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Coronavirus: Some Ohio Sheriffs suspending Concealed Handgun License applications and renewals

Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that due to health concerns about coronavirus, some Ohio Sheriff offices are canceling appointments for Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs), temporarily suspending applications and renewals, or limiting hours for license processing. The situation varies from county to county. This appears to be a temporary measure to protect the health of both law...

Deadline for joining 4-H shooting sports clubs extended to April 17

4-H Shooting Sports Clubs are local youth clubs in most Ohio counties open to youth ages 9-18 who have an interest in learning safe and responsible firearms and archery shooting. Club members learn about shooting sports by taking a "project" which may include rifle, pistol, shotgun, archery, muzzle loading, crossbow, hunting/wildlife, and living history. Each of these projects involves...

National Alert: Champaign Illinois First Locality to Cite “Emergency Powers” to Ban Gun Transfers

As uncertainty about the COVID-19 outbreak continues to swirl, it is clear that anti-gun extremists and elected officials will use fear of the unknown to advance their agenda to undermine our firearms freedom. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take them long to try and quietly pass and implement gun control schemes while Americans are focused on ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves and...

Ohio Second Amendment & Shooting Sports Events Postponements & Cancellations

Ohio Shooting Sports postponements & cancellations include: March 19-22 - CMP National JROTC Championship, Camp Perry, OH March 20 - Sportsmen’s Alliance Spring Fling, Columbus, OH March 21-22 - Ohio Gun Shows, Tallmadge, OH, gun show March 20-22 - Ohio Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo March 24 - Sportsmen’s Alliance Candidates Reception, Columbus, OH March 26-28 - CMP 3-P Regional Airgun...

Volunteers Needed for the 2020 National Rifle and Pistol Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of individuals to serve as members of our Support Team during the 2020 National Matches rifle and pistol events, held in July and August at the historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Base in Ohio. The CMP National Match (NM) Support Team will be assisting with CMP National Match events only and will be picked from a selection process...

Ohio voting machines will be sanitized. Get out and VOTE on Tuesday, March 17, 2020!

UPDATE: According to the Secretary of State's website , primary voting in Ohio has been postponed until June 2 due to a health emergency. As you know, Governor DeWine has banned mass gatherings in Ohio of 100 or more people to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, election day voting will NOT be affected by this order. And voting at a location in your local community will NOT significantly...

Local governments move to allow concealed carry in public buildings

Two local government entities have or will soon take advantage of a Buckeye Firearms Association-backed bill, passed in late 2016 , which allows the governing body of government buildings to enact “a statute, ordinance, or policy that permits a licensee to carry a concealed handgun into the building.” In Tuscarawas County, commissioners have authorized certain employees to carry and use firearms...

Revolvers in the Coming Pandemic

Considering I’m planning several revolver courses for the coming year, I have revolvers on the brain. It seems that the proficient use of a revolver has become a dying art in this age of self-loading pistols. I think that is a sad state of affairs and truly believe that many folks could be better served with a revolver as a home defense weapon, especially in the event of a serious economic or...

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