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Oakland University hands out hockey pucks to stop active killers

You know the saying: to stop a bad guy with a gun, you need a good guy with a ... hockey puck? Sounds crazy, but that's what they're saying at Oakland University in Michigan. From Fox News : A university in suburban Detroit is distributing hockey pucks as a form of self-defense against potential active shooters, according to reports. Because Oakland University has a no-weapons policy, university...

HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for first Senate hearing

Senator Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township), who chairs the Senate Government Oversight & Reform committee, has announced the first hearing for Sub. House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization) on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. The committee will consider both sponsor and proponent testimony. The Chair has also indicated that a second...

SHOCK: Persons obtain dozens of 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,...

House Democrats Outline Gun Control Agenda for 116th Congress

With anti-gun Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives come January, now is the time to prepare for a new onslaught on the Second Amendment. Emboldened by the mere thought of controlling the lower chamber, we are already seeing the warning signs of what will come for the next two years. First, virtually all Democrat leadership positions are likely to be filled by long-time anti-...

Washington Post Advice Columnist Gets it Right on Irrational Fear of School Shootings

These days the cynical adage “if it bleeds, it leads” seems as applicable to the news media as ever. This is all the more reason that Washington Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax should be applauded for a recent piece where she sought to quell her readers’ out-sized fears about school shootings. Titled, “ Apply the empirical method to your school-shooting anxieties ,” Hax urged her readers to...

City of Toledo questions gun manufacturers; says "unsuccessful" answers will result in no contracts

Earlier this month, the City of Toledo announced a new policy that says it will only purchase firearms from "responsible" gun companies. In order to determine which companies are "responsible," city officials say they will ask six questions of manufacturers: Those questions are: Do you manufacture assault weapons for civilian use? Do you sell assault weapons for civilian use? Which firearms does...

BFA endorsees to pack Senate majority leadership for 133rd General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by Senate Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 133rd General Assembly, which convenes in January. The incoming Senate Republican Caucus re-elected BFA "A+"-rated Sen. Larry Obhof to serve as Senate President. The other members of next year's Senate Republican leadership team are: "A"-rated Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina),...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

H.B. 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/Concealed Carry Modernization) – The Legislative Road Ahead

H.B. 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/Concealed Carry Modernization), sponsored by Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) passed the full House on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Now what? The bill moves to the Senate. The Senate Reference Committee will review the bill and assign it to a standing committee. This is likely to happen on November 27 or 28. Once assigned to a...

BOOK REVIEW: Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules - A Children’s Book About Gun Safety

More frequently than not the teachable moments in my household were precipitated by unexpected events. From breaking a picture frame to knocking down mailboxes with cars, teachable moments covered those unexpected times when I overcame my natural tendency to get angry, choosing instead to try and make it a learning experience. The things taught in those moments were varied, but focused on one...

Should teachers carry guns in classrooms?

The following op-ed first appeared in the Columbus Dispatch . Republished with permission of the author. Arming teachers and school staff sounds radical to some people, but it’s a simple and effective option to respond to deadly threats in our schools. Objections spring from ignorance about the reality of mass murder and the role school staff can play to stop it. Consider common misconceptions:...

Spring Valley Wildlife Area Range modernization

Spring Valley Wildlife Area range located in southwest Ohio's Greene County is the most popular ODNR Division of Wildlife public shooting facility. Now it is getting a major upgrade. It has been many years since the range facility was last renovated. It has served the shooting public well and met the demands of most shooters. However, it was starting to age so the Division of Wildlife made the...

House Bill 228 passes Ohio House [UPDATED: VOTE TALLIES]

Editor's Note: This article is being updated as additional information becomes available. HB 228 (Fix Burden of Proof/ Concealed Carry Modernization), sponsored by Representatives Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) has passed out of the Ohio House by a vote of 65 to 32. Rep. Johnson thanked those who worked directly with legislators over the last two years to pass...

Why all pro-2A Ohioans should oppose late amendments to H.B. 228

As we mentioned earlier this week, House Bill 228 finally might come to a vote very soon . This is the bill that, after several hearings and a possible vote earlier this year, the Republican majority decided to put on the back burner. At the same time, they were moving forward with more hearings on House Bill 585 , Gov. John Kasich’s problematic gun-control measure. H.B. 228 is a good bill – not...

Guns & Ammo "Best States for Gun Owners" shows Ohio legislators have a lot of work to do

Since 2013, GunsandAmmo.com has ranked the 50 united States and Washington D.C. according to "Best States for Gun Owners." The 50 united States and Washington D.C. are ranked by Guns & Ammo on the following criteria: Right to Carry Black Rifles NFA Castle Doctrine Miscellaneous (incl. red flags laws, preemption statutes, as well as the availability of places to shoot, etc.). A look at where...

