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Blue Jacket Muzzleloading Club: Carrying on the tradition

The dedicated group of black powder target shooters, with their unique target rifles, gather regularly on a Greene County farm. They are carrying on a tradition that began several decades earlier. They are the members of the Blue Jacket Muzzleloading Club. The tradition of their style of shooting, called chunk or over the log guns, traces its roots to frontier America. It is a very unique...

ACLU Joins NRA in Suit Against NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

On Friday, August 24, 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a friend of the court brief opposing a motion by the state of New York to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) against Governor Andrew Cuomo. While it may strike you as odd that the left-leaning ACLU would wade into a lawsuit involving the NRA, it's evidence of just how outrageous the actions...

Ohio's 2018 Fall Hunting Seasons Just Around the Corner

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio hunters are invited to enjoy early waterfowl seasons for Canada goose and teal that begin on Saturday, Sept. 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters are reminded to check regulations for changes to rules, season dates and bag limits as the 2018 fall seasons begin. A summary of Ohio’s hunting and trapping regulations is available where licenses...

Guns and Bandages- the changing face of first responders

School is about to start. Does your local school have trained first responders? Does your state allow selected and trained school staff to go armed in order to protect your children? I study those trends across the country. One thing I can tell you for sure is that my observations today will be inaccurate next month. I’ve revised this map several times this year. While I can find public...

2018 Small Arms Firing School

Every year, the rifle Small Arms Firing School provides one of the greatest opportunities to learn a variety of marksmanship essentials for those new to the sport as well as those more experienced. The course is part of the National Trophy Matches, held annually during the summer months at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio. The Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) is a two-day...

Mike DeWine headlines the Sportsmen Alliance Save Our Heritage Rally

Approximately 500 sportsmen from across the state converged on the Villa Milano Banquet Center in Columbus for the 22nd annual Save Our Heritage Rally. The event featured many games, raffles, live and silent auctions, plus the opportunity to renew friendships. The Sportsmen Alliance had widely promoted the appearance of gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine (R) and Richard Cordray (D) as keynote...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Jim Renacci (R) for U.S. Senate

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC is excited to announce its endorsement of Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate. Renacci is not only better on our issue than his opponent, Sherrod Brown, he is clearly more aligned with Ohio values. Senator Sherrod Brown is a liberal Democrat. In 2010-2011 he was tied as the most liberal U.S. Senator. Progressive Punch ranks him as the 7th most liberal Senator both overall...

Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review

[In late July] in Mance v. Sessions , the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied, by one vote, a request for a rehearing of the case by the full panel of the court, and confirmed the reversal of a lower court decision that had ruled the interstate handgun sale ban to be unconstitutional. The individual plaintiffs, Frederic Russell Mance, Jr. and Tracey and Andrew Hanson, were...

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

Gallup’s July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important problem facing America had returned to levels similar to before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. This month, just two percent of Americans say guns and gun control are the most important problem. It was only a few short months ago that a record number of Americans cited guns as the most...

Every vote counts (so it's time to get in the fight)!

Yes, every vote counts. Your participation matters. It may be cliché, but for good reason. The 2018 mid-term elections are less than three months away. Candidates are working hard for votes, and many people will stay home, thinking their vote does not really matter. In this year’s GOP primary election for 98th district in the Ohio House, it took over a month for Brett Hillyer to be declared the...

The time is NOW to register for the 33rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago

It's not too late to register for the Second Amendment Foundation's 33rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago O’Hare Airport September 21-23, 2018! The conference is free for registrants and includes hundreds of dollars’ worth of educational materials, a Friday night reception, and Saturday box lunch and evening reception. (Travel, lodging and other meals...

Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his anti-gun comrades. On July 22, the Senate minority leader decided to fear-monger about homemade 3D-printed firearms following a Justice Department settlement that will permit firearm schematics to be more readily shared online. Wailing that “America is going to get a lot less safe,” Schumer...

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

Another chapter in the lengthy tale of gun control duplicity was written last [month]. On July 10, The Washington Free Beacon published a report of a video of Democratic nominee for New York’s rural upstate 21st congressional district Tedra Cobb admitting that she had deceived constituents about her support for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles. Since the story broke, Cobb’s comments...

