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Shelby Council holds hearing on concealed carry legislation

The Richland Source is reporting that concealed handguns could be carried in all city-owned buildings and/or properties, other than the Shelby Justice Center, under an ordinance discussed during a Shelby City Council meeting earlier this month. From the article : Sponsored by Councilman Steve McLaughlin, council passed the first reading of the ordinance. "This is the second round of legislation...

Dick’s’ Sales Soft Following Anti-gun Efforts

Dick’s Sporting Goods has admitted that Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack’s repeated attacks on law-abiding gun owners could be having a negative effect on the company’s bottom line. According to a press release reporting the company’s second quarter earnings results, “consolidated same store sales decreased 4.0%.” The document stated, “Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially...

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

Seven years and nine months into his administration, and still 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) has issued two more executive orders intended to make government agencies do the job they're already supposed to be doing. From the Gongwer News Service :...

Stop the Bleeding - School staff flock to trauma medical training

People are screaming and you’re looking at chaos. This is a medical training exercise with multiple injuries. It looks like there are, count them, four people injured in the parking lot in front of your local school. Some of the victims may be dead and some may be dying. What are your going to do? I watched two dozen teachers face that scenario during a training exercise. This is what they...

National Gun Group Sues Pennsylvania Township, Official Over Gun Range Dispute

Bellevue, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of the owner of a local gun club in western Pennsylvania against Robinson Township and its zoning officer, alleging violations of Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights “by subverting the club’s operation.” SAF is joined by William Drummond, owner of the property on which the Greater Pittsburgh Gun...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Mike DeWine and Jon Husted for Governor/ Lt. Governor

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC enthusiastically endorses Mike DeWine and Jon Husted for Governor and Lt. Governor in the 2018 general election. Gun owners have proven they can be the difference in big races, and this year they should be supporting Mike DeWine for Governor of Ohio. Mike DeWine has been the best attorney general Ohio gun owners have had. He has earned this endorsement through his...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Robert Sprague for Treasurer of State

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Robert Sprague for Treasurer of State in the 2018 general election. In his eight years in the Ohio House, Sprague has racked up a perfect 13-0 voting record. He has supported every bill BFA has advanced. “What really impresses me about Robert Sprague is his thinking,” said Jim Irvine. “He does not blindly follow. He listens, reads and then calls with...

Training Armed Teachers - This Isn’t the Classroom You Remember

Arming school teachers is a hard subject to discuss. Last [summer] I took a training class where school staff learned to protect students from an armed attacker. What these teachers did was extraordinary. As you would expect, school staff take their students safety very seriously. The teachers want to protect “their kids”. They worked hard to put their bodies between a bullet and someone else’s...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Keith Faber for Auditor of State

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Keith Faber for Auditor of State in the 2018 general election. As Senate President, Keith Faber ended the long line of promising Senate Presidents who over promised and under-delivered for law-abiding gun owners. He shepherded through significant gains that have led to improved reciprocity for all license holders and deleting of obsolete code to better...

Three People Murdered After Gun Control Fails in Cincinnati ... Again

A madman walked into the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati and started killing people. The murderer shot five people. Three of them died of their injuries. When seconds counted, armed police officers responded in minutes. The attack was over in minutes, but it started years ago. Follow along with me and see if you can pick out the subtle clues. The murderer had a long history of mental health...

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC endorses Dave Yost for Ohio Attorney General

COLUMBUS – The Buckeye Firearms Association PAC today announced its endorsement Dave Yost for Ohio attorney general. The organization cited Yost’s staunch support of Second Amendment rights and his background as a prosecutor as reasons for its unflinching support. “This is a critical race for gun owners and anyone who supports the rule of law, or the rights of citizens against tyrannical...

Who Says We Should Arm School Staff to Protect Our Children?

Solid facts are rare in the ocean of opinion about arming teachers. Allowing armed defenders in school is a polarized issue with plenty of passion. The legacy news media feeds us lots of emotion but they have relatively little data and analysis. I asked the best sources I could find if school staff should be armed to protect our students. Their answer was clear. I spoke to the brain trust at...

