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Firearm Industry Economic Impact Rises 232% Since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $63.5 billion in 2019, a 232 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 342,330, a 106 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports...

The Future of American Policing

I had two different friends send me messages [recently] requesting my thoughts on what policing is going to look like in the future. I thought about it quite a bit and here are my predictions. We have to recognize that police are a part of our society as a whole. Our society is changing and those changes will drive all future changes in police work. As I see it, there are four primary cultural...

Please Urge Your U.S. Senators to Oppose Biden and Schumer’s Gun Control!

Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide ban on commonly-owned firearms and magazines used for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense! He is also calling on Chuck Schumer and the U.S. Senate to take up and pass gun control bills H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. This legislation won’t have any impact on crime or criminals, doesn’t address America’s broken mental health system and doesn’t address the...

House Committee Removes Gun Crime Items from Budget Bill

The newly released Substitute House Bill 110 , which is the state's two-year operating budget, no longer includes several items regarding sentences for crimes that involve firearms. The items were included in Governor Mike DeWine's Executive Budget but were not retained in the House version of the budget bill that is under consideration by the House Finance Committee. Once the House has approved...

Springfield Saint EVAC AR-15 Pistol Pack Raffle - $2,965 Prize Package

ONLY OHIO RESIDENTS 21 OR OLDER MAY ENTER NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO "LOG IN" TO BUY TICKETS. There are NO physical tickets for this raffle. You will NOT get a number at the time of your purchase. We will randomly assign ticket numbers AFTER ALL 1,000 TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD or after raffle ticket sales are closed and provide these numbers to participants before the drawing. Will you be prepared...

Ohio House and Senate Introduce Knife Preemption Bills: HB 243 and SB 156

On April 12, 2021, Senate Bill 140 went into effect. It made two significant changes to Ohio law: it repealed the ban on the manufacture and sale of "switchblade," "spring blade" and "gravity" knives and it cleared up the confusion about carrying knives by defining a knife, razor or cutting instrument as a "deadly weapon" or "weapon" ONLY if it is used as a weapon. This is a welcome change, given...

Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2021-22 Hunting Regulations

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Wildlife Council approved all 2021-22 hunting regulations during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Hunting season dates and limits are proposed by Division of Wildlife biologists. Regulations for the 2021-22 white-tailed deer hunting seasons were included in...

PODCAST: Project Appleseed - Preserving American Values Through Rifle Marksmanship

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 8: The values our founding fathers relied on to win our independence and make America a great nation, such as integrity,...

Improvements to Ohio self-defense law take effect; Chicken Littles offer same old predictions

On April 6, 2021, changes to Ohio's self-defense law, made possible by passage of SB 175 , took effect in Ohio. 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. This bill brings Ohio into line with as many as 35 other states that have some form...

Your Tactical Training Scenario - Carjacking and Denial

Place yourself in Carolyn Meadows’ shoes. It’s mid day and you are leaving a large grocery store. You get into your car and start to back out of the parking space only to be startled by a shirtless man yelling and banging on the rear of your car. The man is blocking the car from completely leaving the parking space and if she accelerated, she would hit the man. What would you have done if you...

Second Positive CWD Tissue Sample Identified in Wild Ohio Deer

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has identified a second positive test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a wild white-tailed deer in Wyandot County. The mature doe was harvested in January during a controlled hunt on the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area refuge, within 2 miles of the first positive location. CWD is a fatal neurological disease...

Project Appleseed Announces 2021 Schedule of Ohio Events

As spring approaches, the Appleseed trail will soon start back up and we will begin building another group of Riflemen here in Ohio. For those who don't know about the Appleseed Project , we are a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and combines this with a series of presentations on our shared heritage as Riflemen and Riflewomen...

CHL-holder defends self and two kids from road-rage maniac

WTVG (ABC Toledo) reported recently that an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) -holder was forced to use his gun to defend himself and his two children during a road rage incident. From the article : Police responded to a shots-fired call in the 5200 block of Monroe St. around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officers located a scene there, and other officers were sent to a location just across the state...

Clyburn Background Check Bill Would Flip Burden of Proof, Allow FBI to Indefinitely Delay Firearm Transactions by Inaction

Should the government be able to deny your right to obtain a firearm, simply by failing to complete a mandatory background check? Anti-gun Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) apparently thinks so. On March 1st, Clyburn introduced H.R. 1446, the so-called “Enhanced Background Checks Act.” Under the bill, the FBI could indefinitely block federally licensed dealers (FFLs) from transferring firearms, simply...

Homeowner forced to shoot would-be ATV thief when he tries to enter home

A homeowner who had already scared off a would-be thief who had attempted to steal his ATV was forced to defend himself with a firearm when the man returned and attempted to enter his home. From WEWS (ABC Cleveland) : Deputies responded Saturday to a home on Mayfair Road in Green for reports of a shooting. The homeowner told deputies that he found man attempting to steal an ATV from his property...

More Laws for Government to Ignore?

We’ve been saying for years—decades, to be honest—that America does not need any more restrictions on firearms to combat violent criminals who misuse guns; we simply need to enforce the laws that are already on the books. Our argument has always been that passing new laws will only affect the otherwise law-abiding, responsible gun owners the anti-gun crowd keeps claiming support their “sensible”...

Anti-Gunner on “Secure Storage” Requirements: They Make Lawfully-Owned Guns “Legally Useless”

We often say there is no need to speculate on what the true purposes and effects of gun control are, as real-world case studies abound. This week’s example comes from Canada, where a government official justified a recent gun ban’s grandfather provisions for formerly lawful firearms – presumably included to appease law-abiding owners – by explaining they rendered those guns “legally useless.” Gun...

The American Freedom Liberty Foundation Raffle

Here's your chance to support our friends with the American Freedom Foundation and win some great looking guns. The American Freedom Liberty Foundation, Inc. (AFLF) was formed to preserve hunting, the shooting sports, teach marksmanship, overall gun safety and to continue to foster American traditions, values, and patriotism. It's a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible...

Buckeye Firearms Foundation Wins Landmark Lawsuit Against Cincinnati

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the Ohio Supreme Court handed Buckeye Firearms Foundation a victory in BFF v. Cincinnati, a nearly three-year old case concerning Cincinnati's "bump stock" ban. As a result, the City of Cincinnati is no longer permitted to enforce its ordinance. "This is a massive victory," said Dean Rieck, Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association. "Cincinnati thumbed its...

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