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Who Are the Real Extremists?

NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A simple look into the anti-gun agenda, however, will show that proponents of restriction on a right protected by the U.S. Constitution are the true extremists. In Oregon, we see just how extreme the...

Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.” The first caveat here is that the researchers did not measure or test “gun violence.” They asked respondents – young adults who at one time attended one of seven public high...

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

Thursday February 14 marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. A CNN headlined heralded “A new era on guns.” “After Parkland, everything is different,” Salon gushed. But a new...

HB 228: What the New Ohio Gun Laws Mean to You

House Bill 228 takes effect on March 28, 2019. Here are the changes and how they may affect you. The biggest change is easily the “burden shift.” For decades, Ohio has been the only state which required the victim of a deadly force encounter to prove self-defense if charged. The State could seize your property, deny your civil rights, and imprison you without ever proving a thing. No more! This...

Blast from the Past: Proof Found That Brady Campaign Still Exists!

Nostalgia gripped gun owners [recently] as longtime foe the Brady Campaign managed to garner a few measly headlines in the media landscape they once commanded so ably. As it happens, the Brady Campaign has decided to undergo another rebranding effort and will now go by simply “Brady.” For those counting, this is the fourth different name for the outmoded handgun prohibition organization...

Why do high school students think our rights come from the government?

Why do high school students think our rights come from the government? In the wake of last year’s Valentine’s Day massacre inside Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , mainstream media repeatedly trotted out a small group of carefully selected Douglas students who served as the expert voices of America’s youth, demanding that something be done about gun violence – specifically “calling...

Legal challenge to Trump bump stock ban to have hearing today; Runs up against March 26 deadline

On February 20, 2018, President Trump issued a memorandum instructing the Attorney General "to dedicate all available resources to … propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns." His administration followed through on his wishes, and on December 18, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced that the Department of Justice had...

Armed Ohio realtors turn tables on would-be attacker

WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) reported recently that two realtors - a father and son team - were forced to use their legally-concealed handguns to defend themselves when they were threatened by a violent intruder inside a vacant property. From the article : The house on S. 11th St. in Hamilton is vacant but last month, Kyle Morrical and his father, Phil Morrical III, got a call that someone had broken in...

City of Columbus Sues Ohio to Shred Constitutional Gun Rights

In a move that has sent shock waves across Ohio, the City of Columbus has decided to ignore more than a decade of legislation and litigation in order to file a lawsuit to shred the Constitution and erase ALL gun rights statewide. City of Columbus v. State of Ohio seeks to overturn ORC 9.68 , a section of Ohio law commonly known as "preemption," which prohibits cities from regulating firearms,...

SAF says CT Gun Lawsuit Like "Prosecuting Car Makers For Crimes of Car Thieves'

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation [recently] criticized the 4-3 split decision by the Connecticut state Supreme Court that reinstated a lawsuit against Remington Arms over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used in the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. “This ruling strains logic, if not common sense,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The court...

Gun control extremists' best plans for stopping mass shootings proven a total failure in New Zealand attack

A 28 year-old self-described fascist is accused of carrying out a pre-planned terror attack on worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019. When the attack was over, at least 50 people were dead and 36 others wounded . The accused attacker has been apprehended. Gun rights activists have often speculated that anti-gun rights persons might be conducting these attacks as...

The Shockwave Fix It Bill - What really happened?

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) worked for two years to pass House Bill 228 (Fix Burden of Proof / Concealed Carry Modernization) against the wishes of a hostile Kasich administration and dozens of anti-gun organizations. But in the last days of 2018, we prevailed, not only passing the bill but overriding a veto by the Governor. However, something unfortunate happened: There was a drafting...

80 year-old deli owner evens the odds when two men try to rob him at gunpoint

WJW (Fox Cleveland) reported recently that an 80 year-old deli owner was forced to defend his own life when two masked men attempted to rob his store at gunpoint. From the article : Cleveland police are searching for two men who attempted to rob Clark Deli on W. 73rd Street Sunday morning. Mike Makkal, the owner of Clark Deli, told FOX 8 two men concealing their faces wearing hooded sweatshirts...

Hundreds of Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses suspended in Mahoning Valley; Over two dozen more in Scioto County

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently released the Ohio Concealed Handgun License Stats for 2018, and several media outlets were quick to note that license revocations had spiked. What they failed to note is the reason why - namely that two firearms instructors were accused of having falsified statements claiming students had received proper training. As a result, law enforcement were forced...

