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2016 and Your Gun Rights - The Year in Review

While there is far too much to cover in a single article, we reflect on some of the important events of 2016. January: The year begins with yet another round of executive actions by President Obama to attempt to enact gun control against the will of the people and their elected representatives. Using the "opportunity" of yet another domestic terror attack under his watch, Obama issues four...

The Best Coat Pocket Defensive Pistols

Have you ever tried to draw your defensive firearm while you are bundled up in a winter parka? Sometimes it’s harder than one might think. A friend recently sent me an email asking for some winter coat carry advice. He normally carries a 9mm Glock 19 inside the waistband. He lives in Minnesota and found access to his Glock to be rather difficult when the gun is covered up by his heavy winter coat...

ATF Form 4473 Firearms Transaction Record Has Been Revised 2016-2017

U.S.A. –( Ammoland.com )- ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473) has been revised. This article highlights the significant changes to the form. It is highly suggested that you review the entire revised form including all of the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions. All Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) must begin using this form on January 16, 2017. After that date, you may no...

The Myth of the Monolithic Gun Culture

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... It would be nice to think that we gun owners are a culture - that we share certain core values; that we can be counted upon to support each other; that our motives and actions would be universally understood among "our kind." But, as we repeatedly explain to those opposed to gun ownership, a gun is just a tool. And possession of an inanimate object does...

Merry Christmas from Buckeye Firearms Association

Merry Christmas to one and all from all of us at Buckeye Firearms Association. Our best gift is the friendship and support given by each of you throughout the year. As we reflect on the year's passing, we count our many blessings, remember our losses, and give thanks for those who helped us through it all. We each need to take time to appreciate our friends and family during this special time of...

Some Ohio universities announce they'll continue to have unarmed students to be preyed upon

In the wake of passage of legislation which will allow colleges and universities in Ohio the choice of whether to allow concealed carry on their campuses, several Ohio colleges have already announced to would-be attackers that they will not face the threat of armed response from their intended victims. Officials from Wright State , Ohio State , Bowling Green and the University of Toledo have...

Making the Decision to Carry a Concealed Handgun

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... Like most of you reading this, I made the decision to carry a firearm after a long period of contemplation and forethought. Owning and carrying a firearm for personal protection is not a light decision. No one in my family while growing up even considered carrying, partly because it wasn’t a right that was as easily exercised then and partly ... well...

What we can learn from the OSU terrorist attack

On November 28, an Islamic terrorist attacked students at the Ohio State University using both his vehicle and a butcher knife. Eleven students were injured. Fortunately none were killed. If you haven't heard about the attack, check out this article for a brief summary. The terrorist drove his car over the curb and struck six students who were outside a classroom after evacuating from a fire...

Overview of changes to Ohio concealed carry law passed in SB 199

SB 199 has been signed into law by Governor Kasich. It will take effect 91 days after it is enrolled, which is likely to be on or about March 20, 2017. We will have updates leading up to the date new law takes effect, but here is an overview of what passed. Much of what became SB 199 was contained in HB 48 for most of the last two years. The Senate made changes to the bill which the House did not...

Gov. Kasich signs SB 199 into law

[Editor's Note: This article was updated as additional information became available.] Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to report that Governor Kasich has signed Senator Joe Uecker's Amended Substitute Senate Bill 199 into law. In addition to changes originally proposed by Sen. Uecker, SB 199 (Active Duty Armed Forces Concealed Carry/ Handgun Transfer) was amended to make a number of...

Elites Reserve the Right to Decree What is "Fake" and What is "News"

Legacy media corporations like the New York Times and Washington Post have big problems right now. Consumption of their product is dropping. Public confidence in them has tanked. And in front of the nation and the world, they blew the biggest political story in decades by continually pushing the falsehood that Donald Trump had no chance to win the presidential election. Any rational thinker might...

Advocates of loosening Second Amendment regs shouldn't start counting their chickens just yet

Just days before the presidential election, Donald Trump’s campaign announced the formation of a Second Amendment coalition. The announcement said the coalition would be chaired by Trump’s son Donald Jr., along with NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox and 62 other “co-chairs” who will supposedly advise the president throughout his term in office. The list of co-chairs includes several current members of Congress...

Gun ban extremist credits BFA for historic rise in Ohio concealed handgun licenses

The Gongwer News Service has published an article highlighting the latest record increase in Ohio concealed handgun licenses, and examining various theories behind the surge. From the article : A record number of Ohioans now hold a Concealed Handgun License, according to data compiled by the Attorney General's Office. More than 574,000 Ohioans now hold CHLs, a figure the Buckeye Firearms...

NEED CALLS to Governor Kasich to sign gun bill

The fight is not over! Business groups are pushing hard to get Gov. Kasich to veto SB 199! And we need to push back! Call Gov. Kasich NOW! (614) 466-3555 We got SB 199 through the Ohio House and Senate. And with more than 10,000 email messages and phone calls, we moved the bill to Gov. Kasich's desk. But the opponents of this pro-gun bill have NOT given up. They're pulling out all the stops to...

