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Supremes take a second look at Second Amendment rights

By Jeff Knox On September 30, the Supreme Court announced that they were going to review the Second Amendment case McDonald v. City of Chicago and decide whether the Second Amendment applies at the state and local level. Application of the Bill of Rights to the states has been a long and convoluted battle with the Second Amendment being the last major article left out in the cold.

Let's put a Buckeye on the NRA Board of Directors!

We have a chance to get Ken Hanson, our legal guru and author of The Ohio Guide to Firearm Laws, on the NRA Board of Directors. Not only would this be a great honor, it would help put Ohio gun issues front and center with the most powerful pro-gun organization in the country. First, we have to get him officially nominated and we need more petition signatures. Will you help us? Here's what you...

Gun registration leads to gun confiscation

By Dean Rieck Gun control advocates see gun registration as a benign and commonsense means to create a safer society. Pro-gun advocates see gun registration as a nefarious and senseless infringement on Second Amendment rights that invariably leads to confiscation. Who is right? We are. Gun registration has always been a back door to gun confiscation. Just look at what our neighbors to the north...

Background checks up 12.4% in September on firearm sales

Data released by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,093,230 checks in September 2009. This figure is a 12.4 percent increase from the 973,003 reported in September 2008 and demonstrates that sale of new and used firearms are remaining strong and continuing to grow. FBI background checks are required under federal law for all individuals purchasing either...

SCOTUS Hears Arguments In Animal Cruelty Case

By Jim Shepherd "Use a scalpel, not a buzz saw," was advice offered to Congress yesterday during Supreme Court arguments regarding the Federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Statute. The ten year old law was written to outlaw "crush videos" -dominatrix videos in which women crushed small animals with bare feet or stiletto heels, but opponents argue the law is drawn so broadly as to negatively impact...

Ohio’s Fall Turkey Hunting Season Opens October 10

COLUMBUS, OH – Fall wild turkey hunting opens in 48 Ohio counties on Saturday, October 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The season continues through Sunday, November 29. "Summer brood observations suggest a below average wild turkey hatch this year" said wildlife biologist Mike Reynolds. "In addition, acorn crops were highly variable across...

Buckeye Firearm's Gerard Valentino to appear weekly on syndicated radio show beginning Sunday

Gerard Valentino, a leader with Buckeye Firearms Association and Treasurer of Buckeye Firearms Foundation, will appear on "The Great Outdoors" with host Calvin Pyle every Sunday afternoon for the next five weeks. Beginning October 11, Valentino and Pyle will discuss a different aspect of firearms issues and firearms law. The segment will usually take place between 12:15 and 12:30, and will run...

FLASH: Mayor Bloomberg brings gun show "investigators" to Ohio - issues questionable report on guns

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has made headlines in recent weeks after several Ohio mayors quit his gun control front group (with many saying they were misled, and others saying they had never agreed to join the first place), has announced the results of an investigation of seven gun shows in Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada. Bloomberg used New York City tax dollars to fund what amounts to a...

Survey: America is a pro-gun nation!

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on a Rasmussen Reports poll commissioned by Outdoor Life Magazine , which sought to gauge opinion on whether the Constitution guarantees the right to own a gun and, asked for opinions on what was behind the recent increase in gun sales. An overwhelming majority of Americans, including Republicans and Democrats, agree that the Constitution guarantees an...

NRA notifies instructors of problems with 2009 NRA Basic Pistol, credits Ohio instructor for the fix

According to letter from NRA National Instructor Trainer John Howard to NRA certified instructors, the organization was mistaken in its initial believe that old basic pistol shooting course examiniations could be used with the newly revised Basic Pistol Handbook. And the NRA is thanking an NRA Certified Instructor from Ohio for not only notifying them of changes, but also for submitting a...

NSSF Urges Supreme Court to Support First Amendment Use of Hunting and Fishing Images

NEWTOWN, Conn. — With the U.S. Supreme Court slated to hear arguments today in the United States v. Stevens, No. 08-769, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages the court to support the First Amendment rights of all media to show images of hunting and fishing. The case centers around a 1999 federal statute used to prosecute a Virginia man on animal cruelty-related charges that because...

More Ohio local chapter coordinators needed to fight hunger

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has collaborated with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) in an effort to assist with the processing costs associated with donating venison to a food bank. A $100,000 subsidy grant has been awarded to FHFH to help pay the processing fee on donated venison. The grant money is to be matched with funds generated or...

We need $30,000! The 2nd Amendment is at stake!

Please read this carefully. We have never needed your help more than we need it now! Dear Friend, Last year, in a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly proclaimed that the Second Amendment is an individual right. Not a collective right. Not a right of the "militia." A right of each American citizen. You might think that would have ended the debate, but it didn't. Even after this...

Linda Walker accepts NRA's 2009 Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award in D.C.

Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair Linda Walker made the trip to Washington D.C. recently to receive the National Rifle Association's 2009 Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award at the NRA's fall Board of Directors meeting. Walker shown here with other past recipients, from left: Marion Hammer 1995, Linda Walker 2009, Edie Reynolds 2007, Patty Clark 2005. According to the NRA, "the...

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 72 - Ammo Shortage Ending

Taken from the most recent "Page Nine", Alan Korwin's "The Uninvited Ombudsman Report" ---------- STARTERS: BILL OF RIGHTS DAY FAST APPROACHING Dec. 15 this year is a Tuesday, mark your calendars now. Committees of Correspondence nationwide are beginning to prepare for the Bill of Rights Day commemoration that left people delighted with the grandeur and significance of the public reading of our...

Ohio State Highway Patrol study highlights need for changes in concealed weapons laws

By Chad D. Baus & Jim Irvine A study released last week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol is highlighting the need for reforms to concealed weapons laws in the Buckeye State. According to the report , which covered January 2008 through August 2009, OSHP Troopers made 447 arrests for illegal weapons, or less than one per day. OSHP District 9 (south-central Ohio) accounted for the largest number...

Cordray Will Join in Defending Second Amendment Rights in United States Supreme Court Case

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced today that his office would join arguments to be made in the United States Supreme Court that Second Amendment rights under the United States Constitution should be protected from undue restrictions imposed by state and local governments. The Supreme Court granted full review today and will examine this issue in the case of...

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