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Is the U.S. Legal System Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

by Ken Hanson, Esq. My friend Dean Rieck recently published an excellent article on the three guns you will need to survive the imminent Zombie Apocalypse. In case you find yourself under-armed, you should immediately address this situation by entering the 2012 Zombie Apocalypse Gun & Gear Raffle. . I know what you are thinking...Zombie invasion is not my problem. My friend, I found myself...

Dueling editorials on HB495 expose difference between logic and emotion, facts and fallacy

by Chad D. Baus Two northern Ohio newspapers have recently published editorials on House Bill 495, which was passed out of the Ohio House on June 13 by a 59 - 28 margin. The contrast between editorials by The Lima News and The Cleveland Plain Dealer addressing passage of the bill, which seeks to reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend...

FLASH: Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress

by Chad D. Baus President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, has been found to be in contempt of Congress as a result of his refusal to comply with a subpoena requiring him to release documents related to the BATFE's gun-walking operation known as Fast & Furious. Seventeen Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for the resolution to find Holder in contempt of Congress...

Zombie Apocalypse: The 3 Guns You'll Need to Survive

by Dean Rieck We've speculated and debated for decades about the best ways to kill the undead. But now that actual zombies have begun to appear in the heartland (besides Occupy protestors), we finally see what works and what doesn't. One of the biggest debates has been what guns are most effective for putting down walkers. Because I live in Ohio, ground zero for the apocalypse, I have seen many...

Democrats choose anti-gun former legislator as Ohio Supreme Court candidate

by Chad D. Baus The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Ohio Democratic Party has endorsed state Sen. Michael Skindell to run against Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell (R), a 2012 Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee, in the Nov. 6 election. From the article : Skindell, who served in the Ohio House from 2003 to 2010 and on the Lakewood City Council for four years, will be on the...

Op-Ed: America Needs to Get Furious...FAST

By Chris W. Cox The Daily Caller Attorney General Eric Holder's continued refusal to turn over "Fast and Furious" documents to House investigators - even in the face of being held in contempt by Congress - is another symptom of the disease of lawlessness that has been rotting our republic ever since President Barack Obama took office. Moreover, Obama's decision to invoke "executive privilege" to...

FLASH: House to vote Thursday to hold AG Holder in contempt of Congress

CNN is reporting that the United States House of Representatives will vote Thursday to cite U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress. The vote would be the first time in history such action has been taken. From the article: The House Oversight Committee recommended the vote against Attorney General Eric Holder last week after he refused to hand over all of the requested...

U.S. Family Jailed for Holder's Gun Crimes

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared at WorldNetDaily.com . Republished with permission of the author, and www.FirearmsCoalition.org . by Jeff Knox Eighteen months after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona by Mexican bandits using guns purchased through a U.S. government program called Fast and Furious, we still don’t know who within the Department of Justice knew...

NY Mayor Bloomberg puts personal gun control agenda ahead of our nation's future

by Chad D. Baus In 2008, Barack Obama's friends in the media did fast and furious work on the American electorate in an effort to convince them that the former Joyce Foundation board member's record of opposition to the Second Amendment never happened. In the run-up to the election, Democrats even set up a faux gun group to promote the election of anti-gun candidates like Obama by confusing...

Passenger shot on 'no-guns' COTA bus

WCMH, Columbus' NBC affiliate, reported recently that Columbus police are searching for a man suspected of assaulting and then shooting a passenger on a COTA bus. From the article : Columbus police and medic personnel were called to the area of Cleveland and Myrtle avenues on the city's northeast side on a report of a shooting at about 10:22 p.m. Wednesday. Officers tell NBC4 the shooter and...

Reason.TV: Girls, Guns, and The Problem with DC Firearm Laws

"Gun ownership goes up, crime goes down...that's how it works," explains Washington Times senior editor and recent gun owner Emily Miller. After being the victim of a home invasion, Miller was determined to take advantage of the 2008 Supreme Court ruling striking down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban. Miller initially thought the process of purchasing a firearm "would just be a hassle for a couple...

My 3-day handgun class at Tactical Defense Institute

by Dean Rieck It seems that the more involved I get in the politics of guns, the less time I have to exercise my Second Amendment freedom and actually shoot. So this year, I promised myself I'd get to the range more often, acquire some sorely needed gear, and get in more training time with quality instructors. One of the the best decisions I've made so far is to attend a Level I-III Handgun Class...

Columbus man shoots to frighten dogs attacking woman

NBC4i.com reported recently that a woman was hospitalized after she was bitten on the hand by two dogs, and that she has an armed man she was walking with to thank for scaring them off before they could do more harm. From the article : Columbus police were called to the 3300 block of Lone Spruce Road at about 7:29 a.m. Monday to assist EMS and animal control personnel regarding a dog bite. Police...

Lima jury finds gunman acted in self-defense

The following article was originally published by The Lima News . Republished with permission. by Greg Sowinski LIMA — A jury acquitted Dontez Parks, who has a concealed handgun license, on Wednesday [May 30] finding he acted in self-defense when he shot another man who he believed he was trying to enter his van to harm him and his two children. "I feel good today about the decision," Parks said...

