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Active Killer Town Hall a Great Success

After nearly every active killer event, especially those that take place in schools, communities host town halls to address the concerns of local residents. Unfortunately, the speakers and panelists are usually chosen more for their ability to calm people down than for their expertise in these matters. That's why after the mass murder on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Gun Control Supporters Are Counting On Appeasement

“The notion that I, or Hillary, or Democrats, or whoever you want to choose, are hell-bent on taking away folks’ guns is just not true—and I don’t care how many times the NRA says it.” —Barack Obama, June 1, 2016 The former president’s statement was a lie when he said it. Less than a year earlier, the 44th president had lauded Great Britain and Australia’s confiscatory gun control policies. Like...

Another Ohio school district incorporates armed, trained staff members into safety plan

The (Hamilton) Journal-News is reporting that the Madison Local School District in Middletown, OH has joined school districts across the state by implementing a comprehensive safety program that includes an armed response team inside the school. From the article : This resolution is part of the district’s participation in the FASTER Saves Lives program, school officials said today. The FASTER...

Should Ohio pass a stand-your-ground bill? Yes, because current law is inadequate

Editor's Note: The following article appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on April 22, 2018. Republished with permission of the author. Ohio is the only state in America that requires a defendant in a criminal trial to prove that he or she acted in self-defense by a preponderance of the evidence. Preponderance of the evidence means anything more than half. Under federal law and in the great majority...

Kent State student organizes open carry event

The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that a Kent State University senior Kaitlin Bennett is tired of having her fellow college students being presented with only one side of the gun control debate, and she’s determined to help change that. That's why Bennett, president of Liberty Hangout, has invited gun rights advocate and firearms instructor Jeffry Smith from Cincinnati to host the Kent State...

Gov. Kasich issues executive order demanding government do what it's already supposed to be doing

Seven and a half years into his administration, and desperately seeking a way to get immediate media attention and future presidential campaign fodder for having done "something" about mass killings, Governor John Kasich (R) on Monday issued an executive order demanding that government agencies do the job they're already supposed to be doing. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Gov. John Kasich...

The Privilege of Misconstruing Data

[Last] month, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Shannon Watts, not benefactor Michael Bloomberg) brutally dismissed an op-ed in the New York Times by Bethany Mandel as an anecdote of fear and paranoia. The anecdote? As a young girl, a home intruder climbing through her bedroom window threatened Mandel. Her mother used a firearm to defend her. More recently, Mandel routinely...

The media is out of control in its push for gun control

Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem. Facebook has been working with organizations such as PolitiFact, Snopes and Factcheck.org to filter news. Stories deemed “false” by these organization are labeled as false and are much more difficult to spread virally. A couple...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. PAC announces Primary Election Grades/Endorsements

The Buckeye Firearms Association Political Action Committee (BFA_PAC) has issued primary endorsements for the May 8, 2018 Democratic and Republican primaries. Those endorsements can be found on our Voter Guide page . Early voting is already under way. This has been a particularly difficult year for endorsements. The committee was divided about endorsing any incumbent House candidate because of...

Ohio Hunter Education course changing

The ODNR Division of Wildlife recently implemented a new hunter education course manual and test along with additional course options. The previous hunter education manual had served the program well for many years. It was written by volunteer instructors and Division of Wildlife professionals who had extensive hunting and classroom experience. However, the manual was overdue for some needed...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc.'s Ron Lemieux testifies in support of HB 228

On Tuesday, April 17, the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations heard testimony on House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization). Buckeye Firearms Association's Ron Lemieux was on hand to offer both oral and written testimony in favor of the bill. His written testimony follows: Re: Written Testimony as a Proponent for Sub. H.B. No. 228 Dear Committee Members...

Antigun Democrat Introduces Partisan Ammunition Control Bill, Claims No “Right to Bear Bullets”

[Last month], U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) introduced the Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018. Wasserman Schultz claimed the act would close an “absurd loophole” by “requiring all buyers of ammunition” to undergo the same sort of background checks that currently apply to the purchase of a firearm from a licensed dealer. While the text of the bill has yet to be publicly released,...

ACTION ALERT for HB 228: You are needed at the Statehouse Tuesday!

Bloomberg groups and Moms Demand Action are trying to kill House Bill 228 - We need YOU to show up and tell House members you support this bill! When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:00 PM Where: Columbus Statehouse 1 Capital Square Room 115 What: Testimony on Sub HB 228 Why: Since the Parkland massacre, the Michael Bloomberg groups have been motivated and organized. They are trying to give the false...

A Pro-Gun Majority in U.S. House Will Preserve American Freedom

The framers of the Constitution specifically designed the U.S. House of Representatives to give the population of each state direct representation in Congress. House members not only represent their states, they represent the particular concerns of their districts within those states. This is why so many representatives remain staunchly pro-gun, even in states where anti-gun politics dominate...

