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Dairy Queen manager defends self and employees against armed robber

WEWS (NBC Cleveland) reported recently that a Dairy Queen manager with an Ohio concealed handgun license shot an armed robber in Mayfield Heights Sunday evening. From the article : According to police, the robbery attempt happened around 10:21 p.m. at the restaurant at 5713 Mayfield Road. Witnesses stated that a younger male wearing a camouflage jacket and a black knit cap entered the back door...

Public Invited to Comment on Ohio's 2017-2018 Hunting Season Proposals

Ohioans are invited to offer public comment regarding the proposed and future hunting, trapping and fishing regulations at open houses scheduled across the state. The open houses will be held on Saturday, March 4, between noon and 3 p.m., and online comments will be accepted through Sunday, March 5. Open houses provide opportunities for anyone interested in sharing input and participating in Ohio...

Headline: Man shot attempting to break into Dayton home

WHIO (CBS Dayton) reported late last week that a homeowner was able to defend herself with a firearm when a man with a lengthy criminal history attempted to unlawfully enter her home a around 4:40 a.m. From the article : The owner of a Baltimore Street home where a morning shooting occurred said her cousin shot a man who attempted to climb through a window. ... “When crews arrived on the scene,...

Headline: Ohio Woman Starts Furniture Company to Fill Concealed Carry Niche

BearingArms.com's Jenn Jacques recently returned from the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show and wrote a feature on an Ohio-based business that is filling a growing need in the furniture world. From the article : Jill Herro says when she took a concealed carry class eight years ago, she wanted a way to store her firearms around her home in a practical, safe and fashionable way. “When I looked...

Now Hear This: Shooting Sports Are Good for Your Health, But Loud Noise is Not!

We hear it all the time from the anti-gun folks: firearms are a “public health” crisis. The proponents of this theory, of course, ignore the main reason Americans own guns … one that is demonstrated thousands, if not millions, of times a year: they can save the lives of their owners and the owner’s loved ones. An interesting piece published this week at MedicalDaily.com, however, indicates that...

Advice on maintaining your firearms collection from The Gun Doctor

We count on our firearms to function flawlessly whether hunting, target shooting and, of course, in a critical self-defense situation. Those who collect firearms likely perform the required maintenance. Other firearms are often ignored and even abused. Hunting guns may get thrown into a case wet or bounce around in the back of a vehicle. Concealed carry handguns may be carried collecting dust and...

Headline: 2012 case highlights Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's 'pro-gun' record

As the vetting of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continues, a recent article from USA Today highlighted a 2012 case which details the judge's legal mindset when it comes to the Second Amendment. From the article : Advocates for and against gun control agree on this much: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is a "pro-gun" judge and the proof is a 2012 court case in which he...

ATF White Paper: Suppose I Were A Federal Agency...

Suppose I were a federal agency that had not only reflected, but amplified whenever possible, the opinions of my current boss. And suppose one morning, say November 9, 2017, I woke up to the realization that there was going to be a new boss in a few months, and I knew that new boss wasn't going to be, to paraphrase the Who, "the new boss, same as the old boss." What would I do? If I were a...

Headline: Outnumbered 29 to 2, student senator defends gun rights against steep peer pressure

TheCollegeFix.com recently highlighted the work of a student at The Ohio State University to stand up for the Second Amendment in the face of steep opposition from his classmates. According to the article, Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government chose to voice their opinion on newly-passed legislation that provides colleges and universities the option to allow concealed carry on campus (...

ATF Associate Deputy Director Pens “White Paper” on Reducing Needless Firearms Regulations

On Monday, [February 6] the Washington Post reported on a “white paper” written by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ronald Turk that outlines several changes that ATF could make to decrease the burdens placed on gun owners and the firearms industry while maintaining public safety. Titled “Options to Reduce or Modify Firearms...

Confessions of an 'Active Shooter'

Hi, I’m Jeff, and I’m an active shooter. [“Hi, Jeff.”] I’ve been a shooter for most of my life, beginning when I was about 4, shooting BB guns in the back yard with my mom and older brother. When I turned 8, my brother and father presented me with my first .22 rifle, a single-shot bolt-action hand-me-down, and I actively shot that as often as I could. A year later, my father gave me a brand new...

Senate votes to repeal Obama’s ban on gun sales for certain Social Security recipients

The Washington Times is reporting that Congress has approved the first gun rights bill of the new Republican-controlled Washington, voting to erase an Obama administration regulation that would strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights by forcing the Social Security Administration to report some of its beneficiaries to the firearms no-buy list. The Senate took up the bill on...

After this year, there will likely be 16 or 17 Constitutional Carry states

With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry without a permit in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include:...

When Do School Shootings Occur?

Last [month] we had another school shooting. When I read that the West Liberty High School shooter chose to initiate his attack before classes officially began for the day, it got me thinking. It seemed that a lot of recent school attacks have been happening not during the school day, but rather before or after school. When I linked to the story about the shooting on my Facebook page, I casually...

