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Buckeyefirearms.org: Top 10 News Items of 2017

In 2017 we published approximately 300 news articles, along with other types of content. Over the years, we have published approximately 12,300 articles, covering elections, legislation, and all manner of events and information of interest to Second Amendment supporters. Over 1 million different people visited our website last year, creating over 2.23 million pageviews. Ours is an international...

2017 and Your Gun Rights - The Year in Review

While there is far too much to cover in a single article, we reflect on some of the important events of 2017. January: Calls for national reciprocity law grow louder across the country on the heels of news that officials in the State of Minnesota have decided to no longer accept concealed handgun licenses from Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas is beginning to trickle its way through the...

The Washington Post Exposes Pelosi Lie on National Reciprocity

As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Of course, such a record would be an improvement for the Washington Post’s gun coverage. However, over the past year, the Post’s Fact Checker column has provided readers with a handful of well-researched pieces challenging the ridiculous assertions made by some gun control advocates. This week brought their latest, where writer Glenn...

Homeowner forced to defend self from just-released felon during 3 a.m. home invasion

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that a homeowner was forced to defend himself during an early morning home invasion last week. From the article : A 41-year-old homeowner shot and killed a robbery suspect Wednesday after the man broke into his home, police said. ... The shooting happened about 3 a.m. at a home in the 10600 block of Elgin Avenue, south of St. Clair Avenue in the city's...

Merry Christmas from Buckeye Firearms Association

Merry Christmas to one and all from all of us at Buckeye Firearms Association. Our best gift is the friendship and support given by each of you throughout the year. As we reflect on the year's passing, we count our many blessings, remember our losses, and give thanks for those who helped us through it all. We each need to take time to appreciate our friends and family during this special time of...

News organization removes web data on school safety plans after BuckeyeFirearms.org article

On Wednesday, December 13, Buckeye Firearms Association published an article addressing a concern about northeast Ohio PBS conglomerate IdeaStream.org's decision to publish a list of schools in Ohio that may or may not have armed staff. While the document had been in the public domain on a heavily-trafficked website since June 1, Buckeye Firearms Association had previously chosen not to draw...

Both HB 228/ SB 180 (Fix Burden of Proof/Concealed Carry Modernization) get hearings

Last week HB 228 (Johnson/LaTourette) and SB 180 (Uecker/Hottinger) received hearings in their respective committees. The core issues in these bills are: Shift the burden of proof from a crime victim to the state where is properly belongs Eliminate the “duty to retreat” for persons under threat of death or great bodily harm On Tuesday, December 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen...

A New Active Killer Trend and Eight Ways to Counter It

[Recently], we’ve seen two active killer incidents with large body counts. Interestingly, the killers in both events started shooting OUTSIDE their target location. Reading about [one] shooting, I stumbled across the following quote: “Because there were a series of gunshots about a quarter mile away that alerted that staff, and they went on an immediate lockdown without having to be alerted by...

Stupid Active Killer Advice

I just finished the book Be a Hero . It was a very good book, full of useful information about how to successfully survive an active killer attack. There was one section, however, with which I profoundly disagree. The authors talk about setting off fire alarms, breaking bottles full of slippery liquids in hallways, and activating building sprinkler systems to slow the killer’s progress. The book...

Cardinal Center rifle and pistol ranges now open to public

COLUMBUS, OH – The Cardinal Center Campground and Shooting Center in Marengo will now open their rifle and pistol ranges to the public four days a week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The Cardinal Center has entered into an agreement and is partnering with the ODNR Division of Wildlife to provide public shooting access while the Delaware Shooting Range is...

Couple forced to defend themselves in early-morning home invasion

WCPO (ABC CIncinnati) reported recently that two men are dead after what appears to have been a home invasion that ended badly (for the perpetrator). From the article : Deputies discovered two men dead of gunshot wounds Friday morning on the same rural road: one in the middle of an apparent attempted home invasion and another in a car that crashed nearby. The Highland County Sheriff’s Office is...

FASTER Saves Lives' Joe Eaton on Washington D.C. Public Radio

Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives is getting attention across the country as the nation marks the five year anniversary of the mass killing in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Washington D.C.'s public radio station, WAMU, hosted a panel show featuring FASTER program director Joe Eaton, along with Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and...

Sandy Hook massacre – looking forward (Part II of II)

(Continued from Part I ) Ohio leads the nation on school safety. We have the best law which states: 2923.122 Illegal conveyance or possession of deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance or of object indistinguishable from firearm in school safety zone. (D) (1) This section does not apply to any of the following: (a) An officer, agent, or employee of this or any other state or the United States who is...

