Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2016 CHL statistics; 59% increase over prior year

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2016, setting new records. The third quarter of 2016 was the busiest third quarter in history almost ensuring that more initial licenses will be issued in 2016 than any other year. There are now over 574,000 valid Ohio CHL’s and Ohio honors an estimated 12,300,000 more. Stats...

Should You Change Your Defensive Ammunition During Colder Weather?

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Piotr Franczak) I occasionally get questions from readers about changing their defensive ammo to better defeat heavier winter clothing in the colder months. People who consider an ammo change generally do it for one of two possible reasons. The most common is that the person misunderstands wound ballistics. He wants to exchange his hollowpoints for deeper penetrating...

Ladies: Are your Gifts from Good Santa or Bad Santa?

When it comes to giving gifts, is there a Bad Santa or a Good Santa in your life? This time of year you are almost certain to see Santa Claus somewhere nearby as you shop. For the most part he looks the same: chubby, red clothes and hat, black belt and white whiskers. Sure, sometimes he wears glasses, or his beard may be a little grey, but nothing out of the ordinary. What you won’t know until...

November 2016 firearms sales jump 16% over prior year

The November 2016 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,662,338 is an increase of 16.0 percent compared to the November 2015 figure of 1,432,451. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on...

Gun stocks are down, but our opportunities are sky high

So Hillary didn’t win. She will not appoint the next four, three, two, or even one Supreme Court Justice. She will not sign more executive orders aimed at stripping us of our God-given rights. We will continue to be able to buy guns and ammunition. Thank God! But many of us don’t need to buy ammo. We have years of it stored in our houses in case we lost the ability to buy more. We may have bought...

Pro-gun rights legislation passes in Ohio General Assembly, on way to Governor's desk [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

Editor's Note: This article is being updated as additional information becomes available. Despite opposition from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Ohio Manufacturer's Association Ohio Municipal League and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, not to mention gun ban extremists funded by a certain out-of-state billionaire, the Republican-dominated Ohio General...

Pro-gun rights legislation advances in Ohio General Assembly; More action needed today [UPDATE: VOTE TALLIES]

Buckeye Firearms Association is please to announce passage of important pro-gun rights legislation on Wednesday, December 7. The Ohio Senate amended and passed Substitute House Bill 48 by a 23-9 vote. HB 48 allows for concealed carry in places it is already legal to open carry guns. It removes many "victim zones" which are places that are easy for bad people to kill many innocents, such as day-...

Nearly 67,000 Deer Checked during Ohio's Weeklong Gun Hunting Season

COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 66,759 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. Two days (Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18) of deer-gun season remain. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 7-10, 2017, and archery season remains...

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