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NSSF Praises States for Record Submission of Disqualifying Mental Health Records to Background Check System

WASHINGTON — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today is praising a milestone achievement of a 241 percent increase of state submissions of adjudicated mental health records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System database since the firearms industry launched the FixNICS® campaign in 2013. Just 1.7 million such records existed in the FBI’s database when NSSF...

Renovations Complete at Fernwood State Forest Shooting Range

Buckeye Firearms Association leaders are on the Range Committee of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and worked with dozens of sportsman groups recently to get money in Ohio's budget for public range upgrades. This is just a small part of our ongoing and comprehensive mission to both protect and advance Second Amendment rights. Click here to see some of the things BFA did last year . JEFFERSON COUNTY...

Op-Ed: Someone should tell Beto who did the killing at Kent State

Of all the places to argue that only the government should be trusted with guns, Beto O'Rourke picked…Kent State University. Kent State is, of course, the location of the infamous 1970 shooting that left four students dead and nine others injured. The shots were fired not by private citizens but by members of the Ohio National Guard, who shot at a crowd protesting America's involvement in the...

2019 Small Arms Firing School teaches safe handling of America's most popular sporting rifle

Very few things are “one size fits all,” but the Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) comes close. An annual event conducted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), participants receive one-on-one instruction on how to safely handle and fire an AR-15. SAFS has something to offer those looking to shoot a rifle for the first time, improve their skills or for...

BREAKING: "Fix NICS" Bill to be Introduced by House Republicans

Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R) and Rep. Phil Plummer (R) held a press conference today at 2:35 p.m. to announce a bill that seeks to force state and local agencies to report all criminal convictions, mental health adjudications, warrants, indictments and certain court orders to be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for firearm purchases. The bill would allocate $10...

Want to defeat the gun grabbers? Register to vote!

Beto O'Rourke finally told the truth, stating what the anti-gun, anti-civil rights left has been chomping at the bit to say for years: "Hell yes, we're going to take away your AR-15!" Eliminate the Second Amendment? Really? If they could they would! Make no mistake about it, they want them all, not just your long guns. Where to start? It’s simple. Start with firearms they have been demonizing for...

A Pair of Academics Question Gun Control Orthodoxy

Given that so much gun policy research is explicitly funded by individuals hostile to our right to keep and bear arms, gun owners are right to be skeptical of academics who delve into the topic. However, there are times when well-respected academics have proven confident enough to challenge the prevailing left-wing orthodoxies on gun control. Such is the case with recent pieces from Northeastern...

Congress holds "Protecting America from Assault Weapons" hearing

On September 25, 2019 the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled, "Protecting America from Assault Weapons." This was a giant display of hatred of guns, and those who own one, or might benefit from defensive use of a firearm. Chief RaShall Brackney insisted that, "Any weapon that can be used to hunt a human being should be banned." That was applauded (inappropriately) from the audience...

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