SB 257: Ohio Senate Approves Multi-Year License Bill

After agreeing to an amendment sought by sportsmen’s groups, the Ohio Senate approved legislation on April 11 aimed at better customer service for hunters, anglers and trappers. Senate Bill 257 contains 10 changes to hunting and fishing laws, including: Multi-year hunting and fishing licenses Lifetime hunting and fishing licenses Allows the Ohio Division of Wildlife to create combination licenses...

Experts Town Hall: Effective Response to Active Killer Events

Many Ohio school districts have held town halls with citizens, parents, and school staff to discuss their security concerns. Unfortunately, few of these events have included security and safety professionals, and many issues have gone unaddressed. Now you are invited to hear from a panel of experts on this difficult and complex topic in a unique town hall event sponsored by Buckeye Firearms...

Shoot machine guns, a .50 caliber rifle, and more at the TDI Honor Flight Fundraiser

Don't miss the Honor Flight Tri-State fundraiser at Tactical Defense Institute (2174 Bethany Ridge Road, West Union, OH), June 2 and June 3, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Space is strictly limited to 70 participants per day. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS . Honor Flight is an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to honor our nation’s veterans by taking them on an all expenses paid...

So They’re Not Coming for Our Guns, Eh? We call BS.

Why do we even have a Second Amendment? Because British tyrants came for the Founders’ guns, and the Founders knew, given the chance, overreaching officials in the U.S. would do the same thing. Now, some believe that chance has finally come. In the wake of the terrible crimes in Parkland, Florida, gun control activists and progressive social justice warriors have found their scapegoats in the...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. announces strong opposition to HB 585 (Kasich Gun Control)

Editor's Note: The following has been submitted in response to the introduction of House Bill 585 (Kasich Gun Control). --- Re: House Bill 585 To the Esteemed Members of the Ohio House of Representatives, Buckeye Firearms Association (“BFA”), for and on behalf of its state-wide membership, opposes House Bill 585 (the “Bill”). BFA has prepared this brief as an initial response to the introduction...

Congress: CDC Gun Studies That Never Stopped Can Continue

Tucked away in the 2,232 pages of the federal spending bill recently signed by President Donald Trump was a section that had gun control activists claiming they found the cure to the problem of gun violence. Funding for the Centers for Disease Control was increased and a phrase included that had opponents of gun rights cheering. “While appropriations language prohibits the CDC and other agencies...

Join the Patriots Day Rally at the Ohio Statehouse

You are cordially invited to a rally for Patriotism and Freedom hosted by Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Ohio Carry, and Buckeye Firearms Association on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Ohio Statehouse, One Capitol Square in Columbus. Hear historical information on the role private ownership of firearms played in our country's founding. Hear immigrants talk of their experiences with...

HB 228/ SB 180 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for fourth hearings

Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has announced a fourth hearing for Senate Bill 180 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) to be held Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in the North Hearing Room. The committee will consider proponent, opponent and interesed party testimony. SB 180 was introduced as a companion bill to HB 228, introduced in...

Gun Rights Actually Are a Civil Rights Issue

It is becoming increasingly fashionable for those who support gun control to compare the post-Parkland, student-driven movement to the civil rights movements of earlier generations. However, the author’s historical argument, whether intentionally or not, actually reveals that it is gun control, not gun rights, that generally has been used for the purposes of white supremacy. Gun rights and civil...

Virtue Signaling Chokepoint: Citigroup Becomes First Major Bank to Restrict Some Gun Sales

Bloomberg.com is reporting that Citigroup is the latest business to join the virtue signaling crowd, enacting policies to discriminate against persons engaged in lawful activities. From the article : Citigroup Inc. plans to prohibit retailers that are customers of the bank from offering bump stocks or selling guns to people who haven’t passed a background check or are younger than 21. The bank is...

Yes, Gun Control Advocates Do Want To Take Away Your Guns — Just Ask John Paul Stevens

In a New York Times op-ed, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens flat out calls for repealing the 2nd Amendment. While his reasoning makes one wonder how he got on the Court in the first place, he does expose the true agenda of gun control advocates. Stevens begins by praising the "civic engagement" of the youthful protesters, and says Congress should respond by passing a ban on semi-...

Another Ohio school board moves to protect its students with armed staff members

The Kenyon Collegian is reporting that another Ohio board of education has voted to authorize the arming of school staff members to decrease response time in the event of an active killer attack. From the article : The East Knox Board of Education passed a resolution this month that gives the superintendent the authority to allow staff members to carry weapons in school. The March 15 vote took...

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