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Report: Dick’s Sporting Goods to stop selling guns at most of its stores

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 military-aged adults 18-20 years-old the right to purchase ANY firearm. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported recently that Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling ALL guns at most...

Spaces to Shoot Still Available in Northeast Ohio

AKRON, Ohio – Many shooting ranges with public access in northeast Ohio remain open for those who want to enjoy the shooting sports and get outdoors, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Visitors are encouraged to follow all social distancing guidelines and respect others’ personal space while at a shooting range. State-owned public shooting ranges...

Ohio 2020 Primary Election is Now by Mail-In Ballot ONLY

Note: The information in this article is valid as of March 26, 2020. Given the frequent changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that things will continue to change. If you have any questions about Ohio's 2020 Primary Election, visit VoteOhio.gov or contact your local board of elections . Ohio lawmakers recently passed legislation to extend Ohio's 2020 Primary Election through April...

On Guns, Joe Biden is Full of It

Presumptive Democratic 2020 Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact, or a firm grasp of the facts. However, even an American public that has long been aware of his shortcomings was taken aback [recently] when the former vice president launched an unhinged attack on a pro-Second Amendment auto worker. Aside from further exposing a waning control of his faculties, the exchange...

Is New Orleans on a Path to Repeat the Errors of Katrina?

Learn from your mistakes. That’s solid advice, but hardly axiomatic. In reality, we are all too frequently reminded of philosopher George Santayana’s famous statement; “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Is that what we are beginning to see in New Orleans? In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina striking New Orleans in 2005, local authorities, led by then-Mayor Ray...

Export Reform Rules Take Effect After Anti-Gun States (Mostly) Strike Out in Court

On March 9, President Trump’s historic Export Reform initiative officially got underway, as companion rules published by the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce took effect. These rules are aimed at modernizing America’s regime for exports of non-military firearms and ammunition and will promote both U.S. businesses and national security. An effort to block implementation of the rules by the...

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Cities Seek to Close Gun Stores, Claim Exercise of Second Amendment Rights “Non-Essential”

In San Jose, California, police have ordered a gun shop to close. Local officials insisted it is a “nonessential” business and therefore may not operate during the “shelter in place” directive currently affecting the area. Philadelphia officials are now making similar claims, even as buyers flock to local gun sellers. But make no mistake: the “essential” character of the right to keep and bear...

Bill Passes to Extend Expired Concealed Handgun Licenses During Pandemic Shutdown

House Bill 197 , with an amendment to address Concealed Handgun License expirations, has unanimously passed in the House and Senate and now goes on to the Governor for his signature. The legislation extends the expiration date of Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses for 90 days if the expiration falls during the state of emergency in Ohio, declared by Executive Order 2020-01D, issued on March 9, 2020...

Pandemic Engenders Appreciation for Second Amendment Rights

As the Wuhan virus pandemic grips the U.S., Americans have been forced to focus on what is truly important. This includes ensuring that they and their loved ones have enough food to eat, the proper hygiene supplies to ward off infection, and adequate shelter. Further, a diverse and growing number of Americans have sought to exercise their Second Amendment right to self-defense and acquire the...

Ohio Gun Stores Deal with Coronavirus Shutdown in Different Ways

Ohio's "stay at home" order in response to the coronavirus outbreak mandates that "non-essential" businesses cease operations from 11:59 p.m. March 23, 2020, to 11:59 p.m. April 6, 2020. While the order makes an exception for firearm and ammo retailers , among other businesses, some gun stores have decided to close. L.E.P.D. Firearms & Range in Columbus, issued a statement about closing their...

SAF sues N.J. governor for deprivation of rights

In a move directly linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan, asserting violation of civil rights under color of law by shutting down firearms dealerships in the Garden State, thus preventing citizens from exercising their rights under the Second and...

The 2A is a Constant in Times of Crisis

Concerns for personal safety, new limitations on the arrests of criminals in some cities, and potential gun control enacted under the guise of fighting the pandemic have Americans preparing to take responsibility for their own safety. Sales of firearms and ammunition have surged across the country, even in the most ardently anti-gun states. The Los Angeles Times story on surging sales included a...

Op-Ed: “Woke” Ohio Mayor’s Gun Policy Criticized by Local Firearms Store Owner

A commercial from ADCO Firearms in Sylvania, Ohio, (a Toledo suburb) criticized the city’s policy to only buy from “responsible” firearms manufacturers. ADCO Firearms’ 30-second commercial from November 2019 was initially set in October 2018 and features a man asking a woman what she’s watching on her tablet. She replies, “The mayor just gave a speech about the new requirements for who the city...

10 Things Gun Owners Can Do During the Pandemic

Welcome to the age of coronavirus. Many people are working from home for the first time. Others have been told to just not show up for work. And a lot of activities have been postponed or cancelled. People's calendars are looking pretty empty right now. But there's no point in sitting around and getting depressed about it. The one great thing about being a gun owner is that you always have things...

Ohio Department of Health stay-at-home order exempts guns & ammo retailers

A stay-at-home order issued by the Ohio Department of Health specifically exempts retailers and suppliers that sell firearms and ammunition from the long list of businesses that have been ordered to close. Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity I, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), pursuant to the authority...

