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Republicans warm to arming teachers AND gun control proposals?

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. It's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before." - Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Nov. 19, 2008 “Everything kind of has its time. ...We’ve got a moment now, a window.” - Ohio Gov. John Kasich, February 25, 2018 It's been two weeks since a mentally-ill young man carried out his plans to commit mass murder in...

Ohio Democrats' "assault weapons" ban would actually take your semi-auto squirrel-hunting gun (and all the rest)

Never shy about taking the "opportunity" of dead children to propose legislation they've wanted anyways, Democrats in the Ohio Senate last week introduced Senate Bill 260 - a bill that seeks to "prohibit a person from knowingly possessing or acquiring an assault weapon and to require the Attorney General to prepare for the establishment of a firearm and ammunition transactions database." Given...

Do people have the right to own any semi-automatic rifle, magazine size? Yes

Editor's Note: The following article first appeared on this website on April 3, 2013. We, the people, have the constitutional right to own semiautomatic rifles and the standard-capacity magazines designed for those rifles. The plain words in the U.S. and Ohio constitutions establish this, so long as those words are given their ordinary, everyday meanings. This is why proponents of gun control...

Arming Teachers, a Countermeasure to Active Killers

As a retired law enforcement officer, in my second career of training police officers, one of my proprietary courses was Tactical 1st Responder ©, the responses to Rapid Mass Murder©, which was eventually attended by officers from ten states. Having researched Rapid Mass Murder© by the random acts of active killers back to 1975, I discovered that the primary target of this type of homicide was...

Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land. Thanks to a decades-long campaign to distance the island nation from certain elements of its rugged heritage and the proliferation of an Australian-themed casual dining restaurant chain, today the word “Outback”...

Too Many Teachers Still Armed with Lucky Charms

Editor's Note: The following article first appeared on this website on October 9, 2007. Leaders at Buckeye Firearms Association have long-offered more than tweets about "thoughts and prayers," and in 2012 we put our ideas into action through the FASTER Saves Lives program . Anti-Second Amendment politicians and their media sycophants are Still. Just. Talking. Another school year has started. Kids...

The Gun Rights Community IS Doing Something About Violence

COLUMBUS, OH - The tragic mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has once again stoked the firey debate about gun control in the U.S. And once again many are calling for more gun laws and more restrictions on gun ownership. More extreme voices are even calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. One phrase often heard in these moments of national grief is "We...

Divisive Times, No Decisive Actions

Random Thoughts After A Very Long Week In The Trenches.... Since the Valentine’s Day tragedy in Florida, we’ve seen high school kids across the country marching, speaking out and demanding the rest of us do something to make schools safe again. Unfortunately, suggesting something that doesn’t fit their idea of a solution causes them to overheat. Their ardor, coupled with a lack of maturity, makes...

Editorial: Changing attitudes key to solving school shootings

Everyone agrees: Someone should do something to prevent the next school shooting tragedy. The answer is far more complicated than making it more difficult for people to get guns, though. Obviously criminalizing school shootings must not be that effective, given that it’s already illegal to kill people in numbers large or small, yet people still do it. The answer isn’t removing every gun that...

Another Ohio school board goes public: Armed, trained staff members already in place!

The Superintendent of Noble Local Schools in Noble County, Ohio has made the choice to go public with a part of their safety plan. From a post to the school Facebook page : “We are NOT soft targets!” Given the recent school shootings across the country, with the most recent occurring just last week in Florida, I hope this information serves as a reminder of the many things we have done in the...

Editorial: After the latest mass shooting, we’re focusing on the wrong amendment

HILLSBORO, Ohio — Growing up on a small southern Ohio farm, the favorite Christmas gift I received as a child was a “Rifleman” rifle, ordered from the Sears “wish book” that still arrived in mailboxes in the 1960s. “The Rifleman” was a TV Western starring Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain. His rifle was modified with a looped, hinged lever that allowed him to fire in rapid succession. My toy version...

Trump endorses arming teachers AND doubles-down on support for new gun control

One day after he took fire from gun owners after he called for a ban on bump stocks and taking away the Second Amendment rights of military-aged Americans until they are 21 years old, President Donald Trump made a different kind of news when he advocated for arming some teachers. From CNN : President Donald Trump, after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety...

Democrat candidates for governor race to the altar of gun control

Since the announcement of our endorsement of Mike DeWine for the Republican nomination for governor, we've received a few inquiries as to whether or not we would be making an endorsement in the Democratic primary. Astute observers noted that the last time Richard Cordray (D) campaigned in Ohio - also against DeWine, back in 2010 - Buckeye Firearms Association's political action committee (BFA-PAC...

Another Ohio school board votes to incorporate armed, trained staff members into safety plan

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that members of the East Guernsey Local Board of Education in Guernsey County took action Monday night that they hope will secure added safety for the children of the district. After a two-hour executive session, the board unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the arming of select members of the staff. More specifically, the board agreed to provide “...

President Trump joins "blame the tools" crowd, calls for bump stock ban

CNBC is reporting that President Donald Trump (R) has joined Ohio governor John Kasich (R) and others calling for bans on tools used by mass murderers instead of offering solutions that will protect potential future victims. From the article : President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has recommended that "bump stocks" — devices that let semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per...

