BFA News

Six years' hard work: Lawful concealed carry on TARTA buses is finally recognized

Immediately after passage of Ohio's concealed carry law in 2004, the Toledo Area Regional Transportation Agency (TARTA) banned concealed handgun license-holders (CHLs) from their stations and buses , despite Section 9 of the legislation which became Ohio's concealed carry law (House Bill 12) having clearly prohibited such action . Pro-gun activists, including those represented by this political...

Message to Ohio gun owners: Telling the "embarrassing" truth about a Republican could cost you

"I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!" - Warren G. Harding For the volunteer leaders at Buckeye Firearms Association, 2010 was one of the more interesting election years in this political action committee's history. While BFA is now and always has been a non-...

The Role of Single Issue PACs

An editorial response by multiple contributors On July 11, 2010, Buckeye Firearms Association, a single issue Ohio political action committee (PAC), endorsed the reelection of incumbent Democrat Governor Ted Strickland over Republican challenger John Kasich. To "insiders," this endorsement decision was expected. However, we realize that not all of our readers are "insiders" and do not necessarily...

Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Ted Strickland for Governor

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has announced Gov. Ted Strickland (D) as its first endorsed candidate of the 2010 general election cycle. BFA made the announcement on Sunday during a fundraising event at the Pickaway County Sportsman's Club in Circleville, Ohio, with the Governor in attendance. Governor Strickland has continued his long tradition of supporting Second Amendment rights during...

Yes, your Ohio concealed handgun license is valid in 26 states!

Here's a question people frequently ask: "Your CCW Wallet Card says my concealed handgun license is good in 26 states. But on the Ohio Attorney General site , there are only 18 states listed. Who is right?" Actually, we're both right. The Attorney General's job is to negotiate "reciprocity" agreements with other states. Here's how Ohio law explains it:

Help Buckeye Firearms stop Cleveland's abuse of law-abiding gun owners

The Law Applies to the Little People in Cleveland, but Not Mayor Jackson? Fresh on the heels of a poll naming Cleveland the second least-desirable U.S. city to live in, Mayor Jackson appears determined to make a run at the top spot as Cleveland continues to be the only municipality in Ohio illegally enforcing local firearm laws. The victims? Cleveland's own taxpayers. Local firearm laws were...

Clyde case yields first protections for gun owners

On September 18, 2008 the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that R.C. 9.68 is valid , and that municipalities may not infringe on the broad statutory and constitutional right to carry firearms. Within a few days, this opinion saw application in courtrooms around the state. Readers of this website are familiar with the story of Damon Wells , the young man in Cleveland who shot at thugs in self-defense last...


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