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Ohio's Cedarville University nears decision on campus carry

According to a statement released by Cedarville University, a decision on whether to allow concealed carry on the campus is expected to be made in May. The Board of Trustees took up the proposal after students and faculty expressed support through a campus survey and town hall meeting. From coverage in Cedars , the campus newspaper: Cedars conducted a student-wide survey to see how students felt...

Tuscarawas Village Council votes to allow concealed carry on village-owned properties

In coverage of a local village council meeting, the (New Philadelphia) Times Reporter noted passage of an ordinance which authorizes individuals who possess a valid Ohio concealed handgun license to carry concealed firearms into village-owned properties (excluding the library building). According to the article, the issue passed on the third reading, with Councilwoman Marie Abbuhl casting the...

Having a "Blast" at Tactical Defense Institute

Handgun enthusiasts joined the leadership of the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) recently for a fun and educational fundraiser at Tactical Defense Institute (TDI) in West Union, OH. The Range Safety Officers and instructors from Tactical Defense Institute and the Izaak Walton Tallawanda Chapter volunteered their time. John Benner, who operates TDI, donated the use of the facility for the day...

8 Spring Turkey Hunting Tips for You and Your Shotgun

(Image source: FreeImages.com/yousif waleed) In the southern United States, the spring season for turkey is well under way with those in the north lasting all the way until early June. While they aren’t the brightest game in the wilderness, gobblers and hens can be tricky prey and are never a sure thing. As with most things, the best advice you can have is to know your target and know yourself...

Another proactive Ohio school board approves arming staff members

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that another Ohio board of education has formally approved allowing some employees to possess firearms on school premises and in designated school safety zones. According to the article, the new policy, enacted by the Indian Valley Board of Education in northeastern Ohio, will go into effect this fall. Several nearby districts already allow armed staff members...

How I almost shot someone - and the 5 things I learned

The following is a true story submitted to Buckeye Firearms Association. We have concealed the identity of the person involved by that person's request. While most people assume that defending yourself with a gun means actually shooting someone, this story is representative of countless thousands of encounters across the U.S. that likely go unreported to authorities. It shows that simply having a...

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

[Recently], we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on firearm suppressors. On Monday, [March 20,] The Washington Post Fact Checker took a look at ARS’s tweet as well as a tweet by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)...

CMP Unveils New Features as National Rifle and Pistol Matches Near

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is already preparing for the 2017 National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches, fired in June and July on the historic ranges of Camp Perry. The Matches will again feature celebrated traditional events and clinics as well as staple CMP competitions and fresh ones designed specifically for the season. While at Camp Perry, guests may view first...

Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2017-2018 Hunting Regulations, expands straight-walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting

COLUMBUS, OH - The 2017-2018 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state. Overview of deer hunting seasons for 2017-2018: Deer...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation hosts annual Bash w/ keynote speaker David Keene

The Buckeye Firearms Foundation recently held their annual "Buckeye Bash". Supporters from across Ohio converged on Villa Milano in Columbus for the event. The evening was filled with lots of games and prizes, a silent auction plus a live auction. All for the benefit of the educational efforts of the Foundation. Much of the funds raised will be dedicated to the FASTER Saves Lives program, which...

BFA's Linda Walker Re-elected to 2017 NRA Board of Directors

I am honored and humbled once again to have been re-elected to the NRA Board of Directors. I truly appreciate the NRA voting members who voted for me, and have the confidence in my leadership to retain me for another 3 year term. I never take for granted those who cast a vote, or the 5 million members of the NRA the support they’ve shown me. I am neither a celebrity nor wealthy.., far from either...

The reason this wanted man says he stole 18 guns will shock you

Well, at least it'll shock you if you are Michael Bloomberg, a member of the media, a politician who supports so-called "universal" background checks, or one of their clueless followers on social media. Authorities have initiated a nationwide manhunt for a man they say may be intending to target the President of the United States. Before he disappeared last week, police say Joseph Jakubowski...

Firearms Purchases Still Trending Up

We’ve covered – and debunked – the claims that firearms sales are significantly declining under the Trump Administration. The latest FBI report on NICS checks for March 2017 should help put any lingering claims about the “Trump Slump” to bed. The total number of NICS checks, nationwide, is up about 9% from February 2017 which was itself a nearly 10% increase over January 2017. NICS checks aren’t...

ACLU Op-Ed: Arming School Police Officers Sends 'Negative Message'

When it comes to the Second Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has long-been out of sync with its mission "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States." An op-ed written by ACLU senior policy advocate Harold Jones, and published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , shows just how out of sync they really are...

Freedom Wins! Pro-Second Amendment Judge Will Join U.S. Supreme Court

On Friday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch’s nomination was heavily backed by the NRA, both because of the pro-Second Amendment views expressed in his judicial writings and his originalist approach to jurisprudence. Justice Antonin Scalia exemplified originalism in his landmark Heller opinion in 2008 that recognized the Second Amendment...

Ohio Conservation Federation hosts roundtable with Senator Portman

Many of the leaders of the Ohio Conservation Federation (OCF) headed to Medina and the Hill N Dale Club for a morning of pheasant hunting and a discussion of sportsmen conservation issues. Senator Rob Portman joined the group for the hunt and to discuss the issues important to the leaders. OCF leadership included Matt Misicka, OCF President; Steve Gray, OCF Policy Director; Lee Crocker, NWTF...

Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Airsoft Guns

There are a lot of misconceptions and myths floating around about airsoft guns, especially on the internet. This post is designed to debunk some of the most common ones. Although some of these myths (specialized tech details mostly) are spread by experienced players, this post is intended for beginners, parents, and the general public. MYTH: An Airsoft Gun Is Some Kind of Toy You hear this one...

April 19 is Shot Heard 'Round the World Day

Shot Heard 'Round the World Day is a lighthearted annual event held at participating ranges that provides recreational shooters a safe opportunity to celebrate the birth of a nation. At 7:30am on April 19th, 1775, the first shot of the American Revolution was fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. The annual Shot Heard 'Round the World Day event provides enthusiasts and patriots a safe and structured...

The Letter of the Law: Parking Lot Storage Statutes

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Peter de Wit) You can take your kids to work. You can take your pets to work. But you can’t always take your gun to work. Kentucky law – like similar laws in other states – grants protection against disciplinary action for employees who store a firearm in a private vehicle on their employer’s property, if the employee’s possession of the gun is otherwise legal. Bruce...

Reaction to SB 199 by some Ohio businesses shows legislators didn't go far enough

As of March 21, Ohio law says that "a business entity, property owner, or public or private employer may not establish, maintain, or enforce a policy or rule that prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting a person who has been issued a valid concealed handgun license from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition" so long as the firearm/s and ammunition remain in the vehicle with the...

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