FLASH: Obama claims executive privilege over "Fast & Furious" documents; Congress to move ahead with Holder contempt vote

"You know, there's been a tendency on the part of this administration to -- to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there's something a little shaky that's taking place. And I think, you know, the [Bush] administration would be best served by coming clean on this. ...I think the American people deserve to know what was going on there." - Barack Obama, 2007 ----> UPDATE 4:20 pm...

Rep. Patmon's HB563 (Mandatory "Safe" Storage of Firearms) is based on several anti-gun myths

by Chad D. Baus Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) has introduced HB563, gun control legislation that would "prohibit any person from storing or leaving a firearm in the person's residence unless the firearm is secured in safe storage or rendered inoperable by a tamper-resistant lock or other safety device if the person knows or reasonably should know that a minor is able to gain access to the firearm and...

Summer Safety: NSSF® Reminds Gun Owners to Store Their Firearms Securely at Home

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- With target-shooting activity peaking during summer months and youngsters finishing the school year, now is a good time for gun owners to review procedures for storing their firearms safely at home, says the National Shooting Sports Foundation®, the trade association for the firearms industry. NSSF® reminds firearm owners that on returning home after spending a fun day at the...

Pepper Spray- How to Choose it and How to Use it

by Greg Ellifritz Many of the questions I receive from students involve the use of chemical sprays. It seems that nearly everyone carries or is contemplating the carrying of some type of Mace or chemical irritant. Accurate information about the selection and use of these chemicals exists, but it is often difficult to find truth in the sea of lies and misinformation promulgated by the chemical...

Mike DeWine serving up ice cream and homemade pie, and you're invited!

by Larry S. Moore (JAMESTOWN) Mike DeWine. Say that name amongst gun owners and you will get name recognition and a response. Mike DeWine is a long-time name in Greene County, Ohio and national politics. When he returned to Ohio he made a significant effort to engage various organizations. DeWine reached out to leading Second Amendment advocates. He also contacted Ohio groups representing gun...

Study has Attorney General Mike DeWine seeking to clamp down hard on repeat violent offenders

by Chad D. Baus & Jim Irvine The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that in response to a new study showing that a small group of repeat violent offenders is responsible for a third of all violent-crime convictions, Attorney General Mike DeWine is planning to propose legislation to keep such felons behind bars much longer. From the article : "We cannot afford not to lock up a three-time...

What BFA's candidate grades mean

BFA-PAC issues both endorsements and grades to help you better understand each race and how the candidates stack up on Second Amendment issues. We base our decisions on voting records, candidate surveys, and personal knowledge of each candidate. We generally know incumbents better and are incumbent-friendly, so incumbents will generally get the endorsement when two candidates are substantially...

K.I.D.S© - A Proactive Approach to School Murders

by Ron Borsch EARLY CITIZEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OPTIONS Just as we have mistakenly treated the symptoms of a malady instead of the root cause, so too have we failed to adequately address the copycat root problem of Rapid Mass Murder© (1) by an active killer (2) in educational facilities and workplaces. When the shooting starts, the "Final Option" for citizens is to run, hide or fight. An armed...

Cravaack passes amendment to improve U.S. aviation security in opposition to Obama's plans to disarm pilots

WASHINGTON -- [On June 6], the House unanimously agreed to the amendment offered by U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack (MN) to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2013, which would increase funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program. Importantly, the amendment is fully offset and will not cost taxpayers any additional money. The Cravaack amendment increases...

FBI crime statistics show violent crime declines again...

Preliminary crime statistics for 2011 released June 11 by the FBI show a 4 percent decrease in violent crime--a continuation of a long-term downward trend nationwide. The report highlights that all four violent crime categories--murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault--declined in the country's four major geographical regions and in all city population...

Ohio House Passes Firearm Bill to Modernize Reciprocity & Concealed Carry

Editor's Note: This article was updated as information became available. By a 59 - 28 margin, the Ohio House has passed House Bill 495, sponsored by Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), which will reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states. HB495 makes three changes to current law:...

Senators Tester and Thune Introduce Vitally Important Sportsmen's Act Amendment

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) have filed an historic package of sportsmen's bills as an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill that includes NSSF's top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act, which would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances...

LIVE: WATCH HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE ON HOLDER CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS RESOLUTION!

The United States House of Representatives is debating contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for his refusal to comply with a subpoena requiring him to release documents related to Operation Fast & Furious. The House is in session now. Click here to watch it live! You can help by contacting your U.S. Representative today and respectfully asking him or her to vote "Yes" on...

HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization) passed by House committee; Floor vote scheduled for TODAY!

HB495, a bill introduced by Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) to reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states, has been passed by the House Committee on State Government and Elections. The vote count was a straight party-line vote, with 12 Republicans voting for the bill, and all nine...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. Chairman Jim Irvine and attorney/ author Scott Kapas testify in support of HB495

On Tuesday, June 12, the House Committee on State Government and Elections, which is chaired by BFA "A" -rated Rep. Ron Maag, heard testimony on HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization). HB495 makes three changes to current law: Changes to automatically honor other states licenses, similar to a driver's license Eliminates the "demonstrated competency" requirement for 2nd and future...

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