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Dispatch op-ed documents how our "justice" system puts criminals who use guns back on street

Recently, Columbus Dispatch reporter Theodore Decker informed readers of a problem Buckeye Firearms Association has long-been warning about: criminals who have previously committed crimes with guns are being released back into society, only to strike again in spite of the gun control laws that were passed to "protect" us. From the article: Khalil Swayne, 20, the 103rd homicide victim of 2019, was...

Headline: In one Ohio county, teachers now carry guns in 5 school districts

The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that two new school districts in Tuscawaras County approved allowing staff members to carry firearms in 2019. This brings the total number of school districts in the county that allow staff members the ability to respond immediately to protect their students to five. From the article : As 2019 draws to a close, the number of school districts in one...

Eric Trump Meets with Ohio Sportsmen and Second Amendment Leaders

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, LEPD Firearms & Range hosted a Sportsmen / Second Amendment roundtable with Eric Trump. Leaders from across Ohio, representing the state's leading Second Amendment and sportsmen organizations, were invited. LEPD owners Eric Delbert, Phil Delbert and Lori Delbert were most gracious hosts. Attendees included: Dean Rieck, Executive Director, representing Buckeye...

Two gun rights-related bills to receive hearings in Senate committee

Gun ban extremists are sure to be out in full force in Columbus on Tuesday, January 21. Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that opponent testimony will be heard on Sen. Terry Johnson's (R) SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat). The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room. SB 237 REMOVE...

Active Killer Response Options for Armed Citizens

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about active killer events. I’m convinced that it is getting incrementally more and more dangerous to intervene in such an attack. A study came out ... stating that 8% of Americans have a CCW permit/license. Unlicensed concealed carry is also completely legal in 16 states. Those residents can carry without getting a permit. The bottom line is that a lot of...

Should I Leave the Scene of a Defensive Shooting?

I received the following question from one of my readers: “I have discussed ‘what to do’ after a successful ‘stop the threat’ shoot. Some have said that they would leave the scene rather than be subjected to the legal hassle, or additional danger, (depending on the circumstances). Please give me your advice on their reasoning.” I was honestly quite shocked at this one. Are there really people out...

Growing the Second Amendment Community Through Gaming

The future of the Second Amendment depends on changing hearts and minds in America and bringing more people to gun ownership and the shooting sports. When asked how we do that, most people suggest youth programs at shooting ranges. But as great as these programs are, statistics show that they may not have the lasting impact we would like without support from a young person's circle of friends. So...

Get your tickets NOW for the Buckeye Bash gun show and fundraising banquet

The 2020 Buckeye Bash is a sponsored gun show with Dinner, Auctions, and TONS O' GUNS! We're holding the festivities at the Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, April 4, 5-9 p.m. Get your tickets now and enjoy a great meal. Bid on guns, gear, and a wide assortment of merchandise, including household goods, artwork, collectibles, knives, jewelry and more in...

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