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Reading between and reacting to the wildlife/hunting policy headlines

A few tips and tricks from a wildlife and hunting lobbyist. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. This year has been a ringer for a barrage of incendiary headlines, actions, and opinions. We all care deeply about our wildlife conservation and hunting opportunities. When we are faced with scary concepts paired with exclamation points and fear-mongering, it seems we let that care manifest...

Governor DeWine Signs Bill Repealing Duty to Retreat

As a candidate for governor, then Attorney General Mike DeWine promised Ohio's 4 million gun owners that he would sign legislation to repeal the state's unjust duty to retreat law. On Monday, January 4th, 2021,Governor DeWine fulfilled that commitment by signing Senate Bill 175. During the last days of session in late December 2020, the Ohio General Assembly voted to include this Second Amendment...

2020 and Your Gun Rights - The Year in Review

While there is far too much to cover in a single article, we reflect on some of the important events of 2020. January Buckeye Firearms Association publishes its legal analysis of HB 354, stating that the bill creates a train wreck of problems for Ohioans and may be the single worst piece of legislation we have seen in a very long time. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty denies a...

Buckeyefirearms.org: Top 10 News Items of 2020

In 2020, we published approximately 300 news articles, along with other types of content. Over the years, we have published approximately 13,200 articles, covering elections, legislation, and all manner of events and information of interest to Second Amendment supporters. Ours is an international audience. Beyond the U.S., we receive the most visits from Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia...

Ohio Deer Hunters Benefit from Extra Gun Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The extra weekend of gun hunting for white-tailed deer in Ohio concluded on Sunday, Dec. 20, with 15,203 deer taken by hunters, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the last three years, hunters checked an average of 12,461 deer during the same two-day period. After 71,650 deer were checked by Ohio hunters during the weeklong...

Does Ohio Supreme Court ruling threaten right to bear arms in own home?

In a 4-3 ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court voted to uphold the conviction of a Clermont County man for holding a shotgun in his home while intoxicated. The case is State v. Weber , which as has been noted on our site , "involves a situation where despite the defendant’s wife telling police there was no longer a problem, they pressed their way in. There they found her admittedly inebriated but...

ATF Rescinds Stabilizing Brace Notice

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has rescinded its Notice of "Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces." We reported on the notice just last week and encouraged gun owners to submit comments. Here is an excerpt from NSSF's news release: NSSF had been engaging with manufacturers, distributors,...

Ohio Knife Law Reform Bill Passed/Sent To Governor DeWine For Signature

A bipartisan jobs and criminal justice reform bill, SB 140, has passed the legislature and is now headed to Governor DeWine for his consideration. SB 140 passed the Senate 32-1 previously and has now passed in the House 59-23. SB 140 reforms Ohio's knife law by making two separate substantive changes: Repealing the ban on manufacture and sale of already legal to possess and carry "switchblade," "...

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