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Headline: Convicted felon charged with possessing a loaded firearm at Columbus protest

WCMH (NBC Columbus) is reporting that Columbus Police and federal authorities accuse a Columbus man of illegally possessing a firearm while attending a Columbus protest. From the article : Columbus Police say an officer recognized Ronnie Earl Murdock, 31, a convicted felon, during a downtown protest on June 24, and saw Murdock holding a rifle. Federal law states that convicted felons can’t own,...

The Second Amendment, Firearm Industry Exists to Protect During Crises

The Second Amendment is inalienable and there is a perfect storm right now demonstrating its vital importance. There is a constant barrage of attacks on the Second Amendment in “normal” times. These days are hardly normal, given the coronavirus pandemic, near economic standstill of stay-at-home orders and business closures and now rioting. Local law enforcement was already stretched thin when...

Gun News Roundup - June 26, 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: The Anti-Police Rioters Finally Got Me To Buy My First Gun CHAZ/CHOP Shootings Shape of Things to Come in ‘un-American Sector’ ‘Guns are flying off the shelf.’ Permit applications up more than 500% amid coronavirus...

A Viable Choice for Home Defense: The Marvelous MSR

Handguns are typically the tool of choice for defense in the home. Depending on your home design — single-family, apartment/condo, duplex/townhouse, etc. — shotguns can also be deployed. Some will choose carbine rifles or even lever rifles chambered in pistol rounds (9mm, .44 Mag., .45 ACP), but few opt for rifles chambered for rifle rounds, the prevailing concern being overpenetration. Reducing...

Police search 11 year-old Scout's bedroom after school Google Meet call

WBFF (Fox Baltimore) is reporting that a Baltimore County family is warning other parents after they say police were called to their house over something that happened during a virtual school lesson. The incident is raising concerns over privacy and safety in the era of online learning. From the article : As a Navy veteran with four years of active duty, Courtney Lancaster has extensive knowledge...

Legal Reckoning for Jackson, MS Mayor’s Foolish Carry Ban

As we reported earlier, Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, announced an executive order on April 24 as part of his response to the COVID-19 civil emergency. The order prohibited the “carrying of an unconcealed loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver or any other firearm, carried upon the person or in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster or in a purse, handbag, satchel, other...

Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has passed the historic Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which represents the single greatest commitment to increasing public access and advancing conservation in a lifetime, on a strong bipartisan vote of 73-25. The Great American Outdoors Act will provide $9.5 billion over 5 years to address the crumbling infrastructure on America's public lands and waters...

Supreme Court’s Inaction Frustrates Second Amendment Supporters, Emboldens Anti-gun Activists

Gun owners are by now used to being disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold their rights or even to defend its own Second Amendment precedents. But the court’s neglect reached a new low last Monday, with its sweeping decision to deny review of the many Second Amendment cases pending on its docket. At issue were 10 petitions that offered the court opportunities to clarify the...

Concealed handgun license-holder cleared of charges after defending self and wife in ambush

A husband who was forced to defend his own life, and that of his wife, when his ex-wife and her husband ambushed them in their driveway in February will not face charges. A grand jury found that the man, an Ohio concealed handgun license-holder, was acting in self-defense when he shot his ex-wife and her husband in the Greene County attack. From the Xenia Gazette : The attack happened at the...

Gun News Roundup - June 19, 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: BREAKING: SCOTUS Denies Cert In Pending 2A Cases SCOTUS Gun Case Denials Signal Conservative Justices Don’t Trust Roberts With The Second Amendment No, Recent Spike In Gun Sales Don’t Underscore Anything Senate...

The Concealed Carry Trap

If you think your basic concealed carry class has adequately prepared yourself to defend yourself or someone else, you are seriously mistaken. Sure, people with little or no training have won in gunfights against criminals, but that was more a matter of luck than it was of skill. Criminals don’t expect their victims to resist and are often caught by surprise when one of them does. Unfortunately,...

2020 Buckeye Bash Cancelled

We regret to announce that we've CANCELLED the 2020 Buckeye Bash. When we were forced to postpone the Bash earlier this year due to the COVID-19 statewide shutdown, we had hoped we could find a way to reschedule. However, given the circumstances, we think it's best to just cancel, store the prizes and auction items for next year, and hold the event when everyone is ready to pack into a room and...

Are we being taught the right things in self-defense classes?

When you signed up for the training to get your concealed handgun license, you probably thought it would cover everything you needed to know to defend yourself from a violent predator. Well, you couldn’t be more mistaken! The basic training you get in concealed carry class covers just the minimum the state requires, and that is usually just enough to enable you to handle a handgun safely and to...

Despite Confiscation, New Zealand Sees Most Gun Crime in a Decade

On April 5, 2019, three days after New Zealand's Arms Amendment Act 2019 advanced from its first reading in parliament, NRA-ILA noted that "[g]iven the abundant research on Australia’s similar gun confiscation efforts, New Zealand officials can expect that their gun control measures will do little more than trample the natural rights of gun owners​..." This week the first evidence vindicating...

Violent criminal actors

In late February, I attended a day-long Buckeye Firearms Association-sponsored seminar at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio featuring Dr. William Aprill from Aprill Risk Consulting. Dr. Aprill is a mental health professional and firearms instructor. A former deputy sheriff and deputy U.S. Marshal, he is a recognized expert on the behavior of violent criminals. Around 350 people attended, about...

