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SCARY: Anti-Gun Congresswoman Introduces Magazine Ban, Aims Slippery Slope at the Gun on Your Hip

[Recently] Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) introduced H.R. 4052, a ban on what she is calling “large capacity ammunition feeding devices.” Esty’s bill would ban any “magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition … .” It exempts firearms with “an attached tubular device designed to...

NRA Doesn’t ‘Buy’ Politicians, but Gun Controllers Do

The gun control movement often exhibits a dearth of critical thinking skills. Nowhere is this more apparent than in much of the gun control community’s insistence on claiming that NRA has the resources and ability to “buy” politicians. Whenever gun control enters the national spotlight anti-gun activists and the media level this lazy charge. Editorial pages are replete with cartoons depicting...

UK: Growing Support for Arming More Police

The UK’s fear of firearms, and potential weapons of all kinds, is well-documented. Subjects are urged not to carryany item, such as pepper spray, that might be adapted for self-defense. Officers take to social media to boast of “weapons sweeps” that turn up old kitchen knives, baseball bats, and sharpened sticks. In 2009, the Home Office even contemplated replacing traditional glass pint glasses...

Washington Post Employs Deceptive Tactic on “Children” and Guns

The Washington Post has surpassed the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety to take a place alongside the New York Times as the premier anti-gun propagandists in the country. While those gun control groups have been known to pervert the facts to fit their agenda, a recent Post article and accompanying editorial go where even the most hardline gun control groups no longer...

Everytown and Hollywood Launch New Campaign Against Pro-gun Legislation

In the wake of the still-unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal, one might have thought that America would receive a brief reprieve from Hollywood’s ceaseless moralizing. However, on October 18, 2017, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, actress Julianne Moore, and handful of other entertainers launched a new effort aimed at NRA and the right to keep and bear arms. Dubbed #RejectTheNRA, the...

House passes Sub. HB 142 (Modify LEO Notification) [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

Substitute House Bill 142 (Modify LEO Notification), sponsored by Representatives Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) & Glenn Holmes (D-McDonald), has been passed by the House of Representatives with a bi-partisan 69-24 vote. 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...

Concealed Carry Is Mainstream: Ohio Issuing 16 Licenses per Hour

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2017. The Buckeye State has established another record for number of people with an Ohio CHL. During the second quarter Ohio Sheriff’s issued 22,306 initial CHL’s, 14,647 renewed CHLs and 12 Temporary Emergency Licenses (TELs). There are now over 627,000 active Ohio CHL’s,...

Sub. HB 142 (Modify LEO Notification) scheduled for vote in House

Substitute House Bill 142 (Modify LEO Notification), sponsored by Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster), has been scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow, October 24. 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 inform" an approaching law...

Let's talk about what REALLY reduces violent crime

Whenever there's a violent crime involving a gun, the response from gun control advocates is predictable. They always say, "let's talk about more gun laws." High-capacity magazine bans. Assault weapon bans. Universal background checks. No gun zones. Ammo taxes. Microstamping. You name it, gun control groups want it. The problem is, their proposals seldom have any relationship to the crime they're...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 26 firearms without background check

According to so-called "common-sense" gun control extremists like Mark Kelley's "Americans for Responsible Solutions," all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed,...

Gun Control Group Sues Slide Fire Solutions

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has joined Las Vegas law firm Eglet Price in a class-action lawsuit against Slide Fire Solutions, LP, alleging the company "negligently" manufactured and marketed their "device" that "enabled the killer to turn the country music festival into a war zone." Mass murderer Stephen Paddock used several of the slide fire stocks on his rifles to commit the nation...

New Bipartisan Bump Stock Bill Would Actually Ban All Semi-Automatic Rifles

A new gun control proposal in Congress that is being pitched as a bipartisan bump stock ban would actually ban all semi-automatic rifles in the United States, according to an analysis of the proposed bill. The legislation, which was drafted by Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, never bans bump stocks by name. Instead, the proposal bans any person from possessing or making any part that...

Why regulating or banning bump stocks is wrong

Since the massacre at the country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada there has been an enormous amount of attention given to bump stocks and the politics of regulating or banning them. If you care about human life, this is the wrong thing to focus on – no matter how you feel about firearms or the Second Amendment. Nearly 60 people died. Well over 500 more were injured. Some of the victims will...

2Adoc.com Will Connect Patients with Gun-Friendly Providers

Patients want to trust their provider to not make mistakes and to not lie to them. Unfortunately, when it comes to guns, medical organizations have not been living up to that expectation. Medical associations have been insinuating an anti-gun political agenda into the patient-doctor relationship for decades. Patients are routinely being asked about gun ownership. Worse, many physicians commit...

To the Editor: Schools Safer with Trained Staff

The following letter to the Columbus Dispatch editor was published in response to a Dispatch "news" article entitled " Why does nothing ever change after mass shootings? " I respond to the Oct. 3 Dispatch.com article “Why does nothing ever change after mass shootings?” If the definition of “nothing” is simply repeating the same pathetic sound bites about “rapid-fire weapons” or “hidden loaded...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 70+ firearms & thousands of rounds of ammo without background check

According to so-called "common-sense" gun control extremists like Mark Kelley's "Americans for Responsible Solutions," all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed,...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation President Jim Irvine responds to CBS Evening News coverage of FASTER Saves Lives program

CBS Evening News attended a level II FASTER Saves Lives class this summer. Their story aired September 19, 2017 and is available on the web here . The report contains footage of training and interviews with school staff that participated. It also includes discussion with Abby Clements, a teacher from Newtown fighting to keep guns out of schools. From the story: "Never in a million years would I...

