Experts say more than 175 school districts in Ohio now have armed staff members

The Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum is reporting on the growing trend of school districts around Ohio that have authorized teachers and school staff members to carry concealed firearms in classrooms. From the article : The next time a person is shot in an Ohio school, it could be at the hands of a teacher allowed to carry a gun. In a trend that has grown rapidly since the late 2012 school shooting at...

Op-Ed: Arcane OH Self-Defense Law Leaves Officer at Risk of Conviction

Editor's Note: Since this article was written, a mistrial was declared in the court case discussed below, and prosecutors have announced that they will retry the case. Today is the third day of deliberations in the murder/manslaughter trial of police officer Ray Tensing, and this afternoon Judge Megan Shanahan once again sent the jury back to deliberations after they told her that they were still...

2017: What gun rights advocates should expect at the state & local level - Part 2

Yesterday , the feature focused on what the firearms and ammunition industries might expect under a Trump administration. Today, we're playing "what if" at the state and local level. There are a dizzying number of options, despite the fact that 33 states now have Republican governors (the most in 94 years) and Republicans control 68 of the 99 state legislative chambers. There are also a record...

Florida concealed carry licensee saves officer's life

FoxNews.com reported recently that a driver who attacked a Florida sheriff's deputy Monday morning was shot and killed by a concealed handgun licensee who warned him to stop beating the officer. From the article : The incident began at around 9:30 a.m. when the Lee County deputy tried to make a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Estero. Instead of complying, witnesses said the driver took off,...

2017: What gun rights advocates should expect at the national level - Part 1

[Recently,] the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) held a webinar to offer their insight as to what the firearms and ammunition might expect when the Trump administration takes over the White House. Those observations were tempered with an opening reminder to participants: controlling the White House and Congress doesn't guarantee instantaneous change. Our founders intentionally created...

OSU Knife Attack Proves the Urgency of Passing HB 48 to Eliminate No-Gun Victim Zones

COLUMBUS, OH - The attack at The Ohio State University today is yet another reminder that no-gun "victim zones" do not make anyone safer. According to The Columbus Dispatch , "Nine people were injured when a man ran into pedestrians with his car on the Ohio State University campus, then exited the vehicle with a butcher knife and started cutting victims." Fortunately, an OSU police officer was...

Anti-gun media blows pre-meditated plan to blame gun owners for attack at OSU

Gun ban extremists were so eager to pin another violent attack on your right to bear arms that they got caught blaming Ohio gun laws for what turned out to be a violent attack on The Ohio State University by a person armed with a car and sharp-edged tool. For school shooting victims it's not too soon to discuss our nation's lax gun laws - it's too late Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/...

New York Attorney General Publishes Phony “Trafficking” Study With Flawed, Incomplete Data

[In October,] the New York Attorney General’s Office, led by Eric T. Schneiderman, released a report entitled “Target on Trafficking: New York Crime Gun Analysis” (the report). The report – accompanied by an interactive website – uses ATF trace data to attempt to build a case that the “lax” gun laws of other states lead to firearms being illegally “trafficked” into New York, which has some of the...

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