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Everytown’s “Grandad” Misses the Mark

Proponents of Maine’s Question 3, regulating every firearm sale and “transfer” (a change in possession, without a sale or change in ownership) have released a television ad urging voters to support this misguided ballot measure. In the ad by the Everytown for Gun Safety affiliate, grandpa is shown in the woods with his young grandson. Grandpa says the shotgun he has is the same one his...

Faith in gun bans: Magical Thinking

My brother Chris and I were once again asked to offer up a rebuttal to an editorial in USA Today newspaper [recently]. Unfortunately, the paper rescinded the offer when Chris Cox, executive director of NRA’s lobbying division, offered to do the job. This is the longer version of what we had to say. In their editorial, the USA Today editors called for a ban on “assault weapons.” They talked about...

Bloomberg Ponies Up $300 Million Dollars to Attack Gun Owners

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Manuel De La Pena) Michael Bloomberg probably realizes he has only so many years left to spread around his enormous fortune to inflate his ego and manipulate every sphere of human activity. So it was [recently] that the New York City billionaire came up with a cool $300 million for the School of Public Health that bears his name at Johns Hopkins University in...

Another Ohio school district moves to arm staff with guns

WEWS (Cleveland ABC) is reporting that three Coshocton County school districts may soon arm staff members with guns to preemptively protect students in the event of an active shooter situation. From the article : River View Local Schools, the Coshocton County Career Center and Coshocton City Schools have been working with the county sheriff's department to train staff members and implement...

Second Amendment Keeps Winning

With a propaganda machine that only a billionaire can buy, Everytown for Gun Safety and its affiliated organizations continue to spread the falsehood that the anti-gun movement is gaining ground in the state legislatures. As part of this “story of success,” they also attempt to argue that the tide of public opinion is shifting in favor of so-called “common-sense gun reform,” and that a majority...

VIDEO: BFA's Jim Irvine and Linda Walker address Gun Rights Policy Conference

The Second Amendment Foundation’s 31st Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Tampa was streamed live on the conference days – Sept. 24 and Sept 25, 2016. Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) President Jim Irvine and Vice President Linda Walker both addressed the conference. Walker spoke on behalf of Chris Cox and NRA-ILA Saturday morning, and Jim spoke on behalf of BFA Saturday afternoon. This is...

Firearm Tech: Are "Smart" Guns Even Realistic?

At frustratingly regular intervals, the debate around gun control crops up, and every time there is a discussion about smart guns. The general idea is to have a gun that will not fire unless authenticated and authorized. There’s usually a story about a young person who invents a smart controller and another company that is struggling because they just can’t get “Big Guns” to buy into the idea. We...

The police shootings of three black men you've likely never heard of

Issues of race and police-involved shootings continue to permeate the national conversation, but not every case draws the attention of the national media or organizations like #BlackLivesMatter. In choosing to write about this subject, I recognize I am entering dangerous waters. Persons on one side of this conversation are often unwilling to tolerate any mention of the fact that many of these...

Clearing semi-auto handgun malfunctions

If you’ve shot a semi-auto handgun more than just a couple of times, it’s happened to you. Malfunctions are the bane of self-loading firearms. There are many causes of semi-auto handgun malfunctions; common ones include: poor technique by the shooter, mechanical problems, ammunition, dirt, improper lubrication, weak springs and magazines. With so many potential failures facing us, it’s important...

Dillon Sportsman Center Hosts Another Great Youth Shoot

It was another great turn out at Dillon Sportsman Center, in Nashport, Ohio for the 8th Annual Buckeye Youth Shoot. This event, open to all youth with a passion for shooting sports, is held each year on the second weekend in September with registration opening in June of the same year. Thanks to the generous support of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, a $500.00 grant from Step Outside Ohio and...

LIVE VIDEO: Buckeye Firearms Assoc.'s Jim Irvine and Linda Walker to address Gun Rights Policy Conference

The Second Amendment Foundation’s 31st Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Tampa will be live streamed below on the conference days – Sept. 24 and Sept 25, 2016. Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) President Jim Irvine and Vice President Linda Walker will both be addressing the conference. Walker will be speaking on behalf of Chris Cox and NRA-ILA Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Jim will be speaking...

Professor: Take Granny’s Gun

Gun ban advocates, knowing their goals aren’t especially popular with the American people, have in recent years tried to couch their agenda in more innocuous-sounding terms. They don’t want to ban all guns, they’ll say, they just want to keep them out of the wrong hands. But once you start paying close attention to their claims, you realize that the “wrong hands” might be closer and more numerous...

Headline: These students are leaning toward colleges that allow concealed handguns on campus

Football games, Greek life, spacious dorm rooms, dining halls - these are all qualities aspiring college students typically take into consideration when choosing a school. But now, some students are eager to earn their degrees at schools where they can carry concealed handguns for protection. Caroline Graziano, a Virginia high school senior, says she would feel safer going to a school where...

Abracadabra! Gun Owners Reappear Like Magic!

People who tell pollsters that they own guns: Now you see them, now you don’t. A new poll from Pew Research has found that 44 percent of American households own guns, up a whopping 29 percent from the figure reported in a poll conducted for the same organization two years ago. Impressed by the incredible trend, the Washington Examiner reported, “more homes are reporting having a weapon inside,”...

TV ads show Strickland doubling down on sharp left turn to gun control

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland, desperately behind in the polls, is releasing a new ad attacking Sen. Rob Portman for his opposition to Democrats' gun control measures. From the article : The 30-second spot, which will air in Cleveland and Columbus, features an Ohio veteran critical of Portman’s votes against comprehensive background checks and vote...

