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Three self-defense bills scheduled for further hearings, possible amendments & vote in House committee

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be hearing testimony on three self-defense bills on Wednesday, July 5 at 1:00p.m. in Room 115. The committee will be taking up consideration of HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification). House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed...

Op-Ed: The Weird Thing That Happened As Firearms Sales Surged

Firearm sales hit a record high last year as the FBI processed more than 27.5 million background checks on gun buyers. This year, sales have eased up a bit, but they're still on track to hit the second-highest number ever. Despite the dramatic increase in the number of guns in circulation, though, there was an interesting statistic that dropped. No, it wasn't the crime rate, which, although...

Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2620, the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act." This bill would remove ATF's authority to use the "sporting purposes" clauses in federal law in ways that could undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment. Under Chairman Bishop’s legislation, all lawful purposes – including...

From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

The fun police have already set their sights on [yet another] cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “ Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period. ,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt guns. According to Levy, no child should be permitted to use a water gun under any circumstances. That a particular squirt...

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

As if the country’s media weren’t already sufficiently co-opted by anti-gun advocates, [in May], Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety announced an effort to pervert an additional facet of American entertainment. The billionaire bank-rolled interest group has developed the Everytown Authors Council. According to Bloomberg’s astroturf campaign, “The Council is designed to harness the power...

Still Too Many Guns?! UK Gun Controllers Full-Steam Ahead

In the U.S., sophisticated gun control advocates are careful to disguise their near-term aims as “common sense” reforms or “reasonable” gun safety measures. But what happens when all of these so-called “common sense” controls have been enacted? Will gun control advocates acknowledge their victory and permit the few remaining gun owners to live in peace? If recent experience in the United Kingdom...

F Stands for Fail: Washington Post Flip-Flops on Suppressors

The Washington Post -- in one of its rare reversions to journalism – recently issued a fact check that handed Americans for Responsible Solutions and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) three Pinocchios for overstating the noise-canceling properties of firearm suppressors. “There is little that’s quiet about a firearm with a silencer, unless one also thinks a jackhammer is quiet,” the report concluded...

Cross Draw Holsters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Recently, a couple of readers asked my opinion of cross draw holsters for carrying a small defensive revolver on the belt. The readers noted that this style of carry is comfortable and very easy to access from a seated position in a vehicle. Those are certainly worthy attributes of the cross draw position, but I still believe that most folks will be better served with a different style of holster...

What to do when faced with violent crime

To what extent should ordinary citizens become involved in stopping violent crime and terrorism? This question has become more relevant in the age of what the police call the active shooter. For decades, law enforcement agencies, particularly big city police departments, have urged residents not to become involved, give robbers what they want, don’t fight back, call 911. According to John Lott of...

BFA Member Produces Big Screen Survival Movie in Zanesville, Ohio

I've been a movie aficionado since I was young. Whether it was watching Godzilla stomp Tokyo on our old black and white Zenith on Sunday afternoons, staying up late with friends to shudder at "Chilly Billy" horror movies broadcast out of Pittsburgh, or scraping up just enough spare change to go to the Court Theater in Wheeling, WV to be dazzled by sci-fi flicks such as 2001: A Space Odyssey or...

2017 Ohio State SASP Match sets new record for participation

On May 20, 2017, the Ohio State SASP Match was held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio. 120 individual shooters and over 200 entries (pistol and rifle) made this the largest single day match in the five year history of the program. Teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan participated in the match. Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) offers youth from 5th grade through college...

Fast(er) & Furious(er)

If there was ever any doubt that the Justice Department was stonewalling the Congressional investigation into the ill-fated "Fast & Furious" debacle, a 262-page report released yesterday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) should assuage them. The report lays out the fact that while most...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program poised to set new records

I always intend to do updates through the summer as we do FASTER Saves Lives classes. There are so many great stories to tell, but I never find the time to write it down. FASTER is an acronym for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response. It’s a program started after the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown Connecticut that helps schools be prepared to stop armed killers. The FASTER...

Dayton RTA reverses illegal ban on concealed carry

13 years after the Ohio Attorney General first declared bans on concealed carry on city busses to be illegal, the Dayton Daily News is reporting that the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (or RTA, the city's public bussing system) has approved a change in their policies to allow concealed carry on city busses. This author has been reporting on Dayton RTA's illegal ban on concealed carry...

1st Time Ever - FASTER Saves Lives class opens to the public

The FASTER Saves Lives program is opening a very limited number of spots in our July 20-22 class to the public. Churches, businesses, colleges and other public areas are experiencing the same violence we have seen in our K-12 schools. This 3 1/2 day FASTER Level 1 class will prepare you and your family to survive these most horrific events. Created by concerned parents, law enforcement, and...

May 2017 firearms sales set new record high

The May 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 988,473 is an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the May 2016 NSSF-adjusted figure. This is the highest May recorded. 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...

First Annual Buckeye Firearms Foundation Spring Youth Shoot a rousing success

Dillon Sportsman Center, in collaboration with the Buckeye Firearms Foundation (BFF), held its first annual Spring Youth Shoot May 20-21st. This event was added to the already existing Fall Youth Shoot due to its popularity and sellout crowds! The coordination of this event was handled by Boy Scouts of American (BSA) Venturing Crew 45, who meets at Dillon and focuses mainly on shooting sports for...

Your Tactical Training Scenario- Attacked on a Bicycle

It’s spring and people are venturing outside on their bicycles. That also means that criminals and thugs look to victimize these bicyclists. Every spring we see an increase in attacks and robberies of victims on bikes. For an example, check out what happened at the link below: Police Investigate After Bicyclist Attacked By Group Of Teens Bicycle commuters and recreational cyclists are...

Colorado FASTER training kicks off in June; armed school staff to get skills in active shooter

Reprinted with permission of Complete Colorado DENVER — Through a partnership with the Independence Institute and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Coloradans for Civil Liberties (CCL) — which describes itself as an organization committed to restoring the Second Amendment freedoms of Colorado citizens — has opened registration for its first advanced training for school staff members who are armed...

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