Five Years After Sandy Hook

Today's an anniversary most of us would rather not celebrate. Five years ago, a disturbed 20-year old slaughtered 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The fact he'd murdered his mother and stolen her guns didn't stop the calls for new gun laws. None of which would have prevented the event. But that didn't stop the gun control groups. Never does, as we...

Sandy Hook massacre – looking back 5 years later (Part I of II)

It has been five years since a coward murdered his mother and stole her gun. He then went to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and murdered six staff there, some of whom died heroically trying to protect the 20 young children he slaughtered before outside help could arrive and stop him. Newtown is a very nice city with above average income and home values. It has very...

After Sandy Hook: Over 1,300 Teachers Trained to Stop Active Killers

COLUMBUS, OH - Five years ago, a 20-year-old murdered his mother, stole her guns, and went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut to slaughter 6 staff and 20 young children. It was a horrific event that forever changed the concept of what school security means in the modern world. Gun control groups called for new gun laws. However, because none of the proposed laws would have...

News organization exposed more than two hundred Ohio schools' lack of armed staff

[Update December 21, 2017 - News organization removes web data on school safety plans after BuckeyeFirearms.org article ] Last spring, northeast Ohio PBS conglomerate IdeaStream.org published a two-part series on Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program. The articles, written by Annie Wu and published on a website that IdeaStream says is "used by 2.8 million people in a typical...

NSSF Praises Passage of U.S. Rep. Luetkemeyer’s Legislation Ending ‘Operation Choke Point’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today praised U.S. Rep. Blaine Leuktemeyer's (R-Mo.) legislation that puts an end to an Obama administration effort to deny financial services to businesses solely because they were labeled "high risk," including firearms-related businesses...

Medical Marijuana? Say Goodbye to Your Gun Rights

House Bill 523, passed on September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow residents of the state with certain qualifying conditions, and a recommendation from a physician, to register with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy for a patient ID card. State agencies are still working on how to administer the program, but medical marijuana...

Bills to address Fixing Burden of Proof and Modify LEO Notification scheduled for more hearings

Senator William Coley (R-Liberty Township), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced a first hearing for Sub. HB 142 (Modify LEO notification) on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. The committee will consider sponsor testimony. Sub. HB 142 was passed by the House of Representatives in October with a bi-partisan 69-24 vote. As passed...

Ohioans continue to use firearms for self-defense in homes and places of business

Incidences of law-abiding citizens using firearms to protect themselves form violent predators continue to occur. The following incidences from around the state occurred in recent weeks. In Youngstown, police say a 19 year-old was shot by his intended victim during an attempted robbery at his place of business. From The Vindicator : According to police, the shooting took place in a parking lot...

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Fairfax, Va.—The National Rifle Association applauded the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday for passing the most far-reaching expansion of self-defense rights in modern American history. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed with bipartisan support in a 231-198 vote. "This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights," said Chris W. Cox, executive...

Congress to Vote on Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) TODAY! Your Action Needed Immediately!

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017! The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) will be up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 6. Please contact your U.S. Representative TODAY and ask him/her to vote for H.R. 38! Your fundamental right to keep and bear arms should not end at the state line...

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

AGs: Will not result in an increased risk of crime Fairfax, Va., December 1, 2017 — Today, H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-four attorneys general from across the country signed a letter spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley supporting this common sense legislation. The...

Editorial: CCW reciprocity a no-brainer

Law-abiding gun owners know about fellow gun owners who crossed state lines and unwittingly became criminals for breaking a law they didn’t know existed. A North Carolina resident was arrested for having his firearm while driving to New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy. A single mom from Pennsylvania spent years fighting to stay out of prison after driving with her firearm into another state...

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

In a huge win for Second Amendment supporters, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held a mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and favorably reported an amended version of the bill to the full House. Anti-gun Democrats on the Committee offered a lengthy list of amendments to weaken or gut the bill, all of which were defeated. The last 30 years have seen a continual...

A record 637,000 Ohio adults now have Concealed Handgun Licenses

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2017. The pace of license issuance has declined compared to last year, but total numbers are still increasing. During the third quarter Ohio Sheriff’s issued 15,182 initial CHLs, 16 Temporary Emergency Licenses (TELs) and renewed 12,401 CHLs. There are now over 637,000 active...

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