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Gun News Roundup - July 31, 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: Joe Biden’s Unreasonable Gun Control Agenda – Malarkey Moderate The 15 Best Personal Defense Loads for Handguns, Rifles, and Shotguns Man who killed Texas protester Garrett Foster released, claims self defense Anti-...

FASTER OPOTA+ Challenge

The folks with our Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program just started a challenge program for their students. It's such a good program, we thought we'd share it with everyone whether you've been through FASTER training or not. Have fun! *** FASTER Saves Lives is excited to announce the launch of our new FASTER Challenge Program! What are you doing to practice the life saving skills you learned...

This is What Keeps America Free

In response to a public expression of lawful political speech, “safety officers” come to the person’s home at midnight to interrogate him. He is accused of intimidation, making threats, hate crimes, and disorderly conduct. He is found guilty and his punishment includes exclusion from the community, suspension of his academic privileges, a ban on taking leadership roles in campus organizations,...

Pepper Sprayed for not Wearing a Mask

People are losing their s#$t. It’s almost like the world has been turned completely upside down in a very short period of time. In my police job, the calls about erratic behavior, mental illness, and alcohol/drug abuse have increased significantly in the last couple months. There are a lot of mentally unhinged people running around and wreaking havoc. There’s no escape. Even if you don’t work...

Virginia Shows that State Firearms Preemption is Essential

Much like the rest of the country, Virginians have been buying firearms at a tremendous pace. According to data from the Virginia State Police, there was a 158 percent increase in firearm transactions in June 2020 when compared with June 2019. This came after a nearly 100 percent increase in May 2020 over May 2019. Moreover, research from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as well as...

Think it's ok to leave your gun behind or neglect training? Statistically speaking...

[If you're reading this,] I assume you have taken a firearms training class with the goal of improving your self-defense abilities. Many, if not most of you, have obtained a concealed carry license. However, statistics show that most of you do not carry a gun on a regular basis and you do not seek any additional training beyond your first firearms class. The reasons for this vary from being too...

Gun News Roundup - July 24, 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: Czech Government Endorses Right to Armed Self-Defense Amendment Slaughterhouse Chicago - 15 Shot at Funeral Drive-By as Windy City Bodies Pile Up The 21-Foot Rule: What Does It Really Mean? NRA-PVF Endorses...

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NRA-PVF Endorses President Donald Trump for Reelection

As history's most forthright, pro-Second Amendment president and as a fellow NRA member, President Donald J. Trump has championed the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners across our nation. His support has been and continues to be unrelenting, and that is why NRA-PVF proudly endorsed him this week. Upon entering the White House, President Trump wasted no time repealing an Obama-era...

Maryland Illustrates Problem with Requiring Permission to Exercise Constitutional Rights

2020 continues to serve up examples of why Americans should not tolerate gun control schemes that require citizens to obtain government permission before exercising their Second Amendment rights. This week, the Maryland State Police experienced what they termed a “catastrophic hardware failure” that interrupted that state’s ability to process regulated firearm purchase applications. The failure...

Brady Campaign, Giffords Took COVID PPP Relief Cash Which They Then Funnel to Anti-Gun Candidates

How does it feel to know that your tax dollars are being used by anti-gun organizations to restrict or eliminate your right to keep and bear arms? That’s exactly what’s happening since, as the Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski is reporting, both the Brady Campaign and Giffords have taken Coronavirus Payroll Protection Program (PPP) cash. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence received...

Anti-gun Groups Play the Race Card to Intimidate Legislators About SB 317

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Everytown for Gun Safety, Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations held an online press conference to denounce Senate Bill 317 and accuse the FASTER Saves Lives program of racism and Islamophobia. SB 317 seeks to clarify Ohio law with regard to the right of a school district to permit its personnel to be armed in...

SB 317 to receive 2nd hearing, possible amendments and vote Tuesday

Representative Bill Coley (R-4), who chairs the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced a 2nd hearing for SB 317 (School Safety) . The hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in the South Hearing Room at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. The Chair has announced that amendments may be offered before a possible vote. The committee will...

Columbus Mayor's solution to 8 shootings, none with "assault rifles?" Ban "assault rifles!"

There were eight shootings in Columbus, OH on the weekend of July 11-12, resulting in 10 people shot and three people dead. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has a unique proposal to solve the problem: ban a firearm that wasn't used in a single one of these crimes. From WBNS (CBS Columbus) : “Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals will make our community and our police officers safer,” Mayor...

Our friend Nikki Goeser needs your help. Please READ THIS.

"He stalked me. Then he murdered my husband right in front of me. Now he may be released from prison early." Dear BFA Supporter, Nikki Goeser and her husband Ben were madly in love. They ran a karaoke business together throughout the Nashville area. And life could not possibly have been better for them. But then fate took a terrible turn. A man by the name of Hank Calvin Wise began stalking Nikki...

