Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

[Recently], Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – joined by co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the House by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) – along with 42 co-sponsors – as H.R. 367. The HPA would remove sound suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act (...

2017 – The year ahead

With the New Year, so begins new legislative sessions at the federal level and in Ohio. Republicans control the U.S. Congress, Senate and White House, and most state Governorships and state legislatures. The anti-gun, anti-freedom zealots got their wish in a presidential candidate proud of being anti-freedom and their platform was soundly defeated. Campaigning as unabashedly pro-gun, President-...

Obama's parting shot at the Second Amendment

In the final days of the Obama administration, several agencies finalized new rules and regulations that Mr. Obama had been pushing for. Among those, the Social Security Administration, or SSA, announced that they have finalized rules under which they will be reporting – possibly many thousands of – Social Security benefit recipients to the FBI's National Instant Check System as “prohibited...

While Media Chase “Fear” Narrative; Americans Make their Own Decisions on Buying Firearms

Mainstream media always struggle to explain the fact that Americans choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. In the last few days alone we have headlines suggesting the incoming Trump Administration and fear of hate crimes are behind soaring gun sales. Under the Obama Administration, gun sales surged. The media’s take: nutty people who already have guns are buying even more guns because...

Changes to Ohio concealed carry law coming March 21, 2017

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to announced that changes made to Ohio law via the recently-passed Senate Bill 199 will take effect on March 21, 2017. The changes and improvements made to Ohio law for gunowners include the following: Prohibit a business entity, property owner, or public or private employer from banning a person who has been issued a valid CHL from transporting or storing...

SHOCK: Persons obtain 7+ firearms without background check

To listen to President Obama and his gun ban extremist friends tell it for the past eight years, all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass "universal" background checks, we're told, close the "gun show loophole," we're told, and we can stop mass shootings! Indeed, the Coalition to Stop...

BFA applauds latest OH Div. of Wildlife proposal re: straight-walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting

The Ohio Division of Wildlife has started the annual process of proposed rule changes for hunting and trapping seasons. The Division leadership presented the first proposals to the Ohio Wildlife Council on January 11. Buckeye Firearms Association sportsmen leader Larry Moore regularly attends the Wildlife Council meetings. Many of the proposals involved various small game, waterfowl and trapping...

773 Teachers and Staff Members Get "Armed" Active Killer Training

When an active killer targets a school, the standard protocol is to wait for law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the violence. In 2013, that protocol started to change for many schools with the introduction of the FASTER Saves Lives program, which provides lethal force training and medical response to teachers and staff members. Now after four years, FASTER Saves Lives has trained 773...

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