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State Nature Preserve Administrator offers clarification on firearms rule signs

Recently a sharp-eyed friend sent a photo of the rules posted at the Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve, located just south of Caesar Creek Lake in Warren County. The sign included language saying no firearms or dangerous ordinance is permitted. He was concerned because he has a concealed handgun license (CHL) and regularly carries for protection. I contacted Mr. Jeff Johnson, State...

Top Ten Threats to Gun Rights in 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election was seen as a huge win for America’s gun owners. Not only is Mr. Trump expected to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court with a defender of the Second Amendment, but his outspoken pro-gun rhetoric on the campaign trial gives gun owners hope that, for the foreseeable future, the right to keep and bear arms is relatively safe. That...

BFA leader Linda Walker named to President Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce that Linda Walker, BFA Board Vice President, has been named as a Co-Chair to President Trump’s 62 member Second Amendment Coalition. Walker has been an elected member of the NRA’s Board of Directors since 2011, and is up for re-election for her third term. Ballots are expected to begin arriving in NRA members' boxes this week. Donald Trump, Jr...

Why TSA is finding more guns in carry-ons

Bringing a gun into an airport checkpoint is a really big mistake, but as more people carry more frequently, such mistakes are bound to happen. The Transportation Security Administration is reporting that the number of guns discovered at security checkpoints at our nation's airports has been steadily growing in recent years. TSA says they confiscated 2,653 guns from airline passengers in 2015,...

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

[Recently], the NRA-supported case Peruta v. California took an important step towards restoring the right to bear arms in California. The plaintiffs in the case, California gun owners and the California Rifle and Pistol Association, filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to hear the case. The filing of the petition on Thursday is the most recent step in a...

Vote for Linda Walker for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors

Dear Fellow Second Amendment Brothers and Sisters, Ammoland readers and NRA Members, My name is Linda Walker and I am asking for your vote for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors. I am an NRA Benefactor member, nominated by the nominating committee and also by petition of the members. I wasn’t required to run petitions, but it’s just the right thing to do! Six years ago when I ran for the...

Vote YES on the 2017 NRA Bylaw Amendments

Below is a message from Allan Cors, President of the National Rifle Association. In addition to the election for the Board of Directors, you will also have the opportunity to vote on changes to the bylaws. Please take the time to review and vote on these important changes modernizing the bylaws for your National Rifle Association. If you're a voting member, watch for your ballot in the February...

Off-duty police officer protects his "castle" from broad-daylight home invader

An off-duty Columbus police sergeant awoke to the sound of breaking glass and shot a would-be burglar breaking into his home in Pleasant Township, according to recent media reports. From the Columbus Dispatch : County dispatchers were alerted by a private security company of a report of an attempted burglary on Gay Road at 11:47 a.m. The sergeant, whom authorities would not identify Tuesday, shot...

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

On January 3rd, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.8th) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which simply allows lawful firearm carriers from any state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. The bill addresses our nation’s patchwork of concealed carry reciprocity laws, where each state determines which states’ permits, if any, they will recognize. Before the...

Re-Elect SEAN MALONEY to the NRA Board of Directors

If you're a voting member of the NRA, you will soon receive your ballot to elect the NRA Board of Directors. Your ballot will be in the February issue of your NRA magazine, which will start hitting mailboxes on January 23rd. As Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, I personally endorse SEAN MALONEY. I am enthusiastically voting for him, and I urge you to vote for him too. BFA has...

Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

[Recently], Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – joined by co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the House by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) – along with 42 co-sponsors – as H.R. 367. The HPA would remove sound suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act (...

2017 – The year ahead

With the New Year, so begins new legislative sessions at the federal level and in Ohio. Republicans control the U.S. Congress, Senate and White House, and most state Governorships and state legislatures. The anti-gun, anti-freedom zealots got their wish in a presidential candidate proud of being anti-freedom and their platform was soundly defeated. Campaigning as unabashedly pro-gun, President-...

Obama's parting shot at the Second Amendment

In the final days of the Obama administration, several agencies finalized new rules and regulations that Mr. Obama had been pushing for. Among those, the Social Security Administration, or SSA, announced that they have finalized rules under which they will be reporting – possibly many thousands of – Social Security benefit recipients to the FBI's National Instant Check System as “prohibited...

