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Profiling an Active Killer

What motivates a person to become a mass killer? Using reason and logic may only give us a headache as we try to deduce the motive of an unreasonable and illogical rogue human. It may not be any easier if he survives. Profiling such a rogue would be difficult for most. Their motives can be as complicated as they are. Some surviving active killers have described a real or imagined wrong done to...

Study: Stricter Gun Laws Haven’t Made Communities Safer from Mass Shootings

A trauma research team has developed a profile of commonalities among communities where mass shootings have occurred that includes a shortage of mental health professionals, a relative lack of socialization opportunities, higher rates of income inequality, and relatively high housing costs. ... The findings were presented [last week] at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018 in...

Get out the pro-gun rights vote

It’s cliché but true. Whoever gets their people out to vote will win the election. If nothing else, President Trump’s win in 2016 proved that using past models to predict elections is a failed idea. Trump won Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. No Republican candidate has taken those three states since Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984, setting a record with 525 electoral votes. The same is...

Ohio NRA Board Members Make Endorsements for Nov. 6 General Election

Ohio’s three National Rifle Association Board Members have made joint endorsements for the upcoming General Election on November 6. Ohio’s NRA Board Members are Ken Blackwell (former Ohio Secretary of State and President Trump’s advisor), Linda Walker (Board Vice President of Buckeye Firearms Association and co-chair of President Trump’s Second Amendment Advisory Board), and Sean Maloney (Defense...

When politicians speak truthfully on guns, BELIEVE THEM

Ever want to know what a politician really thinks about gun ownership? Just listen to what they say when they don’t think you’re listening. We’ve been given a case study this week thanks to Project Veritas . U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has claimed to support Second Amendment freedoms, but she cleared up any doubt when she was caught on camera saying she’d support a ban on modern sporting...

Study Finds Fewer People Willing to Answer Questions about Gun Ownership

A common thought (maybe even a rational one) is that gun owners hesitate to share their status as gun owners in surveys. It makes perfect sense, particularly in times of heightened concerns that anti-gun politicians are plotting to restrict our 2nd Amendment rights and the routine vilification of law-abiding gun owners by politicians, celebrities, and the media. A recent study confirmed that more...

Sportsmen and Women Pump More than $93 Billion into US Economy

NEWTOWN, Conn. — New economic reports reveal that more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen, spending more than $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more in connection with their hunting, target shooting and sportfishing activities. A series of reports released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, American Sportfishing Association and the...

FBI Acknowledges Life-Saving Potential of Armed Citizens

“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives. The enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.” Those are the...

Two weeks till Election Day!

It is two weeks till Election Day. November 6, 2018 is a critical day that will make possible or impossible many things for the next two years, and probably establish a trend for a longer period of time. In Ohio, there are eight statewide offices that Buckeye Firearms Association PAC has endorsed in. Some are obvious why they are important, and others are more subtle, but every election matters...

Ohio Gun Owners Should Vote Out Bad, Bad, Sherrod Brown

Some politicians have very bad records on the Second Amendment. We think of Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein very quickly in this regard. But there are some who have kept their anti-gun records below the radar. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, is one of them. Another is Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio. In seven terms as a member of the House of...

Gun control extremists' best plans for stopping school shootings proven a total failure in Russian attack

On Wednesday, October 18, an 18 year-old college student entered Kerch Polytechnic College in the city of Kerch (located in Russia-controlled Crimea) and began firing on fellow students and instructors. When his attack was done 15 minutes later, at least 20 people were dead and 70 others wounded . The attacker then took his own life. The American news media aren't giving wall-to-wall coverage on...

No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

A twist on an inaccurate old anti-gun talking point is making the rounds on social media. On September 10, anti-gun public relations professional Wendy Zipes Hunter tweeted about a purported recent trip to drug store. Hunter claimed, “Couldn’t buy Claritin D today because my drivers license just expired - govt rule- wish the govt was that strict about buying guns.” The message reached a wider...

NRA responds to Ohio Supreme Court's proposed rules to seize and destroy guns

On Monday, October, 8, we alerted gun owners across the state and around the country to a shocking move by the Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) that would empower law enforcement to seize guns without due process of law. This move was made through proposed amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio - proposals which would usurp the role of elected lawmakers and represent the most...

Oregon Teen Shoots Down Discriminatory Walmart Gun Policy

In what might come as a shock to the legacy press, it turns out there are plenty of young people who value their Second Amendment rights and are willing to fight for them. Case in point: 18-year-old Hannah Brumbles of Deer Island, Ore. Last week, the Beaver State’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) ruled in the young woman’s favor after she challenged a Walmart policy that denied shotgun and...

