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Recent school shooting doesn't fit media narrative

On May 7, 2019 two students conducted an attack on their classmates at the Highlands Ranch STEM School in Colorado. The shooting was quite unusual and doesn’t fit the normal narrative for an active killer who shoots up a school (that’s probably why the story disappeared from the media so quickly). I agree with Samuel Culper when he states that this shooting is less about school violence and more...

HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) scheduled for fourth hearing

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a fourth hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 121. The committee will consider opponent testimony. HB 178, introduced in March by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman...

A Beginner Takes an Advanced Class and Tells the Tale

Please let me begin by admitting that I attended this class after completing my concealed carry (CCW) class and, at this point, I had had no other formal firearms training. Although I understood the importance of practice with my gun, I had primarily completed private, unsupervised, target practice at an indoor range, which also meant that I had had no practice drawing from a holster, since that...

Democrats' HB 240 (Mandatory "Safe" Storage of Firearms) is based on several anti-gun myths

Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) have introduced HB 240, gun control legislation that would prohibit any person from storing or leaving a firearm in a manner or location in the person's residence where the person knows or reasonably should know a minor is able to gain access to the firearm. Unfortunately, this legislation, like similar bills which have been...

Everytown Ignoring Bloomberg’s Findings

We regularly cover anti-gun organizations’ “research” efforts and analyze the claims they make. These claims usually cite a study that excluded important factors, picked a narrow timeframe, or misunderstood some relevant law that undermines the premise. We have to admit, we’re a little surprised by this one. Everytown published an infographic on February 1, 2019, titled “Gun Violence in America...

Ohio House Approves Budget with Critical Investments in Conservation

Responding to a plea by sportsmen and a campaign led by the Sportsmen’s Alliance, the Ohio House of Representatives approved the state’s two-year budget (HB 166), with a major investment in conservation included. At the urging of a coalition of more than 40 sportsmen’s organizations, Gov. Mike DeWine introduced a proposed state budget which included significant improvements to help stave-off a...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation asked to be party in upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case

Buckeye Firearms Foundation has been asked to be a party in an amicus brief to be filed in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York (NYSRPA v. NYC). Amicus means "friend of the court." An amicus brief is a document that assists a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in a given case...

NSSF Applauds Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act Introduction

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, applauds U.S. House of Representatives Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) introduction of H.R. 2443, the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The legislation would reduce the burden on law-abiding citizens, including active duty military and their accompanying spouses, to allow...

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