2017: What gun rights advocates should expect at the national level - Part 1

[Recently,] the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) held a webinar to offer their insight as to what the firearms and ammunition might expect when the Trump administration takes over the White House. Those observations were tempered with an opening reminder to participants: controlling the White House and Congress doesn't guarantee instantaneous change. Our founders intentionally created...

OSU Knife Attack Proves the Urgency of Passing HB 48 to Eliminate No-Gun Victim Zones

COLUMBUS, OH - The attack at The Ohio State University today is yet another reminder that no-gun "victim zones" do not make anyone safer. According to The Columbus Dispatch , "Nine people were injured when a man ran into pedestrians with his car on the Ohio State University campus, then exited the vehicle with a butcher knife and started cutting victims." Fortunately, an OSU police officer was...

Anti-gun media blows pre-meditated plan to blame gun owners for attack at OSU

Gun ban extremists were so eager to pin another violent attack on your right to bear arms that they got caught blaming Ohio gun laws for what turned out to be a violent attack on The Ohio State University by a person armed with a car and sharp-edged tool. For school shooting victims it's not too soon to discuss our nation's lax gun laws - it's too late Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/...

New York Attorney General Publishes Phony “Trafficking” Study With Flawed, Incomplete Data

[In October,] the New York Attorney General’s Office, led by Eric T. Schneiderman, released a report entitled “Target on Trafficking: New York Crime Gun Analysis” (the report). The report – accompanied by an interactive website – uses ATF trace data to attempt to build a case that the “lax” gun laws of other states lead to firearms being illegally “trafficked” into New York, which has some of the...

Great Tips to Consider for Firearms Deer Season

Most deer hunters measure achievement in terms of camaraderie, enjoying the autumn wood, seeing games, et cetera. Those are incredible yardsticks for the bow hunting season, probably, which in many states runs sufficiently long to give a hunter a few chances to hunt down a deer. When talking about the firearm deer season, however, achievement means every one of those things, a safe hunting trip,...

Ohio's Traditional Deer-Gun Hunting Season Begins Nov. 28

COLUMBUS, OH – Deer hunting is an extremely popular activity for sportsmen statewide, and Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Ohio’s deer-gun season opens Monday, Nov. 28. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the...

HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) scheduled for hearings in Senate committee

Chairman William Coley II has announced that the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will be hearing proponent testimony on HB 48 (Eliminate many 'no-guns' victim zones) on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m. in the North Hearing Room, and proponent/opponent/interested party testimony on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. The chairman has indicated that...

Thanksgiving: George Washington's 1789 Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful...

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