Hundreds of Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses suspended in Mahoning Valley; Over two dozen more in Scioto County

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently released the Ohio Concealed Handgun License Stats for 2018, and several media outlets were quick to note that license revocations had spiked. What they failed to note is the reason why - namely that two firearms instructors were accused of having falsified statements claiming students had received proper training. As a result, law enforcement were forced...

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Remove Firearms From 125 More Stores

Continuing to pursue the tightened gun policies that initially drove its stock down, Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has announced it will remove hunting gear from about 125 stores. The change, expected to begin August 1, will affect about 17 percent of the company’s stores. The announcement, coupled with continuing declines in same-store sales since 2017, is being credited with a nearly 11...

Federal Gun Control is on the Move! Tell Your Senators to Oppose H.R.8, S.42 and H.R. 1112!

Anti-gun Democrats made good on their promises..., advancing two extreme gun control bills through the U.S. House of Representatives. While there remains a slim pro-gun majority in the upper chamber, your U.S. Senators need to hear from you NOW to ensure the Second Amendment firewall stays intact and stops this legislation in its tracks. NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox condemned the...

Medical Marijuana? Say Goodbye to Your Gun Rights

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on our website December 12, 2017. We are republishing it now that Ohio media have finally caught on. (see here and here and here and here . House Bill 523, passed on September 8, 2016, legalized medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow residents of the state with certain qualifying conditions, and a...

Emergency Shockwave Fix Bill Signed by Governor

Pictured from left: Doug Deeken (Ohioans for Concealed Carry), Jim Irvine (Buckeye Firearms Association), Senate President Larry Obhof, Sen. Kristina Roegner, Governor Mike DeWine, Rep. Phil Plummer, House Speaker Larry Householder, Larry Moore (Buckeye Firearms Association). Photo by Daniel Tierney, courtesy of the office of Governor DeWine. Today Governor DeWine signed into law House Bill 86,...

Ohio Attorney General Releases Concealed Handgun License Stats for 2018

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the annual report. As we note every report: More Ohioans than ever are discreetly carrying firearms as they go about their day. As in the prior year, there was a decline in new licenses, but strong renewal numbers led to record number of total licenses issued for the...

Mindset vs. Hardware

I have a confession to make. I like guns and gear. If you are reading this website, then you probably do as well. Nothing wrong with that. Guns are cool. Having the latest and greatest new gear makes people happy and drives growth in an industry where many of us make our living. But understand this: cool guy guns and gear won’t guarantee you’ll win your next life threatening confrontation. In...

ALERT: Ohio Senate Passes HB 86 Shockwave Error Fix; Bill headed to Governor's Desk

The Ohio Senate today voted to pass HB 86 with a 23 to 9 vote. Last week, the House passed the bill by 76 to 20 vote. The legislation will now be sent to Governor DeWine's desk for his signature. This bill is a bipartisan effort to fix a drafting error in HB 228 which passed in late December in the previous legislative session. This bill clarifies the original intent of HB 228, and makes clear...

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