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California synagogue attack reveals impotence of gun control laws; Proves on-site armed response saves lives

Whenever a madman uses a gun to attempt mass murder, gun ban extremists say the following: we need universal background checks! we need to limit magazine capacity! we need to ban "assault" weapons! we need a red flag extreme risk protection order law! This, the extremists say, is the only way to stop these kinds of things from happening. On the other hand, these extremists insist that our...

Current law is BETTER than any "red flag" law when utilized properly

I am hopeful that this review of the Ohio Revised Code, and the laws already in place to deal with violence and mental health concerns, effectively counters all the needless calls for “Red Flag” laws. As can be seen below, provisions already exist within current Ohio Laws that are more effective than proposed Red Flag Laws while, at the same time, preserving an individual’s rights under both the...

DeWine comments on synagogue attack raise concern among gun owners

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTE: Governor DeWine's comments Monday (yesterday) about the San Diego synagogue attack generated a strong response from gun owners in Ohio. BFA leaders immediately began talking to administration officials to seek clarification. We have been assured that there is NO current red flag bill drafted and we have been helping the governor explore options for safety and due...

HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) scheduled for second hearing

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a second hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 121. The committee will consider proponent testimony. HB 178, introduced last month by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman...

To NRA or Not to NRA

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared at AmmoLand.com . Republished with permission of the author. Let me get a couple of things off of my chest before I begin getting a few more things off of my chest. I am not a paid shill for the NRA. Never have been. I do not work for the NRA and have never been on their payroll. They do not dictate one word that has ever come out of my mouth on now...

Ohio Gun Collectors Association Donates $5,000 to FASTER Saves Lives

The Ohio Gun Collectors Association (OGCA) once again purchased tables at the recent Buckeye Firearms Foundation (BFF) Bash. That is no surprise as OGCA has been a strong supporter for many years. The surprise came as OGCA President Fred Kolb asked if I could get the attention of Buckeye Firearms Association President Jim Irvine. That was no small task at the Bash, as Irvine seemed to be...

Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms

On Wednesday, April 10, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing it called, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis.” If you are wondering what that could possibly have to do with the Second Amendment, let us remind you that Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the Speaker of the House. As we have reported before, the...

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 171% Since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $52.1 billion in 2018, a 171 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 312,000, an 88 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports...

Area law enforcement and ATF in OH/MI unaware of a single bump stock turned into their offices

On March 26, the Trump administration's dictatorial ban on bump stocks took effect in the United States. The ban was implemented through executive fiat - Trump instructed his Department of Justice to change an interpretation of a rule on the definition of "semi-automatic" to exclude the devices, despite the fact that they do not change the operation of the semi-automatic firearm. A rifle fitted...

TAKE ACTION to Rebuild Public Shooting Ranges and Benefit All Ohio Sportsmen

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell your Representative to Support the "Conservation Reinvestment Initiative" to Rebuild Public Shooting Ranges and Benefit All Ohio Sportsmen CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE Sportsmen Need the Ohio Legislature to Pass Gov. Dewine’s Budget to Save Ohio’s Wildlife Habitat, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and the Shooting Sports. For a decade or more, Ohio’s hunting...

On Anniversary of Columbine, FASTER Saves Lives Reaches Critical Milestone

Since our first FASTER Saves Lives class in the spring of 2013, we have trained more than 2,600 school staff from over 260 school districts across 18 states, including staff from 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Demand from sc hools is still growing. For 2019 we already have 15 classes scheduled in 4 or 5 states just this summer alone. April 20, 2019, marks 20 years since two students committed one of...

Seven Things You Don’t Know About Body Armor

My friend John Johnston (host of the excellent radio program Ballistic Radio ) suggested that I write an article about body armor and fitness. He was doing some PT while wearing plate armor in order to improve his fitness for an upcoming firearms training class and thought that a post concerning the realities of wearing armor would be useful. Like most cops, I wear soft armor every day at work. I...

Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services. We have long been reporting on how anti-gun activists are seeking to use access to financial services as a means to punish and suppress lawful firearm-related commerce. First came...

2019 Buckeye Bash a HUGE Success

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, we held our annual Buckeye Bash dinner and fundraiser for our Foundation. I can say without question, it was one of the best in our history. The room was packed to near capacity. Many of our fellow gun and sportsmen organizations were there, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Division of Wildlife, The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, and Sportsmen...

