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Ohio’s 2020 Fall Hunting Seasons Just Around the Corner

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hunting season is fast approaching, and Ohio’s hunters are invited to kick off the year beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1 with opening days for squirrel, mourning dove, and more, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. “Fall in Ohio is an exciting time with so many hunting opportunities available,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker...

SB 317 to receive 3rd hearing, possible amendments and vote Tuesday

Representative Bill Coley (R-4), who chairs the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced a 3rd hearing for SB 317 (School Safety) . The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:30 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...

Why is the Ammo Gone?

In the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdowns, the media began reporting on a surge in firearms sales across the United States. Fast forward to almost August, and everyone is asking “where did all the ammo go?” Online retailers are out of stock, you can't get rounds from big box stores, and what ammo is available is either limited in quantity or highly priced. According to reps in the ammo...

Gun News Roundup - August 28, 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: First-Time Gun Buyers Grow to Nearly 5 Million in 2020 NYC Gun “Buyback” Nets Fewer Than 50 Firearms Kamala Harris & The Second Amendment, Your Comprehensive Guide…It’s Not Good NSSF CELEBRATES CALIFORNIA COURT...

The Third Time Isn’t Always a Charm

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) took place [last] week, and, as expected, the nomination of former vice president Joe Biden (D) as the party’s nominee to challenge president Donald Trump (R) became official. After nearly half-a-century in the federal government, and more than three decades since he first campaigned to be president, his third run to be the Democrat candidate for president...

POF Minuteman AR-15 Rapid Response Kit Raffle - $2,964 Prize Package

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Headline: New Policy Allows Private Firearms on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Military.com is reporting that a new policy will allow Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel in Dayton, OH to request permission to transport licensed firearms to and from the base. From the article : Holders of a Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act permit, Ohio concealed carry permit, or another state's concealed carry permit that has a reciprocity with the state of Ohio, will be...

Dems adopt platform with 'radical gun control agenda'

While the 2020 Democratic National Committee Platform adopted [last] week does not include controversial Medicare for All and the Green New Deal programs, it does go hard on the gun industry and lawful gun owners. The official DNC platform, adopted...at the Party's virtual convention, dedicates a section of its 80-pages to "Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence." As outlined in the document,...

FLASH: Ohio Supreme Court allows Madison schools to arm staff while appeal pending

The Ohio Supreme Court has voted to allow Madison schools to arm school staff when students return, even as they prepare to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling against the practice. Current state law allows school boards to make decisions about the security in their schools. However, a lawsuit involving Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety sought to prevent Madison Local School District...

AG's office investigation shines light of success on Ohio’s concealed-carry background check system

In early August, Attorney General Dave Yost issued a report on a study his office conducted "to ensure that Ohio continues its 16-year record of carrying safely and responsibly." Given his office’s role in the checks and balances of the state’s system for issuing concealed-handgun licenses (CHLs), the attorney general last year ordered a review of the process, seeking to ensure that such licenses...

Madison Local School District Seeks Ability To Arm Staff As Students Return To School

Now that the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to review whether a southwest Ohio school district's plan to allow certain employees to carry concealed weapons complies with state law, the district has asked the Court to block a lower court's ruling so certain employees can carry firearms when in-person classes resume. From the Gongwer News Service : The motion from Butler County's Madison Local...

Urge Ohio legislators to fix the Concealed Handgun License expiration problem

When the state of Ohio "shut down" due to the COVID-19 virus, many sheriff offices shut down as well and stopped processing Concealed Handgun Licences (CHLs). Within a few weeks, most were open again, but with limited hours or other restrictions. On top of this, demand for license applications and renewals spiked, overwhelming many offices and causing long wait times. A recent survey shows that...

Opposition to “STRONG Ohio” Remains Strong

The recent one-year anniversary of the murders that took place in Dayton’s Oregon District prompted a slew of reports from various media about the status of the many anti-gun bills that were introduced in the wake of the tragedy. Chief among those bills is Senate Bill 221 , Governor Mike DeWine’s STRONG Ohio bill, which is sponsored by Chagrin Falls Senator Matt Dolan. As a candidate for Governor...

Spring Valley Archery and Shotgun Range Reopening

The Class C shotgun range and Class D archery ranges at Spring Valley Wildlife Area are reopening to the public on Saturday, Aug. 22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. These shooting ranges were initially closed for repairs and enhancements during the construction of a new Outdoor Education Center at Spring Valley Wildlife Area. The Class A range (...

Survey Shows Ongoing Problems with Ohio CHL Renewals

About 700,000 Ohioans have a Concealed Handgun License (CHL). Under normal circumstances, sheriffs have little problem processing applications and renewals in a timely fashion. However, beginning in March 2020, that changed. First, health concerns about coronavirus caused a dozen Ohio Sheriff offices to shut down . Within a few weeks, most reopened, but the closures caused a backlog of license...

