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UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control

The UK’s descent into absurdity continue[s]...as officials announced new efforts to crack down on knives and other potentially dangerous objects. The renewed interest in banning sharp objects stems from a recent spate of killings in London. In February and March, London’s murder rate topped New York City’s for the first time in recorded history. As we previously reported, Home Office officials...

CMP, ORPA Host Highpower Rifle Matches at Camp Perry in June

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), in collaboration with the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association (ORPA), will be hosting a weekend of Highpower Rifle Matches in June. Competition will begin on Saturday, June 23, with a CMP Cup Series 800 Aggregate event, followed immediately by an EIC (Excellence-In-Competition) match. Firing will begin at 7:00 a.m., with all competition...

COMMENTARY: Arming teachers is smart, safe, necessary

The following op-ed was originally published in the Dayton Daily News . Republished with permission of the author. Re: Lance Salyers’ April 1 guest column, “We need a debate before we arm teachers.” It was well written and thought-provoking. In Ohio, the time for debate was over five years ago. That is when the FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) was born. Since...

MEMORIAL DAY 2018: In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms

(Originally posted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and on this website July 25, 2003) Ohio Moments Soldiers fined 50 cents for lack of weaponry On July 25, 1788, the first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia was published in Marietta. It mandated all men between 16 and 50 perform military duty. They were required to arm themselves with a musket and bayonet, a cartridge box, powder horn, one...

P.G. Sittenfeld's latest anti-gun PR stunt re: bump stocks could demand a steep price from Cincinnati taxpayers

On May 9, the Cincinnati City Council voted to ask the city administration to prepare an ordinance that would "ban the possession and use of bump stocks within the city of Cincinnati." The effort, spearheaded by Councilman P. G. Sittenfeld, purports to have "immediately" ban possession of the devices. The actual motion approved by the council can be viewed here . Given that only one crime is...

Hanging together, or hanging separately

The past few months have been trying for gun owners. 17 people were slaughtered in Parkland, Florida in a “gun free” zone. The police and school didn't make “mistakes” in not stopping the crime before it happened, they made a conscious choice to participate in the PROMISE program so that the killer would not be charged/convicted for previous crimes. (It might hurt someone’s feelings or...

HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) passed out of committee with 7-3 vote

HB 228, sponsored by Terry Johnson (R) and Sarah LaTourette (R), passed out of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was 7-3 along a straight party-line vote. [Editor's Note: the vote count was originally reported here as 7-4. However, one democrat was absent. We regret the error.] We thank Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R) and all the committee...

Case Study: Whose ideas worked to stop the Santa Fe High killer - gun control extremists' or gun rights advocates'?

In the wake of the Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun ban extremists claimed that we could stop this from ever happening again if only we would strip 18-20 year olds of their Constitutional rights, and if only we would ban modern sporting rifles and bump stocks, and if only we would pass so-called "red flags" rules to take away certain citizens' Second Amendment rights...

HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for seventh hearing, possible vote

Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), who chairs the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations, has announced a seventh hearing for Sub. House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Statehouse Room 115. The Chair has scheduled the bill for a possible vote. The bill, introduced one year ago by Representatives Terry...

A tale of two Waffle Houses

On April 22, the nation watched as yet another mass shooting unfolded. At 3:25 a.m., a man, naked from the waist down, fatally shot two people outside an Antioch, TN Waffle House, then walked inside and continued to fire, killing a third person and fatally injuring a fourth person. Four others were also treated for injuries. The national media rightfully praised the actions of an unarmed man in...

N.Y. Civil Rights Activists Take Aim at the FBI Before the Nation's Highest Court

Webster, NY – Civil rights attorney Paloma A. Capanna announced the filing of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Robinson, et al. v. Sessions, et al . The Petition requests permission to appeal to the nation’s high court, a privilege granted to approximately 80 cases per term (year). The case of Robinson v. Sessions concerns the civil rights of...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly anti-gun campaigning in memory. There is nothing more predictable than the tendency of gun control advocates to exploit tragedy. Yet the post-Parkland media and...

Worthington Gun Owners Score Victory Over Gun Control Resolution

After the Parkland school killings on February 14, 2018, many gun control activists have felt empowered to push for draconian new gun laws. Here in Ohio, we've seen several cities question the "preemption" law ( ORC 9.68 ) that overrides home rule and makes it illegal for cities to pass their own firearm ordinances. Recently a resident of Worthington, Ohio, alerted us to a "resolution" proposed...

