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SCARY: “Smart” Gun Glitches Confirm Gun Owner Concerns

As part of his executive gun-control fixes, President Obama has endorsed so-called “smart” gun technology on the premise that if “you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?” Never mind that smartphone technology is currently far from infallible. A fingerprint ID feature is liable to fail when it is cold outside, or when...

Are firearms owners under attack by the BATFE?

Over the last few months, we've received an unusually high number of calls from people who have been legal gun owners for years, and in most cases decades, but now find themselves with firearms disabilities. In the past week I received a call from a gentleman who was renewing his CHL. But the sheriff said he no longer qualified and he was denied. And his current CHL was revoked. Nothing had...

Judge Strikes Newtown Parents' Suit Against Remington

On October 17, a Connecticut Superior Court judge decided in favor of the Remington Outdoor companies, Camfour Holding and Riverview Sales and struck the amended case brought by some families of the victims in the Sandy Hook School tragedy based on allegations of negligent entrustment. In the decision, the judge said that the plaintiffs' allegations did not meet the narrow exception for "...

“Safe Storage” Media Blitz Ignores Historic Trend of Firearm Safety

For months, the Clinton campaign has dealt with a series of damaging and embarrassing email leaks that indicate widespread collusion between the campaign and the Democratic National Committee (during what was supposed to be a contested primary) and with the media (including in debates). This has reinforced the belief of many that the so-called “independent media” is anything but, and in fact...

Your Tactical Training Scenario - Haunted Forest Shooting

(Image source: FreeImages.com/mailsparky) Halloween is right around the corner. ‘Tis the season for scary houses and “haunted forests.” Have you ever thought about what you would do in one of these “haunted” houses or forests if real life gunplay starts to occur? Consider the following scenario: You are waiting in line to enter a “Haunted Forest”. The event is in a deeply wooded rural area...

Poll Shows Americans Fear Government Corruption and Gun Control Over Mass Shootings

Hillary Clinton makes no bones about the fact that as president, she would seek to ban America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. According to her own campaign website, “Military-style assault weapons do not belong on our streets. They are a danger to law enforcement and to our communities. Clinton supports keeping assault weapons off our streets.” Yet even some proponents of increased gun controls...

Our USA Today rebuttal on kid's safety

My brother Chris and I are occasionally asked to offer up a counterpoint to an editorial in USA Today when the paper decides to talk about guns and gun laws. When they decided to offer up an editorial railing about negligent access to guns by children, they invited us to give the gun-owner perspective. These op-eds are always a challenge because we never know exactly what we’re arguing against,...

DO NOT underestimate the importance of Ohio Supreme Court races

There has been much talk about the importance of the presidential election because of the Supreme Court justices that President Clinton or Trump will appoint. Those are critical issues. Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) justices are elected, not appointed. This year there are three OSC seats up for election. Buckeye Firearms Association PAC has endorsed in all three races. Those endorsed candidates are:...

Ohio woman holds armed home invader at gunpoint, praises Second Amendment

A West Akron woman who held an armed home invader at gun point after waking to find the intruder in their bedroom took to social media to express her thanks for her Second Amendment rights. “This is why gun control is a bad idea,” she wrote. “We held him at bay until police arrived about 10 after 7. Did anyone die? No. Could anyone have died? Most certainly. Our guns saved our lives today...

The Fake "Grassroots" Effort to Take Your Guns

In 2014, Mike Bloomberg combined his Mayors Against Illegal Guns and his recently acquired Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, into an umbrella corporation called Everytown for Gun Safety, which he pledged to fund to the tune of $50 million. The primary focus of the conglomerate has been criminalizing unapproved private firearm transfers under the misleading banner “universal background...

Gun Safety at Home - Make Your Kids Part of the Solution

You've probably heard stories like this from time to time: Some children are playing inside. They start snooping around the house and find a gun on the top shelf of a bedroom closet. One thing leads to another and *bang* one of the kids pulls the trigger and his friend gets shot. Who's at fault is a legal question. But the question of who's "responsible" is clear. The gun owner, in this case the...

Politifact: In debate, Portman told the truth about Strickland's record on gun control

In an age where "truth" is seen as relative, media-run websites which claim to examine the veracity of a candidate's statements have been used to create new versions of the "facts." But credit goes to Politifact.com for their examination of U.S. Senator Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) comments about his opponent in a recent debate. In the debate, when a question was posed to him about the candidates’...

3 Essential Books on Concealed Carry

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... Part of the arsenal of any lawfully-armed citizen should be a library of books to enhance mindset, tactics and skills. Books written by authors who have been there, have trained others, or are subject matter experts provide the best education. Below are three books I recommend to help the lawfully-armed citizen stay sharp. Deadly Force: Understanding...

Work Locally with Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative

Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative (CFR) is an NRA-ILA staff person who is living in your area, coordinating our volunteer activities with one goal in mind--ensuring pro-Second Amendment voters turn out to "Vote Freedom First!" on Election Day. Your CFR is recruiting volunteers to: register voters, make phone calls, knock on doors, generate letters to the editor, distribute candidate...

