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Florida concealed carry licensee saves officer's life

FoxNews.com reported recently that a driver who attacked a Florida sheriff's deputy Monday morning was shot and killed by a concealed handgun licensee who warned him to stop beating the officer. From the article : The incident began at around 9:30 a.m. when the Lee County deputy tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Estero. Instead of complying, witnesses said the driver took off,...

2017: What gun rights advocates should expect at the national level - Part 1

[Recently,] the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) held a webinar to offer their insight as to what the firearms and ammunition might expect when the Trump administration takes over the White House. Those observations were tempered with an opening reminder to participants: controlling the White House and Congress doesn't guarantee instantaneous change. Our founders intentionally created...

OSU Knife Attack Proves the Urgency of Passing HB 48 to Eliminate No-Gun Victim Zones

COLUMBUS, OH - The attack at The Ohio State University today is yet another reminder that no-gun "victim zones" do not make anyone safer. According to The Columbus Dispatch , "Nine people were injured when a man ran into pedestrians with his car on the Ohio State University campus, then exited the vehicle with a butcher knife and started cutting victims." Fortunately, an OSU police officer was...

Anti-gun media blows pre-meditated plan to blame gun owners for attack at OSU

Gun ban extremists were so eager to pin another violent attack on your right to bear arms that they got caught blaming Ohio gun laws for what turned out to be a violent attack on The Ohio State University by a person armed with a car and sharp-edged tool. For school shooting victims it's not too soon to discuss our nation's lax gun laws - it's too late Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/...

New York Attorney General Publishes Phony “Trafficking” Study With Flawed, Incomplete Data

[In October,] the New York Attorney General’s Office, led by Eric T. Schneiderman, released a report entitled “Target on Trafficking: New York Crime Gun Analysis” (the report). The report – accompanied by an interactive website – uses ATF trace data to attempt to build a case that the “lax” gun laws of other states lead to firearms being illegally “trafficked” into New York, which has some of the...

Great Tips to Consider for Firearms Deer Season

Most deer hunters measure achievement in terms of camaraderie, enjoying the autumn wood, seeing games, et cetera. Those are incredible yardsticks for the bow hunting season, probably, which in many states runs sufficiently long to give a hunter a few chances to hunt down a deer. When talking about the firearm deer season, however, achievement means every one of those things, a safe hunting trip,...

Ohio's Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season Begins Nov. 28

COLUMBUS, OH – Deer hunting is an extremely popular activity for sportsmen statewide, and Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Ohio’s deer-gun season opens Monday, Nov. 28. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the...

HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) scheduled for hearings in Senate committee

Chairman William Coley II has announced that the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will be hearing proponent testimony on HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m. in the North Hearing Room, and proponent/opponent/interested party testimony on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. The chairman has indicated that...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

NRA Moving National High Power Rifle Championships from Camp Perry

In an effort to keep the National High Power Rifle Championships up to the high standards that competitors have enjoyed for over one-hundred years, the NRA will move the Championship from its historic home at Camp Perry, OH, to Camp Atterbury, IN. This change in venue will take effect during the 2017 National Matches, pending approval by the NRA Board of Directors in January 2017. Dennis Willing...

The “Educational Beatdown”

Rory Miller and Marc MacYoung often talk about social dynamics and what they call an “Educational Beatdown.” The best description of this phenomenon is found in Rory Miller’s article More About Violence Dynamics . Rory says: “Most of the people reading this will be comfortable products of comfortable homes with significant education and socialization. This is the norm in North America, where I...

What is a trauma class and why is it worth three hours of my time?

It has been well over two years since we called for a trauma kit in every school building . At first only a few schools took the call seriously, but over the past year we have seen a steady increase in interest in both the supplies, and the training to use them. This year several districts have held trauma classes for staff. The class we offer is a three hour class. It is a distilled class taking...

Just in Case: The Rationale of Spare Magazines

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... Whether it's because of the inconvenience of yet another item to carry (and conceal), or the old saw, "if I can't get it done in [insert an arbitrary number of rounds here], more probably won't help," many gun owners who carry a defensive firearm "just in case" deride fellow CCW holders who choose to carry one or even two spare magazines ... "just in...

Are Those Really Gunshots?

[Recently], I was reading an article about last year’s San Bernardino active killer attack. The article summarized the attack which eventually led to 14 people being killed and 22 more being wounded. While reading through the victims’ statements, I was stunned yet again to see how many of the victims were in denial about the attack, even after hearing gunshots. Like many other active killer...

Police, Firefighters Urge Support For Bill To Arm Tactical Medics

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that police and emergency medical personnel told a House committee this week that a pending bill ( HB 529 ) to arm tactical medical responders would enable them to better protect victims and themselves. Those testifying were met with objections from Rep. John Boccieri (D-Alliance). From the article : The representative's sticking point is language granting...

The “Shall-Issue” Concealed Carry Movement

With the enactment of a “Shall Issue” concealed carry law in Illinois (the law was passed in 2013, but did not take effect until 2014), all 50 states now authorize some legal means for their citizens to carry concealed firearms. Of those, 41 states have “Shall Issue” laws, while the remaining 9 have “May-Issue” laws. In those states with “Shall-Issue” laws, a citizen must be granted a license if...