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Remove Firearms From 125 More Stores

Continuing to pursue the tightened gun policies that initially drove its stock down, Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has announced it will remove hunting gear from about 125 stores. The change, expected to begin August 1, will affect about 17 percent of the company’s stores. The announcement, coupled with continuing declines in same-store sales since 2017, is being credited with a nearly 11...

Federal Gun Control is on the Move! Tell Your Senators to Oppose H.R.8, S.42 and H.R. 1112!

Anti-gun Democrats made good on their promises..., advancing two extreme gun control bills through the U.S. House of Representatives. While there remains a slim pro-gun majority in the upper chamber, your U.S. Senators need to hear from you NOW to ensure the Second Amendment firewall stays intact and stops this legislation in its tracks. NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox condemned the...

Medical Marijuana? Say Goodbye to Your Gun Rights

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on our website December 12, 2017. We are republishing it now that Ohio media have finally caught on. (See here and here and here and here .) House Bill 523, passed on September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow residents of the state with certain qualifying conditions, and a...

Emergency Shockwave Fix Bill Signed by Governor

Pictured from left: Doug Deeken (Ohioans for Concealed Carry), Jim Irvine (Buckeye Firearms Association), Senate President Larry Obhof, Sen. Kristina Roegner, Governor Mike DeWine, Rep. Phil Plummer, House Speaker Larry Householder, Larry Moore (Buckeye Firearms Association). Photo by Daniel Tierney, courtesy of the office of Governor DeWine. Today Governor DeWine signed into law House Bill 86,...

Ohio Attorney General Releases Concealed Handgun License Stats for 2018

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the annual report. As we note every report: More Ohioans than ever are discreetly carrying firearms as they go about their day. As in the prior year, there was a decline in new licenses, but strong renewal numbers led to record number of total licenses issued for the...

Mindset vs. Hardware

I have a confession to make. I like guns and gear. If you are reading this website, then you probably do as well. Nothing wrong with that. Guns are cool. Having the latest and greatest new gear makes people happy and drives growth in an industry where many of us make our living. But understand this: cool guy guns and gear won’t guarantee you’ll win your next life threatening confrontation. In...

ALERT: Ohio Senate Passes HB 86 Shockwave Error Fix; Bill headed to Governor's Desk

The Ohio Senate today voted to pass HB 86 with a 23 to 9 vote. Last week, the House passed the bill by 76 to 20 vote. The legislation will now be sent to Governor DeWine's desk for his signature. This bill is a bipartisan effort to fix a drafting error in HB 228 which passed in late December in the previous legislative session. This bill clarifies the original intent of HB 228, and makes clear...

‘Study’ Misled with the Data, But Made News

A “study” released at the end of last year predictably sparked headlines such as “US Leads the World in Child Gun Deaths.” Because this illustrates a familiar pattern, it deserves our attention still. We know fatal firearm accidents are down, and near historic lows. We know that there are drastic differences between firearm accidents involving young children, and gang-related gun crime among...

Bloomberg Wants Armed Guards for Alma Mater as He Seeks to Disarm Average Citizens

Far more a statist than a liberal, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does understand the role armed force can play in protecting human life. He just doesn’t value your life. This point was brought home when the Billionaire gun control patron made clear his support for a private armed police force at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. According to a report from the Baltimore Sun...

Fremont City Schools Trying to Shut Down Programs for Shooting and Hunting

Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that Fremont City Schools is attempting to shut down high school programs for shooting, hunting, archery, and other outdoor activities. Please attend the next school board meeting to show your support for these healthy, character-building activities. WHEN: March 11, 2019 starting at 6 p.m. WHERE: Fremont Middle School 1250 North Street Fremont, OH 43420 A...

Senator Cecil Thomas (D) introduces package of gun control bills; SB 62 could ban rubber bands

Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) has introduced four gun control bills in the Ohio Senate. SB 62 (Ban Rate Increasing Devices) This bill seeks "to prohibit certain conduct regarding trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, and other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm." Since "accessories" that "function to accelerate the rate...

Ohio Judge Rules Against Bloomberg-Funded Lawyers Trying to Stop Armed Teachers

You've no doubt heard about our victorious lawsuits against Columbus and Cincinnati over unconstitutional bump stock laws. But there's another lawsuit we've been involved with recently that you probably know nothing about. It's called Gabbard v. Madison Local School District and it may be the most important firearm legal case in Ohio. The case involves Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety...

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