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April 2017 firearms sales up over prior year

The April 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,111,596 is an increase of 0.04 percent compared to the April 2016 figure of 1,111,205. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active...

Ten years after confiscating Damon Wells' gun, Cleveland police are at it again

Even though ten years have passed, many grassroots gun owners have likely not forgotten the name Damon Wells, the Cleveland concealed handgun license (CHL)-holder who defended himself from a violent attempted robbery in his front yard back in April 2007. Though CHL-holders had defended their lives in many other instances, Mr. Wells' situation played in the media for days and weeks after because...

Cedarville University trustees vote to allow faculty and staff to carry concealed on campus

Cedarville University trustees have approved a plan that makes theirs the first college in Ohio to allow concealed carry on campus. From Cedars , the campus newspaper: The policy, a first among Ohio colleges, “authorizes the President to grant permission to faculty, staff, and trustees with concealed carry licenses to carry a concealed handgun on campus under approved terms and/or conditions...

Ohio junior high student suspended for 'liking' photo of airsoft gun on Instagram

WXIX (Fox Cincinnati) reported Friday that an Edgewood, Ohio middle school student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready." According to the report , the picture in question is of an airsoft gun, and according to the students’ parents, their child didn’t comment on the post but simply liked the picture. "I liked it, scrolling down...

Representatives Hood and Brinkman introduce HB 201 (Constitutional Carry)

Representatives Ron Hood (R-78) and Tom Brinkman (R-27) have introduced House Bill 201, a bill which seeks to have Ohio join the growing number of states which allow "constitutional" carry, or lawful carry of a concealed firearm without a license. Similar bills have been proposed in Ohio in every General Assembly for more than a decade. Hood and Brinkman introduced a similar bill in 2015, and...

Sportsmen are asking for a license fee increase for the ODNR Division of Wildlife

Leading sportsmen organizations from across Ohio have banded together under the leadership of the Sportsmen Alliance to request a license fee increase in funding for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ( ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The Division of Wildlife is facing a financial crisis that is already impacting hunting, fishing, and conservation in Ohio, and will only get worse if not...

Georgetown joins growing fraternity of Ohio schools arming staff to protect students

WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) is reporting that the Georgetown, Ohio school board has voted unanimously to allow trained staff to carry guns in school starting in the fall. From the article : Those who will carry guns will have extensive training, such as the training sessions that some staff underwent . Under the policy, no one would be allowed without being certified. The training also includes how to...

We warned them: City of Cleveland gun control laws struck down; untold tax dollars wasted

Cleveland.com is reporting that the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals has declared that a Cleveland gun offender registry and several gun regulations first proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson in 2014 , and passed by city council in 2015 are unconstitutional. A lower court had already struck down other parts of the law last year. The Eight District decision comes less than three years after...

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