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Buckeye Firearms Foundation Wins Yet Another Legal Battle Against Cincinnati over Bump Stock Ban

Buckeye Firearms Foundation (BFF), in cooperation with Ohioans for Concealed Carry, has dealt another blow to the City of Cincinnati over its improper regulation of "bump stocks." The city passed the ordinance in 2018 in direct violation of Ohio Revised Code, which bars municipalities from regulating guns, gun components, and ammunition. BFF sued the city , winning a Motion for Summary Judgment...

Resident defends own life during home invasion

Another Ohio homeowner was forced to defend themselves from a home invader who forced entry into his home at around 10:30pm. From WDTN (NBC Dayton) : Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies were called to an apartment in the 3300 block of Susannah Ave. after receiving reports of a burglary in progress. When crews arrived, they found the suspect forced their way in through the back door of the...

Ohioans Asked to Report Sick or Dead Deer to Division of Wildlife

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans are reminded that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) typically affects some white-tailed deer in the late summer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. This is not unusual, as EHD is the most common ailment affecting deer in the eastern U.S., and the disease occurs annually in the late summer and fall in deer herds across...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

Report: Another Poll Shows Gun Control Extremists Misread American Resolve

If polls are to be trusted any longer, there’s one out from Gallup that shows gun control zealots aren’t paying attention to America’s growing distaste for gun control. Americans want less gun control laws now than they did in 2016 when Hillary Clinton campaigned and lost on a platform of enacting bans on modern sporting rifles and clamping down on Second Amendment rights. American support for...

BFA endorsees to pack House majority leadership for 134th General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by House Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 134th General Assembly, which convenes in January. The incoming House Republican Caucus re-elected BFA 2020 "A"-rated Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) to serve as House Speaker. The other members of next year's House Republican leadership team are: 2020 "A"-rated Rep. Tim Ginter (R-...

ACTION ALERT: Urge Ohio Representatives to PASS SB 317 and Support School Security

Bloomberg and his paid-for, anti-gun advocates, are trying to stop the arming of school staff throughout Ohio. This is just as radical and absurd as calls to "defund" police in the face of rising violence. Senate Bill 317 clarifies the law so that each school district can determine whether to authorize a staff member to carry and what type of training to require for each person. This bill...

Ohio’s Deer-Gun Hunting Seasons Begin Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­­­­– Ohio’s hunters are eagerly anticipating the chance to take to the woods and fields in November when gun seasons begin for white-tailed deer. Youth hunters younger than 18 years old have their own weekend to hunt Ohio’s favorite big-game animal on Nov. 21-22, 2020. All hunters have the chance to hunt the traditional gun season from Monday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, and...

Report: City of Toledo's attempts to punish local dealers who sell modern sporting rifles didn't work

Two years ago, in the wake of a mass public shooting in Pittsburgh, Toledo mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz decided he wanted to "hold gun dealers accountable." As such, the City of Toledo announced a new policy which said it would only purchase firearms from "responsible" gun companies. In order to determine which companies are "responsible," city officials said they would ask six questions of...

Ohio Senate President Introduces SB 383 to Repeal Duty to Retreat

Senate President Larry Obhof, supported by a group of pro Second Amendment Senators, has introduced Senate Bill 383 , legislation to repeal Ohio's law which requires that someone who is in imminent fear for their life or a loved one's life to seek a retreat before using lethal force in self-defense. Buckeye Firearms Association has been a long-time supporter of eliminating the duty to retreat and...

Ohio Senate Passes SB 317 to Allow Armed School Staff

Senate Bill 317 , which corrects an erroneous decision made by a southwest Ohio court that put in doubt programs in schools that allow teachers and staff to be armed, has passed the Ohio Senate by a vote of 21-11. Senator Bill Coley (R-4) introduced SB 317, after the 12th District Court of Appeals ruled that people armed in schools must complete more than 700 hours of peace officer training, most...

2020 Breaks All the Records

A record number of Americans have exercised one of the most important rights affirmed by the founders of this great nation: the right to keep and bear arms. The FBI NICS office conducted 3,305,465 background checks last month – breaking the record for the month of October by nearly a million checks. Each month in 2020 has broken the record for background checks in that month. October was the...

ATF Continues Rogue Assault on Common Pistols, Rule of Law

Rogue elements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are continuing their assault on certain types of commonly-owned semi-automatic pistols. According to the law firm Wiley, ATF has developed a new interpretation of “handgun” that threatens to curtail the supply of foreign-manufactured pistols and could put many law-abiding gun owners in legal jeopardy. In early October...

