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Announcing the 2021 Spring Youth Shoot

Don't miss the 2021 Spring Youth Shoot REGISTER TODAY When: Saturday and Sunday May 15-16, 2021 Where: Dillon Sportsman Center 5200 Pleasant Valley Road Nashport, OH 43830 Cost: Only $5 per Youth Adult Volunteers Free Weekend Camping Free Spring is here and it's time for our Youth Shoot! This is a great opportunity to get the kids outside in the fresh air and have some good, healthy fun...

Appeals Court Rules That Federal Agencies Can’t Classify Bump Stocks as ‘Machine Gun’

A federal appeals court on Thursday [March 25] sided with a coalition of gun advocacy groups by ruling that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) cannot classify bump stocks as machine guns for the purpose of federal firearm regulations. Bump stocks are devices designed to assist a shooter by increasing a firearm’s rate of fire. They reuse the gun’s recoil energy, thereby...

Hunters: What is R3? Why it Matters. A Pandemic Surprise! How You Can Help.

Participation in hunting and fishing has been generally declining since the 1980s. There has been a growing effort to reverse this trend in the hunting and fishing community. We now call this movement R3. R3 stands for recruitment, retention, and reactivation and R3 efforts seek to create new participants or increase participation rates of new, current or lapsed hunters, anglers and target...

PODCAST: How Armed Teachers Make Schools Safer

Buckeye Firearms Association has launched a podcast called Keep and Bear Radio . The podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , and iHeartRadio . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 6: Imagine an active killer opens fire in your child's school. Would you want your kid to be helpless for 10 or 15 minutes or...

NSSF Denounces 9th Circuit Ruling Ignoring Plain Second Amendment Language

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation®, the firearm industry trade association, rejects the legal gymnastics the 7-4 en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit employed to rule the Second Amendment does not guarantee the right to bear arms outside the home. The court’s ruling on Young v Hawaii ignores the clear and simple language of the Second Amendment...

President Biden's best plans for stopping mass shootings proven a total failure in Colorado attack

On Monday, March 22, a 21-year-old man arrived at King Soopers grocery store parking lot in Boulder, Colorado, and began firing. He killed three people in the parking lot before entering the store, where he continued to fire on shoppers, clerks and responding law-enforcement officers. When his attack was done, at least 10 people were dead. The attacker surrendered to authorities an hour after he...

Your Tactical Training Scenario - Robbed with an airsoft gun

Imagine a scenario when you and your spouse were walking down the street at night. A man approaches, draws a pistol and announces a robbery. You notice that the pistol has a red tip and you believe the gun isn’t real. You think it is an airsoft gun (spring or gas powered gun that shoots non-penetrating plastic BBs) instead. What would you do? A man in New Jersey was placed in this exact situation...

Father and Son Earn Rare Consecutively Numbered Distinguished Badges

Mike Merritt, 61, and his son, Jacob, 30, of Annapolis, Maryland, achieved a rare feat in the marksmanship world – earning consecutive Distinguished Badge numbers. “I’m not sure that’s ever happened with a family before,” said Christina Roguski, Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) competition program coordinator and a mediator of the Distinguished Badge Program. Distinguished Badges are...

Assessing Neighborhood Safety - Gang Graffiti

In my book Choose Adventure - Safe Travel in Dangerous Places I have a section of advice discussing how to assess whether an area is “safe” or not in a foreign country. I wrote: “Given the massive differences in culture, customs, and income, how can you tell if the neighborhood you are visiting is safe or not? These guidelines may be pretty basic, but using them will give you a quick assessment...

Tell Your U.S. Senators to SAY NO to More Federal Gun Control

President Biden recently called for legislators to move bills that ban ordinary, commonly-owned rifles and standard-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. These measures would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners while doing NOTHING to reduce violent crime by criminals who routinely ignore the law. Every time there is a high-profile mass murder, such as the...

Update: CMP’s 2021 National Matches at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Looking toward the summer months, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is eagerly anticipating the return of one of the most acclaimed events of the year – the National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held on the historic ranges of Camp Perry. The National Matches has been an honored tradition for generations – first firing on the Camp Perry grounds in 1907 and featuring a lineup...

PODCAST: You Own a Gun, But Do You Really Know How to Defend Yourself?

Buckeye Firearms Association has launched a podcast called Keep and Bear Radio . The podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , and iHeartRadio . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 5: It's better to have a gun and not need it than need a gun and not have it. But if you're smart enough to know you might need a...

The Cost of Confiscation: Millions of Dollars, No Sense

Last November, Bill Blair, the federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, refused to answer questions about the costs associated with the Liberal Government’s gun ban and confiscation program imposed by Order-in-Council on May 1, 2020. Minister Blair’s department is responsible for implementing the ban and overseeing the confiscation of previously lawful firearms from millions...

Daniel Defense / Hellcat Badass Combo Raffle - $2,931 Total Prize Package

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ALERT: Columbus City Council Considering Illegal Gun Control

Yesterday, March 18, at about 10 a.m., Columbus City Council announced a hearing for next week to discuss passing laws regulating firearms. Media immediately began contacting Buckeye Firearms Association to see what we had to say about it. We told them Ohio law forbids cities from regulating firearms, components, and ammunition, and that what councilmembers were proposing was illegal. Just 5...