Presidential candidates open final debate with discussion on Supreme Court and Second Amendment

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton opened the third and final debate of the 2016 campaign season with a discussion about their views on the Supreme Court of the United States and the future of the Second Amendment. Debate moderator Fox News' Chris Wallace opened the debate by asking both candidates the following question: "[T]he next president will almost certainly have at...

The Principals of Personal Defense: Coolness

The 5th principal Jeff Cooper wrote about in his book, Principals of Personal Defense , is “Coolness”. If you are confronted with a violent assailant that intends to kill you or inflict serious bodily harm—i.e. cripple— you, you must be able to “keep your head” as you respond. You cannot afford to let fear and panic take control. Instead your response must be logical and well thought out (...

Gun banners lament blocked "safe" storage gun control bills, scoff at gun accident prevention education

On the heels of a joint project by The Associated Press and USA Today Network examining accidental shootings involving children, the Columbus Dispatch has published an article in which gun control extremists lament their inability to pass so-called "safe" storage laws in Ohio. They also reject the fact that real change can and should come in the form of education. From the article, entitled "...

Don’t #DIGTHERIG

Concealed Nation has a regular feature on its website called #DIGTHERIG. It consists of reader submitted photos about their individual chosen concealed carry weapon and holster choices. A huge variety of guns and holsters are featured. All are carried by someone. Unfortunately, some of the choices are less than optimal. Concealed Nation doesn’t provide any commentary about whether the CCW choices...

Leaked Emails Reveal Clinton’s True Gun Control Intentions

No matter the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Senate and House races, Hillary Clinton, if victorious, intends to attack your gun rights. Recently leaked emails of Clinton campaign staffers published by WikiLeaks show that the candidate plans to bypass Congress to enact gun control by executive order. Moreover, undercover video of U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold, released this week by James O’Keefe’s...

Pocket Carry Part 3: Avoiding the Fine Print(ing)

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... You can't predict or mitigate every scenario for discovery when pocket carrying, but there are some simple steps you can take to minimize your risk: 1. Become wardrobe conscious. Look for distinctive wear patterns on the outside of your carry pocket, especially around magazine floorplates or hammer spurs not completely covered by your holster. Also keep...

Show your support for gun rights at Bowling Green gun control debate Oct. 27

Gun control advocates are hosting a "panel discussion" at the Wood County Library in Bowling Green. And we need YOU to be there to show support for Second Amendment rights. Michael Temple, a gun rights advocate, NRA Certified Instructor, BFA volunteer, and former professor at the University of Toledo, will be the lone voice of reason representing gun owners. The panel is stacked against him with...

The unwritten etiquette of 3-Gun

I’m not an advocate of team sports. Depending on other people’s abilities and having others depend on mine is way too much pressure for me. Many of my friends played sports in school growing up, and I frequently attended their games. I experienced firsthand how their parents and coaches would yell and correct them as they played. Even after we left the game, the same parents would complain about...

Pocket Carry Part 2: Leaving a Bad Impression

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... You may have the impression that a diminutive pistol in a quality pocket holster frees you from being mindful of your wardrobe and activity choices - that pocket carry is an alternative to "dressing around the gun" for concealment. If so, you might want to sit down, because it's not good news. Underestimating the human power of observation (even when...

Observations from TDI’s Extreme Close Quarters Class

Readers really seem to like it when I post information about the gun and gear problems I see in class. I could write a 3,000 word article filled with high level tactical insight and it will be virtually ignored. But if I talk about how a certain gun is a piece of crap, the article goes viral. I don’t really understand it, but that’s reality. For some reason, guns and gear are exciting. Tactics...

Pocket Carry Part 1: Why Pocket Carry?

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... With advances in both modern materials and design, concealed carriers now have the viable option of carrying a duty-sized caliber in a "mousegun"-sized package, and many citizens are choosing pocket carry for these diminutive defensive tools. However, there are valid safety and reliability concerns with this method of CCW. So ... why choose pocket carry...

Headline: Reporter with a gun - Lessons from the firing range

The Akron Beacon-Journal isn't known for its fair and balanced reporting on the issue of gun rights, nor even for its accuracy when it comes to writing about the firearms which are occasionally used in the commission of crimes. But kudos to one B-J crime reporter who recognized his ignorance and did something about it . [T]his year when I was working on a story as the police reporter for the...

Legislation Introduced to Protect American Gunsmiths From Reckless State Department “Guidance”

On Wednesday, [September 28] House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Export Control Reform Act of 2016. The bill was prompted by the State Department’s recent move to redefine thousands of ordinary gunsmiths as “firearm manufacturers” subject to its oversight and liable for annual fees of $2,250, as well as mandatory recordkeeping and other...

How to shoot through a concealed-carry purse

(Photo: Beth Ann Baus) Should you carry your gun in your purse and quite possibly shoot through your purse? I found the following quotes from quick, online research regarding this topic: “The first thing a thief is going to grab is a woman’s purse.” “Drawing from a purse takes longer than drawing from a holster on your belt.” “If she shoots through her purse she will only get 1 shot off before...

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