Op-Ed: Voters will rise up against Democrats' jihad on guns

Left weaken police, while denying people the right to protect themselves The left’s social justice warriors in Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, and here in the East march under the flag of Black Lives Matter, but seem, well, mostly White. They claim to speak for Blacks, Hispanics and others “of color” as well as for the sexually confused but are really the intellectual and cultural heirs of...

Kamala Harris Choice Creates Most Anti-Gun Presidential Ticket in History

Between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s calls for firearm confiscation and the draft Democratic Party Platform, the 2020 Democratic ticket was already shaping up to be the most anti-Second Amendment in history. With Biden’s, or his team of able-minded handlers’, choice of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for the vice presidential slot, the Biden campaign and the Democratic...

DeWine's STRONG Ohio claims will fall on deaf ears among gun owners

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachments by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” - Justice Louis Brandeis, Associate Justice Supreme Court...

23 New ODNR Natural Resource Officers Begin Law Enforcement Duties

Officers take Oath of Office at Aug. 17 ceremony COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twenty-three Natural Resource law enforcement officers were sworn in today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz in a small outdoor ceremony at the agency’s headquarters. “We are incredibly proud to call this impressive group of men and women natural resources officers,” said Director Mertz. “They...

California’s Ban on Large Capacity Magazines “Goes Too Far” -- Ninth Circuit Strikes Ban as Unconstitutional

In Duncan v. Becerra , a case supported by the NRA, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that California’s ban on the possession of “large capacity magazines”(LCMs) violates the Second Amendment. The decision affirms a ruling last March by Federal District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez, who ruled, unequivocally, that the California law was unconstitutional. The panel’s...

Take the FBI Handgun Qualification Challenge

The FBI handgun qualification is a well known standard demonstration of handgun proficiency. This longstanding course of fire was updated in 2019 and includes some new challenges which will push yours skills! The 50-round course of fire covers distances from 3 to 25 yards and includes single hand shooting, off hand shooting, holster work, standing and kneeling positions. There are two levels of...

Gun News Roundup - August 14, 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 2020 Democratic Party Platform On Second Amendment Rights Kamala Harris Doesn’t Think You Have The Right To Own A Gun When Government Encourages Victimhood, You Have an Alternative Guns protect people from...

Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion Attempt

I was working day shift police patrol when a call went out at about 9:00 a.m. I was dispatched to a very large house in a nice neighborhood. The dispatcher said that the resident had called to report suspicious activity. The resident said that she had heard someone banging on her back door. She was worried because no one ever came to the back side of her house. She thought that the knock was a...

2020 Democratic Party Platform Declares Total War on Second Amendment Rights

The national Democratic Party is no longer making any attempt to hide their antipathy towards guns and gun owners. Where once the party attempted to tailor their anti-gun messaging to appear moderate and appeal to some gun owners, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform contains a full-throated assault on firearms ownership and a blueprint for undermining every aspect of Second Amendment rights...

How Much Gun Should I Carry?

I recently read a thought-provoking blog post from Greg Ellifritz on this subject (see https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/enough-gun ). It is a common question asked by those individuals seeking to carry a concealed handgun. Many instructors, including me, answer this question by saying you should, “Carry the biggest and most reliable gun you can safely handle and accurately shoot.” To some...

BFA PAC Announces 2020 General Election Grades and Endorsements

The Buckeye Firearms Association PAC has released grades and endorsements for the 2020 Ohio general election. Click here to see our grades and endorsements . We are always saying that “every vote counts” and that “every election matters.” And that is especially true this year because of the strident and open contempt we are seeing for Second Amendment rights, law and order, and overall liberty...

NSSF Witness to President Trump Signing Great American Outdoors Act into Law

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, was honored to be present at the White House as President Donald Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, H.R. 1957. This historic federal law is among the most meaningful legislative measures for sportsmen conservationists ever. “This is a proud moment for the firearm industry which supported this legislation...

Op-Ed: Speaking for Biden at DNC will complete Kasich's betrayal of gun owners

“Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden's behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy,” the Associated Press reported Monday. “Kasich is among a handful of high-profile Republicans likely to become...

Ohio Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in case to continue to allow armed school staff

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to review whether a southwest Ohio school district's plan to allow certain employees to carry concealed weapons complies with state law. Current state law allows school boards to make decisions about the security in their schools. However, a lawsuit involving Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety sought to prevent...

Everytown Continues Billionaire Fundraising

News broke [recently] that former Microsoft CEO and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise, Steve Ballmer, has donated $7 million dollars to Michael Bloomberg’s gun control umbrella group, Everytown for Gun Safety. Put another way, a tech and sports titan reportedly worth over $72 billion is giving a media titan reportedly worth over $60 billion a king’s ransom to take away the...

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