BFA Testifies in Support of SB 383 and HB 796 to Eliminate Duty to Retreat

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified before the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee in support of Senate Bill 383 , which seeks to remove the so-called "duty to retreat" from Ohio law. Executive Director Dean Rieck presented the testimony: Chairman Coley, and members of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee. I am Dean Rieck,...

Take Biden at his word on gun control

Former Vice President Joe Biden declared election victory, even as President Donald Trump continues to challenge results in several states. Runoffs are slated for both U.S. Senate seats from Georgia, which could decide the balance of power in Washington, D.C. and whether agendas get an unquestioned green light or hit roadblocks. The Biden camp is already forming the presidential transition team...

Ohio’s Largest Public Shooting Range Ready to Open at Delaware Wildlife Area

Ohio’s largest public shooting range, located at Delaware Wildlife Area in northern Delaware County, will open Friday, Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The shooting range was previously closed for repairs while major enhancements and renovations were completed, as well as construction of a new indoor Archery Training Center. The $8 million...

2020 Woes Continue: Smith & Wesson Issues M&P Shield Pistol Recall

M&P SHIELD® EZ® PISTOL IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1ST, 2020 AND OCTOBER 31ST, 2020 Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P Shield EZ Pistols on which the hammers manufactured by our supplier were cracked. In those firearms, the hammer failed to fully engage the sear, causing the round to fire, cycling the slide, and potentially resulting in...

SB 383 (Repeal Duty to Retreat) to receive first hearing

Senator Bill Coley (R-4), who chairs the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced a first hearing for SB 383 (Repeal Duty to Retreat) . The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. The committee will hear proponent testimony. BFA Executive Director Dean Rieck will be...


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