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Gun Shows Need to be Proactive to Survive

By Publius Mayor Bloomberg's "investigation" of gun shows in Ohio presents an opportunity for gun owners in the Buckeye state - an opportunity that we must seize if gun shows are to survive. The choice facing us is simple: Change how gun shows operate, or gun shows will be legislated/litigated out of business. The loss of gun shows would be a devastating blow to the First Amendment rights of gun...

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 73 - McDonald v. Chicago

Taken from the most recent "Page Nine", Alan Korwin's "The Uninvited Ombudsman Report" ---------- 1- 1,400 Arrest 46 The lamestream media told you: Thomas Watkins, reporting for the AP, writes: "More than a thousand law-enforcement officers descended Tuesday on the homes of key members of a notorious street gang suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy and murdering rivals while defying...

Phony Prayer Vigils: The Last Desperate Gasp of Unenlightened Scoundrels

By Gerard Valentino Columbuslocalnews.com is reporting that Ohio's most rabidly anti-gun organization has begun staging prayer vigils to remind the community of the ravages of homicides and violent crime. The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, led by Toby Hoover, has a long and sorry history of dancing in the blood of murder victims. Their tactic of staging prayer vigils reaches a new low, as...

Ohio Liberty Council holds town hall forum on Issue 2

On Election Day 2009, Ohio voters will be asked to decide on Issue 2, a ballot initiative which would amend the Ohio constitution to create a livestock board appointed by the governor that would set standards for livestock care in Ohio. While Buckeye Firearms Association determined that this issue falls too far outside of our mission , others including the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance , are...

Ohio bar shootings: The fallacy of "No-Guns" zones on full display

By Chad D. Baus Despite these prominently posted "no-guns" signs, which are required by law to be posted in every Class D liquor permit location in the state of Ohio, it's getting increasingly hard to keep track of all the shootings occuring across the Buckeye state in places that serve alcohol.

Training, Yes – Mandatory, No

By Jeff Knox At the recent Gun Rights Policy Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri I had the privilege of introducing a couple of resolutions that were adopted by the assembly. The first dealt with the recent attempt by Customs and Border Protection to classify certain "easy open" pocket knives as "switchblades," and subsequent efforts to amend the Federal Switchblade Act. My resolution suggested...

Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine debates Bloomberg crony on gun show "loophole"

By Chad D. Baus On October 20, 2009, Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine appeared as a guest on WCPN's (Clevland Public Radio) "The Sound of Ideas," hosted by Dan Moulthrop. In a typical display of your tax dollars at work on the "impartial" forum of National Public Radio (NPR), the opening half of the show was given solely to one of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cronies - John Feinblatt,...

Gun owners' single issue is the Constitution

By Jeff Knox The Firearms Coalition is a single-issue organization and GunVoters are a single-issue group, but, while that single issue is generally accepted as being the Second Amendment, the issue is actually the Constitution as a whole. The Second Amendment stands as a bulwark around the Constitution and "gun groups" in defending the Second Amendment are in fact defenders of the Constitution...

Buckeye Firearms Association issues endorsements in several local races

As a part of our focus on general firearms issues, this political action committee continues to direct our attention to a variety of local races in the state of Ohio for off-year elections. This year, there are a few contests which pique the interest of Buckeye Firearms Association, some because they are between pro-gun candidates and out-and-out liberal anti-gunners, and others because we wish...

USSA Encourages Sportsmen to Vote YES for Issue 2

Stop HSUS from Gaining Foothold in Ohio and Damaging Our Farms (Columbus) – Sportsmen in Ohio know that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the number one anti-hunting group in the nation. The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) and a legion of sportsmen have fought and continue to fight this group across the country including HSUS' unsuccessful attempt to ban Ohio dove hunting in 1998...

Victim takes firearm away from home invader, defends self

By Chad D. Baus WHIOtv.com is reporting that three home invasion suspects, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, broke into an occupied residence and got into a struggle with the home owner late Thursday evening. According to initial reports, the intended victim was able to gain control of the weapon and shoot the attacker with his own weapon.

Massad Ayoob says this new book will give you "powerful ammunition"

Our own Gerard Valentino has authored his first book, The Valentino Chronicles - Observations from a Middle-Class Conservative . The book is now available at the Buckeye Firearms Gun Stuff Mall for two dollars off the cover price of $19.95 ($17.95 + shipping). When Massad Ayoob saw it, he said, "If, like me, you believe that decent citizens have the right to protect themselves and their loved...

Firearms Industry Applauds Introduction of Fishing and Hunting Heritage Bill

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, applauded the introduction of legislation, the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act (HR 3749), to greatly enhance the ability of federal land managers to provide, promote and plan for recreational uses that balance the...

Gallup poll: Number of Americans supporting gun control reaches new low

A recent Gallup survey has found a new low of 44% of Americans saying the laws covering firearm sales should be made more strict. The findings mark a 5 point drop in the last year, and a 34 point drop from the high of 78% recorded the first time the question was asked, in 1990.