2017 CCRKBA Grassroots Organization of the Year Award goes to Buckeye Firearms Association

For the third time, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has honored Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) with its coveted Grassroots Organization of the Year Award "in recognition of the tireless hard work and dedication to the preservation of the individual right to keep and bear arms by its members.” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb presented the award at the 32nd Gun Rights...

Melissa Bachman headlines annual Sportsmen Alliance Ohio Rally

The Sportsmen's Alliance held the annual Ohio Rally at the Villa Milano Banquet Center in Columbus. Sportsmen and women from across Ohio flocked to the event anxious to see friends and, perhaps, win a gun or the grand prize shopping spree. Conspicuously absent from the event were the Division of Wildlife leadership at the Chief and Assist Chief level. Also absent were any officials from the...

Cincinnati prosecutor: Key Bank told hero cop who stopped robbery not to come back

Lost in the media frenzy that naturally followed the attack on concert-goers in Las Vegas was news that an off-duty police officer was banned from a Cincinnati Key Bank branch after heroically engaged a pair of would-be bank robbers. According to WCPO (CBS Cincinnati), the officer, Mount St. Joseph University Police Officer Carl Rauschenberger, was visiting the Key Bank on Springdale Road in...

Gun grabbers again seek to enslave Americans

There are many mysteries in this universe such as who was Jack the Ripper, who was D.B. Cooper, where is Jimmy Hoffa. Nothing is more boggling, however, than the leftist mindset. There are many well-educated leftists; yet, they remain willfully ignorant when it comes to the responsibility of living in a free society. Either that or they despise the idea of a free society. Neither option is...

Is Australian-style gun confiscation possible in the U.S.?

After high-profile shootings, gun control advocates and prominent political figures, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, often point to Australia's infamous “buyback” program as an example of what U.S. lawmakers should consider for a solution. They claim that since it worked there, it could work here. But could it work here? In other words … 1) Could it reduce murders? 2) Could it be...

Wa-Po Op-Ed: "I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise."

Leah Libresco is a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism site. She is the author of “Arriving at Amen.” Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and...

Feinstein admits NO law would have stopped Las Vegas mass murderer

After each and every mass killing event, a common pattern emerges: Gun ban extremists immediately rush to politicize the event, hoping that emotions caused by the tragedy will generate demand for gun control that Americans are otherwise very unwilling to support. Gun rights advocates point out that none of the proposed gun control laws could have stopped the killer, and urge Americans to take a...

The Slippery Slope to a Total Firearms Ban

Here we go again!!! Ban the bump fire stocks! Ban high capacity magazines! Ban evil black assault weapons! And while we're at it, why not repeal the Second Amendment?! --- We've said it before and we'll say it again … all it takes is one terrible event, one news cycle, and suddenly the gun control lobby starts demanding more gun control. The Las Vegas murders prove that again. We mourn this...

Why do my rights have to suffer?

With the news of the terrible mass murder in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1, law-abiding gun owners knew the inevitable would happen: The irrational attacks from the left equating the actions of a deranged killer with the rights of law-abiding gun owners. When do our rights come into play? When do the rights of my wife, sons, and daughter come into play? Why is it that whenever unspeakable evil...

Regulating or banning bump-fire devices won't stop another attack

In the wake of a terrible attack in Las Vegas, where a man with as-yet unknown motives carried out a well-planned attack, firing down on confined Las Vegas concert-goers from an elevated position, there have been increasing calls for regulation or even a ban on devices known as "bump stocks." The Las Vegas attacker reportedly fitted several semi-automatic rifles with such devices, which can aid...

Las Vegas Attack: Addressing the Symptoms vs. Addressing the Problem

As Las Vegas authorities ask grieving families and angry politicians for patience, it appears the country expects near-immediate answers for questions that ultimately, may never be answered. The tragedy in Las Vegas wasn't a movie, it was real life. And real life seldom comes with a tidily wrapped up end. In the absence of a conclusion, it seems "the usual suspects" are simply looking to convict...

Some Quick Thoughts on the Las Vegas Attack Police Radio Traffic

I spent some time today listening to the audio feed of the police radio traffic for about 90 minutes following the start of the active killer event on Sunday night. If you are interested in active killer response, either from the police or armed citizen perspective, this audio is pure gold. In general, the police had a stellar response. Being able to hear how it played out is an incredible...

BFA Thoughts on the Las Vegas Mass Murders

FreeImages.com/Bob Townsend After the cowardly attack on innocent concert goers in Las Vegas, the media started asking us to comment. And all the usual anti-gun suspects started calling for stricter gun control laws before the spent casings were cold. Buckeye Firearms Association mourns the senseless slaughter and our hearts go out to the families of survivors. However, unlike the anti-gun...

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