Ohio Supreme Court receives thousands of comments on proposed rules to seize guns

On Monday, October 8 we reported that the Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) had proposed rule changes that would disarm and force those subject to a civil protection order to surrender firearms, ammunition, and concealed handgun license to law enforcement. This seizure would take place even if there is no "sufficient nexus," specifically evidence that a firearm was threatened to be used, used, or...

Ohio Hunters and Anglers Can Now Purchase Multiyear Licenses

Hunters and anglers are now able to buy multiyear licenses in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio resident license buyers can choose from 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses. All single-year and multiyear licenses can be purchased online at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state if an Ohio driver...

Surprise: Problems with Widely Touted Anti-Gun Research

“I am not interested in giving any serious thought to John Lott or his claims.” Those are the words of University of Alabama associate professor Adam Lankford in response to Fox News after economist John Lott called Lankford’s highly publicized study into question . Lankford’s study was published in 2016 but was touted by President Obama and a fawning media anxious for any “evidence” that gun...

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, the pants came to symbolize American freedom. As Stanford Historian Niall Ferguson points out in his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, during the Cold War, the...

Newly-Renovated Shooting Ranges Open at Zaleski State Forest

Renovations at the popular shooting ranges at Zaleski State Forest have been completed, and the ranges are now open, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "The renovations at the Zaleski State Forest target ranges were needed to provide visitors with a more enjoyable experience while providing easier access for participants," said Robert Boyles, state forester and chief of...

NRA Endorses Mike DeWine for Governor, Jon Husted for Lieutenant Governor

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor and Secretary Jon Husted for lieutenant governor. "Mike DeWine and Jon Husted support our right to keep and bear arms," said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. "Ohioans can trust Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to protect their constitutional right to...

ALERT: Ohio Supreme Court proposes rules to seize and destroy guns

*** CALL TO ACTION *** In a shocking move, the Ohio Supreme Court has proposed amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio that will empower law enforcement to seize guns. Many of these changes usurp the role of elected lawmakers and represent the most significant changes to Ohio law of our time. The rule changes have been posted for public comment. We MUST convince the...

Help Make the Difference for Pro-Gun Candidates in Ohio

This may be one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Anti-freedom organizations are attacking gun owners and pro gun candidates from all directions. We're seeing it right here in Ohio. Bloomberg-backed groups are providing attorneys to work against us in our lawsuits with Columbus and Cincinnati, sending Moms to protest at legislative hearings, encouraging Mayors and city council...

Bloomberg Presidential Run? Maybe. Bloomberg Effort to Buy the Midterms? Definitely.

Billionaire gun control financier and former-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is once again floating a presidential run. According to a September 17 report from the New York Times, the would-be oligarch is interested in seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Though Bloomberg has previously run for political office as a Republican and an independent, the political...

Take Action Now: Urge Your U.S. Senators to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh

On Thursday, September 25 the nation witnessed what happens when a man of principle, integrity, and dignity clashes with Washington, D.C.’s political hit machine. U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh presented a scorching defense of his record and his character after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sprung last-minute accusations to try to derail what seemed like Kavanaugh’s likely...

Solve the Problem Before You Need Your Gun

I was reading a news account of a defensive gun use when I was struck by two things. Before I get to my insights, read the short article: Armed Portland Woman Fends Off Flasher High on Crystal Meth . The article talks about a woman who drew a firearm after a man followed her home, forcefully entered her house, exposed himself, demanded a sex act, and then stole money from her before fleeing. This...

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

For someone who has previously falsely accused the NRA of funneling foreign money into domestic politics, it must be that David Hogg either forgot he was in Canada recently or failed to appreciate that it’s also illegal under U.S. law for Canadian citizens to vote in U.S. elections or contribute to U.S. political campaigns. The occasion was the premiere of Michael Moore’s latest film at the...

BFA PAC 2018 General Election Endorsements

Buckeye Firearms Association PAC has released endorsements for Ohio statewide, legislative, and congressional races. Click here to view . It is cliché that “every vote counts.” It should also be noted that “every election matters.” The next few weeks bring a unique opportunity for citizens. It goes without saying that we should vote, but that is not enough. We should also be working with good...

Cordray or DeWine for governor? For Ohio gun owners, the choice is clear

Ohioans have a choice to make this November when selecting our next governor. After a year of non-stop anti-gun rights rhetoric from the media, and little progress toward restoring our rights, pro-gun rights voters must weigh who can be trusted to be a leader in our state on Second Amendment issues. Both Mike DeWine (R) and Richard Cordray (D) have spent time in Washington D.C. But since coming...

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