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Rotary Turns 180 Degrees on Restrictive Firearm Policies

In March, we reported on a series of restrictive policies governing firearms that had been approved by the governing body of the well-known networking and service club, Rotary International. This week came a welcome turn of events, as the club’s board of directors announced that the rules, which had been set to take effect July 1, have undergone substantial “clarification.” The policies as...

Report: Some CCW permit applicants waiting months for appointments in Cuyahoga County

Ohio's "shall issue" concealed carry law states that sheriffs shall issue an applicant's concealed handgun license (CHL) within 45 days of their submission, barring any disqualifying reason. But despite Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney's mission statement commitment "to the efficient and effective delivery of safety services," WEWS (ABC Cleveland) is reporting his office's handling of CHL...

Division of Wildlife Chief's job - a revolving door

Under the Kasich Administration, and especially ODNR Director James Zehringer, the position of Division of Wildlife Chief has been a revolving door. Ray Petering, who was fired on July 5, is the latest victim in what appears to be a "don't let the door hit you on the way out" policy. The firing was likely in political retribution for the license fee increase that was opposed by the Kasich...

UK: Police Commissioner Suggests Value of Armed Citizenry, is Quickly Rebuffed

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Debbie Schiel) Every once in a great while, an independent-minded United Kingdom official is overcome with a bout of common sense on firearms. However, such outbursts of reason are typically short-lived, as the gun control apostate becomes the immediate target of the country’s anti-gun establishment politicians and media. Such was the case in 2014, when former Leader...

CMP Sales of 1911s One Step Closer With House Passage of 2018 NDAA

On Friday, [July 14], the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP). In November of 2015, then-President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2016 into...

British teacher's angry letter provides lesson on anti-gun mentality

For many years now, BuckeyeFirearms.org has featured an article on our website entitled " Raging Against Self Defense - A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality ." Written by Sarah Thompson, M.D., the article examines some of the defense mechanisms that are common in gun control extremists. A man identifying himself as a "teacher in England," responding to a flood of recent world-wide media...

The Philando Castile Shooting and Some Advice for My CCW and Cop Readers

[Last month], a Minnesota jury acquitted officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile. This was a controversial police shooting that probably didn’t have to happen. I would encourage all of you to watch the recently released dash cam footage of the shooting if you have not done so. Watch the whole incident. It’s tragic. My take on the shooting is that both the officer...

Man Reunited with Rifle from His Youth with Help from the CMP

Pat Farmer hadn't felt the weight in his hands in almost 60 years. After five decades, the memories flooded back as his fingertips grazed the wood of the stock and gripped it tightly. It was a piece of his personal history, and the history of his country, that his eyes hadn't seen since he was a teen – and now, it's a relic he'll be able to keep for the rest of his life. "I had never dreamed it...

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