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Op-Ed: Locking guns won't do anything to save lives

After [the] attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick forcefully told people of their “responsibility” to lock up their guns. We all want to do something, but everyone locking up their guns will cost more lives than it saves. Santa Fe High School had received an award for school safety but it was helpless to stop this latest nightmare. We need to rethink school safety. Despite...

VIDEO: Active Killer Demonstration

After the mass murder on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed and 17 others wounded, our Foundation decided to host a town hall titled Experts Town Hall: Effective Response to Active Killer Events . Read our report on the town hall here . Earlier in the day, John Benner, founder of Tactical Defense Institute and creator of...

Judge suspends enforcement of Ohio city’s bump stock ban

A county court in the Buckeye State has sided with a pair of gun rights groups challenging the city of Columbus over their recently enacted prohibition on bump stocks. Judge David Cain in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on Friday issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Columbus from enforcing their bump stock ban pending a July 9 hearing on a lawsuit brought against the city...

Attorney General and gubernatoral candidate Mike DeWine seeks to join fight against Columbus/Cincinnati gun control

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is siding with gun-rights groups suing to overturn local restrictions on firearms enacted in Columbus and Cincinnati. DeWine is asking Franklin County and Hamilton County judges to allow him to join the lawsuits filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court last week. Click here to read the proposed briefs. From the article...

House Republicans back away from plan to vote on HB 228 before summer recess, hold another hearing on Kasich gun control bill

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that House Republicans have backed away from a plan to vote on House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/Concealed Carry Modernization). From the article : Gun supporters and gun-control advocates had been gearing up for a show-down this week, particularly following comments last week from Speaker Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, who said a vote was expected, with enough...

HB 228 Scheduled for Vote This Week

UPDATE 6-25-18: This morning, the plan was to have a House vote on this bill on Wednesday. Now, a few hours later, we've learned the vote has been canceled . Many in the media are saying that the "stand your ground" bill will be voted on this week in the Ohio House. That's misleading. The Ohio House of Representatives is expected to vote on HB 228 this Wednesday, and this is the bill the media is...

Lawsuits Filed Against Columbus and Cincinnati Over Bump Stocks

COLUMBUS, OH - Simultaneous lawsuits were filed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, against the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over recently introduced ordinances banning the possession, use, or acquisition of so-called "rate-of-fire firearms enhancers," commonly referred to as bump stocks or trigger cranks. Buckeye Firearms Foundation and Ohioans for Concealed Carry are named as plaintiffs in the...

CMP Awards 151 Scholarships to Student Athletes for 2018-2019 School Year

CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has awarded $151,000 towards outstanding junior marksmen through its CMP Scholarship Program to be used for the 2018-2019 term. A total of 279 applications were received, with 151 awarded to both junior males and females. The $1,000 CMP Scholarships are available to graduating high school JROTC, 4-H and other junior shooting club members...

Report: DOJ Says Federal Gun, Violent Crime Prosecutions in Ohio Up 60 Percent

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced 13 new gun-related indictments in Ohio on Friday bringing the number of gun and violent crime indictments up about 60 percent over the previous two fiscal years. The crimes included in the indictments ranged from illegal possession of a firearm by a felon to lying on a background check in order to purchase a firearm to possessing a firearm in furtherance...

An Open Letter to GOP Legislators on HB 585 from a fellow Republican

I have several very blunt things to say about Governor Kasich's gun control bill as embodied by House Bill 585. It's absolutely stupid. The provisions within it are largely redundant, already codified by law. It's already illegal to do straw man purchases under federal law. To write it into law again is pointless. As evidenced by the recent arrest of a young man in Lima, Ohio planning to attack...

84 year-old Ohioan uses firearm to protect own life during violent home invasion

Cincinnati.com reported last week that an 84-year-old man exchanged gunfire with two other men who broke into his Silverton home. From the article : The victim was struck by gunfire and the two suspects fled the scene on Sampson Lane and are still at-large, a spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said. The victim's 17-year-old grandson was also inside the residence. It is unclear if...

VIDEO: Experts Town Hall - Effective Response to Active Killer Events

After the mass murder on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed and 17 others wounded, our Foundation decided to host a town hall titled Experts Town Hall: Effective Response to Active Killer Events . Read our report on the town hall here . Over 200 concerned citizens attended the event and asked dozens of intelligent and...

Deputies confiscate AR-15 and ammo from potential Ohio school shooter

Despite Governor John Kasich's (R) claims that a so-called "red flags" provision in his gun control bill (HB 585) is needed to allow law enforcement to confiscate firearms from potential threats, the Allen Co. (OH) sheriff's office proved last week that existing law is well up to the task. From NationalReview.com: Another school shooting was prevented on Thursday when four Ohio students warned...

Tell the BATFE what 93% of BFA poll respondents know: Banning Bump Stocks is Wrong

In November 2017, President Donald Trump, who had a record of support for gun control before his latest run for president, directed his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice to "review" whether or not bump stocks could be banned through means other the legislation. This "review" was something that had been done twice before by their predecessors, President Barack Obama...

Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Shoot 2018

Shooters dodged the predicted thunderstorms to complete the fifty-bird sporting clays shoot of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. Many shooters agreed that the windy conditions preceding the storm resulted in a few extra missed targets. The wind certainly made many of the targets jump and dance just as I pulled the trigger. The shoot was once again held at the Cardinal Center Sporting Clays...

Firearm Instructors: List your Ohio CCW and gun classes at the NEW OhioGunClass.org

We've just unveiled our brand new website for firearm instructors to promote their gun classes. It's called OhioGunClass.org . And you're invited to get your classes listed right now. NOTE: This new listing will replace our current listing page, so if you have a previous listing, please visit OhioGunClass.org to create your new account . We offer 3 different listing options, including a FREE...

Do Dogs Deter Criminals?

I investigated a recent break in and the victim told me “ I’m going to get a big dog. This will never happen again. ” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that the presence of a dog may or may not prevent a burglary. The dog may also fail to deter crimes like robbery or assault. A quick internet search shows several incidents of people being targeted for robbery or assault even while walking their...

Secretary Zinke Announces Members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

WASHINGTON - On May 22, 2018, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the newly appointed members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council. The Council was established on January 9, 2018, and is intended to provide the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture with advice regarding the establishment and implementation of existing and proposed policies...

Obama advisers sought to 'tap people's emotions' for gun-control push after Sandy Hook: Emails

Rahm Emanuel, Arne Duncan talked strategy in correspondence published by Baltimore Post Rahm Emanuel famously said that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” and apparently that included the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Two days after the horrific school shooting, the Chicago mayor advised then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan to “[t]ap peoples emotions” as they discussed how to leverage...

March & April 2018 busiest ever for firearms sales

We haven’t reported on the FBI NICS background check numbers for some time, but recent numbers show a sharp increase in checks. The most recent numbers are for the month of April. April 2018 was the busiest April ever (since NICS began in November 1998). March was the busiest March ever. February was the second-busiest February. More than 2.2 million background checks were conducted through NICS...

Beware the Straw Purchase!

Recent highly publicized shootings have heightened concerns over firearms purchases and the background screening processes required by FFLs. Now more than ever there is a heightened level of public awareness focused on how firearm retailers include proper screening and follow guidelines. Know Your Customers A seasoned firearms salesperson working for a licensed FFL can quickly recognize a first-...

CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns

CDC surveys in the 1990s, never publicly reported, indicate nearly 2.5 million defensive uses of guns a year. That matches the results of Gary Kleck's controversial surveys, and it indicates more defensive than offensive uses of guns. Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress to do research...

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