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“Universal” Background Checks Aren’t as Universally Popular as You’ve Been Led to Believe

Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures. But, when these measures have actually been presented to voters, support is nothing close to universal. Take for example the background check ballot initiatives on the 2016 ballots in Maine and Nevada. Question 3 in Maine, requiring...

Ohio legislators admit to predetermining votes on gun control legislation they've never read

Persons on both sides of the debate over President Obama's so-called "Affordable Care Act" are likely never to forget Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's infamous advice to Congress: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Apparently many Ohio legislators are ready to take a page from Pelosi, having told Ohio newspapers how they plan to vote on legislation they've never...

Threats and bad behavior do NOT advance gun rights

The Buckeye Firearms Association wants to make it clear to our supporters, to public officials and to all Ohioans that we fully denounce the use of threatening language, whether literal or figurative. Such behavior by one organization’s leadership, as reported by several news outlets earlier this month, was severe enough to prompt an investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The use of such...

Law enforcement action against man who made Internet threats proves strength of existing laws

Despite claims that new laws are needed to stop potential active killer attacks, law enforcement authorities proved last week that existing law is well up to the task when properly utilized. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Police in Mahoning County made a quick arrest of a man charged with making online threats against federal law enforcement agents because they feared he would commit a mass...

DISCUSSION: What to do about gun violence?

Buckeye Firearms Association representatives have been talking to the media almost nonstop since the deadly attacks in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. On August 5, the night before Governor DeWine's press conference , BFA's Gerard Valentino outlined several ways in which BFA has been working to ensure people can defend themselves when these attacks occur, and also outlined his expectations on how the...

A Statement about the Governor's Press Conference on Reducing Crime and Violence ...

Since Governor DeWine's press conference last Tuesday announcing his initiative on reducing violence, we've been talking to the media nonstop. As usual, some are quoting us correctly and some are not. We have tried to be crystal clear about 3 main points: On the initiative: We're glad to see the Governor focus so heavily on mental health and those actually committing crimes. This is the right...

Free Range Day at All ODNR Shooting Ranges

Help celebrate August as National Shooting Sports Month COLUMBUS, OH – Recreational shooters both young and old are invited to experience one of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, Aug. 17, during Ohio’s Free Range Day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. On this day, the shooting range permit requirement is waived at all Division of...

Op-Ed: The media should stop making spree killers famous

...Focusing on the perpetrators of school shootings and other mass shootings has been a longstanding practice in the media. This was particularly evident with the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. The extensive coverage of the two perpetrators made them not only famous but even, in some quarters, folk heroes of a sort, particularly among deeply alienated students. Nearly 20 years later, these...

Job Opening: Spring Valley Shooting Range Looking for Range Attendant

Our good friends at ODNR Division of Wildlife are looking for a part time Range Attendant to work at the Spring Valley Shooting Range, which is undergoing upgrades and improvements . Here's the job announcement: Seasonal Position ODNR Division of Wildlife Position: Natural Resources Technician Duration: Year around, intermittent Duties: Assist Range Attendant with daily shooting range operation (...

Op-Ed: The Dark Side of the Universal Background Check Bill HR8

USA – (AmmoLand.com)- H.R. 8 is sold as a “background check bill” to keep guns away from bad people, but we know from 50 years experience that less than 1% of the bad people who fail the background checks are prosecuted. Make no mistake, this is ONLY about setting up a process which can be later used for registration of guns and gun owners. What is needed are not more background check laws, but...

Dayton killer motive found? "Pro-gun control" and "wanted to promote a change with gun [laws]"

Dayton police say they are still searching for a motive after a man with a violent past misused a firearm to murder his sister and 8 others outside a bar in the Oregon District. One thing they will no-doubt be looking into is how the man's anti-gun rights extremism affected his decision to carry out his cowardly attack. That's right - the 24 year-old was ANTI-Second Amendment. And at least one...

Q&A on Gov. DeWine's Safety Initiative

Reactions to Governor DeWine's safety initiative announced at the press conference on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 have been strong and varied. Many have said he is not going far enough and are calling for sweeping gun control laws in response to the Dayton mass killing, criticizing the Governor for his continued support of pending bills to loosen firearm restrictions. Others have said he is going too...

THIS is why gun control extremists can't wait for the next mass shooting

[Editor's Note: This article was originally published on our website September 3, 2018.] Have you ever gotten the feeling that gun control extremists are poised and ready to take advantage of a mass shooting event? Almost as if they're waiting for it? As if they've strategized about it? It's true, of course. And it's been proven through the release of internal documents such as " Preventing Gun...

Stop Making Killers Famous

While we don't yet have all the facts on the mass murder in Dayton, we do know a lot about about these kind of horrible acts and the people who commit them. Modern mass killers generally display three traits: 1) they suffer from severe depression, 2) they feel socially isolated, 3) they are pathologically narcissistic, convinced that they have been wronged or cheated by society. So they lash out...

"Universal" background checks would not have stopped attacks in Dayton or elsewhere

In the wake of terrible attacks by deranged individuals in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio over the past week, anti-gun rights politicians and extremists are once again sinking to the level of trying to score political points amidst the blood. Vying for attention in a crowded field of Democrat presidential wannabes, presidential candidates like former Texas congressman Beto O...

Buckeye Firearms Association Co-founder Ken Hanson Passes Away

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our friend Ken Hanson, co-founder of Buckeye Firearms Association, on Sunday evening at 6:50 p.m., August 4, 2019, after an extended illness. To say that Ken advanced Second Amendment rights in Ohio is a vast understatement. As an attorney and former partner at the Delaware, Ohio, firm of Firestone Brehm Hanson & Wolf, Ken combined...

Early lessons from the Gilroy Garlic Festival killing

I write this less than 24 hours after the attempted mass murder at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California on Sunday, July 28. While I’m not going to get into any specifics of the event because it is under investigation, and often initial details are falsely reported by the media, some early facts are educational. Reports are that three lost their lives, and 12 others were injured. Fox News...

ALERT: 3 NRA Board Members Resign

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has just learned that 3 NRA Board members have resigned, including Sean Maloney (who is a BFA Leader and Board member), our friend Tim Knight in Colorado, and Esther Schneider. Here is the letter of resignation sent to NRA leadership: August 1, 2019 President Carolyn Meadows The National Rifle Association of America 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030...

Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun

Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an “expert on relationships.” Dickinson may be good at telling stories, but...

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