Rep. Patmon's HB 33 (Mandatory "Safe" Storage of Firearms) is based on several anti-gun myths

Editor's Note: The following article was originally published in response to the introduction of Rep. Bill Patmon's HB 563 in the 129th General Assembly. That bill was never considered, and it died at the end of the session in 2012. Patmon reintroduced the bill as HB 31 in the 130th General Assembly. It again failed to be given serious consideration, and died at the end of 2014. Patmon...

Federal court rules carrying a gun means surrendering your 4th Amendment rights

The Fourth Circuit Court has ruled that a person carrying a firearm in West Virginia - a state where carrying firearms is legal - has effectively foregone a portion of their constitutional rights because they are carrying a firearm. OK, it's a mite more complicated than that, but the net-net of the Fourth Circuit's ruling reverses an earlier option that "reasonable suspicion that a person is...

REVIEW: Meet ReloadTactical.com, offering the best guns and gear for style and survival

Once upon a time, the experience of going from store to store to shop around before making a major purchase was as much a part of the pleasure of the buying experience as taking the item home. At my father and grandfather's (and great-grandfather's) car dealership, people would attend "car showings" each fall when the new models were introduced. Whether or not they were even really in the market...

Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics?

The FBI released its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report [recently] and the bad news is that violent crime increased for the second consecutive year. Looking at the January to June period, violent crime decreased from 2012-2013 and then again from 2013-2014. From 2014-2015, we experienced an increase of 1.7%. From 2015-2016? An increase of 5.3%. This includes increases in all categories...

Breaches in Australia and California Show Danger of Centralized Gun Owner Data

Gun rights supporters understand that gun licensing and registration facilitates gun confiscation. Centralized data on gun owners and firearms has long been used to institute subsequent gun controls in the U.S. and abroad. For instance, in 1967 New York City enacted a law requiring that all rifles and shotguns be registered. In 1991 and 2013, in an effort to enforce subsequent restrictions on...

Neighbor voyeur meets armed homeowner

The Sandusky Register is reporting that a man shot while trying to gain unlawful entry into a home was found to have more than 50 mobile phone videos of neighbors, including minor children, at least some of whom were in various stages of undress. The videos appeared to have been taken without the subjects' knowledge. From the article : A resident, Jill Michaloski, told a [911] dispatcher that...

N.E. Ohio Concealed Carry Fashion Show to gain national audience through A&E documentary

February is Conceal Carry Month, at least in Independence, Ohio, where firearms enthusiasts will gather for an exceptional day on February 19. REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pulling back the curtain on concealed carry to expose some of the quality products available in pro-gun fashion for both men and women, and a film crew from A&E will be on hand to document the fun. The day begins...

NRA Supports Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

FAIRFAX, Va. –The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) proudly supports introduction of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R. 629), a bill that would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from restricting veterans’ Second Amendment rights without due process. “No veteran should have their fundamental right to self-defense arbitrarily revoked by...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. Among Groups Invited to Help Mold 10-Year Deer Management Plan

The ODNR, Division of Wildlife (DOW) has formed a Deer Management Stakeholder Organization that will be tasked with helping them develop Ohio’s 10-year deer management plan. The list of organizations includes many of the most interested parties that are able to provide meaningful input regarding Ohio deer management recommendations. A series of 5 quarterly meetings, taking place from May, 2017...

Disinformation Campaign on the Hearing Protection Act Continues

[Last] month the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) with co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) as S.59. Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) – together with 42 co-sponsors – introduced a similar bill in the House as H.R. 367. The bill would remove suppressors from the provisions of the National Firearms...

Should Teachers Be Armed?

Editor's Note: The following article was submitted to WalletHub.com in response to their request for comments for an article they published entitled Should Teachers Be Armed? Experts Pick Sides . The article also features comments from Dr. John R. Lott and Ohio's own Ron Borsch, among others. From the times of ancient yore when kings used guards to protect their castles, to our political leaders...

Obama's parting shot at hunters and anglers

[On the day before Donald Trump's inauguration, the Obama administration] dropped a little parting gift for hunters and anglers: Director's Order 219, "Use of Non-Toxic Ammo and Fishing Tackle". [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director, Dan Ashe's] final directive says that ammunition and tackle containing lead will be forbidden on all USFWS lands within five years, sooner if possible. In a...

Congress Set to Roll Back Social Security Gun Ban

[This] week, Congress is expected to begin the review and potential repeal of a host of Obama Administration regulations put in place during the last 60 days of Obama’s tenure under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Among the regulations specifically targeted for action is the Obama-era Social Security Administration (SSA) gun grab, enacted in the waning days of the anti-gun president’s tenure...

Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization and the Firearms Industry Trade Association Join Forces

LAS VEGAS -- Of all firearms-related deaths in the U.S. in 2015, almost two-thirds were suicide deaths, according to the 2015 Fatal Injury Report, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. To help stem this tragic loss of life, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today announced at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT...

NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has announced its support for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive...

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