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BFA PAC Announces 2020 Primary Grades and Endorsements

The Buckeye Firearms Association PAC has released grades and endorsements for the 2020 Ohio primary election. Because there are hundreds of candidates and the process of evaluating them is labor intensive, the Endorsement Committee is focusing first on contested races. Then they will move on to other races. Click here to see our current grades and endorsements . Everyone always says “every vote...

December attack at Texas church draws attention to Ohio ban on concealed carry in places of worship

On November 5, 2017, a deranged man entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX and began shooting. He was able to kill 26 and wound more before a citizen, armed with an AR-15, responded to the sound of gunfire and stopped the killing. While we will always be grateful for the responding citizen, the heavy loss suffered by that congregation left many to wonder how things might have been...

BFA-PAC Endorses Terry Johnson for Ohio Senate

Buckeye Firearms Association's Political Action Committee (BFA-PAC) has endorsed Terry Johnson (R) in his Republican primary for Ohio's 14th Senate district with an "A+" rating. Sen. Terry Johnson is a retired military officer who recently concluded 4 terms in the Ohio Legislature as a Representative. Last year, he was chosen to fill the Senate seat vacated by former State Sen. Joe Uecker, who...

Vote Linda Walker for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors

Dear Fellow Second Amendment Brothers and Sisters, Ammoland readers and NRA Members, My name is Linda Walker and I am asking for your vote for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors. In 2011, when I ran for the NRA Board of Directors the first time, I ran on the platform of bringing more women into the Second Amendment fold. Not just as shooters, but supporters to the Second Amendment as a...

Second Amendment sanctuary movement comes to Ohio

A movement that has seen growth across the United States has come to Ohio in response to efforts to pass gun control laws in the Buckeye State, including Gov. Mike DeWine's SB 221, dubbed "STRONG Ohio." "Second Amendment sanctuary" is an idea inspired by "sanctuary cities" that refuse to assist the federal government in efforts to enforce immigration laws. A Second Amendment sanctuary is a city...

Ohio General Assembly now broadcasting all committee hearings

Persons interested in listening in on committee hearings the Statehouse received some great news last week. As of Thursday, January 16, all committee hearings will either be streamed live or recorded and broadcast later via www.OhioChannel.org . According to the Statehouse News Bureau , the move comes after years of work from journalists and other groups pushing for more government transparency...

Dispatch op-ed documents how our "justice" system puts criminals who use guns back on street

Recently, Columbus Dispatch reporter Theodore Decker informed readers of a problem Buckeye Firearms Association has long-been warning about: criminals who have previously committed crimes with guns are being released back into society, only to strike again in spite of the gun control laws that were passed to "protect" us. From the article: Khalil Swayne, 20, the 103rd homicide victim of 2019, was...

Headline: In one Ohio county, teachers now carry guns in 5 school districts

The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that two new school districts in Tuscawaras County approved allowing staff members to carry firearms in 2019. This brings the total number of school districts in the county that allow staff members the ability to respond immediately to protect their students to five. From the article : As 2019 draws to a close, the number of school districts in one...

Eric Trump Meets with Ohio Sportsmen and Second Amendment Leaders

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, LEPD Firearms & Range hosted a Sportsmen / Second Amendment roundtable with Eric Trump. Leaders from across Ohio, representing the state's leading Second Amendment and sportsmen organizations, were invited. LEPD owners Eric Delbert, Phil Delbert and Lori Delbert were most gracious hosts. Attendees included: Dean Rieck, Executive Director, representing Buckeye...

Two gun rights-related bills to receive hearings in Senate committee

Gun ban extremists are sure to be out in full force in Columbus on Tuesday, January 21. Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that opponent testimony will be heard on Sen. Terry Johnson's (R) SB 237 (Remove Duty to Retreat). The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room. SB 237 REMOVE...

Active Killer Response Options for Armed Citizens

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about active killer events. I’m convinced that it is getting incrementally more and more dangerous to intervene in such an attack. A study came out ... stating that 8% of Americans have a CCW permit/license. Unlicensed concealed carry is also completely legal in 16 states. Those residents can carry without getting a permit. The bottom line is that a lot of...

Should I Leave the Scene of a Defensive Shooting?

