2019: The year ahead

A new year brings us a new governor and lieutenant governor team, as well as the other statewide offices, many new Statehouse legislators and two new Ohio Supreme Court justices. We keep the same old anti-gun rights U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. As we start a new legislative session with Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, it seems the outgoing governor gave us one last gift. Kasich’s...

Top 6 Shooting Myths And Half-Truths

What’s fact — and what’s fiction — when it comes to some commonly held shooting and hunting beliefs? You might be surprised. Straight shooting on these common shooting misconceptions: Long barrels are more accurate than short barrels A bullet rises as it leaves the muzzle ‘Enough gun’ means dropping animals immediately Mystical ballistics really do exist Handloads are more accurate than factory...

Department of Justice Rescinds ATF Guidance Documents

In a press release issued on December 21, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced the rescission of 69 guidance documents the Department of Justice (DOJ) believes are unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper. The documents were rescinded pursuant to Executive Order 13777 and a November 16, 2017, memorandum signed by Attorney General Sessions...

Portage County Sheriff arrests concealed carry instructor; Scioto Co. sheriff investigating another

Cleveland FOX 8 reported recently that the Portage County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of issuing training certificates for firearms training he was supposed to provide but never did. From the article : Anthony Drago, 47, was an NRA instructor. In Ohio, it is mandatory to undergo firearms training to obtain an Ohio Concealed Carry License. Drago allegedly gave out the licenses...

12th District Court of Appeals reverses firearms conviction

Buckeye Firearms Association member Jonathan Fox, an attorney in Butler County, recently obtained a win for another BFA member who had been convicted of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle in the Preble County Municipal Court. Hall was stopped by an Ohio State Trooper for a traffic violation and immediately announced that he was a lawful concealed carry holder and had placed his...

Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2018 CHL statistics; RECORD 660,000 enjoy Ohio concealed carry

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2018. As has been true for every quarterly report for 10 plus years, we set a new record for total number of people licensed to discretely carry their firearms. During the second quarter Ohio Sheriff’s issued 13,865 initial CHL’s, renewed 23,847 CHLs and processed 6 Temporary...

3 Republican Senators Who Flip-Flopped on Duty to Retreat

Last month, many gun owners were disappointed to learn that a provision that would have removed the "duty to retreat" language from Ohio's self-defense test was removed from House Bill 228 before it was passed by the Ohio Senate. While we did everything we could to preserve this language, it was deleted from the bill by a Senate committee in order to pick up votes to get it passed in the full...

H.B. 228: Veto override is start of push to protect Ohioans' Second Amendment rights

The recent battle over House Bill 228 proves that power and money don't always win when it comes to Ohio law. But it also proves that the fight never ends when it comes to protecting Ohioans' Constitutional rights. The Ohio General Assembly showed true grit in returning during Christmas break to override Gov. John Kasich's veto, but it took removing "duty to retreat" and other provisions to get...

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