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NRA Takes Concealed Carry Case to the Supreme Court

FAIRFAX, Va. - The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has partnered with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) to ask the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to New York’s restrictive process for issuing concealed carry licenses. "As long as New York continues denying law-abiding gun owners their Second Amendment rights, the NRA will continue...

Representative Richard Hudson Reintroduces Bi-Partisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

he year 2020 saw Americans across political and demographic lines embrace their Second Amendment rights in unprecedented numbers. Last week, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) reintroduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would give more meaningful effect to those rights by ensuring they stay intact as travelers crossed state lines. Forty-two states and the District of...

Ohio Supreme Court to weigh question of whether self-defense "burden shift" should be applied retroactively

The Gongwer News Service reported recently that the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to weigh the question of whether the self-defense "burden shift" should be applied to incidents that occurred before the effective date of March 28, 2019. From the article : At issue is the case of Ladasia Brooks, who was charged with several crimes, including assault, after a June 5, 2018, incident at the home of...

Unprecedented Numbers Exercise 2A Rights in 2020

Millions of Americans exercised their Second Amendment rights for the first time in 2020. And, it’s easy to understand why. Bare shelves at local grocery stores fueled fears that the breakdown in supply chains would lead to a breakdown in our social order. Inmates released early to stem the spread of the virus within prisons and rising unemployment led to fears of a crime wave. Americans watching...

Akron homeowner defends own life during home invasion

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that a homeowner used a firearm to defend himself when an armed intruder entered his home early Saturday morning. From the article : Demetrius Horton, 41, was shot by a homeowner on the 2200 block of Richmond Road after he broke into the house, according to police and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police responded around 5:45 a.m. Saturday...

Biden to Nominate Anti-Second Amendment Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

At a news conference on January 7th, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department of Justice is an overt assault on gun rights and gun owners. Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in...

NSSF Applauds OCC Finalization of Fair Access Banking Rule

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The NSSF®, the firearm industry’s trade association, applauded the finalization of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) rule to end discrimination by financial service providers against the firearm industry and others. NSSF worked closely with the OCC, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to ensure banking and credit decisions are...

Ohio CHL-holder defends own life when two teens attempt armed robbery

WCMH (NBC Columbus) is reporting that an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) -holder was forced to defend his own life when two teens attempted an armed robbery. From the article : According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 7:42 p.m., Tuesday, officers were called to the E&E Market in the 700 block of E. Hudson Street on the report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene,...

Cleveland Lyft driver punched, choked, threatened with a knife, then fired for fighting back

A Cleveland Lyft driver found herself in a dangerous situation recently when two young men who she picked up began attacking her. From WOIO (CBS Cleveland) : Cynthia Norman said she picked up a pair of young men — likely in their 20s — at an apartment complex in Cleveland’s Nottingham neighborhood around 1:00 a.m. Sunday. As she arrived at the destination, the NEO Sports Plant, formerly known as...

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in Madison school case

On Tuesday, January 12, the Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety, which seeks to prevent Madison Local School District from arming staff. The district initially received a favorable ruling , but an appeals court overturned it . The result is that employees carrying firearms in schools would be required to complete more than 700 hours...

Governor Signs SB 140 Knife Bill into Law

On Jan. 11, 2021, Governor DeWine signed SB 140 into law. The revised law will go into effect on April 10, 2021. Sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker and championed by Todd Rathner of Knife Rights , with assistance from Buckeye Firearms Association, this bill makes two important changes to Ohio's knife law: 1. It repeals the ban on the manufacture and sale of "switchblade," "spring blade" and "gravity...

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

"In the year 1907 the machinery of the National Matches, now grown to immense proportions, was moved to the mammoth new range at Camp Perry." —James Drain, Arms and the Man, August 1911 Shortly before the National Matches (or National Shoot as stated for the first time in the match program) commenced on Ohio's new state rifle grounds, the facility was dedicated and named Camp Perry in honor of...

A Guide for Parents: Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today released a new guide, developed in consultation with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), that helps parents recognize signs their children may be struggling with mental health issues and offers advice on how to talk to kids about suicide, make homes safer for those who may be at-risk and help reduce the...

No Duty to Retreat in Ohio – What Does it Mean to You?

On Monday, January 4, 2021, Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 175 . This was the result of an historic effort by Buckeye Firearms Association to abolish the "duty to retreat," an unfair and dangerous policy in Ohio law related to the use of lethal force in self-defense. SB 175 also provides immunity for nonprofit corporations, such as churches and charities, when someone is harmed in a situation...

4 Fundamentals to help improve your pistol shooting

There are a few fundamental skills every pistol shooter should possess. Regardless of your objective or shooting discipline, when considering pistol shooting several things always apply; grip, stance, sight alignment and trigger control. Focusing on these shooting factors can help you get shots on targets accurately no matter what your skill level or objective may be. Click here to read the...

NSSF Releases 2020 Firearm Production Figures

Nearly 20 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Circulation NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the firearm industry’s trade association, released the 2020 edition of its Firearm Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER) as...

How the Ohio Duty to Retreat Repeal Bill Became Law

On January 4, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 175 , which included the repeal of Ohio’s unjust law that requires victims of violent crime to retreat before being able to defend themselves. The newly signed law will become effective on April 6. How this came to be is a story of the experience and effectiveness of Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) and the National Rifle Association (...

Reading between and reacting to the wildlife/hunting policy headlines

A few tips and tricks from a wildlife and hunting lobbyist. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. This year has been a ringer for a barrage of incendiary headlines, actions, and opinions. We all care deeply about our wildlife conservation and hunting opportunities. When we are faced with scary concepts paired with exclamation points and fear-mongering, it seems we let that care manifest...

Governor DeWine Signs Bill Repealing Duty to Retreat

As a candidate for governor, then Attorney General Mike DeWine promised Ohio's 4 million gun owners that he would sign legislation to repeal the state's unjust duty to retreat law. On Monday, January 4th, 2021,Governor DeWine fulfilled that commitment by signing Senate Bill 175. During the last days of session in late December 2020, the Ohio General Assembly voted to include this Second Amendment...

2020 and Your Gun Rights - The Year in Review

While there is far too much to cover in a single article, we reflect on some of the important events of 2020. January Buckeye Firearms Association publishes its legal analysis of HB 354, stating that the bill creates a train wreck of problems for Ohioans and may be the single worst piece of legislation we have seen in a very long time. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty denies a...

Happy New Year!

I think I'm speaking for nearly everyone when I say that this has been a crappy year and that we're all glad to start a new one. It's going to take time to get back to normal, but we're on the way. We'll face unique challenges with the start of a new Presidential administration. And as I write this, the fate of several Ohio gun bills remains uncertain. But 2021 is the start of not only a new year...

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