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2019 Sportsmen’s Alliance Legislative Reception

The Sportsmen’s Alliance will host its annual Legislative Reception on Tuesday, March 19, at the Athletic Club in downtown Columbus from 6-8 p.m. All Ohio sportsmen are encouraged to attend! The event is free of charge. Food and refreshments will be served. “Sportsmen and women should come to this free event to meet their elected officials and discuss with them the role hunters, anglers and...

President Trump to Sign Public Lands Package to Benefit Gun Owners and Sportsmen

On February 26, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Natural Resources Management Act of 2019 (S. 47). The House has sent the act to President Trump, who has said he will sign the act into law. Two weeks ago, the Senate passed the act with a massive majority of 92-8, showing that lawmakers can reach a consensus when they really want to. Also called the "Public Lands Package," this...

ALERT: Ohio House Passes HB 86 Shockwave Error Fix

The Ohio House today voted to pass HB 86 with a 76 to 20 vote. This bill is a bipartisan effort to fix a drafting error in HB 228 which passed in late December in the previous legislative session. The bill is now headed to the Senate for consideration. The House also voted in favor of an emergency clause by 72 to 23 to make the bill effective immediately upon signing by the Governor rather than...

Gun control dream state: Illinois background checks fail and firearms license revocations are ignored

Later today, the United States House of Representatives will be taking up consideration of two gun control measures. H.R. 8 would impose a so-called “universal” background check gun registration scheme, and H.R. 1112 creates an unworkable system where gun buyers could be placed in an endless loop of background checks and would never actually receive the firearms they wish to purchase. Viewers of...

[UPDATE] Bill to fix drafting error on Shockwave fix passed by Senate 24-8

A bill to fix a drafting error made by the Legislative Services Commission (LSC) on HB 228 was passed out of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee this morning on a 7-3 party-line vote. The bill was then passed later this afternoon by the Senate 24-8. After passage of the bill, bill co-sponsor Sen. Jay Hottinger (R) posted the following on his Facebook page by way of explanation: “...

Ohio 2019-2020 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available Soon

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new state licenses. On Friday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2019-2020 hunting and fishing licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). A new purchasing system launched two years ago,...

Gun Control to Be Heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives This Week

As we reported last week, anti-gun members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with two gun control bills. These bills will be on the House floor this next week, so please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to oppose H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112. H.R. 8 would impose so-called “universal” background checks. But, this legislation doesn’t address how criminals actually acquire...

Newly Updated BFA Forum Now Open

After many years of activity, our forum was starting to show signs of age. Like a creaky old house, it was time to do some upgrades and make it more modern and comfortable. But as you have no doubt learned after tackling fix-ups around your own home, projects that seem quick and easy often turn out to be much longer and more involved. So it was with our forum. However, we're pleased to announce...

Please Contact Your U.S. Representative Today and Ask Them to Vote Against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112!

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee just passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, and they have been sent to the U.S. House floor for a vote! These are Pelosi-Bloomberg gun control bills designed to score political points, and they won’t have any impact on crime or criminals, don’t address America’s broken mental health system and don’t address the underlying causes of violence. For more information, click...

Bill to fix drafting error on Shockwave fix passed by House committee

A bill to fix a drafting error made by the Legislative Services Commission (LSC) on HB 228 was passed out of the House Federalism Committee yesterday on a 8-5 party-line vote. From the Gongwer News Service's coverage of the hearing: A House committee Wednesday reported a measure to correct a drafting error in controversial firearm legislation from last session despite objections from Democratic...

U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to a Gun Control Law

[Recently], the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. Arguments in the case will likely be heard during the court’s next term, which starts in October. During the opening decade of the 21st Century, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings that many hoped would revitalize the Second Amendment, which had...

Attorney General Dave Yost Joins Other States In Effort to Bolster the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has included Ohio in two multistate efforts to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to bring clarity to federal court rulings about the ability of citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Yost joined 21 state attorneys general and governors in a brief outlining why the Supreme Court should review a lawsuit challenging a...

UPDATED: Ohio General Assembly introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error

[UPDATE: This article originally only covered the introduction of a bill in the Senate. The House has also introduced a companion bill, HB 86.] Download the Senate bill here . Download the House bill here . Thanks to BFA volunteers personally working with legislators for weeks, a fix for the Shockwave error has finally been introduced. Senate Bill 53 seeks to correct the drafting error made by...

Shocker: Focusing on Criminals Yields Public Safety Results

Anti-gun organizations want you to believe that the next law, the next restriction on gun rights, the next burden for law-abiding gun owners will be the game-changer. Whenever gun control fails – and it always does – the answer is that the effort didn’t go far enough. Researchers grasp for an excuse when they find their preferred gun control laws have no effect on crime. Chicago experienced fewer...

Life, Liberty…and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

I frequently answer questions on Quora . With 368,000 views and about 14,900 upvotes (the equivalent of “likes”) in just shy of 21 months, It appears that there are some people think what I write is worthwhile. There are many questions about the Second Amendment. Some are trolling; some are legitimate questions. One person wondered why the Amendment was written with the militia clause and asked...

Working to prevent tragedies vs. waiting to exploit them

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has made no secret about her desire for more gun restrictions. She has prepared an a la carte menu of ideas from universal background checks to bans on “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines to ending sales to those between the ages of 18 and 21. On the other side of Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif...

