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

[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on our website April 30, 2019.] 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...

"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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