Autopsy report confirms Ohio CHL-holder Casey Goodson was shot 5 times in the back and once in the side

It's been three and a half months since Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) -holder Casey Goodson was shot to death at the door of his residence by a Franklin County Sheriff's SWAT deputy in plain clothes. The deputy had been working an unrelated case nearby. A concerned public has finally been allowed to read the official autopsy report, which confirms what family members have been saying from...

Déjà vu: California May-Issue Gun Licensing Results in Bribery Scandal

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Anti-gun jurisdiction maintains a restrictive may-issue firearm licensing scheme. Scheme results in alleged bribes for licenses scandal. On November 23, the Santa Clara County, Calif. District Attorney announced that a grand jury had indicted a county undersheriff and sheriff’s captain for “requesting bribes for concealed firearms (CCW) licenses.” A pair...

UK: Tory Government Set to Further Regulate Antique Firearms and Air Guns

If you thought endless COVID-19 orders and lockdowns were enough to satisfy the United Kingdom government’s totalitarian impulse, think again. Even as millions of Brits are losing their livelihoods, the busybodies in Her Majesty’s Government are hard at work looking for new ways to diminish their rights through gun control. With the UK already home to some of the most draconian gun control in the...

Why small game hunting is so important

So here we are in 2021, and if you are like me, I thought, Whew! Thank goodness that is over with; this new year will have to be better! Now, as the famous saying goes, this new year seems to be telling 2020, "Here, hold my beer!" Well, take heart, my brothers and sisters, in camo, we will survive. There are still several hunting seasons going on right now, and the Big Show for the spring, spring...

PODCAST: H.R. 127 - The Federal Bill That Seeks to Crush Personal Gun Ownership in America

Buckeye Firearms Association has launched a podcast called Keep and Bear Radio . The podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , and iHeartRadio . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 4: H.R. 127, sponsored by Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) in the 117th Congress, is one of the most aggressive anti-gun bills ever...

35 Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban of 2021

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2021." This proposed legislation bans the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of common AR-15 and AK-47 style semi-automatic rifles and standard-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Read the bill here . Ignoring the...

Ammo Shortage: Is the 10mm a Good Self Defense Round?

I’ve been getting a few questions from readers about the 10mm auto for self protection. With the current ammo shortage primarily affecting the common defensive calibers, some readers are seeing 10mm ammo still available online and in gun stores. Is it worthwhile to own a 10mm defensive handgun in this age of ammo shortages? I get asked about the 10mm cartridge quite often. I didn’t include it in...

Obama Still Whining about Gun Owners’ Political Power

Barack Obama is still upset about just how bitterly so many Americans cling to their guns. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired [late last year], the former president expressed his anger with the fact that gun owners successfully organized to defeat his radical gun control agenda in early 2013. When asked by Winfrey about high-profile shootings, Obama responded, I have to say, Oprah...

HB 89 (Repeal the Duty to "Promptly" Inform) passed out of committee

House Bill 89, which seeks to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law, was heard by the House State and Local Government Committee on March 9 before being passed on a 9-5 vote. HB 89 would clarify Ohio law so that law-abiding gun owners understand how and when to notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a firearm. Current law requires gun owners to "promptly" inform an officer. But no...

Submit Comments Now for Ohio’s Hunting, Fishing Proposals

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans interested in wildlife conservation may submit comments about current hunting and fishing regulation proposals online here, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, March 14. One regulation proposal would allow antlerless white-tailed deer to be taken from all public hunting areas from...

Man defends child and mother when abusive ex-boyfriend breaks in

A man says he was forced to defend his child and the mother when her abusive ex-boyfriend broke into her home at 5:30 a.m. From Cleveland.com : Officers went to a home on the 4000 block of East 57th Street, just north of Harvard Avenue in the city’s Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood, and found a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds at the top of a staircase, Ciaccia said. Paramedics took the...

PODCAST: Duty to Retreat and the Legal Justification for Lethal Force

Buckeye Firearms Association has launched a podcast called Keep and Bear Radio . The podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , and Spotify . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 3: If someone is threatening your life, do you have to retreat before using lethal force? It depends on what state you live in. If you live in...

ACTION ALERT: Urge Committee to Support HB 89 and Repeal "Duty to Inform"

On Tuesday, March 9 at 9 a.m., the House State and Local Government Committee is hearing House Bill 89 to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law. They will hear proponent and opponent testimony and possibly vote on the bill. HB 89 would clarify Ohio law so that law-abiding gun owners understand how and when to notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a firearm. Current law requires gun...

Toledo mayor names gun violence manager, cites criminal record as resume enhancer

The City of Toledo has a long history of electing anti-gun rights mayors, who then proceed to support gun control initiatives which do nothing to reduce the rising crime they are supposed to be addressing. From a failed ban on so-called "Saturday Night Specials" that unfairly targeted would-be gun owners in lower income brackets, to illegal confiscations of law-abiding citizens' firearms and...

Plain Dealer: New Ohio concealed handgun licenses jumped 78% during chaotic 2020

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that statistics released by the Oho Attorney General's office show new Ohio concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) jumped 78% in 2020 over the previous year, while renewed licenses reached their third-highest annual total ever. From the article : Last year, Ohio sheriffs issued 96,892 new conceal-carry licenses – the most since 2016 and the third-most in the...

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