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Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia...

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

A common theme among anti-gun extremists is what we often refer to as the “Goldilocks” approach to limiting access to firearms by law-abiding citizens. Rather than admit that the ultimate goal is to disarm all Americans, those opposed to the Second Amendment create fictional arguments about why certain types of firearms, ammunition, or even accessories should be eliminated. In the 70s, the goal...

Lawsuits bear fruit again as courts put hold on Cincinnati's bump stock ban

Less than two weeks after Franklin County Common Pleas Court ordered a permanent injunction against the City of Columbus, forbidding it from enforcing its ban against so-called "bump stocks," Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman granted a temporary injunction blocking Cincinnati's ill-advised ban on the devices. From Cincinnati.com on Wednesday, July 24: Hamilton County Common Pleas...

Op-Ed: Why I Joined the NRA After Writing Gun Control Articles

Years back, I was a staunch gun control advocate. Last week, I joined the NRA and the Gun Owners of America, and I’m looking to join more Second Amendment advocacy groups. How did this evolution take place? In 2014, I wrote articles for “The Huffington Post” titled “ If ISIS Had Committed the 11 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook, Congress Would Have Declared War ” and “ What Gun Advocates Should...

Clearing Up the Confusion About Ohio’s Knife Laws

Recently I received three different emails from readers and former students regarding Ohio’s often confusing knife laws. If I’m getting this many inquiries on the same topic, an explanatory article is in order. Keep in mind, I am not a lawyer. As such, this is not legal advice. After 22 years as a cop in Ohio, I do have some experience arresting people for carrying weapons. Don’t consider this...

Op-Ed: It’s always the guns and never the mess we’ve created

Focus on the guns. If we can just keep everyone’s attention on the guns and the homicides, we don’t have to think about all the children whose lives have been destroyed in Chicago by drugs. All we have to do is get rid of assault weapons. That’s it. And maybe outlaw bump stocks. Focus on the guns and you don’t have to think about all the children on the streets whose parents are sitting in prison...

The Unconventional First Responder: The Ins and Outs of Arming Educators

Detective Jenny Schiff will be presenting at the National School Safety Conference and Exhibition hosted by the School Safety Advocacy Council. The conference runs July 23 – 27, 2018 at the Omni Champions Gate Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida From their brochure: The 2018 National School Safety Conference and Exposition is the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all the...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

NRA members can feel confident throwing their enthusiastic support behind President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his time on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated deep respect for the Second Amendment as construed in Justice Antonin Scalia’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller . Moreover, his record on the Second...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 50 firearms without background check

According to so-called "common-sense" gun control extremists like Mark Kelley's "Americans for Responsible Solutions," all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed,...

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

Shortly before 4:00am on Saturday morning June 30, the two week long Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) finally came to end. Entering into the meeting several critical issues were on the agenda, none of which was more significant than attempts to include...

Important Message from Wayne LaPierre on Trump's Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

Dear Second Amendment Supporters, In the 2016 elections, NRA members and Second Amendment supporters across America made clear that the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court was an issue of critical importance. Your work and support for President Trump have resulted in the nomination of a second outstanding justice to the court. On Monday, President Trump once again delivered on his promise of...

Bloomberg's Puppet Mayors Push Brazen, Illegal Gun Control

In a recent NBC News article , Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen Benjamin discussed a brazen plan to trample on gun rights nationwide. According to the article, the plan was born in the summer of 2015 when two political groups traveled to Columbia to stage competing protests over the removal of a Confederate flag at the state Capitol. Fearing bloodshed (because that's what happens whenever...

Hundreds of courts ignore Gov. Kasich's executive order on background check records

On April 23, 2018, Governor John Kasich (R) issued an executive order demanding that government agencies do the job they're already supposed to be doing. The order came seven and a half years into his administration, with Kasich desperately seeking a way to get immediate media attention and future presidential campaign fodder for having done "something" about mass killings. The order came two...

BFA and OFCC Win Bump Stock Lawsuit Against Columbus

We told them not to do it. We told them we would sue. We told them we would win. But they just didn't listen. Franklin County Common Pleas Court today (July 13, 2018) ordered a permanent injunction against the City of Columbus, forbidding it from enforcing its ban against so-called "bump stocks." Click here to read the ruling . Buckeye Firearms Foundation and Ohioans for Concealed Carry lodged...

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidates to Keynote 2018 "Save Our Heritage" Rally presented by Rocky Boots

The candidates to be Ohio’s next governor will address sportsmen at the 22nd Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally presented by Rocky Boots on Saturday, Saturday, Aug. 18, at Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. “It’s great to see that both candidates recognize the important role that sportsmen and women play in conservation,” said Evan Heusinkveld, Sportsmen’s Alliance...

NRA & NSSF Applaud Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made another outstanding choice in nominating Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his strong support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox,...

Bloomberg meddles as Ohio judge extends restraining order barring enforcement of local gun control

A Franklin County judge has extended a temporary restraining order halting enforcement of two gun ordinances in Columbus while he considers a suit filed by Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans For Concealed Carry. From the Columbus Dispatch : After arguments for and against the injunction Monday, Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge David E. Cain extended the temporary order. He is...

BFA PAC Endorses Judge Craig Baldwin and Justice Mary DeGenaro for Ohio Supreme Court

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC (BFA PAC) is pleased to announce our first two endorsements of the 2018 general election season. With so much attention given to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and speculation on who President Donald Trump will nominate to replace him, it is fitting that our first two endorsements are for the Ohio Supreme Court. BFA PAC endorses Judge...

With Kennedy Retirement, Trump Can Secure and Strengthen a Pro-Second Amendment Supreme Court

On Wednesday [June 27], Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring effective July 31. The move signals the end of Kennedy’s 30-year career on the nation’s highest court, which bore witness to its most important decisions concerning the Second Amendment. It also creates the opportunity for President Trump to appoint a replacement who will help reinvigorate...

Supreme Changes Ahead

With [last week]’s announcement that 81-year old Justice Anthony Kennedy would be retiring from the United States Supreme Court effective July 31, both sides of the respective political aisle went, for lack of a better term, nuts. For the conservative side, Kennedy’s retirement means the opportunity for President Trump to nominate another solidly-conservative justice to the Supreme Court. That...

Should school teachers be armed?

CQ Researcher plans an upcoming feature on armed teachers, asking the question, "Should school teachers be armed?" I was asked to write 400 words for the pro side of the argument. Here is what I submitted. Arming teachers and school staff sounds radical to some people, but it's a simple and effective option. Objections spring from ignorance about the reality of mass murder and the role teachers...

Independence Day 2018

With the upcoming holiday, let's look at what it might mean to some people…a day off with pay, just a day off, family, friends, cookouts, reunions or just a day to lounge and watch the fireworks. As for me, I think of our Constitution, our founding fathers, our Bill of Rights, our military men and women who are performing their duties to protect our freedom. “FREEDOM”. We say it often, exclaiming...

Historic Vehicles, Amputee Skydiver Headlines CMP’s 2018 National Matches First Shot Ceremony

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is proud to announce the lineup for the 2018 First Shot Ceremony, set to take place Monday, July 9, at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility, near Port Clinton, Ohio. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the base’s Rodriguez Range and is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to come and witness the parade of...

A look at “red flag” laws (that a non-gun owner might understand)

Everyone agrees that certain people are a danger to society, and that bad people sometimes use guns to commit crimes and to injure or kill others. Most even agree that people who are “crazy” are not entitled to their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. And no one likes an angry man with a gun. We all wish something could be done to stop that person before they harm themselves or others...

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