Cordray seeks to ban all Second Amendment rights for military-aged adults

In advance of their first scheduled debate on September 19, gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine (R) and Richard Cordray (D) have been asked by one of the debate partners, the Dayton Daily News , to weigh in on various issues. On September 13, the focus was on "guns and school safety." From the article : Q: Since the Las Vegas, Parkland and other shootings, Ohio and other states have opened the...

Using the .22 for Self Defense

Since my handgun stopping power study was published in American Handgunner Magazine , I’ve received several questions from readers about my data. I expected to be castigated by all the big bullet aficionados for reporting honest data about the “mouse gun” calibers. That wasn’t what I received. All the email that I got was from .22 advocates telling me that I misinterpreted my data and that the ...

The Fifth Third Bank murders and the fallacy of "no-guns" policies

On Friday, September 7, for as-yet unknown reasons , a man entered Fifth Third Bank's corporate headquarters on Cincinnati's Fountain Square and began firing a 9mm handgun. Three people lost their lives, and two more were injured. The company's "no-guns" policy, enforced not only at its headquarters but also at all of its branches, did not stop the attack. The company's security turnstiles did...

Anti-gun Senator Distorts the Law and the Facts in Unsuccessful Attack on Supreme Court Nominee

Last week the nation was subjected to an embarrassing and undignified spectacle of obstructionist partisan politics surrounding the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrat caucus, understanding that Judge Kavanaugh is an eminently qualified jurist with an upstanding reputation and that the votes likely exist to confirm him, abandoned the norms of...

Before and After Bang: Treatment and prevention of celebrity violence in our schools

The school safety movement is growing. Parents, school staff, and law enforcement officers are working together. They are slowly solving the complex and interrelated issues of protecting our students from armed murderers in our schools. We see varied solutions from school to school and from state to state. There is much to learn as we protect our children. The “solutions” to school safety aren’t...

"Most anti-gun president in American history" to campaign in Ohio for Richard Cordray for governor

"Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are." Cincinnati.com is reporting that former President Barack Hussein Obama will be in Ohio next week to campaign for Richard Cordray (D) in his bid to become Ohio's next governor. From the article : Cordray was an early supporter of Obama when he was the Illinois senator challenging the better-known Hillary Clinton for the Democratic...

Op-Ed: America's increasing moral panic over active shooters is overblown and counterproductive

Active shooter situations have become the latest moral panic. FBI data and news coverage blow attacks out of proportion, causing us to fear the rarest of events. Reports that there was an active shooter barricaded inside an Ohio military hospital Thursday sent employees scurrying for safety as teams of first responders rushed to the scene. News of the crisis spread quickly throughout the national...

Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses

This week, Canadian e-commerce host Shopify changed their company’s firearm policy with disastrous effects for law-abiding U.S. gun businesses that use their e-commerce services. Shopify’s abrupt overnight decision to block the sale of specific firearms is a reversal of their previous business model and creates financial hardship on gun shops that currently use Shopify. One example of a company...

No NRA Members Need Apply

Like most people, we understand that educational institutions and staff tend to lean left. The degree and intensity of the bend varies across universities, but a leftward orientation is actually expected today. We’re aware that some – perhaps even many – academics look upon the NRA and gun owners with disdain. We always hoped this didn’t extend to the individual level, that the disdain was...

Meet Pro Gun Candidates and Win Great Prizes

You're invited to celebrate the Second Amendment and meet pro gun leaders! Premier Shooting & Training Center will co-host a candidate meet and greet along with Buckeye Firearms Association leaders on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 4845 Premier Way, West Chester, Ohio 45069 . Doors open at 5:00 pm, and the event starts at 6:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site. Tickets are free, but space is...

THIS is why gun control extremists can't wait for the next mass shooting

Have you ever gotten the feeling that gun control extremists are poised and ready to take advantage of a mass shooting event? Almost as if they're waiting for it? As if they've strategized about it? It's true, of course. And it's been proven through the release of internal documents such as " Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging ." The playbook devotes an entire chapter to...

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