Attorney General Dave Yost Joins Other States In Effort to Bolster the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has included Ohio in two multistate efforts to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to bring clarity to federal court rulings about the ability of citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Yost joined 21 state attorneys general and governors in a brief outlining why the Supreme Court should review a lawsuit challenging a...

UPDATED: Ohio General Assembly introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error

[UPDATE: This article originally only covered the introduction of a bill in the Senate. The House has also introduced a companion bill, HB 86.] Download the Senate bill here . Download the House bill here . Thanks to BFA volunteers personally working with legislators for weeks, a fix for the Shockwave error has finally been introduced. Senate Bill 53 seeks to correct the drafting error made by...

Shocker: Focusing on Criminals Yields Public Safety Results

Anti-gun organizations want you to believe that the next law, the next restriction on gun rights, the next burden for law-abiding gun owners will be the game-changer. Whenever gun control fails – and it always does – the answer is that the effort didn’t go far enough. Researchers grasp for an excuse when they find their preferred gun control laws have no effect on crime. Chicago experienced fewer...

Life, Liberty…and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

I frequently answer questions on Quora . With 368,000 views and about 14,900 upvotes (the equivalent of “likes”) in just shy of 21 months, It appears that there are some people think what I write is worthwhile. There are many questions about the Second Amendment. Some are trolling; some are legitimate questions. One person wondered why the Amendment was written with the militia clause and asked...

Working to prevent tragedies vs. waiting to exploit them

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has made no secret about her desire for more gun restrictions. She has prepared an a la carte menu of ideas from universal background checks to bans on “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines to ending sales to those between the ages of 18 and 21. On the other side of Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif...

Drafting Error Causes Confusion over Shockwave Fix

[UPDATE: Ohio Senate introduces emergency fix for Shockwave error ] We've been getting some questions about legislative language intended to make the Mossberg Shockwave and similar firearms legal in Ohio. Buckeye Firearms Association attorney Sean Maloney, along with the Attorney General's office, worked on the language several years ago. However, it didn't find its way into a bill until HB 228,...

Another Ohio school moves to protect its students with armed staff members

Maysville, KY's The Ledger-Independent is reporting that an Adams County school district is the latest in Ohio to make plans allowing teachers and other staff members to carry guns. From the article : After revealing the intent to arm school staff, Manchester Local Schools Superintendent Brian Rau posted answers to some frequently asked questions people may have with the situation in the school...

NRA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief on NJ Permit Case; Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Among Signers

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association today applauded an amicus brief signed by twenty-three attorneys general in support of Rogers v. Grewal, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New Jersey's unconstitutional requirements for obtaining a handgun carry permit. The effort was led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Law-abiding citizens should not be required to prove they...

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