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FASTER Saves Lives' Joe Eaton on Washington D.C. Public Radio

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives is getting attention across the country as the nation marks the five year anniversary of the mass killing in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Washington D.C.'s public radio station, WAMU, hosted a panel show featuring FASTER program director Joe Eaton, along with Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and...

Sandy Hook massacre – looking forward (Part II of II)

(Continued from Part I ) Ohio leads the nation on school safety. We have the best law which states: 2923.122 Illegal conveyance or possession of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance or of object indistinguishable from firearm in school safety zone. (D) (1) This section does not apply to any of the following: (a) An officer, agent, or employee of this or any other state or the United States who is...

Five Years After Sandy Hook

Today's an anniversary most of us would rather not celebrate. Five years ago, a disturbed 20-year old slaughtered 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The fact he'd murdered his mother and stolen her guns didn't stop the calls for new gun laws. None of which would have prevented the event. But that didn't stop the gun control groups. Never does, as we...

Sandy Hook massacre – looking back 5 years later (Part I of II)

It has been five years since a coward murdered his mother and stole her gun. He then went to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and murdered six staff there, some of whom died heroically trying to protect the 20 young children he slaughtered before outside help could arrive and stop him. Newtown is a very nice city with above average income and home values. It has very...

After Sandy Hook: Over 1,300 Teachers Trained to Stop Active Killers

COLUMBUS, OH - Five years ago, a 20-year-old murdered his mother, stole her guns, and went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut to slaughter 6 staff and 20 young children. It was a horrific event that forever changed the concept of what school security means in the modern world. Gun control groups called for new gun laws. However, because none of the proposed laws would have...

News organization exposed more than two hundred Ohio schools' lack of armed staff

Last spring, northeast Ohio PBS conglomerate IdeaStream.org published a two-part series on Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program. The articles, written by Annie Wu and published on a website that IdeaStream says is "used by 2.8 million people in a typical month," were informative, not editorial. They covered the content of the class and the rationale behind both instructors and...

NSSF Praises Passage of U.S. Rep. Luetkemeyer’s Legislation Ending ‘Operation Choke Point’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today praised U.S. Rep. Blaine Leuktemeyer's (R-Mo.) legislation that puts an end to an Obama administration effort to deny financial services to businesses solely because they were labeled "high risk," including firearms-related businesses...

Medical Marijuana? Say Goodbye to Your Gun Rights

House Bill 523, passed on September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow residents of the state with certain qualifying conditions, and a recommendation from a physician, to register with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy for a patient ID card. State agencies are still working on how to administer the program, but medical marijuana...

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