"Gun-free" Great Britain scores horribly on violent crime

[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to correct for the use of a dated newslink, and to add additional, more current data.] In 1997, virtually all handguns were banned in Britain via the Firearms Act, on the promise of a reduction in crime and greater safety for the British people. The real result was the emergence of Britain as the "most violent country in Europe." By 2009, the Daily...

BFA PAC Endorses Frank LaRose for Ohio Secretary of State

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC is proud to endorse Frank LaRose for Ohio Secretary of State. “LaRose does not just vote for good legislation,” said BFA PAC Chairman Jim Irvine, “he is an engaged partner bringing new ideas and solutions forward to our group and members of the legislature. He is always looking for ways to make our laws, and proposed legislation, better for gun owners, service...

Kasich's anti-gun rights tantrums continue

Frustrated with pro-gun leaders from his own party in the General Assembly, and unafraid of the Ohio electorate now that he is term-limited, Gov. John Kasich (R) continues to show his true colors on the subject of the Second Amendment. For the better part of a year, Kasich has been demanding that legislators pass new gun control measures, including his proposed gun control bill, HB 585 , and...

Gun-grabber (presumably) defeated in Ohio's 12th Congressional District special election

Any gun owner who excuses his or her absence from the ballot box on the claim that their vote doesn't matter need look no further than Ohio's 12th Congressional District to recognize their folly. On August 7, a special election was held in central Ohio to fulfill the remainder of Rep. Pat Tiberi's (R) term. Tiberi resigned to take a job in the private sector. BFA- and NRA-endorsed Troy Balderson...

Florida authorities seize guns and ammo from hundreds of people

Just weeks after the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Governor Rick Scott (R) signed “red flag” legislation allowing the state to seize guns and ammunition. Fox News is reporting that hundreds of guns and around 30,000 rounds of ammunition have been taken. The law also enacts a 3-day waiting period to buy a gun. This concept has been shown to have a negative effect...

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

It is not surprising that gun control activists who harp endlessly about “common sense” gun restrictions and the need for ever more legislative reforms aren’t particularly interested in whether the various bans and other restrictions actually qualify as “common sense” or effective, so long as the end result is fewer guns. A decade after the Heller case was decided, though, many of our nation’s...

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

Last summer, we reported on the welcome news that a federal court had blocked California’s plan to require owners of “large capacity” magazines to surrender or otherwise rid themselves of their formerly-lawful property. As the judge in that case had put it: “On July 1, 2017, any previously law-abiding person in California who still possesses a firearm magazine capable of holding more than 10...

First Time Ever: Free Range Day at All ODNR Shooting Ranges

Recreational shooters both young and old are invited to experience one of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, Aug. 11, during Ohio’s Free Range Day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). On this day, the shooting range permit requirement will be waived at all ODNR Division of Wildlife Class “A,” “B,” and “C” shooting ranges. The ODNR Division of Wildlife is...

Gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine schools challenger on laws regarding guns made on 3-D printers

The vast difference between Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) and his Democrat challenger Richard Cordray (D) on the subject of gun rights was on full display Wednesday, with DeWine weighing in on the laws surrounding firearms made on 3-D printers, and Cordray proving his total ignorance on the subject. From the Columbus Dispatch : During a brief press conference at the chamber’s new offices in...

Obama endorses Richard Cordray for Ohio gov as his former AG Eric Holder assists the campaign

"Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are." WKYC (Cleveland NBC) is reporting that former President Barack Obama (D) has endorsed Democrat Richard Cordray in his bid to win the Ohio governor's office, citing his work in his (anti-gun rights) administration as reason for his support. The news comes in the wake of an Associated Press report that Obama's former U.S. Attorney...

August is National Shooting Sports Month

NEWTOWN, Conn. — August is National Shooting Sports Month®, a time to celebrate one of America’s great pastimes — target shooting — a safe, fun activity enjoyed by millions of people across the country, with millions more wanting to take their first shots. Research by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) shows that 24 million Americans are very interested in learning about the...

Ohio's 12th Congressional District in danger from gun grabber

VOTE Troy Balderson in the 12th District special election on Aug. 7 The 12th District includes Delaware, Licking, and Morrow counties, plus parts of Franklin, Marion, Muskingum, and Richland. If you live in this District, please READ THIS ... Ohio's 12th District is in danger of being lost to a gun grabber. That's why it's vital that you VOTE for BFA and NRA endorsed Troy Balderson. Here's the...

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