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Guns vs. The Environment

Here’s the short version of the article: the environment wins. Last week I wrote an article about how I was incapacitated after surgery and needed to change the gun I normally carry. I chose to carry my S&W 351C revolver. I had been carrying it for about a week when I went to shoot it. The cylinder wouldn’t open. This is a revolver. They never malfunction, right? Wrong. The cylinder wouldn’t...

Poll: Trump wins 85% of Ohio gun owners

During every election cycle, we are barraged with polling data. Who's up and who's down. Who people trust and who people don't. Whatever your interest, issue, or affiliation, there's a poll on it. One of the more interesting types of polls are "election trial heats," where pollsters ask which candidate people would vote for if they were to vote at that moment. Attitudes can change rapidly in an...

When the Criminal is Armed with Pepper Spray

It finally happened. After nearly 21 years of police work, a couple weeks ago I was threatened by a person wielding pepper spray. I’ve sprayed lots of criminals over the years and been sprayed by some errant shots from other cops on the street, but that was the first time I had ever been confronted by a suspect threatening to use pepper spray against me. We had been dispatched to a suicide...

Judge strikes some of Cleveland's latest gun control regulations, others upheld

Cleveland.com is reporting that a county court has "axed" several of Cleveland’s expansive gun ordinances adopted last year, while upholding others. From the article : On Monday, Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland-Saffold knocked out Cleveland’s firearms ordinances in four ways. The first found the city’s definition of “automatic firearm” to include semi-autos capable of firing more than 31...

5 Things About Personal-Defense Ammunition

Have you ever gone to the store to buy personal-defense ammunition and been completely confused by the number of options? Let’s break down the details, and hopefully your selection process will become easier. Cartridge: This is the complete package of what you load into your gun. Some people also refer to it just as bullets or rounds. The cartridge consists of 4 parts: primer, powder, case and...

Trump vs. Hillary on Gun Rights

Just in case there is any confusion over possible outcomes for the 2016 presidential election, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be our next President and Commander in Chief. Yes, others will be on the ballot, including Libertarian and Green Party nominees, but they have no chance of winning. So let's not kid ourselves. If you're a gun owner and you're evaluating how to vote, these are...

New Electronic Gun Range Open to Public at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is pleased to introduce 10 innovative electronic targets available for Open Public Shooting at Camp Perry. Rifle and pistol marksmen will now have the chance to fire towards the future of competitive shooting from the place that has been a pinnacle of marksmanship for over 100 years. Whether experienced or just beginning, the ground-...

The Texas Tower massacre and concealed carry: If safety matters, understand the facts

The following op-ed was submitted in response to a USAToday editorial entitled " Concealed carry on campus is a bad idea ." The newspaper chose not to publish our response Our children are dying because adults are unwilling to put safety above politics. When killers target our schools/kids, time (not guns) is the problem. Lives are saved when we reduce the time the killer is allowed to kill...

Gun Grip Tips: Too Fat? Too Wide? Too Short? You Have Options!

They say a handgun with the proper grip fits your hand like a well-made glove. You’ll just pick it up and know that it is right. That thought looks great on paper and is something we can all relate to, but it is fish bait. If you catch a lot of fish, the bait was great! If you do not catch a fish, it was the bait’s fault. It is true that your handgun grip should feel good in your hand. If it is...

You can legally defend yourself with a gun if the situation includes these 3 elements

While specific laws vary, it is generally accepted in every state in the U.S. that you have a right to defend yourself with lethal force. Whether you exercise this right legally is based on the "reasonable man" doctrine. In other words, would a reasonable person in the same situation be likely to use deadly force in self defense? What is considered reasonable? Self defense expert Massad Ayoob...

BOOK REVIEW: “Surviving a mass killer rampage"

Chris Bird has released his latest book, “Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage.” Unlike his previous books, written for people who carry guns, this book is written for the masses. If you carry a gun, this is still a book for you, but it may be even more important for those who are troubled by recent mass killings and want to understand them and be prepared for them. It’s not about guns; it’s about...

Now Obama's targeting gunsmiths

The Obama administration has announced new regulatory guidelines that will drive thousands of small gunsmiths out of business. This reinterpretation of existing regulations lowers the bar for what constitutes “manufacturing” of firearms and will require that any gunsmith who performs any service more involved than simply cleaning or replacing old parts with functionally identical new parts...

The importance of the woman vote

Enough is Enough. I have a feeling that the terrorists are not surprised by our elected leaders' responses to the terrorist attack on American citizens in Orlando, Florida in the early morning hours of June 12th, 2016 - but we should be. We should be outraged and appalled by their inability to speak out against the inhumane, inconceivable murders of Americans, and we should take action. There...

Lavish Gun Control Contributions Further Undermine Anti-gun Narrative

A key fiction that gun control supporters have been perpetuating for nearly a half-century gets more indefensible by the day. Whether it’s the latest political cartoon depicting NRA buying-off congress, or an alternate Hillary Clinton Delegate at the Democratic National Convention contending that “all of the money, the big money is with the NRA,” gun control advocates continue to claim that the...