ALERT: H.B. 228 may be coming up for a vote

H.B. 228 may be finally coming up for a vote in the Ohio House of Representatives very soon. Our top priority this session remains correcting Ohio’s defective burden of proof standard for self-defense victims. Ohio law runs contrary to Federal law, the other 49 states, and our moral code that a person has the presumption of innocence, and is thus “innocent until proven guilty.” Ohio law is...

Gun Control Editorial Twist: Saving One Life “Does Not Justify” Right-to-Carry

Gun control advocates often use some version of the phrase “if it saves one life” in order to justify their ineffective proposals. This week, the anti-gun editorial page of the Chicago Sun-Times offered a different take. Fearful that the Right-to-Carry was getting too much good publicity in the wake of an Illinois concealed carry permit holder’s heroic actions, the Sun-Times editorial board felt...

Lame-duck Kasich renews calls for gun control; promises veto of bill that would restore presumption of innocence

If it wasn't that he was a liar and backstabber who is threatening to veto a bill that would restore the presumption of innocence to people who act in self-defense in the State of Ohio, it would be hard not to either laugh at or feel sorry for the increasingly pathetic lame-duck Governor John Kasich. Consider the facts: John Kasich, the man who once worked hard for passage of the 1994 Clinton "...

Ohio's Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season Begins Nov. 26

Deer hunting is an extremely popular activity for sportsmen and women statewide, and Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Wildlife...

FASTER Saves Lives at OSBA conference

FASTER Saves Lives will have a booth at the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) trade show next week in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Staggs, Superintendent of Newcomerstown schools will be presenting on Sunday afternoon. When: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Where: Columbus Convention Center, room A210-212 Subject: Myths about having your staff armed Staggs is one of the most experienced...

Government-funded Researchers Discover Basic Ballistics

Each year, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) publishes the Wastebook, a project developed by former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) in 2008. The document details the most ridiculous instances of federal government largesse, such as $1.7 million for a hologram comedy club in Jamestown, N.Y., $450,000 for National Science Foundation-funded research that determined dinosaurs couldn’t sing, and $230,000 for a...

Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2018 CHL statistics; RECORD 50,376 licenses issued or renewed

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2018. We established multiple new records, including most licenses ever issued in a quarter! During the second quarter Ohio Sheriffs issued 21,130 initial CHLs, 29,242 renewed CHLs and four Temporary Emergency Licenses (TELs). The combined 50,376 licenses is a new record and...

No Blue Wave in Ohio - Pro Gun Candidates Carry Election Day 2018!

The Buckeye Firearms Association PAC-endorsed, A-rated ticket of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted (R) achieved victory in the race to see who would be the next Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. DeWine and Husted defeated Richard Cordray (D) in a rematch of the 2010 Attorney General race. Listed as a “toss up” in most polls, DeWine bested Cordray by over 184,000 votes, or better than 5% of the...

ELECTION DAY 2018 - VOTE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!

THE POLLS ARE OPEN TODAY from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. NEW! Use our BFA Voter App to look up candidates on your computer or mobile device: OhioGunVote.com Election Day is here. We hear it every two years, "This is the most important election of our lifetime!" Obviously, every election can’t be "the most important." But it can be the most important one to date. Today is a critical election for Ohio...

It's time to overhaul the National Firearms Act of 1934 - and your vote could make it happen

Some laws grow stale with age and the National Firearms Act (NFA), at 84 years old, is one of those laws that needs complete overhaul, if not repeal. The 1920s and 30s were a period of sensational headlines dealing with interstate bandits and mobsters. You know the names as Hollywood has glorified these thugs in many films over the years: "Baby Face" Nelson, John Dillinger, "Machine Gun" Kelly, "...

Free CCW Licenses for Military Members

Senate Bill 81, sponsored by Senator Terhar (R-8), was signed into law in August and became effective today, Monday, November 5, 2018. SB 81 specifies that active duty military and retired and honorably discharged veterans will have their fees waived for initial and renewed Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs). NOTE: This does NOT mean military members can carry concealed without a license. You must...

CNN Denies Reality of Gun Confiscation to Attack President Trump

It’s as if someone confiscated the facts from CNN. When it comes to guns or President Donald Trump the self-professed “most trusted name in news” has a difficult time telling the truth. Combine those topics into a single story and the network can’t seem to help but fabricate a story. In an October 19 piece for CNN.com titled, “ The 45 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's wild Montana speech ,”...

Armed Defenders in the Classroom - Reality Replaces Myth

Arming teachers is more than a concept, an idea, or a theory. Armed school staff are now a well-worn reality. The FASTER program teaches school staff to stop a threat and to treat the injured. That program has been in place for the last five years and has trained over a thousand teachers. These first responders have many days of instruction. Once they are back home, these teachers apply what they...

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