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“Don’t Run in a Straight Line” and other Bad Advice

When listening to experts describe how to flee from an attacker who is shooting, the most common statement heard is “ Don’t run in a straight line. ” Many people advocate running in a zig-zag pattern or running in a crouched position instead. A target that is small or that moves randomly will theoretically be more difficult to hit. A simple internet search find that zig-zag running is recommended...

Your Tactical Training Scenario - A night time knock at the door

You watched the evening news before bed and heard a report about police attempting to locate a wanted murder suspect. The suspect was reportedly last seen in the area of your apartment complex. Making sure all your doors were locked and that you had a handgun nearby, you go to sleep. At 1:30am you hear a loud banging at your door. You look out the window but can’t see anyone. What would you do? A...

BFA Testifies in Support of SB 185 Emergency Powers Bill

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Buckeye Firearms Association testified before the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee in support of Senate Bill 185 , sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer. Along with its companion, House Bill 325 , sponsored by Representative Scott Wiggam, this landmark legislation seeks to prevent state and local governments from infringing on Second Amendment rights during...

PODCAST: Emergency Powers Testimony and Victims of Katrina Gun Confiscation

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 17: BFA's Legislative Affairs Director Rob Sexton and NSSF Lobbyist Chris Lee present testimony on the most powerful emergency...

Special prosecutors appointed in case of CHL-holder Casey Goodson's death

The Franklin County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney's office announced last week it filed the necessary documents to appoint two special prosecutors to assist in its investigation and prosecution involving the fatal shooting of Casey Goodson, Jr. Goodson, a 23-year-old Ohio concealed handgun license-holder, was shot and killed in December by a Franklin County sheriff's deputy in Columbus, Ohio. His...

Hi-Tech Licensing and Registration is Still Just Licensing and Registration

Having tried and failed to impose a national firearm licensing and registration scheme on an unwilling American public for more than half a century, gun control advocates have spruced up the policy for the 21st century. In a paper titled “ A Decentralized and Encrypted National Gun Registry ,” a group of Brown University researchers working with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) advanced a gun licensing...

Toy Guns “Bad”! Toy Grenades “Good”!?

It is not really news that anti-gun hysteria among extremists and media elites has been at (what we can only hope is) peak insanity for some time, as the efforts to demonize law-abiding gun owners expanded to demonizing kids at play and beloved cartoon characters. Under Covid restrictions, while children learned virtually in their own homes, obvious toys elicited ridiculous responses from school...

Your Tactical Training Scenario - A Pistol Whipping and Gun Disarm

You are out for a walk at night. You have your CCW pistol concealed under your shirt. You are set upon by two robbers, one of whom is armed with a pistol. He uses that pistol to smash you in the head and then orders you to the ground. What do you do? That’s what happened to a man in the story below. Read the short story and think about how you would have solved the problem. Man beaten by armed...

REMINDER: The Ohio CHL license renewal extension ENDS on June 30

Last year, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 614 , with an amendment to extend Concealed Handgun License (CHL) expiration dates. Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) helped the Ohio legislature draft and pass the amendment to address the alarming logjam of people struggling to get their CHL applications and renewals processed at that time. Here are the two changes that amendment made: If your...

Skill Set: Politeness

A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot. -- Robert A. Heinlein It’s getting more difficult, every day, to make it through your day without someone committing a seriously rude offense. People purposely cut you off in traffic; if you don’t slam...

PODCAST: SPECIAL EDITION: News Conference Introducing Emergency Powers Legislation

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 16: Governments have shown they are willing to infringe on Second Amendment rights during times of emergency, at the very times...

NICS Numbers Tell a Story

We write about NICS numbers regularly because they provide a ready-made finger on the pulse of American gun owners. As we saw last year, NICS numbers confirm what we’re all thinking. Politicians talking about banning commonly owned firearms? NICS numbers rise. Bureaucrats releasing prisoners as a virus rages? NICS numbers rise. Readers know the rest. Self-reliance and firearms ownership are time-...

Canada’s “Dead” Long-Gun Registry Still Used by Police

A year after Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his sweeping ban on firearms, shocking new revelations have emerged concerning the repudiated long gun registry and the federal police agency responsible for implementing and enforcing Canada’s gun laws. According to reports by the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) and news media, there is good reason to believe that the Royal...

SCOTUS asked to take up State v. Weber, Ohio case with Second Amendment implications

A man whose conviction for holding an unloaded shotgun in his home while drunk was upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court is taking his case to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The case is State v. Weber , which as has been noted on our site , "involves a situation where despite the defendant’s wife telling police there was no longer a problem, they pressed their way in. There they...

FBI’s Shadow Gun Bans Threaten First and Second Amendment Rights

For several years the FBI has been operating a shadow gun ban regime whereby Americans who are not prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law are being denied their Second Amendment rights without due process. This extralegal practice was brought to light again in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit case Turaani v. Wray . The case revealed that the FBI’s current...

US Department of Justice: Active Killer Incidents 2000-2018

The US Department of Justice released a useful publication titled Active Shooter Incidents: Topical One-Pagers 2000-2018 . The publication is an 18-page summary of active shooter statistics for every attack that met the FBI definition between the years 2000 and 2018. It is a valuable reference for anyone who is interested in the topic. I suggest that you read the entire document, but for those...

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