Reps. Seth Morgan & Jarrod Martin introduce HB315: Intrastate Firearms & Ammunition

Representative Seth Morgan (R-36) of Huber Heights and Rep. Jarrod Martin (R-70) of Beavercreek have introduced House Bill 315 , which seeks to "provide that ammunition, firearms, and firearm accessories that are manufactured and remain in Ohio are not subject to federal laws and regulations derived under Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce and to require the words "Made in Ohio"...

Toledo bar patrons forget guns are illegal there; Gun ban extremists forget to have some class

By Gerard Valentino A wild shootout at a bar in Toledo, Ohio is making the rounds on YouTube and several other websites. As usual, the anti-gun crowd is using such a case to push their biased and misguided agenda. Luckily, in this case nobody was hurt, which has to be a disappointment to them since they like to use the death of others in their emotion based arguments against guns. The recent...

Governor Ted Strickland attends 2009 Buckeye Bash; promises to veto any anti-gun legislation

By Chad D. Baus Attendees of the 2009 Buckeye Bash already knew they were in for a special time on Saturday, October 17, but didn't know until soon after they arrived that the evening was going to be made even more special by the appearance of Governor Ted Strickland. The 2009 Buckeye Bash, which was held at Cardinal Center Campgrounds and Shooting Center in Marengo, just 30 miles north of...

Obama administration backs U.N.'s pursuit of international gun control treaty

"I have no intention of taking away folks' guns." - Barack Obama, Feb 11, 2008 By Chad D. Baus Reuters is reporting that the Obama administration has reversed U.S. policy and said it would back launching talks on a United Nations treaty to regulate arms sales, a move that pro-gun activists warn is one giant leap toward side-stepping Congress and overturning the Second Amendment. From the story :...

Abduction and robberies at or near Ohio campuses exposes need to lift concealed carry ban

By Gerard Valentino Another wave of armed robberies put Columbus college students at risk yet again due to the archaic ban on legal concealed carry on campus. As a result, students are easy pickings for criminals looking for a sure thing. In this case, one student from Capitol University in Bexley was robbed and two different students at Ohio State were targeted. One student was kidnapped from...

The Ohio State University Pistol Club: A cause worth supporting

By Matthew Prachar and Steve Loos You may not be aware of the existence of the OSU Pistol Club, but it has been around since the 1960's. The Pistol Club exists to help promote the shooting sports to students and faculty on the campus of Ohio State. The club provides marksmanship and safety training via NRA certified instructors, firearm rental, ammunition, targets, and safety equipment to all who...

Are gun owners as dumb as Mike DeWine thinks?

By Chad D. Baus Mention the name "Mike Dewine" to most gun owners, and the reaction is a visceral one. They remember all too well how DeWine (whom Ohio voters ousted from his U.S. Senate seat in 2006, and who is now seeking the Republican nomination for Ohio Attorney General) ran around sporting a Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Handgun Control Inc.) endorsement because "his...

Gun show operator takes proactive steps in wake of Bloomberg's $1.5 million "gotcha" video

By Chad D. Baus In response to a video released by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who reportedly spent $1.5 million of tax payer money to send private investigators to Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada gun shows, show operator Dave Goodman has announced steps he is taking to better ensure that all laws are being followed at future Bill Goodman's Gun and Knife Shows.

Does your 2009-2010 Ohio hunting or fishing license have disappearing ink?

By Jim Shepherd In Ohio, it seems hunting and fishing licenses are disappearing. Not the entire license, just the printing on the licenses. Officials say they've had "several instances" where hunters and anglers reported their licenses, purchased in the spring, are now blank. The most likely explanation is bad ink from old license printers. Not wanting to let the opportunity pass, officials say...

Shoot / No-Shoot Scenarios

If you carry a gun for self-defense, it is your responsibility to know how to use it. Here's a sample chapter from Shoot / No-Shoot Scenarios, one of the excellent Armed Response videos we are proud to sell in our Gun Stuff Mall. CLICK HERE to read more about Armed Response videos.

Gun control study fails attempt to prove myth that gun possession doesn't make you safer

By Eugene Volokh "Guns Did Not Protect Those Who Possessed Them from Being Shot in an Assault." So reports a press release posted at ScienceDaily.com, which also says: The study estimated that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun. “This study helps resolve the long-standing debate about whether guns are protective or perilous,”...

House Members Join Senators in Support of Traditional Ammunition in National Parks, Drawing Praise from Industry

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A letter signed by members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Second Amendment Task Force raising important questions about the National Park Service's intent to ban the use of traditional ammunition in parks that allow hunting has been sent to Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The letter, which follows a similar message sent to Salazar by U.S. senators, was...

City of Sharonville exposes Mayor Bloomberg's lack of concern for enforcing firearms law

By Chad D. Baus Last Wednesday, anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg staged a press conference to announce that he had hired private investigators to attempt to make purchases at gun shows in Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada, and claiming they had proved "just how easy it is for criminals and the mentally ill to walk in and buy guns -- no questions asked." One of the shows invaded by the Mayor of...

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