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Arrest of Mayor Frank Jackson's grandson exposes impotence of Cleveland gun control laws

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported recently that the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has been indicted on two felony weapons-related charges. What Plain Dealer journalist Cory Shaffer didn't bother to note is that Major Jackson is a long-time gun control extremist. The article also failed to mention that Jackson's grandson is not being charged with violating any of his grandfather's...

10 Must Have SHTF Guns

The perfect SHTF gun doesn’t exist all in one weapon, here is a run-down of the features of some of the top-rated weapons available. 1. S&W 686/586 357 Magnum It is made to endure heavy usage and designed with an L-frame, which Smith & Wesson created for durability. The trigger has been modified over the years to make it smoother and more reliable. Bench rest shooting accuracy is at 50...

Rotary Turns 180 Degrees on Restrictive Firearm Policies

In March, we reported on a series of restrictive policies governing firearms that had been approved by the governing body of the well-known networking and service club, Rotary International. This week came a welcome turn of events, as the club’s board of directors announced that the rules, which had been set to take effect July 1, have undergone substantial “clarification.” The policies as...

Report: Some CCW permit applicants waiting months for appointments in Cuyahoga County

Ohio's "shall issue" concealed carry law states that sheriffs shall issue an applicant's concealed handgun license (CHL) within 45 days of their submission, barring any disqualifying reason. But despite Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney's mission statement commitment "to the efficient and effective delivery of safety services," WEWS (ABC Cleveland) is reporting his office's handling of CHL...

Division of Wildlife Chief's job - a revolving door

Under the Kasich Administration, and especially ODNR Director James Zehringer, the position of Division of Wildlife Chief has been a revolving door. Ray Petering, who was fired on July 5, is the latest victim in what appears to be a "don't let the door hit you on the way out" policy. The firing was likely in political retribution for the license fee increase that was opposed by the Kasich...

UK: Police Commissioner Suggests Value of Armed Citizenry, is Quickly Rebuffed

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Debbie Schiel) Every once in a great while, an independent-minded United Kingdom official is overcome with a bout of common sense on firearms. However, such outbursts of reason are typically short-lived, as the gun control apostate becomes the immediate target of the country’s anti-gun establishment politicians and media. Such was the case in 2014, when former Leader...

CMP Sales of 1911s One Step Closer With House Passage of 2018 NDAA

On Friday, [July 14], the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP). In November of 2015, then-President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2016 into...

British teacher's angry letter provides lesson on anti-gun mentality

For many years now, BuckeyeFirearms.org has featured an article on our website entitled " Raging Against Self Defense - A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality ." Written by Sarah Thompson, M.D., the article examines some of the defense mechanisms that are common in gun control extremists. A man identifying himself as a "teacher in England," responding to a flood of recent world-wide media...

The Philando Castile Shooting and Some Advice for My CCW and Cop Readers

[Last month], a Minnesota jury acquitted officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile. This was a controversial police shooting that probably didn’t have to happen. I would encourage all of you to watch the recently released dash cam footage of the shooting if you have not done so. Watch the whole incident. It’s tragic. My take on the shooting is that both the officer...

Man Reunited with Rifle from His Youth with Help from the CMP

Pat Farmer hadn't felt the weight in his hands in almost 60 years. After five decades, the memories flooded back as his fingertips grazed the wood of the stock and gripped it tightly. It was a piece of his personal history, and the history of his country, that his eyes hadn't seen since he was a teen – and now, it's a relic he'll be able to keep for the rest of his life. "I had never dreamed it...

Op-Ed: Once again, the anti-gunners in Ohio target the wrong people

The anti-gun people are, uh, up in arms again over the latest effort by the Ohio legislature to instill fairness and sanity in the state's gun laws. Better make that the Republicans in the Ohio legislature, because any time a Second Amendment issue comes up, you can be sure that most of the state's Democrats will be on the wrong side of the Constitution. At issue this time is a bill that has...

California Court Blocks Enforcement of Recently-Enacted Magazine Ban

The battle to secure Second Amendment rights is ever-evolving. On Monday, gun owners were dealt a disappointing blow with the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the legal scheme that empowers California counties to effectively ban the bearing of arms (see related article). Yet by Thursday, Second Amendment advocates were cheering a federal court’s opinion blocking enforcement of California’s...

