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Anti-gun Ghosts Consider Challenges to President Trump as Current Field Falters

This is the time of year when hideous creatures emerge on television and computer screens to menace and prey upon the unwary. No, we’re not talking about vampires or zombies from Halloween horror films. We mean fixtures of the anti-gun community who seemed to have been exorcised from public life, only to reappear as possible candidates for the nation’s highest office, as Democrat anxiety grows...

Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data

A study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics [recently] generated considerable media attention that focused on the purported finding and not the underlying research design: “ Gun control tied to fewer child deaths: Study ” “ Who’d A Thunk It? Tougher Gun Laws Mean Fewer U.S. Kids Die, Study Shows ” “ Tougher Gun Laws Do Mean Fewer American Kids Die ” “ Fewer American...

Vintage 1957 Ohio Conservation Bulletin magazine gives look back at the fight against gun control

A local reader gave me a number of copies of the old Ohio Conservation Bulletin magazine a few years ago. At that time I glanced through them but laid them aside. This spring I got them out for a closer look. I found fascinating information about the history of ODNR, the conservationists, writers and issues from sixty-years ago. The ODNR headquarters was 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, which is now...

SB 202 seeks to abolish statewide preemption of local gun control laws

Senators Cecil Thomas (D) and Hercial Craig (D) have introduced Senate Bill 202, titled “Local Authority – To restore local authority to generally regulate firearms related conduct.” It's a nice-sounding name, but it should scare the heck out of every gun owner. The bill is very simple. It would repeal ORC Sec. 9.68. What is the language in 9.68 that is so offensive it must be stricken from code...

Win a Sheepdog M-1911 when you attend the Bulletproof Mind Seminar

Buckeye Firearms Association is honored to present Lt. Col. Dave Grossman in an intense, one-day mind training workshop called The Bulletproof Mind: Tactical Mindset for Armed Citizens . 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 More information here . WARNING: This intense, all-day class deals...

Democrat Debate: Key Takeaways On Guns No One Noticed

Democratic candidates gathered in Ohio to agree on how much they can’t stand lawful gun ownership, disagreeing only on who was the most deeply offended. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) scuffled about whose furrowed brows over law-abiding gun ownership was more courageous, but that masked the slips on stage. AR-15 = Terror O’Rourke took the...

Report: How technology problems and clerical errors could allow felons to purchase guns in Ohio

On March 1, 2018, the Cincinnati Enquirer published a report exposing the fact that hundreds or perhaps even thousands of felons in Ohio could still be allowed to pass a background check to purchase a firearm, all because dozens of Ohio courts are delinquent - sometimes by months or even years - in their responsibility to upload some paperwork. The report noted that this had been going on under...

Headline: Man who posed for photo with gun in Mayor Frank Jackson’s driveway named in gang case involving mayor’s great-grandson

Ohio gun owners are very familiar with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, even if they are blessed to live outside of Cuyahoga County. Throughout his years as mayor, Jackson has sought to punish law-abiding gun owners for the violence in his crime-plagued city again and again and again. But as recent headlines continue to show, if Jackson really wanted to do something about crime, he would start...

BFA-PAC endorses several candidates in 2019 elections

Buckeye Firearms Association has endorsed several candidates for the November 5, 2019 general election. While all the media attention is on presidential candidates, many of whom will drop off before a primary, and whose general election is over a year away, we are focused on what matters to you: Endorsed candidates who need your support to win in a few weeks. Let’s start with endorsed judicial...

FASTER Saves Lives to be featured on Shooting USA

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9 pm on the Outdoor Channel, Shooting USA will air a 20-minute special on our Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program . Created by concerned parents, law enforcement, and nationally-recognized safety and medical experts, FASTER Saves Lives is a groundbreaking, nonprofit program that gives educators practical violence response training. More than 2,600 teachers...

2A Election Workshop on November 14 at Cabela's

Fighting gun control and protecting our Constitutional rights begins with electing pro-gun candidates who will be our advocates. Showing up on election day and voting for good people is important. But given how radical some of the left-leaning candidates are becoming, calling for gun bans and outright gun confiscation, we need to dramatically up our game in this election. Beto O'Rourke, one of...

NSSF Welcomes Federal Court’s Dismissal of Case Against Firearms Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) welcomes the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division’s dismissal with prejudice of the Primus Group v. Smith & Wesson, et. al. case. The decision was delivered Oct. 9, brushing aside the frivolous claims against several AR-15 firearms manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Remington Arms Company...

NINE months since NJ magazine ban; ZERO magazines surrendered

NJ.com reported recently that a New Jersey law banning "large-capacity" magazines, which went into effect nearly nine months ago, has resulted in exactly ZERO magazines surrendered to New Jersey State Police. From the article: When New Jersey’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines went into effect last December, it forced gun owners to make a decision. Should they turn the magazines over to law...