Supreme Court Rejects 10 Second Amendment Cases

The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to the future of Second Amendment litigation Monday morning by rejecting nearly a dozen Second Amendment-related cases that it had been considering in conference in recent weeks. Despite four justices announcing in the challenge to a New York City gun law that was mooted by the high court that they wanted and were ready to hear one of the many 2A cases...

Glimpse of Toy Gun in School-Related Zoom Call Results in Police Response to Family Home

Of all the recent developments in American life arising from state lockdown orders, perhaps none is so sinister as public officials encouraging people to inform on their neighbors and community members for perceived violations of supposed safety protocols. This trend is made all the worse by the fact that people are getting an unprecedented glimpse into each others’ homes through pervasive online...

Gun News Roundup - June 12, 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: A letter to the American public: Why you must decide what you want from cops Warner Bros. Goes Looney Tunes by Taking Elmer Fudd’s Gun Lockdowns And Gun Control Fail Chicago Again Court shoots down assault weapons...

Ohio House Votes to Pass HB 425 to Eliminate Duty to Inform

Late Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 425. The bill eliminates Ohio’s ambiguously worded requirement that a Concealed Handgun License holder, when interacting with a police officer, “promptly” disclose they are carrying a firearm. The law has been unevenly enforced and has become a trap for law-abiding gun owners in Ohio. HB 425, sponsored by...

Dispatch editorial: "Gun laws pointless if not enforced"

The headline could have appeared on the Buckeyefirearms.org, NRA.org or a host of any other pro-gun rights websites. But it appeared in the Columbus Dispatch . " Gun laws pointless if not enforced " Written by Theodore Decker, the article documents authorities' consistent failure to prosecute a man who repeatedly violated state and federal gun laws. From the article: The bust yielded both...

Is it time to begin stockpiling ammunition?

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic and lots of civil unrest, I’m getting more and more people asking questions about stockpiling ammunition. Online ammunition outlets have been sold out of popular products lately. Ammo availability at local gun stores is starting to increase, but prices are high and many stores are limiting the amount of ammunition an individual can purchase. How many rounds...

As a Lawyer, Please Don’t Listen to Joe Biden’s Gun Advice

Please, for the love of all things precious to you and your family, do not listen to Joe Biden when it comes to using firearms to defend yourself. His advice is dangerous both physically and legally. It’s going to get police killed and lull Americans into a false sense of security. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has been wrong on guns every time he mentions them. His...

May 2020 firearms sales jump 75.2% over prior year

The wave of increased gun sales that followed the government's response to a pandemic continued in May. The May 2020 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,595,790 is an increase of 75.2 percent compared to the May 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 910,910. For comparison, the unadjusted May 2020 FBI NICS figure 3,066,740 reflects a 32.1 percent...

‘They got guns!’ Rioters quickly lose sweet tooth after Cleveland bakery owners greet them with firearms

As violent left-wing mobs exploit the death of George Floyd to bring their dreams of revolution to the streets of America, where police officers have been rendered all but impotent by progressive policing tactics ushered in by liberals, a remarkable video out of Cleveland is making the rounds. With troubling videos of shop owners trying to protect their businesses from rioters with little more...

Mexico Demands Explanation for Obama-era Gun-walking Scandal

Nearly a decade has passed since the public first learned of the botched Obama-era gunwalking scandal Operation Fast and Furious. These days, Barack Obama spends his time collecting money from a lucrative Netflix contract, shuffling between lavish homes in Washington, D.C. and on Martha's Vineyard, and occasionally offering his tepid support for presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe...

How does one safely intervene when cops are mistreating a prisoner?

I had a friend send me a message yesterday. He wanted to know how a bystander might intervene in a situation like what happened in Minneapolis. My friend told me he didn’t want to stand around “watching a murder.” How does one safely intervene when cops are mistreating a prisoner? Violent action won’t help. You will be arrested and likely beaten or killed as well. If you physically attack the cop...

Surviving Riots and Political Demonstrations

*This is an excerpt from the chapter “Surviving Third World Riots and Political Demonstrations” from my book Choose Adventure. With the riots we’ve seen over the last couple days, and calls for more rioting this weekend, the information will be useful for you. As our country descends into chaos, the advice from a third-world safety book might become necessary to survive our daily activities. -...

“Peace Officers” vs. “Law Enforcement Officers”

Last week, I became involved in a discussion about the term “law enforcement officer.” That’s what many cops are calling themselves these days. The words sound almost professional. The problem isn’t really with the term itself; it’s when officers embrace the idea that their sole occupational mission is to find and arrest as many law breakers as they can. If only things were that simple. Our true...

HB 425 to Remove Duty to Notify Advances Out of Committee

At a brief hearing of the House Federalism Committee on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, House Bill 425 passed on a 7-2 vote. The bill now advances to a possible floor vote in the House of Representatives. House Bill 425 , as amended and passed, would remove the duty of a Concealed Handgun License holder to notify a law enforcement officer that he/she is carrying a handgun unless specifically asked by...

Gun Control Costs Lives in Ohio

Reposted with permission. The original article is here . In Ohio, about one out of 18 citizens have a permit to carry a concealed firearm in public. That says quite a lot since a noticeable number of Ohio citizens are not eligible for a permit. Those statistics also hide a terrible truth. The concealed carry laws in Ohio disarmed over a million eligible adults. The results are exactly what you’d...

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