While Media Chase “Fear” Narrative; Americans Make their Own Decisions on Buying Firearms

Mainstream media always struggle to explain the fact that Americans choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. In the last few days alone we have headlines suggesting the incoming Trump Administration and fear of hate crimes are behind soaring gun sales. Under the Obama Administration, gun sales surged. The media’s take: nutty people who already have guns are buying even more guns because...

Changes to Ohio concealed carry law coming March 21, 2017

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announce that changes made to Ohio law via the recently-passed Senate Bill 199 will take effect on March 21, 2017. The changes and improvements made to Ohio law for gun owners include the following: Prohibit a business entity, property owner, or public or private employer from banning a person who has been issued a valid CHL from transporting or storing...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 7+ firearms without background check

To listen to President Obama and his gun ban extremist friends tell it for the past eight years, all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed, the Coalition to Stop...

BFA applauds latest OH Div. of Wildlife proposal re: straight-walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting

The Ohio Division of Wildlife has started the annual process of proposed rule changes for hunting and trapping seasons. The Division leadership presented the first proposals to the Ohio Wildlife Council on January 11. Buckeye Firearms Association sportsmen leader Larry Moore regularly attends the Wildlife Council meetings. Many of the proposals involved various small game, waterfowl and trapping...

773 Teachers and Staff Members Get "Armed" Active Killer Training

When an active killer targets a school, the standard protocol is to wait for law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the violence. In 2013, that protocol started to change for many schools with the introduction of the FASTER Saves Lives program, which provides lethal force training and medical response to teachers and staff members. Now after four years, FASTER Saves Lives has trained 773...

After Action Report: BFA's Low-Light/Flashlight class

Being the training coordinator for BFA gives me the opportunity to take some of the classes in which I schedule. I don’t participate in every class we have, but I always load up the magazines and make sure I have plenty of CR123 batteries for low-light/flashlight classes. So many times the self-defense carrier goes to the square, indoor range and practices the things that they are good at, in a...

Lake County (OH) Third-Quarter CHL license revocations four times more than rest of state

Lake County’s 233 concealed carry permit revocations noted during the Ohio Attorney General’s third quarter reporting period is nearly four times the total number of similar revocations for all of the state’s other 87 counties combined. In all during the third quarter of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s concealed carry permit statistical report, the state revoked the documents of 297...

Teacher shames young hunter at NE OH school: "Killing animals is not what we do"

The Medina (OH) Gazette is reporting that a nine year-old first-year apprentice-licensed hunter, whose 2016 Youth Hunt resulted in the harvest of a mature 8 point buck, was later shamed and embarrassed by her teacher at school. From the article : Domonique Yatsko harvested her first deer on the last day of youth deer-gun weekend in November. It was an eight-point buck. To celebrate, a picture...

News of Minnesota dropping reciprocity with Ohio increases calls for National Reciprocity legislation

News that officials in the State of Minnesota have decided to no longer accept concealed handgun licenses from Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas is beginning to trickle its way through the concealed carry community, but for those who haven't heard, here is what we know: As of January 1, 2017, the Gopher State no longer considers persons carrying a concealed firearm in the state with a license...

Home Defense - Mastering Bushes vs. Bushmasters

A while back, we wrote about an inane NBC Today Show segment that recommended homeowners rely on car keys and wasp spray to defend themselves against burglars and other home invaders. A former New York City detective counseled viewers to “buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket [and] keep it by your bedside or the floor… An intruder hit with the spray will be...

Best Caliber for Self Defense: 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP?

Of all of the firearms related quarrels, none rival the argument over which auto pistol cartridge is best for personal defense. This is partly because personal protection is very important, partly because folks assume there has to be a single best answer, and finally because there exists no definitive proof that one works any better than another. With auto-pistol cartridges a triangle analogy is...

Guns & Kids: Should you be armed around children?

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... A young couple needed a break. I’d agreed to babysit their children in my home. Observing the room, most of the things I wanted to keep intact were above munchkin height. I’d watched these two children before and I love them, but there are complications. I carry a concealed firearm all the time. Now, I had second thoughts. With the kids under foot,...

Buckeyefirearms.org: Top 10 News Items of 2016

In 2016 we published, on average, two articles per week day. Over the years, we have published approximately 12,000 articles, covering elections, legislation, and all manner of events and information of interest to Second Amendment supporters. Over 1.3 million different people visited our website last year, creating over 3.1 million pageviews. Ours is an international audience, with visitors from...

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