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Gun control bills to receive first hearings in Senate committee

Senator William Coley (R-4), who chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, has announced that sponsor testimony will be heard on a host of gun control bills that have been introduced by anti-Second Amendment members in the Ohio Senate. The hearings will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 3:15 p.m. in the South Hearing Room. Members of the …

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Introducing the Ken Hanson Constitutional Law Scholarship

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) recently hosted a celebration of life for attorney and BFA co-founder Ken Hanson, who passed away on August 4, 2019. At this event, we announced the launch of the Ken Hanson Constitutional Law Scholarship both to honor our friend and to promote the study of Constitutional Law. This scholarship will be offered through our …

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BFA testifies in support of HB 248 to remove background check requirement for antique firearms

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Dean Rieck, Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, testified before the Ohio House Federalism Committee in favor of House Bill 248. Also in favor were Sean Maloney, testifying on behalf of the National Rifle Association, and Evan English, for Olde English Outfitters. Sponsored by Representative Jenna Powell (R) and Representative Todd Smith (R), …

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Husted, Yost and Others Honor Life of Second Amendment Warrior Ken Hanson

DELAWARE, Ohio — Second Amendment supporters from around Ohio and beyond gathered Saturday at Blackwing Shooting Center to celebrate and memorialize one of gun owners’ greatest allies and advocates – L. Kenneth (Ken) Hanson. Hanson, co-founder of Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA), passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was 49 years old. Lt. Gov. John …

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Op-Ed: California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

The findings—which run counter to the conventional wisdom that gun control saves lives—have received almost no media attention. new academic study has found that, once again, gun laws are not having their desired effect. A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at …

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Ohio concealed handgun license-holder stops man threatening McDonald's customers with knife

WCMH (NBC Columbus) is reporting that an Ohio concealed handgun license-holder used his firearm to disarm a man who was threatening McDonald’s customers with a knife in Coshocton County. From the article: Sheriff’s determined when they arrived that the man, 22, from Coshocton, was making threats while inside the restaurant. A customer in the restaurant …

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SHOCK: Persons obtain more than four dozen firearms without background check

According to so-called “common-sense” gun control extremists like Mark Kelley’s “Americans for Responsible Solutions,” all we have to do to keep criminals from gaining access to firearms is to mandate that a background check be done before all transfers of firearms. Pass “universal” background checks, we’re told, close the “gun show loophole,” we’re told, and …

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Walmart Caves in to Pressure while Rural King Stand Firm for Gun Rights

It’s a study in contrast. One retailer caves in to pressure from gun control extremists. Another stands firm on Second Amendment rights. Walmart recently announced it would discontinue sales of rifle ammunition such as .223 and 5.56 caliber as well as stop sales of handgun ammunition. In Alaska, they will stop all handgun sales. Going even further, …

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