Headline: Cleveland Councilman begins movement to help hundreds of women get their concealed carry permits

WOIO (CBS Cleveland) is reporting that Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones has issued a call to action to have 1,000 women obtain their concealed handgun licenses. From the article : Single mothers, career women and some who have a man at home are tired of the statistics – that have more women and children being caught in the crossfire of violence on the streets. Violence has put women in it’s...

Gun News Roundup - November 13, 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’s The Right Age To Teach Kids Gun Safety? Gun Rights, Gun Control Activists React to Biden's Projected Victory Are Concealed-Carry Applications Being Slowed on Purpose? Yes, Gun Owners Should Worry About A...

BFA endorsees to pack Senate majority leadership for 134th General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by Senate Republicans to a majority of leadership positions for the 134th General Assembly, which convenes in January. The incoming Senate Republican Caucus re-elected BFA 2020 "A"-rated Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) to serve as Senate President. The other members of next year's Senate Republican leadership team are: 2018 "A"-rated Sen. Jay...

Latest Guns & Ammo "Best States for Concealed Carry" shows slight improvement for Ohio, with MUCH work still to do

Each year, Guns & Ammo ranks the “Best States for Gun Owners,” their survey of each state’s gun laws and firearms culture. In the past, Guns & Ammo has also focused on each state’s concealed carry laws but had not released a “Best States for Concealed Carry” piece since 2015. Lots has changed since then, and in 2020 the good people at Guns & Ammo decided it was time to revisit the...

Most Election Polling is Garbage, Gun Control Polling is Too

Americans are still divided over the reported results of the 2020 election, but one issue that is bringing the country together is a shared disgust of opinion polling. Several “mainstream” polling firms, and the legacy media outlets that tout their bogus findings, have disgraced themselves with wildly inaccurate predictions that managed to tilt almost entirely in a single direction. Gun owners...

Buckeye Firearms Association comments on Bloomberg lawsuit against state

The Buckeye Firearms Association is still combing through the entire lawsuit filed by the cities of Columbus and Dayton against the state of Ohio and will issue a full statement in the coming days. In the meantime, we would remind Ohioans that we've made clear many times that we believe the state, as well as municipalities and the federal government, should focus on enforcing existing laws before...

Bloomberg Sets More Campaign Cash on Fire, Spending Big and Accomplishing Little

With all the drama surrounding the unfolding national election, here at least is some comic relief: mega-gun control funder Michael Bloomberg continued his 2020 streak of burning through huge mountains of political cash with little or nothing to show for it. As we noted at the time, Bloomberg’s own failed bid to buy the Democrat presidential nomination set him back over $1 billion in a campaign...

Spring Valley Range Reopens to the Public

It has been a long and rocky road. A real journey through all the twists and turns of a very major construction project with the added adventure of the COVID-19 impact. The effort has been diligent and time consuming for both the contractor and the ODNR Division of Wildlife personnel. What started as discussions to upgrade the extremely popular Spring Valley Wildlife Area (SVWA) Range, located in...

Plan For The Worst - Preparing for Abduction and Restraint

Read the following story and tell me if you are prepared to handle a situation even remotely similar to this. This woman was abducted, bound and gagged with duct tape, transported to a Detroit alley, set on fire, and shot. It truly shows the extent of savagery that some criminals are capable of. Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby Survive Being Abducted, Set on Fire, Shot If you think stories like this...

Law Professors Make Case for Second Amendment Rights in Uncertain Times

Americans have made clear that they value their Second Amendment rights, especially during uncertain times. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and then widespread civil unrest, Americans have bought firearms in record numbers. Through September, the FBI had processed a record-setting 28,826,449 total National Instant Criminal Background Check System checks for 2020. With three months of the year...

Most BFA PAC endorsed candidates win in 2020 General Election

In a hotly-contested election, the vast majority of BFA PAC endorsed candidates enjoyed solid wins. Some close races have not yet reported final results. However, so far, 83% of endorsed candidates won their contests, including Justice Sharon Kennedy and U.S. Representative Jim Jordan. With a few exceptions, the endorsement committee focused on the U.S. Congress, Ohio Supreme Court, and the Ohio...

ELECTION DAY 2020 - VOTE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!

THE POLLS ARE OPEN TODAY from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Election Day is here. We hear it every two years, "This is the most important election of our lifetime!" Obviously, every election can’t be "the most important." But it can be the most important one to date. Today is a critical election for Ohio, for the U.S.A, and for freedom-loving gun owners everywhere. These are trying times. But in such...

Photo Tour - The NEW Spring Valley Shooting Range

After two years of upgrades, Spring Valley Shooting Range is now open to the public. And after a private tour with Division of Wildlife leadership and staff, I can tell you it was worth the wait. Spring Valley has always been the Division's most popular range, but the new range is world-class in every respect and is sure to become a recreational destination for the entire region. To give you just...

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