Gun News Roundup - July 17, 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: What Does A Biden Presidency Mean to Americans – Part One A group called 'Black Guns Matter' is teaching Black Americans how to use firearms GUN CONTROL NARRATIVE SHIFTS AS MORE AMERICANS SEE IMPORTANCE OF 2A...

Trump Hits Judicial Milestone

[In the last full week of June], President Donald Trump’s 200th judicial nominee was confirmed; Judge Cory Wilson of Mississippi. Wilson will join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Trump has now filled all federal circuit court vacancies, and appointed more appellate judges than any other president at this point in his presidency. He is closing in on making as many circuit court...

Surviving Mob Attacks on Your Vehicle

Watching some violent “protests” got me thinking about individual tactics for escaping riots and demonstrations. One scenario I saw playing out over and over again was when a mass of protesters blocked a road or highway. Those “protesters” would occasionally attack people in the cars that were stopped on the roadway. Others used the opportunity to carjack the victims and steal their cars. In one...

Surviving the Mob

Violent protests, mob action, and rioting scenarios fill up your news feed. Lots of folks are contacting me about mob violence issues. Let’s look at some of the issues involved… To date, the majority of mob violence events have occurred in very large public gatherings and at the sites of large political protests. Like many criminal attacks, there are often warning signs that an aware person...

Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record

June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks. The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have been 38% more checks in January through June of this year...

Pandemic continues to present challenges for those wishing to apply for or renew concealed carry licenses

Reports of long waiting lines to apply for or renew concealed handgun licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to come in to Buckeye Firearms Association. In Delaware County, for example, the first available dates are in late September . Warren County has its first opening on October. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's office website lists no appointment times available through the end of...

Ohio Supremes hear arguments on joint BFF/OFCC challenge to Columbus bump stock ban

Simultaneous lawsuits were filed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, against the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over ordinances banning the possession, use, or acquisition of so-called "rate-of-fire firearms enhancers," commonly referred to as bump stocks or trigger cranks. Buckeye Firearms Foundation (BFF) and Ohioans for Concealed Carry were named as plaintiffs in the cases, citing that these...

Does wearing a mask make concealed carry illegal in Ohio?

Not long after Ohioans began wearing masks in response to COVID-19, Buckeye Firearms Association staff and volunteers began fielding questions about masks and guns. “Is it legal to wear a mask and carry a gun?” “Will I lose my carry license if I wear a mask?” “Can I be prosecuted if I defend myself while wearing a mask?” The answer to all these questions is the same: We are not aware of any law...

Warning Shots and Covering Fire

Many untrained people that own firearms for self-defense and the protection of their property — and some liberal politicians — believe that it is appropriate to fire a warning shot when confronting an intruder to give them a chance to “surrender” or run away. Most self-defense experts think this is a bad idea for several reasons, among them: Firing a warning shot takes away your element of...

John Lott at LibertyCon On More Guns, Less Crime

LibertyCon is a major European gathering of open-minded students and professionals from all over the world who want a future that is more free and more focused on liberty. This year's event was held in March and featured a wide variety of speakers, including John Lott, who spoke on the topic of "More Guns, Less Crime." Watch the video of Lott's presentation here:

2019 Mass Shootings and Lessons Learned

It seems that churches and other religious facilities have joined schools in becoming popular places for demented killers to carry out their dastardly acts. Like schools, churches are gathering points where larger numbers of people congregate, making it easier to get a “high body count”. On December 29, 2019, a lone 43-year-old gunman armed with a shotgun walked into a church service in White...

Gun News Roundup - July 3, 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: Couple pointing guns at protesters unlikely to face charges, law professor says Gun-Wielding Couple Realized The Only One Who Will Protect You Is You The 8 Best Hunting Guns that Double as Self-Defense Firearms...

Independence Day 2020

With the upcoming holiday, let's look at what it might mean to some people…a day off with pay, just a day off, family, friends, cookouts, reunions or just a day to lounge and watch the fireworks. As for me, I think of our Constitution, our founding fathers, our Bill of Rights, our military men and women who are performing their duties to protect our freedom. “FREEDOM”. We say it often, exclaiming...

Not Funny: Firearm Prohibitionists Finally Target Elmer Fudd's Gun

It was bound to happen. Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam have now been disarmed. For some in the pro-gun community, the term “Fudd” denotes a person who owns guns, typically not for self-defense, but considers themselves above the fray of Second Amendment politics. But it is not owning this or that type of gun that makes a person a Fudd. Rather, it’s an attitude of indifference to the besieged plight...

Lessons in the Value of Strong State Firearms Preemption Laws

Along with the sweeping success of the Right-to-Carry movement, strong state firearms preemption laws have been among the most important developments over the past half-century in the way average Americans own and use firearms. To open a circa 1970 edition of ATF's State Laws and Published Ordinances is to encounter an incomprehensible patchwork of county and city regulations that made it...

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