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Buckeyefirearms.org: Top 10 News Items of 2019

In 2019 we published approximately 300 news articles, along with other types of content. Over the years, we have published approximately 12,900 articles, covering elections, legislation, and all manner of events and information of interest to Second Amendment supporters. Ours is an international audience. Beyond the U.S., we receive the most visits from Canada, United Kingdom, France, India,...

BFA and Sportsman Groups Secure $14.8 Million to Upgrade Ohio Shooting Ranges

NOTE: Buckeye Firearms Association leaders serve on the Division of Wildlife Range Committee and have played a key role in the Sportsmen's Alliance "Protect What's Right" campaign to get dollars into the Ohio budget for range upgrades around Ohio. There is still much work to do, but we are pleased to be part of this vital work for Ohio's millions of gun owners. Ohio's State Controlling Board has...

Joe Biden Wants to Ban 9mm Pistols

A week after he told voters that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect “a magazine with a hundred clips in it,” 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden offered supporters more of his singular brand of anti-gun nonsense. While attending a private campaign event in Seattle, the former vice president reportedly called for a ban on 9mm pistols. According to an article from the Seattle Times,...

The Lone Ranger No Longer Rides – in California

This humorous piece has been floating around the internet. We're not sure where it comes from, but we thought you might enjoy it. The Lone Ranger was arrested in Lone Pine, California for the crime of illegally transferring silver bullets. The famed masked man had just apprehended an armed felon after shooting the gun out of his hand. As was his practice for the last eighty years, he gave a...

Merry Christmas from Buckeye Firearms Association

Merry Christmas to one and all from all of us at Buckeye Firearms Association. Our best gift is the friendship and support given by each of you throughout the year. As we reflect on the year's passing, we count our many blessings, remember our losses, and give thanks for those who helped us through it all. We each need to take time to appreciate our friends and family during this special time of...

Puerto Rico Takes a Giant Leap for Gun Rights with Act 168

The Puerto Rico Weapons Act of 2020, also known as Act 168, signed by Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, is set to bring significant gun rights to one of the most repressive gun control regimes in the U.S. starting January 1, 2020. The changes are so sweeping and positive, it's a Christmas miracle and a Happy New Year for the nearly 2.9 million citizens who live on the island. The law is, of course,...

Report: Sixth Circuit Hears Debate Over Legality of Bump Stocks

Courthouse News Service is reporting that, on Wednesday, December 11, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a case challenging President Trump's anti-gun executive action, via the BATFE rule-making process, to ban bump stocks. From the article : Attorney Rob Olson argued on behalf of Gun Owners of America at Wednesday’s hearing, and told the Sixth Circuit panel that bump...

Op-Ed: Evil walks the Earth

December 14, 2019, marks the seventh anniversary of the murder of 20 school children and six school staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. In the wake of that horrific crime, I was prompted to write the following editorial about the attack and its implications for the public and law enforcement. My writing was raw and emotional, reflective of the anger and...

Deer Season - A Family Tradition

The annual Ohio deer gun week, which began on Monday following Thanksgiving, is a tradition for many families. Various hunting rigs, including campers, trucks or SUVs pulling trailers with all-terrain 4-wheelers, deer stands and a variety of other equipment, were seen heading south east to Ohio's hill country. Sunday before opening day, my family joined the migration toward our destination in the...

Report from Ohio Auditor highlights the truth: Our background check system is broken

For many gun owners, the knowledge that our background check system is impotent to stop even convicted criminals from obtaining firearms is far from a new concept. But a new report from Ohio Auditor Keith Faber may help bring this concept home to a broader group of citizens. The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that a review by Faber's office has revealed that 48 of Ohio's 88 counties had at...

Astroturf gun control group fails bid to get "universal" background checks on 2020 ballot

Cleveland.com is reporting that a Bloomberg-backed astroturf gun control group failed to obtain enough signatures to put an initiative mandating so-called "universal" background checks on the Nov. 2020 ballot. From the article : Ohioans For Gun Safety spokesman Dennis Willards said ... volunteers collected “tens of thousands” of signatures from Ohio voters to expand mandatory background checks to...

Op-Ed: Debunking the Myth of ‘Concealed-Carry Killers’

The Violence Policy Center—a gun control advocacy group—released a study last month it wrongly claims shows that “too many concealed-carry permit holders are a direct threat to public safety.” That claim rests on an analysis of a database documenting “non-self-defense incidents,” which the organization says proves that “allowing random people to carry guns endangers public safety.” On its face,...

