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Red Flag proposals distract from the real problem, don't bring desired results

There is incessant talk in the media and among many politicians about “red flag” laws. Let’s explore what they are, what they are not, and why there is such strong division about them. “Red flag” is like “good music.” It is not a legal term. It means different things to different people, so it means nothing in the scope of fixing a problem. When I say “good music” some people think classical,...

Ohio Concealed Carry Stats Set New Record in 2019 Second Quarter

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2019. Total licensees continued to inch up, setting a new record for the 45th quarter in a row! During the second quarter, Ohio Sheriffs issued 14,650 initial CHL's, 21,040 renewed CHLs and 8 Temporary Emergency Licenses (TELs) for a combined 35,698 issued in the quarter...

Shoot an M60 Machine Gun at the Keith Faber Fundraising Event

Please join Keith Faber, Ohio Auditor of State , for a special fundraising event at Midwest Shooting Center on October 1. WHERE Midwest Shooting Center 501 S Dixie Hwy, Lima, OH 45806 WHEN Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm General Reception 6:30pm-7:30pm Firearm Experience* DONATIONS $2,500 Top Gun - Includes Prominent Recognition, Reception & Firearm Experience* for 6 $1,000 Marksman -...

Making Municipal Buildings CHL Friendly

Buckeye Firearms Association provides assistance to many local pro-gun initiatives all over Ohio just like the one described in this story. It is just a small part of our ongoing and comprehensive mission to both protect and advance Second Amendment rights. Click here to see some of the things BFA did last year . Ohio law under 2923.126 details the responsibilities of an individual with a...

Kamala Harris and Her Perplexing Anti-Gun Ideas

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the two-dozen Democrat presidential hopefuls vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, has been promoting her anti-gun platform for many months. This isn’t really news, as every Democrat seeking the party’s nomination has embraced virulently anti-gun policies in some way, shape or form. The apparent task of each candidate, including Harris, is...

2019 Fall Youth Shoot a Rousing Success

The 2019 Fall Youth Shoot over the Sept. 7 & 8 weekend is in the books and marks another spectacular success for our youth shooting program. Sponsored by Buckeye Firearms Foundation, the Spring and Fall Youth Shoots are special 2-day events to offer youth the chance to camp, shoot, and compete in a fun and healthy atmosphere. This year's Fall event was well-attended with 90 youth and adult...

Gun control bills to receive first hearings in Senate committee

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that sponsor testimony will be heard on a host of gun control bills that have been introduced by anti-Second Amendment members in the Ohio Senate. The hearings will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room. Members of the Ohio Senate have already been made aware that...

Introducing the Ken Hanson Constitutional Law Scholarship

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) recently hosted a celebration of life for attorney and BFA co-founder Ken Hanson, who passed away on August 4, 2019. At this event, we announced the launch of the Ken Hanson Constitutional Law Scholarship both to honor our friend and to promote the study of Constitutional Law. This scholarship will be offered through our 501(c)(3) Foundation and all donations...

BFA testifies in support of HB 248 to remove background check requirement for antique firearms

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Dean Rieck, Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, testified before the Ohio House Federalism Committee in favor of House Bill 248 . Also in favor were Sean Maloney, testifying on behalf of the National Rifle Association , and Evan English, for Olde English Outfitters . Sponsored by Representative Jena Powell (R) and Representative Todd Smith (R), HB...

Husted, Yost and Others Honor Life of Second Amendment Warrior Ken Hanson

DELAWARE, Ohio — Second Amendment supporters from around Ohio and beyond gathered Saturday at Blackwing Shooting Center to celebrate and memorialize one of gun owners’ greatest allies and advocates – L. Kenneth (Ken) Hanson. Hanson, co-founder of Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA), passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was 49 years old. Lt. Gov. John Husted, Attorney General Dave Yost and Ohio...

Op-Ed: California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

The findings—which run counter to the conventional wisdom that gun control saves lives—have received almost no media attention. A new academic study has found that, once again , gun laws are not having their desired effect. A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program...

Ohio concealed handgun license-holder stops man threatening McDonald's customers with knife

WCMH (NBC Columbus) is reporting that an Ohio concealed handgun license-holder used his firearm to disarm a man who was threatening McDonald's customers with a knife in Coshocton County. From the article : Sheriff’s determined when they arrived that the man, 22, from Coshocton, was making threats while inside the restaurant. A customer in the restaurant noticed the man and confronted him. The...

SHOCK: Persons obtain more than four dozen firearms without background check

According to so-called "common-sense" gun control extremists like Mark Kelly's "Giffords," all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed, Kelly's group (formerly known...

Walmart Caves in to Pressure while Rural King Stand Firm for Gun Rights

It's a study in contrast. One retailer caves in to pressure from gun control extremists. Another stands firm on Second Amendment rights. Walmart recently announced it would discontinue sales of rifle ammunition such as .223 and 5.56 caliber as well as stop sales of handgun ammunition. In Alaska, they will stop all handgun sales. Going even further, it is asking shoppers to stop open carry in...

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

Bill and Hillary Clinton just don’t draw like they used to. Shunned by much of his own party, (described by one Vanity Fair commentator as “2020’s bubonic plague”) the former president has been relegated to providing lazy commentary on the issues of the day. Such was the case this week when the would-be first gentleman penned an op-ed touting one of his presidential administration’s abject policy...

Headline: Man arrested in Cleveland three times in six months on gun charges: “I’ll never stop carrying a gun”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting on an arrest that provides a perfect example of how criminals view gun control laws, and how impotent a so-called "universal" background check law would be to stop them. From Cleveland.com : A man arrested for the third time in six months on gun charges told Cleveland police “I’ll never stop carrying a gun” on his way to the county jail, police said. Lamar...

MSNBC Reporter Unwittingly Discovers the Importance of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Sometimes even the worst of the media inadvertently stumbles upon the truth. On April 30th, MSNBC reported that the socialist government of Venezuela was running over its citizens with armored vehicles amidst protests of the government’s ongoing tyranny. MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders, seeking to explain how the government could oppress the population to this extent, invoked the disparity of power...

Op-Ed: Doing something to the Second Amendment for the sake of appearance would be disastrous

The confiscation of guns from the law-abiding violates the Constitution When tragedy strikes, as it did in two mass killings earlier this month, there is always the urge to pressure the government to do something. Governments are animated by the belief that doing something — any demonstrable overt behavior — will show that they are in control. I understand the natural fears that good folks have...

Bulletproof your mind with Col. Dave Grossman - Nov. 16, 2019

We are excited to announce that in November we will host Lt. Col. Dave Grossman who will present his Bulletproof Mind seminar. When Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Where Cherry Valley Hotel & Event Center 2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE Newark, OH 43055-9393 WARNING: This intense, all-day class deals bluntly and graphically with real-world violence and lethal self-defense. We recommend...

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