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Police sergeant/FOP member testifies in favor of HB 425 (Duty to Notify)

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the House Federalism Committee again heard testimony on HB 425 (Duty to Notify) . As introduced, HB 425 would modify this rule to clarify when and how to notify to avoid confusion. BFA is also hoping to amend the bill to eliminate the duty to notify entirely. Following proponent testimony by Buckeye Firearms Association's Rob Sexton & Larry Moore , the...

Buckeye Firearms Association testifies in fourth hearing on HB 425 (Duty to Notify)

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the House Federalism Committee again heard testimony on HB 425 (Duty to Notify) and Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) leaders testified in favor of the bill. Current law states that if you have a concealed handgun license (CHL) and are carrying a handgun, you must "promptly" notify a law enforcement officer who stops you for any official purpose. But when is "...

How would you respond if you discover a crime in progress?

While I was at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference recently, I attended a class called “Surviving Extreme Events” taught by John Holschen. I’ve taken several of John’s classes over the years. I really appreciate his experience and perspective on the issues he discusses. He’s one of the best tactical instructors in the business. This particular class focused on strategies that the armed citizen...

Op-Ed: He Really Is Crazy Uncle Joe Biden

The first rule in retail politics is candidates shouldn’t insult potential voters. It should go without saying that candidates should also avoid threatening them with war. This happened. Literally a threat on American citizens with U.S. military might, invoked by a guy who once had access to the nuke codes. Former Vice President Biden did it, though. He told rally-goers in Hudson, N.H., just days...

Hearings on pro-gun rights bills scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, the House Federalism Committee committee will hear testimony from proponents, opponents and interested parties on HB 425 (sponsored by Rep. Scott Wiggam) . The hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. in room 116 at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. It is very important to have strong turnout! If you are able to attend the hearing and testify in favor of...

Bloomberg first tried to hide, now tries to distance himself from racist gun control comments

Former New York Mayor and anti-gun rights billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to sneak in under the radar and buy his way to the Democratic nomination for President. Whether his strategy of ignoring the first four primaries and focusing on midwestern states including Ohio will pay off remains to be seen, but it is clear that the vetting of Bloomberg as a...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. leaders testify on HB 425 (Duty to Notify)

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the House Federalism Committee heard testimony on HB 425 (Duty to Notify). HB 425 CHL NOTIFICATION (WIGGAM, S.) To modify the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee must notify a law enforcement officer that the licensee is authorized to carry a concealed handgun and is carrying a concealed handgun when stopped. Current law states that if you have a...

2020 Starts with Another NICS Record

The American people respond the same way every time anti-gun politicians think they have an opening to make their gun control dreams a reality. Law-abiding gun owners buy firearms. A lot of them, because there are a lot of us. Last month, there were more than 2.7 million NICS firearms background checks. January 2020 was the busiest January on record and the sixth-busiest month for NICS ever. The...

First Impressions: The Henry Big Boy Lever-Action Rifle

The Henry Repeating Arms Company has been around since 1996 and is probably best known for their brass-framed .22-caliber lever-action rifles. More recently they have expanded their offerings beyond just lever-action rifles to include centerfire cartridges, and rifles made of carbon steel and stainless steel. In 2015-2016, Henry brought out their Big Boy lever-action rifles and chambered them for...

Mark Robinson to Deliver Keynote Address at 2020 Buckeye Bash

UPDATE March 14, 2020: As a result of the coronavirus and Governor DeWine's order banning events of 100 or more people, the Buckeye Bash scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. We ask for your patience as we watch how this situation develops and consider our options. It is possible that we will reschedule, but we'll see how things go. We will announce our plans as we have more information. When...

Hearing on HB 425 Duty to Notify Bill Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

It is very important to have strong turnout at a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in room 114 at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. The committee will hear testimony from those who support HB 425 (sponsored by Rep. Scott Wiggam) . Buckeye Firearms Association will give testimony in support of this bill. If you are able to attend the hearing and...

Report: Mike Bloomberg assembles massive Ohio campaign staff

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported recently that former New York Mayor and anti-gun rights billionaire Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a massive state campaign staff that includes some of Ohio’s most notable Democratic consultants and strategists. From the article: Bloomberg campaign state director Aaron Pickrell, who previously served in the same capacity for President Barack Obama’s 2008...