ALERT: Cincinnati and Columbus have passed gun control legislation!

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Cincinnati City Council passed a municipal ordinance to ban bump stocks within city limits. Then on Monday, May 14, 2018, Columbus City Council followed suit and also banned bump stocks, and passed additional firearm laws. In both cases, members of these city councils have claimed that Ohio "Preemption" law does not apply and that they are free to employ home rule...

HB 585 (Kasich Gun Control) scheduled for second hearing

Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills), who chairs the House State & Local Government committee, has announced a second hearing for House Bill 585 (Kasich Gun Control) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in Statehouse Room 114. The committee will consider proponent testimony and consider possible amendments. Buckeye Firearms Association has announced its strong opposition to HB...

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

Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), who chairs the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations, has announced a sixth hearing for Sub. House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Statehouse Room 115. The committee will consider all testimony. The bill, introduced one year ago by Representatives Terry Johnson (R-...

Buckeye Firearms Association Threatens to Sue if Cincinnati Bans Bump Stocks

UPDATE Friday, May 11, 2018: It appears Cincinnati City Council actually passed the bump stock ban on Wednesday with an emergency action. There was great confusion on this issue as many reporters and Cincinnati employees claimed only a resolution or motion had passed. Buckeye Firearms Association has acquired the document with the ordinance language and will report on this further. It remains...

Americans Not Convinced Gun Control is a Top Priority

If the mainstream media headlines were to be believed, Americans overwhelmingly support gun control as a top priority to stop the violent misuse of firearms by criminals. Survey data reveals a reality that contradicts the media narrative. Just [last month], a new Gallup poll showed that only 6 percent of Americans point to gun control and gun violence as a top concern. Despite all the headlines...

Lucky Carroll Man Wins Daniel Defense "Combat Ready" Rifle Raffle

I've never heard anyone say they don't want to own a Daniel Defense rifle. They might say they're a little too pricey or that there are plenty of other manufacturers offering great guns. But Daniel Defense makes some of the best built and, let's face it, beautifully-designed firearms on the market. That probably explains why tickets sell out so quickly when we have a raffle featuring a Daniel...

Lt. Colonel Oliver North poised to become NRA President

DALLAS – Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) will become President of the National Rifle Association of America within a few weeks, a process the NRA Board of Directors initiated this morning. "This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association," said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. "Oliver North is a legendary warrior...

NRA Annual Meetings Come and Go

The NRA’s 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas might go down in history as a record-setter. Not all those records are positive, but there’s not much doubt that it got more than its share of mainstream media attention. After all, it’s not every day both the President and the Vice President appear before the same group. The Trump/Pence visit drove anti-gunners nuts, but helped erase...

NSSF Severs Dick’s Sporting Goods Membership

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation. Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired a Washington D.C.-based government affairs firm...

Our endorsed candidates need your support on May 8!

Next Tuesday is Election Day. Early voting has been going on for three weeks. Our endorsed candidates need your support. Primary elections don’t get the media attention that general elections do, but they may be more important for you to vote in. There is lower voter turnout in primaries, meaning each vote represents a bigger percentage of the total. Total vote differences can be much less than...

NRA Supporting Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ammunition Sale Restrictions

[On] April 26, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, with support from the National Rifle Association, filed an important lawsuit in the U.S.District Court for the Southern District of California challenging the state’s new restrictions on the sale and transfer of ammunition.These restrictions, enacted in 2016 as part of the “Gunmageddon” bills and Proposition 63, require all ammunition...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA. Get it? The name implies that the organization’s goal is to get rid of the oldest and largest civil rights organization in America, your NRA. According to an article at Time.com, this latest anti-freedom effort is the...

Gun Owners Set Up to Take the Fall for a Crime They Did Not Commit

“Reasonable restrictions.” “Gun violence prevention.” “Gun safety measures.” “Keeping firearms out of the wrong hands.” “#gunsense.” However gun control advocates couch their agenda these days, the end result is always the same: innocent, upstanding people are scapegoated for the evil acts of others who broke the law. Just ask the young adults in Illinois now facing the possible confiscation of...

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