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...

#Don'tDigTheRig (Of Gun and Magazine Holsters)

Concealed Nation has a regular feature on its website called #DIGTHERIG. It consists of reader submitted photos about their individual chosen concealed carry weapon and holster choices. A huge variety of guns and holsters are featured. All are carried by someone. Unfortunately, some of the choices are less than optimal. Concealed Nation doesn’t provide any commentary about whether the CCW choices...

NSSF Lauds Secretary Zinke's Downing of Obama's Last-Minute Lead Ban

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praises [Interior] Secretary Zinke's swift action in scrapping the ban on lead by hunters and anglers in outdoor recreation that was passed on the final full day by the Obama administration. "It's time to put ammunition back where it belongs...

Cornyn Introduces the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017” in the Senate

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on Wednesday introduced his version of interstate carry legislation, titled the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Cornyn’s bill follows an earlier release in the House by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) of the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Both bills seek to address the problem of law-abiding concealed carry permit holders having to...

Women’s History Month: Move Over Annie, These Women Were Great Shooters, Too!

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 some excellent articles from regular contributor Michelle Cerino. March is Women’s History Month. Trying to decide whom to write about, I first thought of Annie Oakley. However, since everyone knows about her, I decided to dig a little deeper. Following are 4...

A Promise Kept: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama-Era Social Security Gun Prohibition Rule

On Tuesday, February 28, President Donald J. Trump signed the repeal of an Obama-era Social Security Administration (SSA) rule that would have resulted in some 75,000 law-abiding beneficiaries losing their Second Amendment rights each year. The SSA rulemaking was issued in the waning weeks of Obama’s presidency and targeted those receiving disability insurance or Supplementary Security Income...

Annual Attorney General Summary on Concealed Carry: 2016 marks busiest year on record

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the annual report. 2016 was another record year with more licenses being issued than any year in the nearly 13 years Ohio has issued licenses. 2016 established new records for 117,951 new licenses issued, 158,937 total licenses issued (includes renewals) and over...

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