LOVE: Henry Raises $78,250 to benefit Ohio and Texas children's leukemia treatment

Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, designed and donated 60 rifles for 4-year-old Beckett Burge of Princeton, Texas, and 66 rifles for 3-year-old Sadie Kreinbrink of Ostrander, Ohio to assist with the medical expenses associated with their leukemia treatments. The firearms were sold directly through Henry Repeating Arms’ website and sold out within hours, and serial number...

Report: Dark money group pushing Ohio gun control bill has ties to DeWine

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that a newly-minted "dark money" group trying to drum up support for Governor Mike DeWine's gun control bill, SB 221 , has ties to the governor himself. From the article: Standing By Ohio, which advocates for a "safe, secure and free future," recently spent about $8,000 on Facebook advertisements urging people to ask their state senators to support DeWine's...

Committee hearings to begin again on HB 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify)

Representative George Lang (R-West Chester Twp.), who chairs the House Criminal Justice Committee, has announced that his committee will hear sponsor testimony on House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 017. HB 178, introduced last year by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout...

When the Criminal Doesn’t Obey Your Commands

It’s a rewarding thing to watch my firearms students as they learn and progress. They start with safe gun handling skills, the basics of marksmanship, and learning when it is legally appropriate to shoot someone. If they continue training, they might learn more “tactical” or combative shooting skills. As their abilities improve, they might move on to more scenario oriented classes using role...

“Journalist” Can’t Decide: Slumping Gun Sales or Best Year Ever?

On the eve of the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Associated Press reporter Lisa Marie Pane wrote an article titled, “Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions.” But it seems as though the AP and their reporter were more concerned with promoting an agenda than accurately reporting the news or reviewing readily available data. The story was...

Meet & Greet at Dillon Sportsman Center

Buckeye Firearms Association invites you to attend a meet and greet at Dillon Sportsman Center (5200 Pleasant Valley Rd, Nashport, OH 43830) on Sunday, February 23, 2020 starting at 1pm. This is an informal gathering for supporters and volunteers to meet BFA leaders and discuss issues that affect gun owners and sports men and women in the Buckeye state. The ranges will be open, so you can make a...

NSSF Launches Campaign to Highlight Gun Owners’ Contributions and Concern for Safety and Community

Gun Owners Care SM Pushes Back Against Shaming Good and Responsible Citizens LAS VEGAS — With gun owners increasingly the target of efforts to shame and disrespect them simply for exercising their constitutional right to own a firearm, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is responding with a campaign to educate the public about the care gun owners have for their neighbors and...

Trump Administration Publishes Historic Rulemaking to Modernize America’s Firearm Export Regime

On Jan. 23, the Trump administration published rules that will be a boon to the United States firearms industry and all who utilize its products. The new regulations will become effective March 9, 2020. The rules update America’s regulatory regime for the export of firearms, as well as related parts, components, and accessories. They are the result of an intensive, years-long interagency review...

Latest Guns & Ammo "Best States for Gun Owners" shows improvement for Ohio, with work still to do

Since 2013, GunsandAmmo.com has ranked the 50 united States and Washington D.C. according to "Best States for Gun Owners." The 50 united States and Washington D.C. are ranked by Guns & Ammo on the following criteria: Right to Carry Black Rifles NFA Castle Doctrine Miscellaneous (incl. red flag laws, preemption statutes, as well as the availability of places to shoot, etc.). Here are...

Second Amendment Rally Seems to Have Anti-Gun Extremists Disappointed…That it was so Peaceful

In the days leading up to the annual lobby day in Richmond, Va.—where thousands of Virginians traditionally lobby their legislators on numerous issues – an unprecedented number of supporters of the Second Amendment were expected to show up in opposition to the virulently anti-gun legislative agenda of Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Democrats. In response, anti-gun advocates and their...

Firearms and Churches: Time for the Ohio legislature to correct this repugnant law

People, politicians and the media get all wrapped up about active killers in schools. We cry about the losses and there are demands to “do something.” But the dirty little secret is that twice as many people are killed on church property every year compared with the number killed on school property. While the death count is smaller per killer, there are many more lethal events at churches. This...

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