Taking Care of Your Guns Before You Store Them

(Image source: FreeImages.com/gulden erikli tüllük) After you purchase a gun, you must store it properly. But, just like that lovely vintage lace dress from your great grandmother or a treasured coin collection from your favorite uncle, you must take care of your newly acquired item properly before storing it. Make it a Clean Machine First thing you should do with any newly acquired gun is clean...

Hillary Clinton Labels Americans “Deplorable” and “Irredeemable”

If there’s one quality any aspiring president should have, it should be a love for America. And not just the America that supports that person’s candidacy, but the whole melting pot of people, backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints that make up this great nation. On the other hand, hatred for America, or any significant part of it, should be a disqualifier. That’s just common sense. Even by that...

Criminal Mindset: “I Saw an Opportunity and I Took It.”

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Phillip Collier) A couple weeks ago we got a call about a stolen bicycle. A college-aged female rode her bike to a local drug store and went inside. She didn’t lock up the bike. When she came out a couple minutes later, the bike was gone. Fortunately, several witnesses saw the theft and got a good description of the suspect. I found him and arrested him (still riding...

Illegal Blocking: College Sports Teams Disarming Athletes?

Editor's Note: Last year the Columbus Dispatch broke the news that Adolphus Washington had been suspended from the Ohio State Buckeyes football program after it was revealed that he was legally carrying a handgun when he was arrested for an unrelated offense. "[T]he revelation that he had the pistol violated one of Meyer’s four core values for the program: no drug or alcohol abuse, no weapons,...

National Hunting and Fishing Day takes place on September 24, 2016

— In the 1960s, hunters and anglers embraced the era's heightened environmental awareness but were discouraged that many people didn't understand the crucial role that sportsmen had played - and continue to play - in the conservation movement. That all changed when sportsmen and women took a stand and embraced conservation through legislation and declarations in the coming years. The National...

Eric Trump discusses guns, hunting, and the Second Amendment

The Trump family has been in the media for many years and, of course, much more so since Donald Trump entered the Presidential race. Perhaps you've seen his sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, on several outdoor and shooting sports shows. When the opportunity to interview Eric Trump presented itself during a visit to the Ohio Gun Collector's Association (OGCA) show and the Sportsmen's Alliance Rally, I...

FBI: 'Toy' gun control won't make officers' jobs any easier

Yet another deadly encounter has happened involving a young person who police say was wielding what turned out to be a BB gun, and it took only moments before gun control extremists began trying to take political advantage of the situation. Media throughout the state, across the nation and around the world are reporting on the death of Tyre King, a 13-year-old robbery suspect who was shot and...

BOOK REVIEW: Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police are Still Minutes Away

Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police are Still Minutes Away , by Chris Bird (Privateer Publications, 2016, 408 pages). (Ammoland.com) Any reasonably informed American can tell you who Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were. Their names are indelibly linked with the name “ Columbine ” as the vile mass murderers of 13 people in the April 1999 incident of that name. But few know...

Clinton Supporter Blames NRA for Chicago Mother’s Murder

The self-proclaimed “Dean of Comedy,” radio talk show host Dean Obeidallah, has blamed a Chicago African-American mother’s murder, allegedly by repeat offenders, on NRA’s opposition to gun control, and he’s attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for attributing inner city murders to policies that Clinton supports. Earlier this month, the young woman was murdered while walking a baby...

Explaining the Objections to Background Checks

Gun owners’ opposition to background checks is probably the most difficult position for non-owners (and even some owners) to fathom. They’re supposed to prevent “people who shouldn’t have them” from getting their hands on guns – or at least that’s what we’re told. But the objection isn’t about what they’re supposed to do, it’s the fact that they have been used to deny an increasing number of...

Fanning the Flames, or Hitch up that Asbestos Pantsuit

The Trump for President website offers a “Pantsuit on Fire” t-shirt. We don’t know how brisk the sales are, but it’s a safe bet that sales are outperforming Ms. Clinton’s ratings as an honest candidate (in one August poll, only eleven percent of registered voters described Hillary Clinton as “honest and trustworthy”). Not too long ago, Shannon Watts, founder of the Everytown affiliate “Moms...

Appeals Court Rules That Non-Serious Convictions Do Not Erase 2A Rights

The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that individuals convicted of certain non-serious misdemeanor crimes do not lose their fundamental rights under the Second Amendment in a decision involving two separate cases brought by the Second Amendment Foundation. The unanimous ruling came from an en banc panel in the combined cases of Binderup v. the U.S. Attorney General and Suarez v. the...

New NSSF Initiative Focuses on Firearms and Suicide Prevention

With suicide accounting for nearly two-thirds of all firearm fatalities annually, the topic of suicide prevention deserves our attention. In recent years the national Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has worked with the Veterans Administration, the State of Utah and mental health agencies to help educate gun owners and the public on how to keep firearms safely out of reach of those who, during a...

Cincinnati news station given extensive access to FASTER class

WLWT (NBC Cincinnati) was given access to a FASTER class this summer, and the resulting coverage has been given nationwide attention. In the report, entitled " Confronting deadly school violence: Teaching teachers how to shoot back ," WLWT News 5 investigative reporter Todd Dykes provides an extensive look at Buckeye Firearms Foundation's Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency...

Recent UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference Marks Dangerous Shift in U.S. Policy

August 22 marked the opening date of the week-long Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland. It also marked a clear shift in U.S. strategy for dealing with this international gun control effort. Historically, UN meetings open with flowery remarks welcoming States Parties and others in attendance to the beginning of a week of discussions. This year that...

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