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BFA Member Produces Big Screen Survival Movie in Zanesville, Ohio

I've been a movie aficionado since I was young. Whether it was watching Godzilla stomp Tokyo on our old black and white Zenith on Sunday afternoons, staying up late with friends to shudder at "Chilly Billy" horror movies broadcast out of Pittsburgh, or scraping up just enough spare change to go to the Court Theater in Wheeling, WV to be dazzled by sci-fi flicks such as 2001: A Space Odyssey or...

2017 Ohio State SASP Match sets new record for participation

On May 20, 2017, the Ohio State SASP Match was held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio. 120 individual shooters and over 200 entries (pistol and rifle) made this the largest single day match in the five year history of the program. Teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan participated in the match. Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) offers youth from 5th grade through college...

Fast(er) & Furious(er)

If there was ever any doubt that the Justice Department was stonewalling the Congressional investigation into the ill-fated "Fast & Furious" debacle, a 262-page report released yesterday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) should assuage them. The report lays out the fact that while most...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program poised to set new records

I always intend to do updates through the summer as we do FASTER Saves Lives classes. There are so many great stories to tell, but I never find the time to write it down. FASTER is an acronym for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response. It’s a program started after the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown Connecticut that helps schools be prepared to stop armed killers. The FASTER...

Dayton RTA reverses illegal ban on concealed carry

13 years after the Ohio Attorney General first declared bans on concealed carry on city busses to be illegal, the Dayton Daily News is reporting that the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (or RTA, the city's public bussing system) has approved a change in their policies to allow concealed carry on city busses. This author has been reporting on Dayton RTA's illegal ban on concealed carry...

1st Time Ever - FASTER Saves Lives class opens to the public

The FASTER Saves Lives program is opening a very limited number of spots in our July 20-22 class to the public. Churches, businesses, colleges and other public areas are experiencing the same violence we have seen in our K-12 schools. This 3 1/2 day FASTER Level 1 class will prepare you and your family to survive these most horrific events. Created by concerned parents, law enforcement, and...

May 2017 firearms sales set new record high

The May 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 988,473 is an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the May 2016 NSSF-adjusted figure. This is the highest May recorded. 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...

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