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Buckeyefirearms.org: Top 10 News Items of 2018

In 2018 we published approximately 300 news articles, along with other types of content. Over the years, we have published approximately 12,600 articles, covering elections, legislation, and all manner of events and information of interest to Second Amendment supporters. Ours is an international audience. Beyond the U.S., we receive the most visits from Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India,...

Who’s BS’ing Now? Gonzalez Argues for Gun Confiscation but Insists She’s “Pro Second Amendment”

Gun control advocates are constantly looking for the right messenger to push an agenda that boils down to law-abiding Americans giving up their freedoms, their security, and their property without expectation of affecting the behavior of criminals. It’s a tough pitch, which is probably why it has always been difficult for its adherents to sustain any lasting intensity in the public debate. This...

Ohio General Assembly Overrides Gov. Kasich's Veto of H.B. 228 [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

NOTE: The contents of this article were updated as circumstances warranted. In a historic action, the Ohio General Assembly has overridden Governor Kasich's ill-advised veto of H.B. 228. The House override was on a 67 to 22 vote. The Ohio Senate override was on a 21 to 11 vote. Even though John Kasich used all his political power and even used political gamesmanship, he could not stop the...

2018: Buckeye Firearms Association's Long List of Activities and Accomplishments

When I began thinking about writing a review of this year's activities, it didn't take long to realize that this would be a daunting task. While we try to keep supporters informed of what's going on day-to-day and month-to-month, we spend a lot more time working than tooting our own horn. But I started making notes and surprised myself when I saw just how many pages I filled up with the things we...

Cleveland Plain Dealer fails to report truth about local gun control laws

Just days before Election Day 2018, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published a series of articles exploring how Ohio's pro-gun legislators (many of whom were up for reelection and would have very little time to respond to the expose) "took away" local government's ability to establish gun control laws, and then implied that a rise in "gun deaths" was the result. The articles, written by Rich Exner ,...

Merry Christmas from Buckeye Firearms Association

Merry Christmas to one and all from all of us at Buckeye Firearms Association. Our best gift is the friendship and support given by each of you throughout the year. As we reflect on the year's passing, we count our many blessings, remember our losses, and give thanks for those who helped us through it all. We each need to take time to appreciate our friends and family during this special time of...

Kasich veto statement on H.B. 228 rings as hollow as his word

The House and Senate passed Substitute H.B. 228 and the Act was sent to the Governor's desk. Governor John Kasich (R) vetoed the bill and issued a press release explaining his decision. The statement is as twisted as his record on firearms. He starts by stating that, "Since first being elected to the Ohio Senate in 1976, I have consistently supported Ohioans' constitutional right to bear arms and...

Another Ohio school board moves to protect its students with armed staff members

Cincinnati's FOX 19 is reporting that a Clinton County school district is the latest in the Tri-State to allow teachers and other staff members to carry guns. From the article : The Blanchester School Board voted Monday night to allow trained staff members to carry the weapons on campus. The unanimous vote was based on a public resolution, sources tell FOX19 NOW. FOX19 is working to gather more...

Cleveland Plain Dealer admits anti-gun editorial error; Has refused to correct past mistakes

On December 11, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published an editorial calling for Gov. John Kasich to veto HB 228 on the grounds that it upends "the longstanding legal requirement in every state of the union that someone claiming they shot in self-defense show by a preponderance of the evidence that they were justified in believing that." The problem? The truth is that the longstanding legal...

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Kasich vetoes H.B. 228 - House and Senate must override for bill to become law

Governor John Kasich has vetoed H.B. 228, the bill seeking to put the burden of proof on prosecutors where it belongs and modernize other elements of concealed carry. DOWNLOAD THE ACT HERE It is now up to the Ohio House and Senate to decide if they wish to override the veto and make this bill law. Before reaching the Governor's desk, it passed both chambers with veto-proof majorities. Contact...

Trump Administration Bans Bump Stocks; Gives Public 90 Days to Destroy or Turn Them All In

The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced the finalized form of a bump stock ban, brought about through amending ATF regulations so as to define bump stocks as “machineguns.” From Brietbart.com : Breitbart News possesses a copy of the DOJ’s summary of the ban, which states: The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF...

Surprise: Physician Group Rehashes Same Tired Gun Control Policies

Everyone has hobbies. Some doctors’ collective hobby is opining on firearms policy. Half of the articles in the “Latest from Annals ” email from the Annals of Internal Medicine journal are related to firearms. The most prominent of these articles is a position paper written by the American College of Physicians (ACP) that expands upon their 2014 paper and reflects every anti-gunner’s public...

VIDEO: John Lott challenges study claiming U.S. leads in mass shootings

Many mainstream news outlets have been reporting that America has more mass shootings than any other country. And, of course, they lament that this proves we need more gun control. CNN has claimed that "the U.S. has the most mass shootings." The Wall Street Journal says that the "U.S. leads the world in mass shootings." And it's no surprise that former President Obama has made claims about how...