Drafting Error Causes Confusion over Shockwave Fix

[UPDATE: Ohio Senate introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error ] We've been getting some questions about legislative language intended to make the Mossberg Shockwave and similar firearms legal in Ohio. Buckeye Firearms Association attorney Sean Maloney, along with the Attorney General's office, worked on the language several years ago. However, it didn't find its way into a bill until HB 228,...

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

Maysville, KY's The Ledger-Independent is reporting that an Adams County school district is the latest in Ohio to make plans allowing teachers and other staff members to carry guns. From the article : After revealing the intent to arm school staff, Manchester Local Schools Superintendent Brian Rau posted answers to some frequently asked questions people may have with the situation in the school...

NRA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief on NJ Permit Case; Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Among Signers

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association today applauded an amicus brief signed by twenty-three attorneys general in support of Rogers v. Grewal, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New Jersey's unconstitutional requirements for obtaining a handgun carry permit. The effort was led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Law-abiding citizens should not be required to prove they...

NRA's Cam Edwards to Speak at 2019 Buckeye Bash - Get Your Tickets Today!

We're excited to announce that Cam Edwards will deliver the keynote address at the Buckeye Bash on April 6. Cam has hosted Cam & Co since it first debuted in 2004. Now into his second decade, Edwards has cultivated a loyal legion of viewers who enjoy his analysis of firearm issues. The 2019 Buckeye Bash is a sponsored gun show with Dinner, Auctions, and TONS O' GUNS! We're holding the...

Buckeye Firearms Association Director Joe Eaton explains FASTER Saves Lives to Piers Morgan

On February 4, the British television station Channel 4 broadcast a documentary on Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program . Unfortunately, the Channel 4 broadcast is only available for residents of the UK and Ireland. Provokingly titled "Teachers Training to Kill," the documentary got wide publicity throughout the UK in the run-up to the broadcast, including articles in The...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation Wins Legal Battle Against Cincinnati over Bump Stock Ban

Buckeye Firearms Foundation, in cooperation with Ohioans for Concealed Carry, has won a lawsuit against the City of Cincinnati over its “bump stock” ban. On Friday morning, February 8, 2019, Judge Ruehlman of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas granted a Motion for Summary Judgment and shall issue a permanent injunction. As a result, the City of Cincinnati is no longer permitted to enforce its...

Another state sees Constitutional Carry passed into law; Ohio continues to lag behind nation

TheHill.com reported recently that South Dakota has become the latest state to pass a Constitutional Carry law allowing residents to carry concealed handguns without permission from the government. From the article : [Gov. Kristi] Noem(R) who just entered office earlier this month, signed the bill repealing the permit requirement that was passed by the state legislature. She said she was “proud”...

Gun control laws fail to stop cop killer; Extremists claim yet another law will make the difference

Always quick to attempt to exploit a tragedy, gun control extremists ran to the microphones last week after a standoff between a mentally-disturbed man and deputies in Clermont County ended with the loss of a detective's life. From Fox 19 (WXIX Cincinnati) : After learning that a Clermont County sheriff’s detective was shot and killed, some Ohio legislators are now planning to push for a “red...

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

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by House Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 133rd General Assembly, which convened on January 1, 2019. The incoming House Republican Caucus elected BFA "A+"-rated Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) to serve as House Speaker. The other members of next year's Senate Republican leadership team are: "A"-rated Rep. Jim...

ODNR Dedicates Newest Wildlife Area - Eagle Creek Wildlife Area

Turning off US 68, just north of Ripley, onto North Pole Road, the beauty of southern Brown County was apparent around us. The small country road was lined with old rock fences, winding along just below the hills and beside streams. We turned up the freshly graveled lane and parked just past the tobacco barn looking out toward a large meadow nestled beneath the hills and the rock lined edge of...

"Universal" Background Check Legislation Targets Law-Abiding Gun Owners for Persecution

Earlier this year, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42 , are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do. CLICK HERE to ask your Representative and Senators to oppose H.R. 8 and S. 42...

News Flash: Michael Bloomberg Not a Fan of the First Amendment, Either

Michael Bloomberg, former NYC mayor and billionaire patron of the Nanny State, may be gearing up for the presidential race in 2020. He gave the idea of running as an independent candidate “serious consideration” in 2016, but ultimately decided against it. A recent Washington Post story on Mr. Bloomberg’s potential 2020 bid highlighted what it called his “disturbing attitude toward the First...

DeWine-Husted off to a fast start for sportsmen

During the gubernatorial campaign the DeWine/Husted team had a number of meetings with representatives of sportsmen groups; including Buckeye Firearms Association, Sportsmen's Alliance, Ohio Gun Collectors Association and Ohio State Trappers. These meetings covered a broad range of the challenges facing Ohioans in the areas of firearms ownership, concealed carry and conservation including the...

Choosing and Equipping Your First AR-15 Rifle

In the last couple decades the gun industry has experienced periods of time when they couldn’t make enough weapons to keep up with customer demands. A lot of really smart folks think that a change in the balance of power in the Federal Government following an election is a trigger for panic buying. If legislators act quickly to pass more gun control regulations, lots of folks in this country will...

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