10 Common Shotgun Maintenance Mistakes

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Kevin M) A shotgun is an essential, but expensive, piece of equipment for hunters and recreational shooters. Proper shotgun maintenance is extremely important, but it does not have to be complicated. Those who hunt on a regular basis or simply as a hobby need to learn about proper maintenance in order to prevent misfires or even accidents. Luckily, there is a lot of...

My day as a poll observer

For this year’s election, I did a new job that I had never done before. I was a “poll observer.” Each party may send an observer to each polling location. The observers are partisan, and their job is to assure that the voting process is fair and legal, there is no partisan favoritism, and those handing out campaign material (electioneering) are 100 feet from the entrance and following all laws. I...

#Don'tDigTheRig

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...

Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2016 CHL statistics; 59% increase over prior year

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2016, setting new records. The third quarter of 2016 was the busiest third quarter in history almost ensuring that more initial licenses will be issued in 2016 than any other year. There are now over 574,000 valid Ohio CHL’s and Ohio honors an estimated 12,300,000 more. Stats...

Should You Change Your Defensive Ammunition During Colder Weather?

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Piotr Franczak) I occasionally get questions from readers about changing their defensive ammo to better defeat heavier winter clothing in the colder months. People who consider an ammo change generally do it for one of two possible reasons. The most common is that the person misunderstands wound ballistics. He wants to exchange his hollowpoints for deeper penetrating...

Ladies: Are your Gifts from Good Santa or Bad Santa?

When it comes to giving gifts, is there a Bad Santa or a Good Santa in your life? This time of year you are almost certain to see Santa Claus somewhere nearby as you shop. For the most part he looks the same: chubby, red clothes and hat, black belt and white whiskers. Sure, sometimes he wears glasses, or his beard may be a little grey, but nothing out of the ordinary. What you won’t know until...

November 2016 firearms sales jump 16% over prior year

The November 2016 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,662,338 is an increase of 16.0 percent compared to the November 2015 figure of 1,432,451. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on...

Gun stocks are down, but our opportunities are sky high

So Hillary didn’t win. She will not appoint the next four, three, two, or even one Supreme Court Justice. She will not sign more executive orders aimed at stripping us of our God-given rights. We will continue to be able to buy guns and ammunition. Thank God! But many of us don’t need to buy ammo. We have years of it stored in our houses in case we lost the ability to buy more. We may have bought...

Pro-gun rights legislation passes in Ohio General Assembly, on way to Governor's desk [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

Editor's Note: This article is being updated as additional information becomes available. Despite opposition from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Ohio Manufacturer's Association Ohio Municipal League and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, not to mention gun ban extremists funded by a certain out-of-state billionaire, the Republican-dominated Ohio General...

Pro-gun rights legislation advances in Ohio General Assembly; More action needed today [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

Buckeye Firearms Association is please to announce passage of important pro-gun rights legislation on Wednesday, December 7. The Ohio Senate amended and passed Substitute House Bill 48 by a 23-9 vote. HB 48 allows for concealed carry in places it is already legal to open carry guns. It removes many "victim zones" which are places that are easy for bad people to kill many innocents, such as day-...

Nearly 67,000 Deer Checked during Ohio's Weeklong Gun Hunting Season

COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 66,759 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. Two days (Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18) of deer-gun season remain. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 7-10, 2017, and archery season remains...

BFA's Jim Irvine testifies in support of HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones)

The fate of HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) - a bill that was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives over one year ago by a whopping 68-29 vote - may come down to what happens in Ohio Senate the next 48 hours. HB 48 makes several critical changes to Ohio firearms laws. Currently it is against the law to possess a firearm on school property. There is an exemption for license-...

ACTION ALERT - Gun Bill Needs Your Support TODAY

Earlier, we asked you to contact your legislators about HB 48 to eliminate victim zones and THOUSANDS of you sent emails. The effect was amazing and YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD! NOW another bill needs your IMMEDIATE support ... SB 199 is an important bill that would allow active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces to carry a handgun without a license AND an amendment to this bill would allow employees...

ACTION ALERT - Write your legislators NOW!

We're close to passing an important bill that will help eliminate many no-gun "victim zones" throughout Ohio. But Bloomberg is fighting us! We need your help now. TODAY! House Bill 48 (HB 48) allows for concealed carry in places it is already legal to open carry guns. It removes many "victim zones" which are places that are easy for bad people to kill many innocents, such as day-care facilities,...

Giving a Firearm as a Gift? Some (Updated) Reminders from NSSF

The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative? The first thing to remember if you’re thinking about giving someone a gun is that . . . it’s a gun! You already...

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