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Meet Jon Husted, Ohio’s Top Election Official Who May be Governor

With all of Ohio’s statewide officeholders reaching their term limit in 2018, the in the race to become the next Governor for Ohio is already heating up. One man thought to be ready to throw his hat into the ring is Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Jon Husted was elected the state’s top election official in 2010 with nearly a half-million votes to spare. In his 2014 bid for reelection, he won...

NRA-ILA State Legislative Liaison John Hohenwarter earns BFA's Guardian of Freedom Award

Editor's Note: The following remarks were given by Buckeye Firearms Association President Jim Irvine at the 2017 Buckeye Bash in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. A few years ago, we began presenting the Guardian of Freedom Award to select individuals who have gone above and beyond in defending and restoring the Second Amendment in Ohio. This is an award that is not given lightly, but is given to...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller “guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.” Gorsuch made the comment during an exchange with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-...

Record gun sales followed by record low accidental deaths

In 2016, there were approximately 27 million (27,000,000) firearms sold. In 2015, 23 million guns changed hands. If the anti-gun narrative held true, it would stand to reason that accidental gun deaths climbed accordingly. But they didn't, at least not according to the statistics from the National Safety Council (NSC). Their injury report for 2015 has accidental deaths by guns at an all time low...

Dayton man jailed after being shot breaking into home

WHIO (CBS Dayton) is reporting that Danny R. Bryant, 37, is in jail with two counts of aggravated burglary and burglary - and two bullet wounds - after allegedly attempting to force his way into a Dayton residence 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. The...

Important Safety Recall – MARCH 2017 Walther CCP Pistols

Walther Arms has identified a potential condition in Walther CCP pistols that could potentially cause it to discharge if dropped whether the manual safety is engaged (on) or disengaged (off). The safety of our customers is our paramount concern so we have voluntarily initiated this recall because of the possibility of a drop-fire occurring. Please do not load or fire your Walther CCP pistol and...

Delta Airlines Changes How You Fly with Guns

It seems Delta Airlines pulled a fast one on this writer, talk radio host, commentator, and more importantly, all of us as the flying public. Last week on these pages I wrote about an emailer’s experience flying on Delta airlines out of Norfolk , VA to St. Louis with a checked firearm. It seems he had been given some information he had never heard before, and the process was different than he had...

Representative Wiggam introduces HB142 (Repeal LEO notification)

State Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) has introduced a bill which seeks to reform, or "de-Taft," another portion of Ohio's concealed carry law. House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed carry licensee must "promptly inform" an approaching law enforcement officer that the licensee is a licensee and is carrying a concealed handgun. In...

"Ohio Gun Owners" is not here to help

Recently, a group calling itself "Ohio Gun Owners" has been sending fundraising emails to gun owners around the state. The emails are signed by "Executive Director Chris Dorr" and claim that the "Ohio Constitutional Carry Act" is about to be introduced. The email also directs recipients to a petition and a plea for donations. Sounds great. We all want Constitutional Carry in Ohio. The problem is...

Legislative Leaders Set to Address Sportsmen at Reception

Senate President Pro Tempore, Bob Peterson and Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring will address Ohio sportsmen and women at the annual Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Reception on Tuesday, March 28, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Athletic Club of Columbus from 6-8 p.m. All Ohio sportsmen are encouraged to attend! The event is free of charge. Food and refreshments will be served. “We are honored to have...

8 Red Army Female Snipers of World War II

EDITOR'S NOTE: March is Women's History Month. Women are the fastest growing segment in the shooting sports, and we continue to celebrate with another excellent article from regular contributor Michelle Cerino. A sniper is defined as a highly trained marksman who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed...

Ohio Gun Laws Changed March 21 - Restrictions Removed for Concealed Handgun License Holders

COLUMBUS, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased that Senate Bill 199 takes effect today. It makes a variety of improvements to Ohio law that allow Ohio gun owners with a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) to more fully exercise their rights. Beginning today, business entities, property owners, and public or private employers can no longer ban a person who has been issued a valid CHL from...

NSSF: Call today to Protect Your Second Amendment Rights!

Your action is needed today to protect your Second Amendment rights. The U.S. Senate is considering the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court – and your Senator needs to hear from you ! Here’s why your rights are at stake. A recent court ruling from the 4th Circuit in the case of Kolbe vs. Hogan has put your Second Amendment rights in jeopardy. The absurd ruling in Kolbe vs. Hogan...

Saved by the Bell: Strategies to Prevent Extra-Curricular School Shootings

[Recently] I wrote an article describing how school shooters have recently been utilizing the chaotic time periods immediately before or after school as well as busy lunch periods and fire drills to launch their shooting attacks. This trend is growing. Almost half of the school active killer attacks in the last three years have been outside of normal school hours. All of the other school attacks...

