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...

BFA's Jim Irvine testifies in support of HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones)

The fate of HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) - a bill that was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives over one year ago by a whopping 68-29 vote - may come down to what happens in Ohio Senate the next 48 hours. HB 48 makes several critical changes to Ohio firearms laws. Currently it is against the law to possess a firearm on school property. There is an exemption for license-...

ACTION ALERT - Gun Bill Needs Your Support TODAY

Earlier, we asked you to contact your legislators about HB 48 to eliminate victim zones and THOUSANDS of you sent emails. The effect was amazing and YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD! NOW another bill needs your IMMEDIATE support ... SB 199 is an important bill that would allow active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces to carry a handgun without a license AND an amendment to this bill would allow employees...

ACTION ALERT - Write your legislators NOW!

We're close to passing an important bill that will help eliminate many no-gun "victim zones" throughout Ohio. But Bloomberg is fighting us! We need your help now. TODAY! House Bill 48 (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-care facilities,...

Giving a Firearm as a Gift? Some (Updated) Reminders from NSSF

The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative? The first thing to remember if you’re thinking about giving someone a gun is that . . . it’s a gun! You already...

Remember to fight for your Second Amendment rights with year-end donations

As you are going over your end of year “to do” lists, there are some donations you can make to support your ideals. Tax credit – the gift that costs you nothing! You can make a donation of $50/100 per person/couple to an Ohio statewide candidate, State Representative or State Senator and receive a tax credit for the entire donation. This is not a “tax deduction” where you get a portion back; this...

Lively testimony on HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) follows OSU attack

Just 24 hours after a man influenced by Islamic extremism slammed his car into a crowd of Ohio State students and then began slashing at them with a butcher knife, OSU students and others presented testimony on a bill pending before the Ohio Senate that would allow universities the option of restoring their students' self-defense rights on campus. HB 48 passed the Ohio House over one year ago by...

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