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Gun News Roundup - May 29, 2020

Fighting for Second Amendment rights, and exercising those rights freely and effectively, starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: Pandemic Preparedness: Is Your Home-Defense Plan Ready? Canadian Gun-Grabber Admits Disarmament is the Ultimate Goal At Home, in your Car, and on the Street- More Self Defense Gun Stories Despite Confiscation, New...

BFA Testifies in Favor of Ohio Constitutional Carry Bill HB 178

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the House Criminal Justice Committee, Chaired by Rep. George Lang (R), heard testimony on HB 178 and Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified in support. Sponsored by Rep. Ron Hood (R) and Rep. Tom Brinkman (R), HB 178 seeks to make a variety of changes to Ohio law, including allowing adults to carry a concealed weapon without a license. BFA has always been in favor...

Everytown Ignores Its Own Data to Get Attention

Everytown for Gun Safety produced an “analysis” that sought to tie an “‘alarming’ spike” in fatal firearms-related accidents involving children to the recent surge in firearms purchases across the country. Their point is predicated on the deliberate exclusion and misuse of their own data – they used the tragic deaths of children to push their anti-gun agenda. Their own historical data disproves...

BFA Testifies in Favor of SB 317 to Exempt School Employees from Peace Officer Training

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee heard testimony on SB 317 and Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified in favor of the bill. Sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, SB 317 amends section 109.78 of the Ohio Revised Code to exempt certain school employees, such as teachers or administrators, from peace officer training if the board of education or...

HB 425 (Duty to Notify) to receive 5th hearing, possible amendments Thursday

Representative John Becker (R-Union Twp, Clermont Co.), who chairs the House Federalism Committee, has announced a 5th hearing for HB 425 (Duty to Notify) , sponsored by Rep. Scott Wiggam. The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 116 at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. The Chair has announced that an amendment or substitute bill may be offered...

Ohio’s 2020-2021 Hunting Seasons Approved by Wildlife Council

Hunting dates and bag limits for seasons that begin in September 2020 were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, May 13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. “Ohio’s hunting and trapping seasons are developed by wildlife biologists, combining public input with the best science available,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “...

Empty Shelves in Meat Sections Bring on Rush of New Hunters

We are a species of hunter-gatherers but for many, easy access to food at the grocery stores has taken away that instinct … until now. It is amazing how fast we return to our roots and to a focus on life’s essentials when that food supply is suddenly tough to come by. If there is anything good that has come out of COVID-19, it is that people are returning to an era of self-reliance to make sure...

HB 178 hearings start again in different House committee

Representative George Lang (R-West Chester), who chairs the House Criminal Justice Committee, has announced a second hearing for House Bill 178 (Constitutional Carry, Concealed Weapons License & Remove Duty to Notify) on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 017. The committee will consider proponent testimony. HB 178, introduced over one year ago by Reps. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom...

3 New Gun Control Bills Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio is just now beginning to recover from a mandated shutdown of the state due to fears about coronavirus, which resulted in multiple violations of Constitutional rights across the state. So you would assume that every legislator would be focused on getting the state up and running again. But instead, we saw Democrat House members introduce three gun control bills on May 19, 2020: HB 646 - "To...

MEMORIAL DAY 2020: In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms

(Originally posted by the Cincinnati Enquirer and on this website July 25, 2003) Ohio Moments Soldiers fined 50 cents for lack of weaponry On July 25, 1788, the first Ohio law to establish and regulate a militia was published in Marietta. It mandated all men between 16 and 50 perform military duty. They were required to arm themselves with a musket and bayonet, a cartridge box, powder horn, one...

Gun News Roundup - May 22, 2020

Fighting for Second Amendment rights, and exercising those rights freely and effectively, starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: Second Amendment Challenge to N.J. Gun Range Closure Steve Hayes warns 'Al Qaeda is not dead' in wake of Pensacola, Corpus Christi naval air station attacks Bloomberg’s Everytown Recruits Anti-Gun Church Leaders in...

Fight to continue arming school staffers moves to Ohio Supreme Court

Butler County's Journal-News is reporting that Madison Schools have appealed a recent 12th District Court of Appeals ruling they must provide police-level training to armed staffers to the Ohio Supreme Court. From the article : The district filed the appeal to the high court Thursday and a number of other school districts and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office have filed briefs in support. They...

ATF Announces Release of New Form 4473

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that ATF is set to release its newest version of the Form 4473. The Form 4473 is used by all Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders to record pertinent information from persons seeking to purchase a firearm or firearms prior to the FFL performing a background...

Shooting Ranges Reopening at Deer Creek, Grand River, and Woodbury Wildlife Areas

Class A shooting ranges at Deer Creek, Grand River, and Woodbury wildlife areas will reopen to the public on Thursday, May 21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. These three shooting ranges were initially closed in March 2020 as a safety precaution because of COVID-19 concerns. Reservations are highly recommended to secure a preferred shooting time...

