2016 and Your Gun Rights - The Year in Review

While there is far too much to cover in a single article, we reflect on some of the important events of 2016. January: The year begins with yet another round of executive actions by President Obama to attempt to enact gun control against the will of the people and their elected representatives. Using the "opportunity" of yet another domestic terror attack under his watch, Obama issues four...

The Best Coat Pocket Defensive Pistols

Have you ever tried to draw your defensive firearm while you are bundled up in a winter parka? Sometimes it’s harder than one might think. A friend recently sent me an email asking for some winter coat carry advice. He normally carries a 9mm Glock 19 inside the waistband. He lives in Minnesota and found access to his Glock to be rather difficult when the gun is covered up by his heavy winter coat...

ATF Form 4473 Firearms Transaction Record Has Been Revised 2016-2017

U.S.A. –( Ammoland.com )- ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473) has been revised. This article highlights the significant changes to the form. It is highly suggested that you review the entire revised form including all of the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions. All Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) must begin using this form on January 16, 2017. After that date, you may no...

The Myth of the Monolithic Gun Culture

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... It would be nice to think that we gun owners are a culture - that we share certain core values; that we can be counted upon to support each other; that our motives and actions would be universally understood among "our kind." But, as we repeatedly explain to those opposed to gun ownership, a gun is just a tool. And possession of an inanimate object does...

Merry Christmas from Buckeye Firearms Association

Merry Christmas to one and all from all of us at Buckeye Firearms Association. Our best gift is the friendship and support given by each of you throughout the year. As we reflect on the year's passing, we count our many blessings, remember our losses, and give thanks for those who helped us through it all. We each need to take time to appreciate our friends and family during this special time of...

Some Ohio universities announce they'll continue to have unarmed students to be preyed upon

In the wake of passage of legislation which will allow colleges and universities in Ohio the choice of whether to allow concealed carry on their campuses, several Ohio colleges have already announced to would-be attackers that they will not face the threat of armed response from their intended victims. Officials from Wright State , Ohio State , Bowling Green and the University of Toledo have...

Making the Decision to Carry a Concealed Handgun

From our friends at Second Call Defense ... Like most of you reading this, I made the decision to carry a firearm after a long period of contemplation and forethought. Owning and carrying a firearm for personal protection is not a light decision. No one in my family while growing up even considered carrying, partly because it wasn’t a right that was as easily exercised then and partly ... well...

What we can learn from the OSU terrorist attack

On November 28, an Islamic terrorist attacked students at the Ohio State University using both his vehicle and a butcher knife. Eleven students were injured. Fortunately none were killed. If you haven't heard about the attack, check out this article for a brief summary. The terrorist drove his car over the curb and struck six students who were outside a classroom after evacuating from a fire...

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