NRA-Supported Case Could Soon be Taken Up by the US Supreme Court

What if you lived in a major metropolitan area that said you were free to practice the religion of your choice while within its jurisdiction, but in order to worship outside of that jurisdiction, you were required to first ask permission? And what if that permission was rarely granted? Would you feel like your right to exercise the religion of your choice is still protected? Now imagine you are a...

Former ATF Agent Pulls Mask Off Giffords’ Plans for Federal AR-15 Registration

In an odd turn, just before Halloween one prominent gun control group briefly got out of costume. When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly launched Americans for Responsible Solutions (now named Giffords) in early 2013, gun owners were assured that the group sought moderate “common-sense solutions” to gun violence. The group admonished NRA for not working to “to find...

Missing the Marx: Gun Control’s Future is … Communism?

Note: This article was written prior to the 2018 elections. But it is still worth reading for an insight into how far anti-freedom ideologues are willing to go. After every high profile crime committed with a firearm of any sort, there are always calls for gun control. But one particular proposal this week managed to distinguish itself amid the usual din, if only for its audacity and what it...

HB142 (Modify LEO notification) scheduled for 7th hearing in Senate committee

Chairman Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced his committee will be holding a 7th hearing on Rep. Scott Wiggam's HB 142 (Modify LEO notification) on Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. The committee will be considering testimony from proponents, opponents and interested parties. The chair has also...

Videos Reveal Arizona’s Sinema and Florida’s Gillum Downplay Anti-gun Positions

In the last decade, gun control groups have tried to get more sophisticated with how they market their unpopular ideas. Some gun control advocates have gone so far as to partner with high-profile public relations firms to create messaging guides for their anti-gun allies. The overarching aim of these efforts is to obscure the gun control movement’s radical goals in order to appeal to a wider...

HB142 (Modify LEO notification) scheduled for 6th hearing in Senate committee

Chairman Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced his committee will be holding a 6th hearing on Rep. Scott Wiggam's HB 142 (Modify LEO notification) on Wednesday, December 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Hearing Room. The committee will be considering testimony from proponents, opponents and interested parties. The chair has also...

Yes, George Soros is a Gun Grabber

In 2015, billionaire gun control financier and potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg financed the creation of the anti-gun propaganda outlet The Trace. Ever grateful for their wealthy benefactor’s unfettered largesse, the Bloomberg advocacy group now views less-profligate anti-gun tycoons as irrelevant to gun control lobby’s efforts. In a piece titled, “George Soros Is Not the...

UPDATE: H.B. 228 Goes to Governor's Desk [UPDATED: SENATE VOTE TALLIES]

This has been a long and difficult week at the Statehouse. However we're glad to report that H.B. 228, a bill we've been working on for 2 years, is finally headed to Governor Kasich's desk. On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, a substitute bill was adopted by the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee by a 9-1 vote, with the lone dissenter being Kris Jordan. Votes are not always what they seem...

Bloomberg Finds Home in Today’s Democratic Party

In what observers have pegged as a preparatory step for a presidential run in 2020, on October 10 billionaire gun control financier and former-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg registered as a Democrat. Bloomberg ran as a Republican in his 2001 and 2005 mayoral campaigns. In 2009 Bloomberg ran for reelection as an independent. Despite having spent the better portion of the last two decades...

Blue Skies "Warrior Weekend to Remember"

The Blue Skies for Good Guys and Gals "Warrior Weekend to Remember" is for Purple Heart and Gold Star families. The Foundation's mission is to honor our nation’s veterans, wounded warriors and the families of fallen heroes by providing enriching, life changing experiences that facilitate new friendships and emotional healing. I was invited to cover one phase which was the bow fishing at Caesars...

Full Scale War: Bloomberg and Allies Come Out in Force Against H.B. 228

Mayhem! Shootouts! Blood running in the streets! On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, opponents of H.B. 228 packed the hearing room for the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee and in a cacophonous din proclaimed that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will roam free if these bills pass. This wasn't just the usual collection of hair-on-fire gun bill opponents. This was a well-...

Ohio teen attends NRA Youth Education Summit

The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) has been taking some of America's brightest and most patriotic youth to Washington DC each summer for over two decades. The high school juniors and seniors spend an action packed week in the capital. They meet the leaders of our country, visit historical places and engage in enlightening competitive debates. The program has enriched and motivated scores of...

Why Libertarians Don't Win Elections

If you're unhappy with both Democrats and Republicans, you're not alone. Nearly everyone says they are disappointed with their own party and many long for an alternative on Election Day. So it would seem that Libertarians, who embrace key policy positions of both major parties, and tend to be hardcore gun rights supporters, should be able to win a fair number of elections. But they don't. Why? It...

Armed off-duty officer asked to leave "no-guns" victim zone in Ohio

Lost in the busy election season was a report about a "no-guns" victim zone in Olmstead Township, OH that is so off-the-rocker against people exercising their Constitutional right to self-defense that they even asked an armed off-duty police officer to leave. From an October 8 WEWS (ABC Cleveland) report : Swings-N-Things has its weapons policy posted right on the front door. Weapons are not...

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