NSSF Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of Target and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2017 in the Senate

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the bipartisan introduction of S. 593, the Target and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2017 in the U.S. Senate, sponsored by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), John Boozman (R-La.) and Heidi Heitkamp...

A Fourth Circuit Trifecta: New Rulings Confirm Need for Judges who Respect Second Amendment

Anyone still unconvinced about the importance of the courts and the need for justices who support Second Amendment rights had plenty of food for thought [last] month, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issuing two anti-gun opinions in rapid succession. These follow a troubling decision in January, United States v. Robinson , addressed in a previous alert . On February 17, the...

Historical Huntresses Delia Akeley and Mary Kingsley

Editor's Note: March is Women's History Month, Women are the fastest growing segment in the shooting sports, and we plan to celebrate with another excellent article from regular contributor Michelle Cerino. Writing about early female big-game hunters, aka historical huntresses, was not as easy as I thought it would be. I chose 2 women, Delia J. Akeley and Mary Kingsley, who I feel exhibited...

Partnership for Safety of Children Around Firearms Launches Store it Safe Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6, 2017 — The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) has teamed up with firearm owners, pediatricians and others to create the Partnership for Safety of Children Around Firearms, and a pilot program called Store it Safe, to encourage safe storage of firearms and educate families about safety issues. "Twenty-five percent of Ohio counties have had gun-related...

Designing Your Outdoor Shooting Range

Editor's Note: As articles about irresponsible rural gun owners allowing rounds to escape from home-made ranges featuring poorly-constructed backstops continue to make headlines , Buckeye Firearms Association is dedicated to continue efforts to educate gun owners on the importance of range responsibility. Following are links to recommended resources to ensure that "if it's shot here, it stays...

Dayton Daily News asks "Do concealed-carry laws make us safer?"

As part of a series of articles prepared in the run-up to implementation of SB 199 on March 21 , journalist Lynn Hulsey of the Dayton Daily News (DDN) has written an article entitled "Do concealed-carry laws make us safer?" The article begins with this: Concealed-carry advocates say laws allowing permit-holders to keep guns close at hand serve as a crime deterrent. Opponents say just the opposite...

Regional Ohio firearms-related events, including one this weekend!

Occasionally Buckeye Firearms Association is made aware of regional firearms-related events that may be of interest to our readers. Following are details on two such events. REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition Third Annual Preppers Ball - March 11, 2017 The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pleased to announce that their Third Annual Preppers Ball. This Tallmadge, Ohio based event...

#Don'tDigTheRig (Of Gun and Magazine Holsters)

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...

NSSF Lauds Secretary Zinke's Downing of Obama's Last-Minute Lead Ban

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praises [Interior] Secretary Zinke's swift action in scrapping the ban on lead by hunters and anglers in outdoor recreation that was passed on the final full day by the Obama administration. "It's time to put ammunition back where it belongs...

Cornyn Introduces the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017” in the Senate

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on Wednesday introduced his version of interstate carry legislation, titled the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Cornyn’s bill follows an earlier release in the House by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) of the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Both bills seek to address the problem of law-abiding concealed carry permit holders having to...

Women’s History Month: Move Over Annie, These Women Were Great Shooters, Too!

EDITOR'S NOTE: March is Women's History Month. Women are the fastest growing segment in the shooting sports, and we plan to celebrate with some excellent articles from regular contributor Michelle Cerino. March is Women’s History Month. Trying to decide whom to write about, I first thought of Annie Oakley. However, since everyone knows about her, I decided to dig a little deeper. Following are 4...

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

On Tuesday, February 28, President Donald J. Trump signed the repeal of an Obama-era Social Security Administration (SSA) rule that would have resulted in some 75,000 law-abiding beneficiaries losing their Second Amendment rights each year. The SSA rulemaking was issued in the waning weeks of Obama’s presidency and targeted those receiving disability insurance or Supplementary Security Income...

Annual Attorney General Summary on Concealed Carry: 2016 marks busiest year on record

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the annual report. 2016 was another record year with more licenses being issued than any year in the nearly 13 years Ohio has issued licenses. 2016 established new records for 117,951 new licenses issued, 158,937 total licenses issued (includes renewals) and over...

First annual Great American Gun Run to be held on July 2nd

Two great things that go great together In the big family of Second Amendment lovers, we are the most diverse group of folks the world has ever known. Heck, I have even met self-proclaimed liberals who fervently support firearm rights. (Between you and me, I think they are really Independents, but I digress.) In modern society you will not find a bigger supporter of your Second Amendment rights...

Ohio UPS employee killed while sitting in her vehicle on company property

On February 17, reports say a United Parcel Service (UPS) employee was shot and killed by an abusive ex-boyfriend as she sat in her personal vehicle on company property. From the Columbus Dispatch : Columbus police say Danny Fabro, 54, drove to the Far West Side UPS distribution center where [Joyce] Fox, 50, works and shot her in the head in her vehicle in the employee parking lot. She was later...

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