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Improvements to Ohio self-defense law take effect; Chicken Littles offer same old predictions

On April 6, 2021, changes to Ohio's self-defense law, made possible by passage of SB 175 , took effect in Ohio. 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. This bill brings Ohio into line with as many as 35 other states that have some form...

Your Tactical Training Scenario - Carjacking and Denial

Place yourself in Carolyn Meadows’ shoes. It’s mid day and you are leaving a large grocery store. You get into your car and start to back out of the parking space only to be startled by a shirtless man yelling and banging on the rear of your car. The man is blocking the car from completely leaving the parking space and if she accelerated, she would hit the man. What would you have done if you...

Second Positive CWD Tissue Sample Identified in Wild Ohio Deer

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has identified a second positive test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a wild white-tailed deer in Wyandot County. The mature doe was harvested in January during a controlled hunt on the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area refuge, within 2 miles of the first positive location. CWD is a fatal neurological disease...

Project Appleseed Announces 2021 Schedule of Ohio Events

As spring approaches, the Appleseed trail will soon start back up and we will begin building another group of Riflemen here in Ohio. For those who don't know about the Appleseed Project , we are a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and combines this with a series of presentations on our shared heritage as Riflemen and Riflewomen...

CHL-holder defends self and two kids from road-rage maniac

WTVG (ABC Toledo) reported recently that an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) -holder was forced to use his gun to defend himself and his two children during a road rage incident. From the article : Police responded to a shots-fired call in the 5200 block of Monroe St. around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officers located a scene there, and other officers were sent to a location just across the state...

Clyburn Background Check Bill Would Flip Burden of Proof, Allow FBI to Indefinitely Delay Firearm Transactions by Inaction

Should the government be able to deny your right to obtain a firearm, simply by failing to complete a mandatory background check? Anti-gun Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) apparently thinks so. On March 1st, Clyburn introduced H.R. 1446, the so-called “Enhanced Background Checks Act.” Under the bill, the FBI could indefinitely block federally licensed dealers (FFLs) from transferring firearms, simply...

Homeowner forced to shoot would-be ATV thief when he tries to enter home

A homeowner who had already scared off a would-be thief who had attempted to steal his ATV was forced to defend himself with a firearm when the man returned and attempted to enter his home. From WEWS (ABC Cleveland) : Deputies responded Saturday to a home on Mayfair Road in Green for reports of a shooting. The homeowner told deputies that he found man attempting to steal an ATV from his property...

More Laws for Government to Ignore?

We’ve been saying for years—decades, to be honest—that America does not need any more restrictions on firearms to combat violent criminals who misuse guns; we simply need to enforce the laws that are already on the books. Our argument has always been that passing new laws will only affect the otherwise law-abiding, responsible gun owners the anti-gun crowd keeps claiming support their “sensible”...

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