F Stands for Fail: Washington Post Flip-Flops on Suppressors

The Washington Post -- in one of its rare reversions to journalism – recently issued a fact check that handed Americans for Responsible Solutions and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) three Pinocchios for overstating the noise-canceling properties of firearm suppressors. “There is little that’s quiet about a firearm with a silencer, unless one also thinks a jackhammer is quiet,” the report concluded...

Cross Draw Holsters: Advantages and Disadvantages

Recently, a couple of readers asked my opinion of cross draw holsters for carrying a small defensive revolver on the belt. The readers noted that this style of carry is comfortable and very easy to access from a seated position in a vehicle. Those are certainly worthy attributes of the cross draw position, but I still believe that most folks will be better served with a different style of holster...

What to do when faced with violent crime

To what extent should ordinary citizens become involved in stopping violent crime and terrorism? This question has become more relevant in the age of what the police call the active shooter. For decades, law enforcement agencies, particularly big city police departments, have urged residents not to become involved, give robbers what they want, don’t fight back, call 911. According to John Lott of...

BFA Member Produces Big Screen Survival Movie in Zanesville, Ohio

I've been a movie aficionado since I was young. Whether it was watching Godzilla stomp Tokyo on our old black and white Zenith on Sunday afternoons, staying up late with friends to shudder at "Chilly Billy" horror movies broadcast out of Pittsburgh, or scraping up just enough spare change to go to the Court Theater in Wheeling, WV to be dazzled by sci-fi flicks such as 2001: A Space Odyssey or...

2017 Ohio State SASP Match sets new record for participation

On May 20, 2017, the Ohio State SASP Match was held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio. 120 individual shooters and over 200 entries (pistol and rifle) made this the largest single day match in the five year history of the program. Teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan participated in the match. Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) offers youth from 5th grade through college...

Fast(er) & Furious(er)

If there was ever any doubt that the Justice Department was stonewalling the Congressional investigation into the ill-fated "Fast & Furious" debacle, a 262-page report released yesterday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) should assuage them. The report lays out the fact that while most...

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