Supreme Court Declines to Take Carry Case, but Gorsuch Casts a Solidly Pro-Gun Vote

Gun owners received disappointing news on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that effectively let stand California’s “may-issue” permitting regime. The upshot of this decision is that law-abiding Californians in many areas of the state will be effectively denied the right to “bear” arms in public for self-defense...

Dayton woman protects own life during violent home invasion

WDTN (NBC Dayton) is reporting that a woman was able to use a gun to protect herself from a violent attacker. From the article : The Montgomery County Coroner identified the man who kicked down the woman’s door before she shot him as 53-year-old Darron Orr. Police said Orr was suspected of “serious crimes” against the same woman Monday night. Though they wouldn’t elaborate on those crimes,...

Five Ohio self-defense incidents in a month are five more than gun-controller says happens nationwide, ever

On June 7, 2014, Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, went on CNN's "New Day Saturday" to discuss persons exercising their right to open carry in Texas. Show host Victor Blackwell asked "Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?” “This has never happened...

Gun-Banning U.S. Conference of Mayors Attacks National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity

The U.S. Conference of Mayors met for their 85th Annual Meeting from June 23-26 in sunny Miami Beach, Fla. Continuing a tradition almost as old as the meeting, the assembled mayors schemed on how to prevent the American people from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. This year, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio put forward a resolution expressing the USCM’s...

4H group honored by Ohio House of Representatives as 2016 SASP National Champions

On June 7, 2017 Members of the House of Representatives of the 132 General Assembly of Ohio presented the Ohio Steel Stingers with a Resolution Honoring the Ohio Steel Stingers as 2016 Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Champions. The Resolution was presented by Representatives Keller, Conditt and Retherford of Butler County, Ohio, the home county for the Ohio Steel Stingers. Members of...

HB 233 DEFEND Act passed by House by 65-31 vote [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed Rep. John Becker's DEFEND Act (Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths) with a 65-31 vote, or more than a 2 - 1 margin. The bill seeks to decriminalize so-called “no-guns" victim zones for concealed handgun license (CHL) holders. A fact sheet Becker circulated with his co-sponsor request letter states that "the DEFEND bill threads the...

FASTER Saves Lives receives state funding

Now in our fifth year of training school staff, the FASTER Saves Lives program is changing the way schools fulfill their obligation for the safety and security of their staff and students. The class is designed by John Benner of Tactical Defense Institute (TDI), who I believe to be our nation’s top expert on active killers, especially in school environments. It is taught by TDI and Chris Cerino...

FLASH: Rep. Becker's DEFEND Act passed out of committee with 9-3 vote

The House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee, chaired Kristina Roegner (R-37), has passed Rep. John Becker's DEFEND Act: Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths. The bill seeks to decriminalize so-called “no-guns" victim zones for concealed handgun license (CHL) holders. The bill may receive attention by the entire House of Representatives as early as tomorrow. A fact...

2017 mid-year Ohio pro-gun rights legislative report

Ohio, like the Federal government has two year legislative sessions. With six months now completed, it is a good time to give a progress report and see how we are doing. At the end of last session, we saw a flurry of activity in the "lame duck" session. Unfortunately, there were many loose ends left, and gun owners were frustrated. With a returning Speaker of the House and Governor, and a new...

Independence Day 2017

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Matthew Williams) I'd like to take a look at what this day might mean to some people...a day off with pay, just a day off, family, friends, cookouts, reunions or just a day to lounge and watch the fireworks. As for me, I think of our Constitution, our founding fathers, our Bill of Rights, our military men and women who are performing their duties to protect our...

Ohio Legislature Approves Non-Resident Hunting, Fishing Fee Increases

In a move that will help address the looming funding crisis facing Ohio’s fish and wildlife management agency, the Ohio General Assembly sent a two-year budget to Gov. John Kasich that includes increases in non-resident hunting and fishing license fees. The increases, which will be phased in over three years, are estimated to produce $4 million per year in funding for the Ohio Division of...

Concealed Carry Goes Mainstream: Ohio Issuing 17 Licenses per Hour

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the first quarter of 2017. It has been widely assumed that without President Obama, there would be a big drop in gun sales and demand for CHL’s. It has been also assumed that the big numbers were driven only by fear of Hillary Clinton and that President Donald Trump would eliminate that fear,...

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