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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Second Amendment Case Monday, Dec. 2

Earlier this year, Buckeye Firearms Foundation was asked to be a party in an amicus brief to be filed in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York (NYSRPA v. NYC). After much anticipation, and an attempt by New York City to "moot" the case, or prevent it from coming before the Court, the Justices will finally hear oral arguments,...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

Senate committee to hear proponent testimony on two gun-related bills

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that proponent testimony will be heard on two gun-related bills that have been introduced in the Ohio Senate. The hearings will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room. A second hearing will be held on SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat), and the committee will accept...

Support Buckeye Firearms Foundation and FASTER with every Amazon purchase!

Did you know that you can support Buckeye Firearms Foundation and the FASTER Saves Lives program with every Amazon purchase you make? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the...

Will We Protect Our Children in School?

In the long run, we get the results we plan for. We wear a seatbelt when we drive because we won’t have time to put the seatbelt on the second before an accident. We have insurance when we drive so we can financially and medically recover if someone runs into us. Saying that bad things shouldn’t happen isn’t a workable plan. That is why I’m angry at people who say we shouldn’t protect our kids at...

Of Course Shannon Watts and Everytown are Anti-gun and Hate the Second Amendment

Shannon Watts must be making a late run at PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year. On the October 18 edition of CBS’s “The Takeout with Major Garrett,” the gun control activist told the correspondent, “Often people think that because we're doing this work, we're anti-gun or we don't support the Second Amendment. Nothing could be further from the truth.” Anyone remotely familiar with the American gun...

Gun Rights Apocalypse: Bloomberg Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the leading source for gun control funding in America, has just announced his candidacy for the 2020 U.S. Presidential race. Running as a Democrat, Bloomberg has pledged to continue his gun-grabbing crusade if he becomes President. From his campaign website: At a time when elected officials from both parties ran from the NRA, Mike built national gun safety...

2A Election Workshop on December 17 in Akron

If ever there was a time for patriots to answer the call, that time is NOW! Attend this short, 2-hour workshop to discover what YOU can do to help motivate Ohio's 4 million gun owners to show up at the polls on election day so our rights are represented and our voices are heard loud and clear. WHEN Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. NOTE: If you can't attend on this date, but still...

SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat) gets first hearing

Senate Bill 237, the “Ohio Duty to Retreat Act,” received sponsor testimony on Wednesday. Sponsor Terry Johnson (R) gave testimony explaining the bill and stood for questions from committee members for almost an hour. Chairman Bill Coley allowed many questions from anti-self-defense Senators, and engaged in long discussions with Senator Cecil Thomas (D) (a former Cincinnati police officer) about...

No Protection for the Law that Protects the Firearm Industry: Supreme Court Passes on PLCAA Case

A law designed to protect the firearm industry from frivolous litigation is now in jeopardy thanks to inaction by the U.S. Supreme Court, which earlier this month passed on a petition to review a case creating a new exception to the law’s protection. The case before the Supreme Court was Remington Arms v. Soto . It’s hard to imagine a more ridiculous or implausible legal theory: a gunmaker...

Ohio’s Deer Hunters Preparing for Annual Gun Season

Youth-only weekend is Nov. 23-24 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s deer-gun week is fast approaching! White-tailed deer hunters have the chance to pursue Ohio’s favorite big-game animal with approved firearms during the 2019 weeklong gun season, Dec. 2-8, 2019, and the additional weekend, Dec. 21-22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. “Ohio’s deer hunting...

SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat) to receive first hearing 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 Sen. Terry Johnson's (R) SB 237, recently introduced in the Ohio Senate. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Hearing Room. SB 237 REMOVE DUTY TO RETREAT (JOHNSON, T.) To enact the Ohio Duty to Retreat Act to modify...

Violent Crime Dropped in 2018

The FBI released the 2018 “Crime in the United States” report [last month], which compiles crime data from law enforcement agencies around the country. The news is good, and the positive data proved easy to consume: “[In 2018] violent crime offenses decreased when compared with estimates from 2017. Robbery offenses fell 12.0 percent, murder and no negligent manslaughter offenses fell 6.2 percent...

Legal Analysis of Governor DeWine's SB 221 STRONG Ohio Bill

In early August, 2019, after the mass murders in Dayton, Governor Mike DeWine announced a 17-point plan to address violence, which is a key element of his “STRONG Ohio” initiative. The plan was introduced as SB 221 , sponsored by Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls). Administration officials said the goal was to do something different from what others have attempted and carefully research what works and...