Dick’s Sporting Goods Loses $150 million on Gun Control Crusade

For the last year we’ve been reporting on the bizarre saga of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ transformation from a relatively functional purveyor of mainstream sporting goods to a groveling symbol of modern corporate virtue signaling. On Friday, new evidence emerged of just how much that crusade has cost the retailer. It hasn’t been a pretty story. Dick’s CEO Edward Stack – with evident pressure from the...

Volunteers needed for Ohio Scholastic Action Shooting Program State Match

The Ohio Ohio Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) State Match will be held at the Cardinal Center in Merango, Ohio on May 18 & 19, and volunteers are needed to serve as RSOs and Scorekeepers. Organizers are expecting 200 athletes (120 had already registered by the first week in April). Lunch will be provided to volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to signup here . SASP Website Please...

Headline: Manchester Local Schools votes 4-1 in favor of arming teachers

WCPO (ABC Cincinnati) is reporting that the board of Manchester Local Schools voted 4-1 in favor of arming teachers and staff in front of a scattered handful of spectators Wednesday night. Superintendent Brian Rau was quoted as saying he believed the meager turnout was an indication most of the community supported his plan, which would allow volunteer staff members to carry concealed weapons...

Visit us at the NRA Show in Indianapolis - Booth #4921

For the first time ever, Buckeye Firearms Association will have a booth at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits! Come say hello and enter our gun giveaway! WHERE: Indiana Convention Center 100 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Booth #4921 We're just across the isle from Smith & Wesson WHEN: Apr 26, Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Apr 27, Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Apr 28, Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:...

Headline: Texas company that destroyed bump stocks sues US government

The Associated Press is reporting that a company that was forced to destroy more than 73,000 bump stocks when the Trump administration's ban on the devices went into effect last month has filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming more than $20 million in losses. From the article: RW Arms of Fort Worth on Monday announced the lawsuit and said the government took its property "without...

Federal Court Finds California Magazine Ban Violates the Second Amendment

In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday, March 29, that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment. The case is Duncan v. Becerra. The NRA-supported case had already been up to the U.S. Court of...

2019 Buckeye Blast – TDI Fun Shoot

Buckeye Firearm Association’s largest and longest running shooting event, The Buckeye Blast, was held at Tactical Defense Institute (TDI) on Sunday, March 31st. Before we begin our recap of this phenomenal event, we wish to extend special thanks to Mr. John Benner and his TDI staff for hosting this event. Mr. Benner has long believed in giving back to the community, and one of the ways he does...

CMP Seeking Assistance for 2019 National Rifle and Pistol Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of individuals to serve as members of our Support Team during the 2019 National Matches rifle and pistol events, held in July and August at the historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Base in Ohio. CMP NM Support Staff will be assisting with CMP National Match events only and will be picked from a selection process through all received...

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have resorted to or propagated lies about Australia’s gun confiscation experience in order to push their anti-gun agenda. Much of a March 17 piece from the Associated Press...

Gov. DeWine Steps Up for Ohio Sportsmen in First Budget

Responding to concerns about declining services to Ohio sportsmen, Gov. Mike DeWine’s newly released biennial budget proposal would take major steps to address the pending financial crisis facing the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife and help it return to the level of quality expected by its paying customers, Ohio’s sportsmen. A recent analysis of the Division of Wildlife’...

U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation

American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. Since the heinous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, American anti-gun politicians, activists, and media outlets have offered their full-throated support for the New Zealand government’s efforts to ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding gun...

Images of bump stock shredder invoke memories of Australian gun destruction

On March 26, the Trump administration's dictatorial ban on bump stocks took effect in the United States. The ban was implemented through executive fiat - Trump instructed his Department of Justice to change an interpretation of a rule on the definition of "semi-automatic" to exclude the devices, despite the fact that they do not change the operation of the semi-automatic firearm. A rifle fitted...

Representatives Hood and Brinkman introduce HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify)

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reference HB 178. A previous version of the bill (HB 174) was introduced with language that is no longer necessary, thanks to passage of HB 86. Representatives Ron Hood (R-78) and Tom Brinkman (R-27) have introduced House Bill 178, a bill which seeks to have Ohio join the growing number of states which allow "constitutional" carry, or lawful carry...

April Fools: Gun Controllers Use Fuzzy Math to Push an Agenda That Doesn’t Add Up

There are a lot of things Second Amendment supporters and gun control advocates disagree on, including history, constitutional interpretation, the frequency of armed self-defense, and the role of human agency in violent crime. But one thing everybody should have a common understanding of is numbers and mathematics. Unfortunately, recent events show that even when it comes to numerals and counting...

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