Your Tactical Training Scenario…Nosy Shopper

Imagine standing in line at the grocery store waiting as your spouse pays for your purchases. As your spouse keys in the pin number for the debit card, a man behind you in line pushes past you and begins trying to see the numbers your spouse is inputting on the keypad. You tell the man to step back. He ignores you and continues to try to get a closer look at your spouse’s pin number. What do you...

GOP: Pass bill to restore Second Amendment rights

In the wee hours of the morning of Nov. 9, a collective sigh of relief flowed from the hearts of millions of American gun owners. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party had pushed gun control as a major issue in the election, raising serious anxiety among GunVoters. In the end, that GunVoter concern exacted a heavy toll. While GunVoters can’t take sole credit for Hillary Clinton’s defeat, we...

8 Quality Carry Guns for Under $400…Or Not

Guns and Ammo ’s online magazine ran an article touting the 8 best “quality” handguns available for under $400. I like the premise of the article, but I can’t say that I agree with the author’s choices. Check out the article HERE . The author chooses the following guns as “affordable, reliable carry guns“. I don’t think he’s ever shot any of these monstrosities. Let’s take a look at his list: 1)...

BFA endorsees to pack Senate majority leadership for 132nd General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by Senate Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 132nd General Assembly, which convenes in January. The incoming Senate Republican Caucus elected BFA "A+"-rated Sen. Larry Obhof to serve as Senate President. The other members of next year's Senate Republican leadership team are: "A"-rated Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina),...

Why your firearms training MUST include stress inoculation drills

The FBI has decided to switch back to the 9mm Luger/Parabellum cartridge after using the more powerful .40 S&W cartridge for many years. Their move away from the 9mm was prompted by the 1986 Miami shootout between FBI agents armed with 9mm handguns and two armed robbers where the rounds fired by the FBI agents proved to be woefully lacking in stopping power. The FBI began experimenting with...

BFA endorsees to pack House majority leadership for 132nd General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by House Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 132nd General Assembly, which convenes in January. The incoming House Republican Caucus elected BFA "A"-rated Rep. Cliff Rosenberger to continue serving as speaker of the House. The other members of next year's House Republican leadership team are: "B+"-rated Rep. Kirk...

Multiple pro-gun rights bills scheduled for hearings in House committee

Chairman Ron Maag has announced that the House State Government Committee will be hearing testimony on multiple pro-gun rights bills this week. On Wednesday, November 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 121, the committee will hear: Propontent testimony on SB 199 (Active Duty Armed Forces Concealed Carry/ Handgun Transfer), which seeks to modify Ohio law to allow our active duty military to carry firearms...

A Historic Election Night for the Second Amendment

[Recently], we observed how the mainstream media – which had become little more than a super PAC for Hillary Clinton – had already tried to write-off Donald Trump and his supporters. “But the media and Clinton campaign … don’t get to write the final chapter to this story,” we noted. “You do.” And you did. Did you ever. Once again, NRA’s members and supporters proved to be the most potent...

Two Discovery Channel shows on Henry Rifles this Saturday

Please join us for an action-packed hour filled with everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Henry Rifles and the Henry Way of treating our customers. The first show starts at 7:00AM ET and will go through our entire product line, including new models that have never been seen before and our new shotguns that will be available in January. The second show starts at 7:30AM ET and features an...

What You Don’t See Can Get You Killed!

Duhhh...but what you should see, but don’t, is the real problem! When I was still on active duty with the Air Force, it was not that unusual to hear about fighter-bomber aircraft crashing on the bombing and gunnery range during training. Investigators often found that there was no mechanical problem that caused the aircraft to crash. As a result, the cause for the crash was often attributed to “...

Choosing a Firearms Instructor

When you decide to take a firearms training course, what criteria do you use to choose which one to take? Is it the content of the course? The cost of the course? When the course is available? Or, what the qualifications of the instructor are? When you take your first course, the factors that guide you are probably a combination of the content of the course—i.e. what you want to learn or get out...

Ted Strickland's absolute implosion a lesson to would-be Second Amendment turncoats

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R), a 2016 Buckeye Firearms Association Political Action Committee (BFA-PAC) endorsee who has been repeatedly attacked over the past few years by gun ban extremists funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has been re-elected to his seat by a stunning 22% margin over his opponent, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D). In the run-up to the election, Portman was polling...

Campbell, Ohio Police Department holding gun raffle

WKBN 27 is reporting that the Campbell, Ohio Police Department is holding a gun raffle to raise money for a new K9. Storm, the department's current K9, was involved in a car accident in July, forcing him to "retire" to lighter duty. Replacing him will be expensive, costing about $15,000. Campbell Officer Eric Manning says Storm has had quite a career. "He's had hundreds of drug-related arrests...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC 2016 Endorsees Overwhelmingly Successful on Election Day

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorsees were overwhelmingly successful on Election Day 2016. Every BFA PAC statewide endorsee sailed to victory. Pro-gun rights candidates were also victorious in many national races for U.S. House and Senate, as voters sought to repudiate President Obama and Hillary Clinton (the person he endorsed to carry on his agenda), including efforts to pass a universal...

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