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Gun control extremists aim to resubmit background check petition

Just days after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost rejected a summary of a petition for a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales, the people behind the astroturf gun control group known as "Ohioans for Gun Safety" are saying they'll resubmit a modified proposal as soon as possible. From the Gongwer News Service : The group's spokesman, Dennis Willard, said Mr. Yost found...

Media Continues to Cause Distorted Fear of School Violence

When it comes to the wellbeing of today’s youth, one would think that all could agree that provoking unnecessary fear should be avoided. That apparently is not the case, however, when it comes to pushing the narrative that changes are urgently needed to America’s gun control laws to keep schoolchildren safe from an “epidemic” of “gun violence” that is spiraling out of control. The truth is that...

Out of Style: Levi’s Fawns Over Shannon Watts in Pantmaker’s Latest Gun Control Effort

At the National Retail Federation’s 2018 convention in New York City, Levi Strauss & Co. Brand President James Curleigh told those assembled that the multinational pants manufacturer intends to be the “most relevant lifestyle brand.” Evidently, part of creating that “lifestyle” includes foisting a doctrinaire set of political beliefs onto its employees and customers. Last Fall, NRA-ILA...

New York Times Admits Privately-Funded “Gun Violence” Research is a Thing

The New York Times – the “paper of record” – reports that “ Gun Research is Suddenly Hot .” While we’re happy to see the Times has finally acknowledged that “gun research” can survive federal restrictions on taxpayer funded gun control advocacy, there are necessary caveats here. The volume of “gun violence research” may be increasing, but the field has not been as neglected as the media would...

At Work, at Home, and as You Drive – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Here is the news you won't get from the mainstream media. Responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Jeff Street joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan and training? What can we learn from their experience? (21-minute audio) These victims survived lethal attacks...

CMP Reveals Important National Matches Updates for 2019 Season

CAMP PERRY, Ohio –The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced the enhancement of numerous events scheduled during the prestigious National Pistol and Rifle Matches, held throughout the month of July and early August 2019. Striving to the organization’s mission of advancing the realm of marksmanship, the recent developments of the National Matches will provide guests with more...

BREAKING NEWS: Ohio Attorney General Rejects Background Check Petition

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected a summary of a petition for a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales. On June 10, the attorney general’s office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Revised Code by initiated statute, entitled “An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales.” The attorney general’s role is to determine whether the...

FASTER Trauma Training put to use TWICE in May

The month of May was national 'Stop the Bleed' month and staff from two different schools had to use the training and equipment they received from FASTER Saves Lives in two different emergencies! The trauma medical portion of the FASTER Level 1 class is valuable inside and outside of schools, not only for injuries resulting from violence, but from any other emergency such as severe weather or...

Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is difficult to distinguish from a nail gun. As per usual for claims Chipman and his employer make about...

Cincinnati woman uses gun to defend self and five children when ex-boyfriend invades home

WCPO (ABC Cincinnati) reported recently that a Cincinnati woman was able to use a firearm to defend herself from a violent home invasion carried out by an ex-boyfriend. From the article : The shooting happened at about 4:30 a.m. at Ring Place. Dante Ruff is accused of breaking into the woman’s home through a front window. She shot him in the abdomen, Sgt. Andrew Fusselman said. First responders...

HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) scheduled for 7th hearing, possible vote

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a seventh hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 121. The chair has indicated that amendments may be offered, and that the bill may be given a vote either at this hearing, or on...

The Media and their Lies: An NRA Board Member's Perspective

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” - First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. As a Constitutionalist, I believe our...

Training Scars

Training scars...we all have them. I’m not talking about training scars like the black eye you get when your partner goes a little too hard while sparring or the scars you get when you cut your finger trying to quickly open your fighting knife. The training scars I’m talking about are the unintentional bad habits you have acquired during the course of your training. All training, no matter how...

Astroturf gun control group in Ohio pushing for "universal" background check ballot initiative

Ohio news media are gushing this week over a so-called "grassroots" gun control group in Ohio - a group which is promoting a "universal" background checks ballot initiative. From the Columbus Dispatch : Ohio voters might have the opportunity to decide whether to require background checks for gun purchases at the same time they vote for president in the 2020 election. Ohioans for Gun Safety...

Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access to Hunting and Fishing on 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide

Proposal Includes New Opportunities at 74 National Wildlife Refuges and 15 National Fish Hatcheries Oak Harbor, Ohio – Furthering the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges...

N.E. Ohio Concealed Carry Fashion Show to be held June 21

Gun owner turned 2A activist Amanda Suffecool knows the best hope for protecting firearms over the long haul is getting women into the action. She does this through producing Concealed Carry Fashion Shows including one in Kent, Ohio on June 21st. These shows are designed to attract this growing demographic. When former President B. Obama sealed the Democratic nomination in 2008, Amanda Suffecool...

Anti-gun Democrats Press for Publicly Funded Gun Control Advocacy

On Wednesday, March 6, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations held a hearing supposedly geared toward “Addressing the Public Health Emergency of Gun Violence.” That hyperbolic title, however, betrayed the real agenda of the event, which was to create the false impression that an...

Your Tactical Training Scenario…Men in the Bushes

Imagine the following scenario... It’s 9pm and you are taking your dog for a walk around your neighborhood. You live in a “safe” area and you have walked your dog on this route every night for years without a problem. It’s dark, and as you walk you notice some shapes moving in the bushes ahead of you. You initially think the shapes are deer, so you continue to walk. As you get closer, two men...

Report: UK Gun Owner Loses Licenses Over Social Media Presence

In 2016, UK shooter and popular YouTube gun channel personality Callum Long-Collins told the BBC, “Being British and a firearms owner, it almost feels illegal to have any sort of opinion on using guns for self-defense.” The comments appear to have been proved correct. According to an April 23 article in The Times titled, “Gun licences stripped from shooting activist over YouTube comments,” Long-...

Identifying the Problem of Gun Control Research

In 2017, anti-gun researcher John Donohue and his team released a study that purported to find that Right to Carry laws increase overall violent crime rates. The paper was updated six months later seemingly to address criticism of its methodology and produced the same conclusion. Readers may be familiar with the study as an anti-gun press fawned over the results without questioning the mechanism...

Tactical Defense Institute's Partner Tactics Class prompts self-reflection

I recently attended the “Partner Tactics” class at Tactical Defense Institute (TDI). I’ve taken most of their handgun classes (including this one, a few years ago) and help with the FASTER Saves Lives training at TDI, and with Chris Cerino. So I benefit from spending significant time on a range with world-class instructors. But I had not personally taken a class in a few years, and I know it’s...

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

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a sixth hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 121. The committee will again consider opponent testimony. The chair has indicated that amendments may be offered. HB 178,...

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