BFA News

Gun rights groups score collective victory for sportsmen with defeat of HB446 & HB223

By Larry S. Moore The Columbus Dispatch reported recently that the defeat of HB446, the so-called "puppy mill" bill that sought to increase fees and impose new regulations on dog breeders and kennel owners, had ruffled some feathers in the Statehouse. Although the Dispatch acknowledges that the U.S. Sportsman's Alliance had been long-engaged in the debate, reporter Jim Siegel editorializes in his...

Merry Christmas from Buckeye Firearms Association

Merry Christmas to one and all from all of us at Buckeye Firearms Association. Our best gift is the friendship and support given by each of you throughout the year. As we reflect on the year’s passing, we count our many blessings, remember our losses, and give thanks for those who helped us through it all. We each need to take time to appreciate our friends and family during this special time of...

Buckeye Firearms Association volunteers attend Mobility-Impaired Hunting Access Area Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BFA volunteer Bob Harsanje (seated on right) joins (from left) the ODNR's David Graham & Philip King, Rep. Peter Ujvagi and others in the ribbon cutting Buckeye Firearms Assocation volunteer Bob Harsanje and Vice Chairman Chad Baus were on hand recently as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the development of the Mobility...

Gov. Strickland signs Amended Substitute HB450 (Armed Services 18-21 gun rights restoration)

Governor Ted Strickland, a former Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee, finished off his second year as governor by signing yet another pro-gun bill into law. According to his website , the Governor signed Rep. Bruce Goodwin's Am. Sub. House Bill 450 into law on January 6, 2009. Rep. Goodwin was the primary sponsor of the legislation, which lifts a state law which banned members of the armed...

Buckeye Firearms Association says goodbye to a friend

Jacques Jones, a long-time friend and former BFA leader, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2008. Jacques was a lifelong gun rights supporter and instrumental leader in the fight to pass concealed carry legislation in Ohio. Jacques was also a renowned SCUBA Rescue Diver and Instructor, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Concealed Carry Instructor, former member of the Akron University Rifle Team...

Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsees to hold majority of leadership positions among House Democrats

Thanks in large part to having run so many pro-gun candidates in key districts, Democrats will hold a slim majority next year in the Ohio House. The House Democratic caucus has chosen Rep. Armond Budish (D-08) as the next House speaker. He will replace Republican Jon Husted when the 128th General Assembly is formed in January. It is an encouraging sign that, despite a change in party leadership,...

Mobility-Impaired Hunting Access Area to Open at La Su An Wildlife Area

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife has announced that it will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the development of the Mobility Impaired Hunting Access Area at Lake La Su An Wildlife Area on Friday, November 21. The event will begin at 10 AM at this state wildlife area near Montpelier in Williams County. The ceremony will take place off of County Road S...

Ladies Only - IDPA, Defensive Pistol Clinic - A HUGE SUCCESS!

By Linda Walker Buckeye Firearms, in conjunction with Big Darby Shooting Range and Pickaway County Sportsmen, Inc. , hosted a first-ever ladies only IDPA match on Sunday. Sixteen ladies braved the bitter cold to come out for an afternoon of shooting at Big Darby Shooting Range, located in West Jefferson, Ohio.


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