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Gun Control Lobby Seeks to Thwart SHARE Act with Hysteria, Fear Mongering

Earlier this month we reported on the introduction of H.R. 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. Within weeks of its introduction, the bill had a hearing before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands and passed out of the full Committee on Natural Resources. The panic is now starting to set in amongst the gun control lobby, which is desperately...

Dayton man protects own life during home invasion

WDTN (NBC Dayton) is reporting that a man was able to use a gun to protect himself from a home invader. From the article : Officers went to the house on Anna Street just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday on a report of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they spoke with the homeowner, who said he heard a loud noise near his front door. He also described seeing a flashlight inside the hallway...

Your Tactical Training Scenario: Naked Man Attacks the Family Dog

Imagine this scenario… It’s five a.m. and you hear a commotion outside your house. You go outside to see what’s happening and you see a completely naked man trying to choke your dog to death. What would you do? The homeowner in this instance shot the man in the leg and held him for police. Read more about it by clicking on the link below: Homeowner shoots naked intruder found choking dog, police...

“Mouse Gun” Gelatin Testing Results

During this year’s Rangemaster Tactical Conference, I attended an excellent class on handgun wound ballistics taught by Chuck Haggard of Agile Tactical. While Chuck shot a few service caliber loads during the gel testing portion of the class, he focused most of the time shooting loads from smaller caliber “backup” and “hideout” pistols. Ballistic testing is pretty common in service loads, but far...

Flying with Firearms - Get the Facts

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established specific requirements for transporting firearms and ammunition in checked baggage on commercial aircraft, including the following: All firearms or ammunition must be checked with the air carrier as luggage or inside checked luggage. Firearms, firearms parts, and ammunition are prohibited from carry-on baggage. Firearm parts include...

2017 National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 23

Throughout my life, I have been blessed with a love and passion for the outdoors. From hunting big game out West to bass fishing in North Carolina, I have a lifetime of cherished memories shared with family and friends. Being in the outdoors brings me pleasure, exhilaration, peace of mind and a sense of wonderment. My life outdoors is as much a part of me as auto racing. This lifetime love began...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program featured on CBS Evening News

On Tuesday, September 19, CBS Evening News' Nikki Battiste reported on Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program. The report marks the first time a national news service has done in person coverage of the FASTER Saves Lives training. We have seen print coverage from FOX News, CNN and others in the past, but the Level 2 class this past July was the first time a national news program...

Substitute HB 142 has sixth hearing, reported favorably by committee

I was on hand to testify for Substitute HB 142 as it had its sixth hearing and was reported favorably by the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations by a 9-2 bi-partisan vote. The bill now awaits a vote by the full House, which would send it to the Senate for further deliberation. There has been much confusion about the bill. Several legislators indicated they have received calls...

Sub. HB 142 (Modify LEO Notification) Explained; 6th Hearing, Possible Vote Today

This afternoon, I will testify before the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee in support of Substitute HB 142. That testimony is included at the end of this article. Committee chair Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) has designated the bill for a possible vote. Over the past few days, there has been much misunderstanding/misinformation about what this substitute bill would and would not...

Senate Bill 180 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for first hearing

Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has announced a first hearing for Senate Bill 180 (Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in the North Hearing Room. The committee will consider sponsor testimony. SB 180, introduced last month by Sens. Joe Uecker (R-Miami Twp.) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), seeks to reform the state's...

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Throws Wrench in Anti-gun Agenda

[Last] week, the Wall Street Journal and NBC News released the results of a 1200 person survey that measured Americans’ opinions on a host of political issues. Included were a handful of questions that gauged Americans’ attitudes on gun rights and gun control. The results should serve to bolster the position of gun rights advocates and prompt bouts of anxiety among anti-gun activists and...

House committee adopts Sub HB 142 (Modify LEO notification); Chair signals vote coming soon

On Tuesday, September 12, the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee, chaired by Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), reviewed and adopted a substitute version of Rep. Scott Wiggam's (R-Wooster) House Bill 142. As originally introduced, HB 142 sought to eliminate the requirement that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder must "promptly...

NRA Applauds Reintroduction and Expansion of SHARE Act

On Sept. 1, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced H.R. 3668, the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act) , a wide-ranging package of legislation aimed at promoting Second Amendment rights and America’s outdoor sporting traditions. Different versions of the SHARE Act have been pending for a number of years, and the legislation has passed the U.S. House of...

"New" group behind proposed ballot initiative to mandate background checks is same old anti-gun rights crowd

Last week, a "newly-formed" group calling itself "Ohioans for Gun Safety" announced a press conference to discuss their goal to launch a "common sense" ballot initiative to mandate background checks between private individuals in Ohio. Both the Columbus Dispatch and WCMH (NBC Columbus) covered the event, providing quotes from: a father whose son was killed by a gang-banger and believes a...

HB142 (Repeal LEO notification) scheduled for 5th hearing in House committee

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be holding a 5th hearing on Rep. Scott Wiggam's HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification) on Tuesday, September 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 115. The committee will be considering a substitute bill that is slated to be introduced. In its original form, House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements...

The Post-Recall Ruger Mark IV

Everyone who owns the excellent Ruger Mark IV 22 pistol should be aware of the safety recall – and should be in line to get their guns updated. A Ruger Mark IV Target has just made the trip back from the recall, making it a good time to take it to the range and see what's changed. There are certain guns in the line that were found to fire if the safety lever was moved only part-way between "fire...

NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association on Tuesday announced its strong opposition to the order signed by U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp allowing the government to seize personal firearms and ammunition ahead of Hurricane Irma. The NRA is prepared to engage the legal system to halt the unconstitutional order. "People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural...

Infographic: Hunters Saved Species with the Reintroduction & Management of Wildlife

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) understands that hunting can be a counterintuitive subject for some, so we’ve created this infographic to help explain the sustainable system of wildlife management and restoration that allows Americans to hunt under regulations that contribute to maintaining healthy animal populations and habitat. This conservation model brought species like Rocky...

Buckeye Firearms Association Joins Campaign to Save Ohio Shooting Ranges

Unless something is done to upgrade and repair the state's network of decaying public shooting ranges, Ohio's 4 million gun owners will see declines in the availability of places to safely shoot, train, and sight in guns. To help address this growing problem, Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has joined forces with the Sportsmen's Alliance and other leading sporting organizations and gun clubs...

Repudiated at the Polls, National Democrats Continue to Push Gun Control

Recent weeks have seen a heated debate involving national Democratic Party figures over how to approach the issue of abortion in a manner that would allow the party to be more competitive in portions of the country dominated by Donald Trump and the Republicans in the 2016 election. Such soul-searching is to be expected for a party that does not hold either chamber of Congress or the presidency...

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