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Are we being taught the right things in self-defense classes?

When you signed up for the training to get your concealed handgun license, you probably thought it would cover everything you needed to know to defend yourself from a violent predator. Well, you couldn’t be more mistaken! The basic training you get in concealed carry class covers just the minimum the state requires, and that is usually just enough to enable you to handle a handgun safely and to...

Despite Confiscation, New Zealand Sees Most Gun Crime in a Decade

On April 5, 2019, three days after New Zealand's Arms Amendment Act 2019 advanced from its first reading in parliament, NRA-ILA noted that "[g]iven the abundant research on Australia’s similar gun confiscation efforts, New Zealand officials can expect that their gun control measures will do little more than trample the natural rights of gun owners​..." This week the first evidence vindicating...

Violent criminal actors

In late February, I attended a day-long Buckeye Firearms Association-sponsored seminar at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio featuring Dr. William Aprill from Aprill Risk Consulting. Dr. Aprill is a mental health professional and firearms instructor. A former deputy sheriff and deputy U.S. Marshal, he is a recognized expert on the behavior of violent criminals. Around 350 people attended, about...

Supreme Court Rejects 10 Second Amendment Cases

The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to the future of Second Amendment litigation Monday morning by rejecting nearly a dozen Second Amendment-related cases that it had been considering in conference in recent weeks. Despite four justices announcing in the challenge to a New York City gun law that was mooted by the high court that they wanted and were ready to hear one of the many 2A cases...

Glimpse of Toy Gun in School-Related Zoom Call Results in Police Response to Family Home

Of all the recent developments in American life arising from state lockdown orders, perhaps none is so sinister as public officials encouraging people to inform on their neighbors and community members for perceived violations of supposed safety protocols. This trend is made all the worse by the fact that people are getting an unprecedented glimpse into each others’ homes through pervasive online...

Gun News Roundup - June 12, 2020

Fighting for Second Amendment rights, and exercising those rights freely and effectively, starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: A letter to the American public: Why you must decide what you want from cops Warner Bros. Goes Looney Tunes by Taking Elmer Fudd’s Gun Lockdowns And Gun Control Fail Chicago Again Court shoots down assault weapons...

Ohio House Votes to Pass HB 425 to Eliminate Duty to Inform

Late Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 425. The bill eliminates Ohio’s ambiguously worded requirement that a Concealed Handgun License holder, when interacting with a police officer, “promptly” disclose they are carrying a firearm. The law has been unevenly enforced and has become a trap for law-abiding gun owners in Ohio. HB 425, sponsored by...

Dispatch editorial: "Gun laws pointless if not enforced"

The headline could have appeared on the Buckeyefirearms.org, NRA.org or a host of any other pro-gun rights websites. But it appeared in the Columbus Dispatch . " Gun laws pointless if not enforced " Written by Theodore Decker, the article documents authorities' consistent failure to prosecute a man who repeatedly violated state and federal gun laws. From the article: The bust yielded both...

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