Veteran Criticizes Police Practices, Gets Guns and Firearm License Seized by Chief of Police

Watch what you say about local officialdom in Tisbury, Mass., or you may find Police Chief Mark Saloio knocking at your door to revoke your Second Amendment rights. That’s the harsh lesson 84-year-old Stephen Nichols learned last month when he was overheard criticizing one of Saloio’s employees for leaving his post as a school resource officer to drink coffee at a local convenience store during...

Sen. Terry Johnson Introduces Bill to Eliminate Duty to Retreat

SB 237 has been introduced by Senator Terry Johnson (R). The bill would eliminate the "duty to retreat" for victims of violent crime. Johnson said, "Self-defense is a basic, natural human right. If a law abiding citizen is in mortal peril at the hands of an assailant, in addition to meeting the other criteria still required to prove self-defense, that victim should not have to bear the further...

Federal Court Entertains Bizarre Legal Theories That Threaten Gun Owners, Rule of Law

Frustrated by the lack of political progress on the gun control agenda, the legal wing of the anti-gun movement continues to pursue ever-more radical and confused legal strategies. In the 1990s, trial lawyers and their allies in government sought to bankrupt the gun industry by holding them accountable for the criminal actions of third parties – a theory that would have overturned hundreds of...

SB 221 to receive second hearing

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that proponent testimony will be heard on Rep. Matt Dolan (R) and Gov. Mike DeWine's (R) SB 221. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the North Hearing Room. SB 221 SAFETY PROTECTION ORDERS / SELLER PROTECTION CERTIFICATES (DOLAN, M.) To provide for the issuance in...

Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again

[In October], economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center released “ Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2019 ,” his annual report on the number of concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. We’ll let Lott’s summary deliver the key finding: “In 2019, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to now over 18.66 million – a 304% increase since 2007. About an...

Report: DeWine Gun Bill Draws Skepticism

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that Senate Bill 221, introduced by Sen. Matt Dolan (R) on behalf of Governor Mike DeWine (R), is drawing criticism from both sides of the issue. From the article : Sponsor Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) said it's a common-sense bill that protects the public by separating peopled deemed dangerous from guns. The measure has drawn criticism from both sides...

Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Sharon Kennedy for Ohio Supreme Court

Buckeye Firearms Association is excited to endorse Sharon Kennedy for Ohio Supreme Court Justice as our first endorsement for the 2020 political season. While our general policy is to not issue any endorsements until the filing deadline (December 18, 2019 for Ohio 2020 primaries), we expect next year’s political environment to be exceptional and feel it necessary to make early announcements on...

Meet Rick Rogers - New Division of Wildlife D5 District Manager

An opening was created in southwest Ohio following the promotion of Todd Haines, former ODNR Division of Wildlife District 5 Manager to Assistant Chief. A field of several experienced and qualified applicants were interviewed with Rick Rogers selected as the new District 5 Manager. I've known Rogers since before he became a Wildlife Officer as he once lived in the Jamestown area. I recently sat...

Confiscation or "Mandatory Buyback"?

Editor's Note: While rabid anti-Second Amendment presidential candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke was forced to drop out of the race to win the Democrat nomination due to a lack of support, it is important to keep in mind that the other Democrat candidates are no more friendly to the Second Amendment than he was. It is interesting to watch certain Democrats struggle when trying to convince...

Beto's Confiscation Plan Shows Why Gun Owners Must Reject Appeasement

Editor's Note: While rabid anti-Second Amendment presidential candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke was forced to drop out of the race to win the Democrat nomination due to a lack of support, it is important to keep in mind that the other Democrat candidates are no more friendly to the Second Amendment than he was. Gun confiscation is the goal. Gun confiscation has always been the goal. Thanks...

More gun-related legislation 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 gun-related bills that have been introduced in the Ohio Senate. The hearings will be held on Tuesday, November 5 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room. SB 203 FIREARM TRANSFERS (THOMAS, C., LEHNER, P.) To regulate the transfer of firearms at a gun show. SB...

“Hell Yes” AR-15 Raffle a Success for Buckeye Firearms Association

Editor's Note: While rabid anti-Second Amendment presidential candidate Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke was forced to drop out of the race to win the Democrat nomination due to a lack of support, it is important to keep in mind that the other Democrat candidates are no more friendly to the Second Amendment than he was. The Buckeye Firearms Association, an Ohio gun-rights organization, raffled off...

Handgun Self-Defense: Move to Stay Alive

If you ever become involved in a self-defense situation, it will likely occur suddenly, unexpectedly, and could turn very violent very quickly. And if you feel threatened to the point that you choose to draw your concealed handgun, remember that it’s now a gunfight, not target shooting. Your goal is to win and survive any way you can. Because reaction is always slower than action, you will be...

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