Report: Women with concealed handgun licenses on rise in Ohio

Toledo Blade reporter Elena Saavedra Buckley recently visited a monthly meeting of the Maumee chapter of the Armed Ladies shooting club. The club meets monthly at the Henry County Sportsman Club, a shooting range near Liberty Center, Ohio. Much of the article centers around Tammi Erdman, an NRA-certified instructor who leads the group. From the article : Tammi Erdman was raised believing no one...

When Your Outfit is the Issue: How to Carry Concealed with an Ankle Holster

Quite often the outfit I’m wearing determines my method of concealed carry. Form-fitting shirts are not as conducive as a sweatshirt or sweater for carrying a gun anywhere near my waist. Waist carry is not an issue if I’m wearing a jacket or blazer. I never overlook the option of carrying off body, in a purse or another bag. However, there are times I don’t want to carry a purse and my clothing...

Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2016 CHL statistics; 65% increase over prior year

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2016 and it was another record-setting quarter. There are now 550,000 valid Ohio CHL’s and Ohio honors an estimated 12,300,000 more. Stats at a glance: For the first time, there are 550,000 active Ohio CHLs 32,259 is the most initial CHLs ever issued in the second quarter...

California's Gun Control Freaks

Two years ago I wrote about an idiot politician publicly making a fool of himself at his own scripted press conference. The politician was California State Sen. Kevin de León, and his topic was “Ghost Guns.” The press conference was to publicize de León’s latest gun control bill, a proposal to require anyone making a gun in his or her garage to register it with the state Department of Justice and...

Clinton Her Old Self During Interview

[Earlier this month], Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, where she was asked about the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller , and whether court decisions constitute precedent that should be respected. Clinton answered, or did she? Here’s the exchange between Wallace and Clinton,...

Personal Safety: 7 Ways to Diminish Your Chance of Being a Victim

Over the years I’ve attended several courses and read many books and articles about personal safety. Offered here are 7 key aspects to increase your safety, no matter where you are. 1. Awareness Every personal safety list seems to begin here, so mine will too. An aware person knows something exists, whether it’s a situation, a condition or a problem. Someone who is aware understands what’s going...

BFA PAC announces first round of 2016 endorsements

Buckeye Firearms Association Political Action Committee (BFA PAC) is proud to announce our first round of endorsements for the 2016 general election to be held on November 8, 2016. We are issuing our first endorsements to those who have spent their time in office doing the most work for our members and supporters. That starts with Sheriffs. Click here to see our Sheriff endorsements . From...

"Why Do You Need an AR15?"

The refrain being heard in response to the outrage in Orlando is "why do you need 'assault weapons?'" Our response is too quickly a technical one. Part of that is due to the fact that there are around 100 million gun owners in the United States according to Big Media – no friends to the Bill of Rights – and a good many of us expect people know the deal. There was push-back early in the "Gun...

Beware the "excited utterance" when talking to law enforcement

One of the most important concepts to understand in the laws of evidence is what is referred to as the "excited utterance." An excited utterance is a statement made in response to a shocking event. It is an exception to the hearsay rule and is admissible as evidence against you. Why? The theory is that because it is spontaneous, unplanned, and made while still under the stress of excitement from...

Why You Should Use A Shot Timer as a Training Tool

During the competition season, when I have the opportunity to practice, I always bring along my shot timer. Many shooters hear that high-pitched beep only during a match, because it is most likely one of the least-used tools for training. If you’re like me, you might have never even touched a timer before, but I want to convince you why you should use a shot timer as a training tool. I hadn’t,...

BFA's Ken Hanson recognized for lifetime of work to protect and defend Second Amendment

Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson has been recognized in recent months for his many years of service to protect and defend the Second Amendment. At the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, Hanson was further honored with the NRA-ILA Defender of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award. A photo above shows Hanson (right) being presented the award by NRA-ILA Legislative Counsel...

July 2016 firearms sales jump 27.9% over prior year

The wave of increased gun sales that followed the terrorist attacks in San Bernadino, CA and Orlando, FL, along with more political talk about blaming law abiding gun owners or blaming inanimate objects (instead of the terrorists themselves), has sent firearms sales back through the roof. The July 2016 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,210,731 is...

Keeping Kids Safe In A Broken World

Editor's Note: The following article has been featured at TheBlaze.com . Republished with permission of the author. Children are being murdered in their schools while politicians trade talking points and campaign promises about school safety. Our children are neither partisans nor political chess pieces. What can we do to keep our children safe while politicians jockey for position in back rooms...

Home invasion suspect shot and killed by resident

Cleveland media are reporting that a home invasion ended badly for a man who chose to force his way into a home looking for his former girlfriend. From WEWS (ABC Cleveland) : Witnesses at the scene said 35-year-old Antonio L. Sanford forced his way into a residence in the 1100 block of East 78th Street, looking for his ex-girlfriend. Once inside, there was a struggle with the man who lived at the...

Ted Strickland says Heller author's death "came at a good time"

Audio has been uncovered of former Ohio governor Ted Strickland saying that the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia - author of the Heller decision affirming the individual Constitutional right to bear arms - "came at a good time," all to the applause and laughter of his audience. An audio recording of the remarks, made at an AFL-CIO rally in Cleveland, have been released...

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