Republicans warm to arming teachers AND gun control proposals?

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. It's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before." - Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Nov. 19, 2008 “Everything kind of has its time. ...We’ve got a moment now, a window.” - Ohio Gov. John Kasich, February 25, 2018 It's been two weeks since a mentally-ill young man carried out his plans to commit mass murder in...

Ohio Democrats' "assault weapons" ban would actually take your semi-auto squirrel-hunting gun (and all the rest)

Never shy about taking the "opportunity" of dead children to propose legislation they've wanted anyways, Democrats in the Ohio Senate last week introduced Senate Bill 260 - a bill that seeks to "prohibit a person from knowingly possessing or acquiring an assault weapon and to require the Attorney General to prepare for the establishment of a firearm and ammunition transactions database." Given...

Do people have the right to own any semi-automatic rifle, magazine size? Yes

Editor's Note: The following article first appeared on this website on April 3, 2013. We, the people, have the constitutional right to own semiautomatic rifles and the standard-capacity magazines designed for those rifles. The plain words in the U.S. and Ohio constitutions establish this, so long as those words are given their ordinary, everyday meanings. This is why proponents of gun control...

Arming Teachers, a Countermeasure to Active Killers

As a retired law enforcement officer, in my second career of training police officers, one of my proprietary courses was Tactical 1st Responder ©, the responses to Rapid Mass Murder©, which was eventually attended by officers from ten states. Having researched Rapid Mass Murder© by the random acts of active killers back to 1975, I discovered that the primary target of this type of homicide was...

Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land. Thanks to a decades-long campaign to distance the island nation from certain elements of its rugged heritage and the proliferation of an Australian-themed casual dining restaurant chain, today the word “Outback”...

Too Many Teachers Still Armed with Lucky Charms

Editor's Note: The following article first appeared on this website on October 9, 2007. Leaders at Buckeye Firearms Association have long-offered more than tweets about "thoughts and prayers," and in 2012 we put our ideas into action through the FASTER Saves Lives program . Anti-Second Amendment politicians and their media sycophants are Still. Just. Talking. Another school year has started. Kids...

The Gun Rights Community IS Doing Something About Violence

COLUMBUS, OH - The tragic mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has once again stoked the firey debate about gun control in the U.S. And once again many are calling for more gun laws and more restrictions on gun ownership. More extreme voices are even calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. One phrase often heard in these moments of national grief is "We...

Divisive Times, No Decisive Actions

Random Thoughts After A Very Long Week In The Trenches.... Since the Valentine’s Day tragedy in Florida, we’ve seen high school kids across the country marching, speaking out and demanding the rest of us do something to make schools safe again. Unfortunately, suggesting something that doesn’t fit their idea of a solution causes them to overheat. Their ardor, coupled with a lack of maturity, makes...

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