Divided we fall

By Jim Irvine First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. Pastor Martin Niemöller So what does this have to...

Concealed Carry Of Weapons Superior To Taking Weapons: S. 388: Part IV

By John Longenecker Grab a cup: this one’s a long one. The last in a series of four parts. What exactly is law-abiding? A lot of Americans may not want to admit this, but being law-abiding is a very private matter. For many of us, including myself, it is a matter of self respect, a community contribution, a solemnity that is not based on fear of punishment, but of personal values. In this value,...

Getting My Concealed Handgun License

By Chris Chumita We finally did it. This past weekend, my wife and I finally took our twelve hour class that is required to obtain our concealed handgun license (CHL). It may be shocking to many people that I waited this long to obtain my CHL, because I have been very active in the fight to protect our Second Amendment rights. I am a part-time police officer, and that allowed me to carry off-duty...

FRIDAY FLASHBACK!: And They Ask Me Why I Carry?

Buckeye Firearm Association's web site is seeing an amazing growth in visitors and new articles are being posted several times a week. With everything that is going on, it is easy to miss some important and interesting articles. To make sure that you don't miss anything, we are going to repost one of our more popular articles every Friday. This week's "Friday Flashback" is.... And They Ask Me Why...

Passing good legislation - Lessons learned, Part II

By Jim Irvine Yesterday we reviewed many of the things we did right last session as HB347 worked its way from a bill to a law. Today we are going to take a crucial look at ourselves and see where we can improve. Areas where Buckeye Firearms can do better: We were not able to adequately target specific districts. While we have an extensive list of gun owners, and a large email list, many of our...

Concealed Carry Of Weapons Superior To Taking Weapons: S.388, Part III

By John Longenecker As I mentioned in previous comments on S. 388 (the nationwide concealed carry permit recognition bill introduced by U.S. Representative John Thune, R-S.D.) the very idea of carrying weapons made uniform nationwide can impeach the need for many social programs which are based on a theory of violence. Could it all really happen? Yes. Because most social programs are based on a...

Passing good legislation - Lessons learned, Part I

By Jim Irvine With the passage of HB347 last year, the Governor’s threat of a veto coming to fruition, and the culmination of a veto override, we all learned some lessons about how the political process works, and how we worked within that system. Judging by the results, we won. So we were good enough, but there is always room for improvement. In this article I will discuss some things we did...

Concealed Carry Of Weapons Superior To Taking Weapons, Part II: S. 388 is Huge

By John Longenecker Huge for all Americans. Let me say something to you right now: as a solution to social crisis, liberty is always better than takings. Always better than nearly any social program out there. The formula for bureaucrats is interference. The measure of success on their personal score card is substituting constituent dependency on their agencies for the joy and happiness of...

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