , with assistance from Buckeye Firearms Association, this bill makes two important changes to Ohio's knife law: 1. It repeals the ban on the manufacture and sale of "switchblade," "spring blade" and "gravity...

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

"In the year 1907 the machinery of the National Matches, now grown to immense proportions, was moved to the mammoth new range at Camp Perry." —James Drain, Arms and the Man, August 1911 Shortly before the National Matches (or National Shoot as stated for the first time in the match program) commenced on Ohio's new state rifle grounds, the facility was dedicated and named Camp Perry in honor of...

A Guide for Parents: Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today released a new guide, developed in consultation with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), that helps parents recognize signs their children may be struggling with mental health issues and offers advice on how to talk to kids about suicide, make homes safer for those who may be at-risk and help reduce the...

No Duty to Retreat in Ohio – What Does it Mean to You?

On Monday, January 4, 2021, Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 175 . This was the result of an historic effort by Buckeye Firearms Association to abolish the "duty to retreat," an unfair and dangerous policy in Ohio law related to the use of lethal force in self-defense. SB 175 also provides immunity for nonprofit corporations, such as churches and charities, when someone is harmed in a situation...

4 Fundamentals to help improve your pistol shooting

There are a few fundamental skills every pistol shooter should possess. Regardless of your objective or shooting discipline, when considering pistol shooting several things always apply; grip, stance, sight alignment and trigger control. Focusing on these shooting factors can help you get shots on targets accurately no matter what your skill level or objective may be. Click here to read the...

NSSF Releases 2020 Firearm Production Figures

Nearly 20 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Circulation NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the firearm industry’s trade association, released the 2020 edition of its Firearm 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) as...

How the Ohio Duty to Retreat Repeal Bill Became Law

On January 4, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 175 , which included the repeal of Ohio’s unjust law that requires victims of violent crime to retreat before being able to defend themselves. The newly signed law will become effective on April 6. How this came to be is a story of the experience and effectiveness of Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) and the National Rifle Association (...

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