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CHL-holder forced to defend own life in central-Ohio Walgreens

WSYX (ABC Columbus) reported recently that a man with a concealed handgun license was forced to defend his own life with a firearm recently after a violent encounter in a Grove City Walgreens. From the article : A man who shot and killed a customer inside a Walgreens drug store told police he did it in self-defense. Grove City Police said the surveillance video appears to support the shooter's...

Annual Attorney General Summary on Concealed Carry: 2017 sees record number of active licensees

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the annual report. More Ohioans than ever are discreetly carrying firearms as they go about their day. 2017 saw a decline in initial applications compared to the prior year, which was the all-time high for demand. But with steady renewals of an ever-increasing...

Researchers: Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be

The deadly school shooting (last) month in Parkland, Florida, has ignited national outrage and calls for action on gun reform. But while certain policies may help decrease gun violence in general, it’s unlikely that any of them will prevent mass school shootings, according to James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern. Since 1996, there have...

Cleveland PBS: Ohio Program Provides Training for Teachers Who Want to Conceal and Carry

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has renewed the debate over whether teachers and other school personnel should be armed. Although the policy discussion continues, Ohio teachers already can take classes to learn how to defend themselves and their students if a threat arises. The Buckeye Firearms Foundation provides free training to teachers through...

Get Your Tickets for Buckeye Bash 2018

It's once again time for Ohio's patriots to assemble at our annual banquet to raise funds for Buckeye Firearms Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that sponsors FASTER Saves Lives, youth shoots and grants for youth programs, and Second Amendment litigation and legal defense. As always, you will enjoy a great meal. And you're encouraged to enter the many raffles and auctions to win guns, gear,...

Gun Control in the Buckeye State?

Should we ban the AR-15? All semi-automatic firearms? Ban certain accessories? Close the so-called "gun show loophole"? (BTW, there is no such thing.) Raise the minimum purchase age? Register and heavily tax all guns and ammunition? Universal background checks? Require larger signage stating "No Guns Allowed" in schools? Create a "Gun Violence Awareness" month? Let's say we do one, some, or all...

"My school's an easy target"

On February 20, a 13 year-old seventh-grader in Jackson Twp., OH boarded a school bus concealing a .22 rifle. The Jackson Memorial Middle School student had been writing a school “attack” plan, inspired in part by the mass murder in a Parkland, FL high school just six days before. (His writing shows he had been thinking of attacking his school for a few months, but actively planning for only a...

City leaders demand to be allowed to reinstate gun bans they rarely used

WBNS (CBS Columbus) is reporting that Columbus city officials are using the opportunity of the mass murder in a Parkland, FL high school to lobby for new gun control. From the article : Three Columbus city leaders have addressed a letter to Ohio Governor John Kasich, outlining their position on gun control. The letter is signed by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein,...

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