Overview of changes to Ohio concealed carry law passed in SB 199

SB 199 has been signed into law by Governor Kasich. It will take effect 91 days after it is enrolled, which is likely to be on or about March 20, 2017. We will have updates leading up to the date new law takes effect, but here is an overview of what passed. Much of what became SB 199 was contained in HB 48 for most of the last two years. The Senate made changes to the bill which the House did not...

Gov. Kasich signs SB 199 into law

[Editor's Note: This article was updated as additional information became available.] Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to report that Governor Kasich has signed Senator Joe Uecker's Amended Substitute Senate Bill 199 into law. In addition to changes originally proposed by Sen. Uecker, SB 199 (Active Duty Armed Forces Concealed Carry/ Handgun Transfer) was amended to make a number of...

Elites Reserve the Right to Decree What is "Fake" and What is "News"

Legacy media corporations like the New York Times and Washington Post have big problems right now. Consumption of their product is dropping. Public confidence in them has tanked. And in front of the nation and the world, they blew the biggest political story in decades by continually pushing the falsehood that Donald Trump had no chance to win the presidential election. Any rational thinker might...

Advocates of loosening Second Amendment regs shouldn't start counting their chickens just yet

Just days before the presidential election, Donald Trump’s campaign announced the formation of a Second Amendment coalition. The announcement said the coalition would be chaired by Trump’s son Donald Jr., along with NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox and 62 other “co-chairs” who will supposedly advise the president throughout his term in office. The list of co-chairs includes several current members of Congress...

Gun ban extremist credits BFA for historic rise in Ohio concealed handgun licenses

The Gongwer News Service has published an article highlighting the latest record increase in Ohio concealed handgun licenses, and examining various theories behind the surge. From the article : A record number of Ohioans now hold a Concealed Handgun License, according to data compiled by the Attorney General's Office. More than 574,000 Ohioans now hold CHLs, a figure the Buckeye Firearms...

NEED CALLS to Governor Kasich to sign gun bill

The fight is not over! Business groups are pushing hard to get Gov. Kasich to veto SB 199! And we need to push back! Call Gov. Kasich NOW! (614) 466-3555 We got SB 199 through the Ohio House and Senate. And with more than 10,000 email messages and phone calls, we moved the bill to Gov. Kasich's desk. But the opponents of this pro-gun bill have NOT given up. They're pulling out all the stops to...

10 Common Shotgun Maintenance Mistakes

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Kevin M) A shotgun is an essential, but expensive, piece of equipment for hunters and recreational shooters. Proper shotgun maintenance is extremely important, but it does not have to be complicated. Those who hunt on a regular basis or simply as a hobby need to learn about proper maintenance in order to prevent misfires or even accidents. Luckily, there is a lot of...

My day as a poll observer

For this year’s election, I did a new job that I had never done before. I was a “poll observer.” Each party may send an observer to each polling location. The observers are partisan, and their job is to assure that the voting process is fair and legal, there is no partisan favoritism, and those handing out campaign material (electioneering) are 100 feet from the entrance and following all laws. I...

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