BFA News

Restoration of Rights bill scheduled for third hearing in House; Buckeye Firearms Association to offer testimony

The House Committee on Criminal Justice, which is chaired by BFA "B*" -rated Rep. Lynn Slaby, will hear proponent/ opponent and interested party testimony on HB54 , sponsored by Representatives Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Jarrod Martin (R-Beavercreek) on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m. in Statehouse Room 114. This is the bill's third hearing in the House. Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative...

Firearms Coalition endorses Linda Walker for NRA Board of Directors

by Jeff Knox Each year 25 of the 75 regular director seats comes up for election to 3-year terms along with the 76th director, who voters attending the Annual Meeting select for a one-year term. There is little chance of any injection of new blood in this year's election. The candidate list is a bit larger than usual, but it includes 26 incumbent directors, including the current 76th director,...

BFA Legislative Chair Ken Hanson offers proponent testimony on HB45; Amendments circulated but no votes today

by Chad D. Baus & Jim Irvine Buckeye Firearms Association's Legislative Chair Ken Hanson offered testimony today in support of Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix legislation before the House Committee on State Government and Elections. His testimony follows:

Please join Buckeye Firearms Association for a Candidates Reception March 15

For the sixth year in a row, Buckeye Firearms Association has teamed up with the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, as well as several other conservation & firearms-related groups, to host a candidate's forum. The event will take place in Columbus on March 15th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and we hope you will make plans to attend! Several Buckeye Firearms Association leaders and volunteers will be...

Vote LINDA WALKER for NRA Board of Directors

To My Fellow Second Amendment Brothers & Sisters, My name is LINDA WALKER and I need your vote for the NRA Board of Directors. When you receive the ballot, either in the mail or in your NRA publication, please cast your vote for me. HURRY! VOTING ENDS APRIL 10, 2011. PLEASE DO NOT "DILUTE" YOUR VOTE. MARK YOUR BALLOT FOR ONE AND ONLY ONE CANDIDATE. Every other name you mark reduces my chances...

What went wrong – why gun owners got next to nothing in the last General Assembly

by Jim Irvine The 128th General Assembly (2009-2010) is history. SB239 (Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fixes) and SB247 (Restoration of Rights) are dead. Despite having the broad support in the Senate, the House and Governor Strickland, these important bills never passed. We will examine what when wrong, and where we go from here. Long-time readers of this web site may remember that we tried to...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsees dominate Senate majority leadership in 129th General Assembly

Buckeye Firearms Association endorsees have been elected by Republicans and Democrats to a majority of leadership positions in their respective caucuses for the 129th General Assembly. Senate Republicans have picked former BFA endorsee Sen. Tom Niehaus (New Richmond) as Senate President. The caucus also chose the following former endorsees to join Niehaus in leadership: Sens. Keith Faber (Celina...

To the Editor: 'No need' to carry firearms into bars or restaurants that serve alcohol?

In response to The Dayton Daily News ' recent editorial excoriating attempts to pass SB239 (Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix), two letter writers, including BFA Region Leader Larry Moore, wrote to set the facts straight.


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