Dayton Dollar General employee defends self and staff from armed robber

Ohio media are reporting that an employee at a Dayton-area Dollar General was able to use a gun to defend his own life and that of several employees after a man pointed a gun at them during an attempted robbery. From the article: Witnesses at the Dollar General told investigators that a person entered the store, revealed a handgun and then demanded money from the cash register, Hall said. A...

Op-Ed: Ohio group asks SCOTUS to reel in bureaucratic control in brief over bump stocks

A free-market think tank based in Ohio is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent unelected bureaucrats from redefining laws and enforcing them in a way that is different from the intent of the U.S. Congress. The Buckeye Institute made this request through an amicus brief filed with the court regarding a case over the bump stock ban put in place by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

Ohio to Purchase 31,000 Acres for Conservation and Recreation

Buckeye Firearms Association leaders have worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and with the Sportsman's Alliance "Protect What's Right" campaign to get money in Ohio's budget to purchase land for sportsmen and upgrade public ranges. This 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...

The Beto "Hell Yes" AR-15 Raffle - $2,875 Prize Package

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House Speaker says 'Deep Concerns' Remain Over DeWine Gun Plan

On Monday, Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted held a press conference to provide details on legislation they would soon unveil to address violence. Thought the final bill has still not yet been formally introduced, the Gongwer News Service is reporting that Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder is already expressing his "deep concern" that some provisions go too far. From the report...

Pro 2A Movie Filmed in Zanesville, OH Hits Theaters October 24

Hollywood may produce a lot of movies with guns, but they seldom voice much if any support for the Second Amendment. Perhaps that's one reason a writer and resident of Zanesville, Ohio, decided to produce a film of his own that deals with questions of faith as well as Second Amendment rights. Here's how the movie's website summarizes the plot: When crisis strikes and their world crumbles, is God...

Dick's Sporting Goods reports quarter billion dollar loss after anti-Second Amendment moves

After the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in 2012, Ohio-based Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would stop selling AR-15s. After the Parkland, FL school massacre in 2015, Dick's announced that they would deny miltary-aged adults 18-20 years-old the right to purchase ANY firearm. Dick's CEO Ed Stack has now admitted to CBS Sunday Morning that his company has lost one-quarter of one...

SB 183 Universal Background Checks: A Bad Bill with Bad Results

Senators Cecil Thomas (D) and Peggy Lehner (R) have introduced SB 183, a bill that aims to require universal background checks on anyone seeking to buy a firearm. Eight more Senators, mostly Democrats but also one other Republican, have signed on as co-sponsors. Their aim is clearly to show bi-partisan support for this bill. Read the bill here . We can’t excuse this bill as just sloppy drafting...

2Adoc.com Connects Patients with Gun-Friendly Providers

Patients want to trust their provider to not make mistakes and to not lie to them. Unfortunately, when it comes to guns, medical organizations have not been living up to that expectation. Medical associations have been insinuating an anti-gun political agenda into the patient-doctor relationship for decades. Patients are routinely being asked about gun ownership. Worse, many physicians commit...

Gov. DeWine Rejects “Red Flag,” Introduces Plan Focused on Mental Health

Buckeye Firearms Association has consistently opposed “red flag" laws. Current law, when properly enforced, provides the tools needed to deal with dangerous people. Since early August, when Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a 17-point plan to address violence, administration officials said they would research the issue and sought to do something different. Based on comments made by the Governor...

Report: The FBI’s annual crime report is out, and the anti-gun crowd won’t like it

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its Uniform Crime Report for 2018 on Monday, and the numbers indicate that more people were killed by knives than rifles. The annual report touts an overall drop in violent crime for the second consecutive year, according to the Bureau’s news release on the numbers. However, the numbers specifically on homicides in the United States offer some insight...

NSSF Praises States for Record Submission of Disqualifying Mental Health Records to Background Check System

WASHINGTON — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today is praising a milestone achievement of a 241 percent increase of state submissions of adjudicated mental health records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System database since the firearms industry launched the FixNICS® campaign in 2013. Just 1.7 million such records existed in the FBI’s database when NSSF...

Renovations Complete at Fernwood State Forest Shooting Range

Buckeye Firearms Association leaders are on the Range Committee of the Ohio Division of Wildlife and worked with dozens of sportsman groups recently to get money in Ohio's budget for public range upgrades. This 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 . JEFFERSON COUNTY...

Op-Ed: Someone should tell Beto who did the killing at Kent State

Of all the places to argue that only the government should be trusted with guns, Beto O'Rourke picked…Kent State University. Kent State is, of course, the location of the infamous 1970 shooting that left four students dead and nine others injured. The shots were fired not by private citizens but by members of the Ohio National Guard, who shot at a crowd protesting America's involvement in the...

2019 Small Arms Firing School teaches safe handling of America's most popular sporting rifle

Very few things are “one size fits all,” but the Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) comes close. An annual event conducted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), participants receive one-on-one instruction on how to safely handle and fire an AR-15. SAFS has something to offer those looking to shoot a rifle for the first time, improve their skills or for...

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