UPDATE: Fix Coming for Expiring Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses During Health Crisis

Yesterday, we alerted you to a widespread problem resulting from the coronavirus shutdowns across the state of Ohio. See our alert here . Some Ohio Sheriff offices are canceling appointments for Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs), temporarily suspending applications and renewals, or limiting hours for license processing. This is a top priority issue that Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has...

NSSF, Retailers Emphasize Gun Safety as Sales Rise and Families Stay Home

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and its partners urge gun owners to keep firearm safety a top priority and are making safety resources widely available as gun and ammunition sales increase, especially among first-time firearm purchasers. “During this stressful time and with children spending more time at home, the firearm industry reminds gun owners that...

Report: As the coronavirus pandemic grows, gun sales are surging in many states

The Los Angeles Times is reporting an increase in sales of firearms nationwide, especially in areas that are experiencing the surge of coronavirus cases first. From the article : Gun sales are surging in many U.S. states, especially in those hit hardest by the coronavirus — California, New York and Washington. But there’s also been an uptick in less-affected areas, with some first-time gun buyers...

Coronavirus: Some Ohio Sheriffs suspending Concealed Handgun License applications and renewals

Buckeye Firearms Association has learned that due to health concerns about coronavirus, some Ohio Sheriff offices are canceling appointments for Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs), temporarily suspending applications and renewals, or limiting hours for license processing. The situation varies from county to county. This appears to be a temporary measure to protect the health of both law...

Deadline for joining 4-H shooting sports clubs extended to April 17

4-H Shooting Sports Clubs are local youth clubs in most Ohio counties open to youth ages 9-18 who have an interest in learning safe and responsible firearms and archery shooting. Club members learn about shooting sports by taking a "project" which may include rifle, pistol, shotgun, archery, muzzle loading, crossbow, hunting/wildlife, and living history. Each of these projects involves...

National Alert: Champaign Illinois First Locality to Cite “Emergency Powers” to Ban Gun Transfers

As uncertainty about the COVID-19 outbreak continues to swirl, it is clear that anti-gun extremists and elected officials will use fear of the unknown to advance their agenda to undermine our firearms freedom. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take them long to try and quietly pass and implement gun control schemes while Americans are focused on ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves and...

Ohio Second Amendment & Shooting Sports Events Postponements & Cancellations

Ohio Shooting Sports postponements & cancellations include: March 19-22 - CMP National JROTC Championship, Camp Perry, OH March 20 - Sportsmen’s Alliance Spring Fling, Columbus, OH March 21-22 - Ohio Gun Shows, Tallmadge, OH, gun show March 20-22 - Ohio Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo March 24 - Sportsmen’s Alliance Candidates Reception, Columbus, OH March 26-28 - CMP 3-P Regional Airgun...

Volunteers Needed for the 2020 National Rifle and Pistol Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of individuals to serve as members of our Support Team during the 2020 National Matches rifle and pistol events, held in July and August at the historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Base in Ohio. The CMP National Match (NM) Support Team will be assisting with CMP National Match events only and will be picked from a selection process...

Ohio voting machines will be sanitized. Get out and VOTE on Tuesday, March 17, 2020!

UPDATE: According to the Secretary of State's website , primary voting in Ohio has been postponed until June 2 due to a health emergency. As you know, Governor DeWine has banned mass gatherings in Ohio of 100 or more people to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, election day voting will NOT be affected by this order. And voting at a location in your local community will NOT significantly...

Local governments move to allow concealed carry in public buildings

Two local government entities have or will soon take advantage of a Buckeye Firearms Association-backed bill, passed in late 2016 , which allows the governing body of government buildings to enact “a statute, ordinance, or policy that permits a licensee to carry a concealed handgun into the building.” In Tuscarawas County, commissioners have authorized certain employees to carry and use firearms...

Revolvers in the Coming Pandemic

Considering I’m planning several revolver courses for the coming year, I have revolvers on the brain. It seems that the proficient use of a revolver has become a dying art in this age of self-loading pistols. I think that is a sad state of affairs and truly believe that many folks could be better served with a revolver as a home defense weapon, especially in the event of a serious economic or...

Unhinged Joe Biden threatens UAW worker who asks question on gun rights

The Democrats' presidential front-runner, Joe Biden, is well-known for sticking his foot in his mouth. Biden is a daily gaffe-machine, and if the media gave him even one-one hundredth the treatment they gave Dan Quayle, he would be far behind socialist Bernie Sanders by now. Biden, of course, is given a pass by his mainstream media sycophants, but a confrontation with a United Auto Workers' union...

Bloomberg Quits After Coming up Short on Super Tuesday

Last week, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg joined the growing list of Democrats who have abandoned their dream of taking on President Donald Trump this November. His effort will be remembered as one in which he spent big but accomplished little. Like other failed candidates before him, Bloomberg made his anti-gun platform the centerpiece of his campaign, even shelling out $11 million to...

LEGO Art Triggers Anti-gun Group

Back in 2012, we reported on a controversy over LEGO Heavy Weapons , a guide on building toy guns out of LEGO bricks written by Jack Streat, a then-teenaged resident of the United Kingdom. Some parents were aghast that the much-loved children’s toy could be used to make “confrontational” playthings. When the same publisher followed up by releasing Forbidden LEGO: Build the Models Your Parents...

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