I received the following question from one of my readers: “I have discussed ‘what to do’ after a successful ‘stop the threat’ shoot. Some have said that they would leave the scene rather than be subjected to the legal hassle, or additional danger, (depending on the circumstances). Please give me your advice on their reasoning.” I was honestly quite shocked at this one. Are there really people out...

Growing the Second Amendment Community Through Gaming

The future of the Second Amendment depends on changing hearts and minds in America and bringing more people to gun ownership and the shooting sports. When asked how we do that, most people suggest youth programs at shooting ranges. But as great as these programs are, statistics show that they may not have the lasting impact we would like without support from a young person's circle of friends. So...

Get your tickets NOW for the Buckeye Bash gun show and fundraising banquet

The 2020 Buckeye Bash is a sponsored gun show with Dinner, Auctions, and TONS O' GUNS! We're holding the festivities at the Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, April 4, 5-9 p.m. Get your tickets now and enjoy a great meal. Bid on guns, gear, and a wide assortment of merchandise, including household goods, artwork, collectibles, knives, jewelry and more in...

Gun and Alcohol Case Could Put Citizens at Risk in Their Own Homes

“The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February to decide whether a law prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms while intoxicated should be applied inside a gun owner’s home,” the Associated Press reported [recently]. Seeing an opportunity for a new and intrusive way to catch more gun owners in the disarmament net, the gun-grabbers are arguing that upholding an arrest is necessary...

Judge denies cities' request to block statewide preemption enhancements

Anti-gun rights forces weren't happy with ANY of the changes to Ohio law passed via HB 228 in late 2018, but they decided that one in particular was worth spending tax-payer dollars to sue over - an improvement to the statewide preemption law which gave individuals and groups the ability to seek remedy through the courts when the law was violated. The change in the law was necessary because many...

VIDEO: John Lott destroys Hollywood gun myths

Hollywood may know a lot about how to entertain people, but it doesn't know squat about guns or gun owners. In fact, the movies and TV shows coming out of La La Land are filled with myths about firearms. This is one of the reasons so many people are confused about serious issues such as crime and self-defense. Economist John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center , takes on...

How to react if approached about carrying a firearm in a store

Because of the recent murders committed in Texas and Ohio, and the resulting knee-jerk reactions, more and more stores that we regularly patronize are now banning open carry, and sometimes concealed carry, of firearms inside their retail establishments. I am often asked about what to do when you are confronted about carrying a firearm in a store and asked to leave. Whether the store is posted in...

“Smart” Guns and Mandatory Storage: Two Bad Policy Ideas Cut from the Same Tattered Cloth

Whenever a tragedy strikes that involves a firearm, no matter how statistically rare the event may actually be, you can count on anti-gun extremists to try to exploit it. The responses from those opposed to the Second Amendment upon hearing that a fatality resulted when a firearm was used by a criminal, or accessed by someone who should not have access, tend to sound fairly similar. If a ban isn’...

Analysis: HB 354 mandates lifetime gun disability for alcohol or substance users

[Editor's Note: Jan. 9, 2020: BFA has received inquiries as to authorship of this article. It is a product of members of our Legislative Committee and represents Buckeye Firearms Association's legal analysis of the bill.] Earlier this year we saw the introduction of gun control measures by Governor DeWine in SB 221, otherwise known as his STRONG Plan. We published an analysis of that bill here ...

2019 and Your Gun Rights - The Year in Review

While there is far too much to cover in a single article, we reflect on some of the important events of 2019. January Under orders from President Donald Trump, the BATFE issues instructions to owners of bump stock devices on how to either destroy or surrender them to authorities. Buckeye Firearms Association exposes three Republican state senators - John Eklund, Stephanie Kunze, and Peggy Lehner...

Leftist response to Texas, Virginia highlight importance of Ohio’s 2020 election

By now, everyone is aware of two major stories – one Dec. 29, 2019, at a Texas church, where a good guy with a gun quickly stopped a bad guy with a gun, and one brewing in Virginia with Second Amendment sanctuary counties, cities and towns. But the response to these scenarios demonstrates the importance of our own state’s 2020 elections. Let’s start with Texas. A 43-year-old entered West Freeway...

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