Saved by the Bell: Strategies to Prevent Extra-Curricular School Shootings

[Recently] I wrote an article describing how school shooters have recently been utilizing the chaotic time periods immediately before or after school as well as busy lunch periods and fire drills to launch their shooting attacks. This trend is growing. Almost half of the school active killer attacks in the last three years have been outside of normal school hours. All of the other school attacks...

NSSF Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of Target and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2017 in the Senate

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the bipartisan introduction of S. 593, the Target and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2017 in the U.S. Senate, sponsored by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), John Boozman (R-La.) and Heidi Heitkamp...

A Fourth Circuit Trifecta: New Rulings Confirm Need for Judges who Respect Second Amendment

Anyone still unconvinced about the importance of the courts and the need for justices who support Second Amendment rights had plenty of food for thought [last] month, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issuing two anti-gun opinions in rapid succession. These follow a troubling decision in January, United States v. Robinson , addressed in a previous alert . On February 17, the...

Historical Huntresses Delia Akeley and Mary Kingsley

Editor's Note: March is Women's History Month, Women are the fastest growing segment in the shooting sports, and we plan to celebrate with another excellent article from regular contributor Michelle Cerino. Writing about early female big-game hunters, aka historical huntresses, was not as easy as I thought it would be. I chose 2 women, Delia J. Akeley and Mary Kingsley, who I feel exhibited...

Partnership for Safety of Children Around Firearms Launches Store it Safe Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6, 2017 — The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) has teamed up with firearm owners, pediatricians and others to create the Partnership for Safety of Children Around Firearms, and a pilot program called Store it Safe, to encourage safe storage of firearms and educate families about safety issues. "Twenty-five percent of Ohio counties have had gun-related...

Designing Your Outdoor Shooting Range

Editor's Note: As articles about irresponsible rural gun owners allowing rounds to escape from home-made ranges featuring poorly-constructed backstops continue to make headlines , Buckeye Firearms Association is dedicated to continue efforts to educate gun owners on the importance of range responsibility. Following are links to recommended resources to ensure that "if it's shot here, it stays...

Dayton Daily News asks "Do concealed-carry laws make us safer?"

As part of a series of articles prepared in the run-up to implementation of SB 199 on March 21 , journalist Lynn Hulsey of the Dayton Daily News (DDN) has written an article entitled "Do concealed-carry laws make us safer?" The article begins with this: Concealed-carry advocates say laws allowing permit-holders to keep guns close at hand serve as a crime deterrent. Opponents say just the opposite...

Regional Ohio firearms-related events, including one this weekend!

Occasionally Buckeye Firearms Association is made aware of regional firearms-related events that may be of interest to our readers. Following are details on two such events. REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition Third Annual Preppers Ball - March 11, 2017 The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pleased to announce that their Third Annual Preppers Ball. This Tallmadge, Ohio based event...

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