Anti-gun AGs Push So-called “Universal” Background Checks for Ammunition

Gun control laws aren’t about stopping violent criminals, they are about burdening law-abiding gun owners. Few pieces of anti-gun legislation illustrate this fact better than H.R.1705/S.1924, which would extend anti-gun lawmakers’ cumbersome so-called “universal” background check proposal to cover the commercial and private transfers of ammunition. On September 23, this onerous plan received the...

Barrett Rec7 "Santa's Favorite AR-15" Raffle - $2,974 Prize Package

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Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes

When the Democrats who are seeking their party’s nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020 start talking about guns, anyone who supports our right to keep and bear arms knows to be concerned. Of course, the details regarding how law-abiding gun owners will be targeted by whomever prevails to face Trump vary, depending on who is speaking. But every single one of them can clearly state how...

BFA-PAC endorses Jean Schmidt for Ohio House

Buckeye Firearms Association's Political Action Committee (BFA-PAC) has endorsed Jean Schmidt (R) in her Republican primary for Ohio's 65th House district. Schmidt is a former State Representative and U.S. Congresswomen. She has been endorsed by Buckeye Firearms Association many times over her political career. "I've known Jean for almost 20 years," said Jim Irvine. "She is a tireless fighter for...

NRA-ILA Presents Testimony on SB 237 to Remove Duty to Retreat

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Buckeye Firearms Association Executive Director Dean Rieck submitted testimony to the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee in support of SB 237 to remove "duty to retreat" from Ohio law. This was the second hearing on the bill sponsored by Terry Johnson. NRA-ILA's Ohio State Director, David Weber, also submitted testimony, presenting a detailed argument...

Following BFA testimony last week, Senate committee to hold 3rd hearing on SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat)

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that further proponent testimony will be heard at a third hearing on SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat) , sponsored by Terry Johnson. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. SB 237 REMOVE DUTY TO RETREAT (JOHNSON, T.) To enact the Ohio Duty to...

BFA-PAC endorses Bill Coley for Court of Appeals Judge

The Buckeye Firearms Association Political Action Committee (BFA-PAC) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Bill Coley (R) for Ohio’s 12th District Court of Appeals for the March 17, 2020 Republican primary election. When it comes to making endorsements, the process of vetting judges can be difficult. Because they must remain unbiased, they can’t answer candidate surveys like legislative...

More than 17.7 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Private Ownership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, released the 2017 Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER). Key findings for public...

BFA Travels to MN to Help Gun Rights Advocates Raise Funds

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) focuses most of its efforts on fighting for Ohio gun rights. However, we know that what happens in one state affects what happens in other states. So we have always been generous about helping fellow 2A patriots no matter where they are located. That's why Administrative Assistant Angela Armstrong and I traveled to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to help our friends...

NRA-ILA announces opposition to SB 221

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has joined Buckeye Firearms Association and other Ohio gun groups in opposing Sen. Matt Dolan's SB 221, legislation which seeks to make Gov. DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" plan state law. On December 3, NRA-ILA Ohio State Director David Weber informed Senate President Larry Obhof that because of the variety of problems and anti-...

News Flash: Legally Buying a Gun Isn’t So Easy After All

[During the summer push to pressure Walmart to stop selling firearms], an intrepid news reporter for Business Insider decided to see for herself how easy it was to get a gun from Walmart, even as gun control activists were calling on the retail giant to stop selling firearms. She then recounted her experience in an admirably straightforward article . Spoiler alert: it didn’t work out so well for...

Survey: Americans Think Most Gun Deaths are Murders (They’re Not)

Poll casts light on misinformation surrounding guns Nearly 6 in 10 Americans think that homicides or mass shootings, rather than suicide, are the leading causes of gun deaths in the United States, a new survey shows. These results cast light on yet another way that Americans are dramatically misinformed about gun deaths, in turn reflecting poorly on the state of the political discourse...

Sanders Burns the 2020 Democratic Primary Gun Control Agenda

As anti-gun as the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have exposed themselves to be, much of the field still gives lip-service to the Second Amendment and the Constitution. Take for instance Joe Biden. The leading candidate’s campaign has said that Biden will seek to “respect the Second Amendment” and that “as president, Biden will pursue constitutional, common-sense gun safety policies.”...

Another Ohio school board approves armed staff

WTRF (CBS Wheeling/Steubenville) is reporting that another Ohio board of education has voted to allow school staffers the ability to carry concealed firearms to protect their students. From the article : The resolution passed unanimously in a 5-0 vote on Tuesday evening. According to Board of Education President Dr. Ted Starkey, concealed weapons has been a major topic within the school district...

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