"Student-led" anti-gun march is just another Bloomberg astroturf show

Gun rights advocates have long-maintained that there is a vast difference between groups such as the National Rifle Association or Buckeye Firearms Association, made up of millions of individual paid members, and groups which espouse a gun control point of view and claim to represent a majority of the country, but which have very few, if any, actual paid members. In 2005, I was priviledged to sit...

PoliceOne.com: 4 key takeaways from the Fla. high school shooting

A 19-year-old man shot and killed 17 students and adults at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and wounded many more. The man is in police custody after he surrendered to them “without incident.” We will learn more about this horrific crime as the investigation continues, but even at this early stage, we can identify useful pieces of information from the reporting to highlight several...

John Kasich's best idea to stop school shootings is a retread two decades-old idea even HE admitted was a failure

"I'm not gonna f#$! with your guns!" That is what John Kasich (R) pulled me aside to tell me back on April 13, 2009. We had just finished a 15-20 minute roundtable discussion on the subject of Kasich's record on gun rights. The former congressman-turned Fox News analyst had been traversing the state, seeking to secure support in his first bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, in an...

Active Killers Using Fire Alarms to Facilitate an Attack

Everyone is talking about the latest school shooting and looking for solutions. I’ve been writing about how to solve this problem for more than a decade. It isn’t easy. While the ultimate solution will be found in prevention efforts, those efforts are both difficult to institute and costly. While not ignoring any preventative efforts, I believe that in the shorter term we have the ability to...

The uncomfortable truth about school shootings

Editor's Note: The following article first appeared on this website on October 4, 2006, in the wake of a massacre at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. Leaders at Buckeye Firearms Association have long-offered more than tweets about "thoughts and prayers," and in 2012 we put our ideas into action through the FASTER Saves Lives program . Anti-Second Amendment politicians and their media sycophants...

Think nothing has been done in the wake of recent mass shootings? Then you aren't paying attention.

I typically have a personal policy of not talking about shooting incidents as they happen. Anyone who's making political points off the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL is dancing in the blood of children. But since the various mom groups, bought and paid for by Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, do not feel the same, I'm going to comment today. I've been writing...

Another Tragedy - Another Blame Game

With news of [Wednesday]’s tragedy in Broward County, Florida we’re reeling -again- over the senseless slaughter of at least seventeen people. This time the tragedy is in Parkland, Florida, population 31,000. Again, the killer appears to be another angry teen. One expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for “disciplinary reasons”. Again, preliminary investigations are starting to point...

Trump’s Federal Court Appointments Will Help to Preserve Our Rights for a Generation

Government doesn’t always move quite as fast as we’d like. In recent years, members of both major political parties have complained about historic Congressional inaction. The requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act can slow down executive branch efforts to repeal or amend regulations. While it can be frustrating when our friends are in power, the more deliberative aspects of our system...

The Most Pro-Gun Song of All Time

If I asked you who wrote the most pro-gun song of all time, you'd probably assume it was Ted Nugent. But while the Motor City Madman has recorded some great tunes, he didn't write these lyrics: My daddy told me "son, don't let 'em take your gun. That's what they tryin' to do. Son, don't let 'em take your gun. They're takin' your bill of rights away from you." Those words are not from a punk...

New Preppers Ball coming March 10, 2018

As the 2018 Preppers Ball rolls around, we would like to share one woman’s experience at the 2017 Preppers Ball. This is an event that is produced and hosted by the pro 2A group REALIZEfac.com (a 501c3) which also hosts the Northeastern Ohio radio show www.EyeOnTheTargetRadio.com . Freda's view of the Preppers Ball ... Driving in Northeastern Ohio occupies a large portion of my workday. My radio...

HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for third hearing

Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), who chairs the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations, has announced a third hearing for House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Statehouse Room 115. The committee will consider all testimony. The bill, introduced in May 2017 by Representatives Terry Johnson (R-...

HSUS Roiled by Pacelle Accusations, Resignations

If you’ve been reading The Outdoor Wire very long, you know I’m no fan of the so-called Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). It’s one of those false-flagged organizations that spends the majority of its millions of dollars in annual donations not on protecting and saving animals, but pushing animal rights causes and trying its best to demonize hunters, anglers, farmers and anyone else who...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC Endorses Mike DeWine for Governor

COLUMBUS - Buckeye Firearms Association PAC has announced its endorsement of Mike DeWine for Governor and Jon Husted for Lt. Governor in the 2018 Ohio Republican Primary. Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is a nonpartisan, single-issue nonprofit organization that represents over 4 million Ohio gun owners and works to defend and advance the right to keep and bear arms. "This was an easy choice...

Sentencing of Mayor Frank Jackson's nephew exposes impotence of Cleveland gun control laws

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the nephew of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has been convicted on a federal weapons charge and sentenced to eight years in prison. What Plain Dealer journalist Eric Heisig 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 nephew is not being charged with violating any of...

University Heights Finally Removes No-Gun Signs from Public Park

After a one year battle, the city of University Heights, Ohio, has finally relented and removed 4 no-gun signs from a city-owned park. And just as I reported in May of 2017, recounting the successful efforts of a citizen to fight an unconstitutional gun ban in Marysville , the victory in University Heights belongs to one citizen who simply would not take "no" for an answer. In this case the...

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