The Streak Continues: April Sets NICS Record

April 2020 set another record for background checks conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS). The FBI NICS office conducted 2,911,128 background checks last month – a nearly 25% increase from the previous April, which had been the previous record high for the month of April. April 2020 is now the fourth-busiest month in the history of the NICS office. Moreover,...

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Report: Malware attack shuts down Ohio Department of Natural Resources website

Various media are reporting that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website has been down for a week since malware was found on an agency server. First, from the Columbus Dispatch : The state’s multi-layered security system detected the malware May 8, said Bill Teets, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, the agency that runs the state’s information technology. Teets...

Gun News Roundup - May 15, 2020

Fighting for our Second Amendment rights starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: COVID-19: Threat to Second Amendment Ordering Fast Food and Buying Firearms: Despite What the Anti’s Claim, The Two Do Not Equate! CT gun rights group sues Lamont over halted fingerprinting for gun permits Mexican Government Demanding Answers About 'Fast and...

Clinton and Biden Join Forces to Infringe Your Rights

Despite ongoing speculation as to whether a deteriorating Joe Biden will even be the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nominee, on April 28 failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton endorsed the former vice president's White House bid. The endorsement took place during a socially distant "Women's Town Hall," where the lifelong politicians focused almost entirely on the COVID-...

A History of Self-Defense Shootings in Times of Widespread Emergency

Chatter around the cracker barrel or on the Internet indicates many people believe that in times of such disaster, law is somehow suspended just because the cops can’t be there. Nothing is further from the truth. The rules governing justifiable deadly force are the same. History shows that such situations in this country will inevitably run their course and society will rebuild. Police will...

Politifact Propagandists Continue to Fight Joe Biden's Battles

In evidence law there is a concept known a statement against interest. Evidence is given further weight (an exemption to the rule against hearsay) if it consists of a statement made by a person that is against the person’s own self-interest. The logic behind the concept is that the person does not have an incentive to say something that is counter to their own self-interest unless it true. The...

High Court Punts Second Amendment Challenge, But Eyes More Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court [has taken] another pass on deciding a case that could have helped to clarify proper Second Amendment analysis and bring defiant lower courts into line. An unsigned opinion issued on April 27 remanded the NRA-backed case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York (NYSRPA v. NYC) to the lower courts without addressing whether the regulations...

Pro-Gun Senators Urge Regulators to Protect Firearm Businesses from Discrimination

Recently, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and 18 of his pro-gun colleagues in the U.S. Senate called upon the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Small Business Administration (SBA) to protect law-abiding firearm businesses against political discrimination from banks and other financial institutions that administer the recently-enacted COVID-19 SBA loan programs. In a letter dated April 28th, the...

Gun News Roundup - May 8, 2020

Fighting for our Second Amendment rights starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: Below The Radar: Restoring The Armed Career Criminal Act Gun sales soar in Ohio during coronavirus pandemic Oh Canada… Your Prime Minister Banned Your Guns WATCH: How To Get Started In Competitive Shooting How gun control advocates plan to make Texas a top...

Report: Gun sales soar in Ohio during coronavirus pandemic

Personal safety concerns triggered by the pandemic have made nationwide gun sales explode, and Cleveland.com is reporting that many gun dealers in Northeast Ohio say business is so busy they’ve had trouble maintaining inventory. From the article: At Summit Armory in Bath Township, owner Tim Ostrander reports business in his four-year-old store has hit “record levels.” Not even five months into...

Hollywood Fantasy v. Reality on Firearm Suppressors

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a very loose relationship with reality. The movie industry, after all, is based on fantasy and escapism, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If someone wants to forget about their daily struggles in the real world, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sitting through the latest blockbuster; watching an improbable hero overcome overwhelming odds to save the...

Best 9mm Carry Ammo

I got a question from a friend and student... I think the answer will help all my readers better understand terminal ballistics and choose an optimal bullet for self protection. Here’s the question: “Quick question: What’s your suggestion for 9mm carry ammo? I’m about to replace my near 10 year old Winchester ranger 127gr +p+. (Time just flies by) The federal HST seems more readily available...

Gun Dealers: Can You Use an Expired Driver’s License as Valid ID for Gun Purchases?

During the current COVID-19 pandemic there have been instances when purchasers have presented a driver’s license as their government issued photographic ID that expired during the declared emergency. In these instances, the customer typically cannot renew their driver’s license because their state’s department of motor vehicle (DMV) is not renewing or issuing driver’s licenses during the...

Obama and Biden Team Up to Ride Again Against Your Rights

One of the most infamous gun control duos in the nation’s history is teaming up again as former president Barack Obama endorsed his former vice-president Joe Biden in the 2020 contest for the White House. Biden will ever be remembered for dubiously encouraging Americans to fire their shotguns indiscriminately into the air to ward off potential intruders. Obama, meanwhile, once brazenly wielded a...

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