Buckeye Firearms Association

How the "Duty to Retreat" Repeal Was Gutted

Dear Ohio Second Amendment Supporters, Yesterday morning, the Senate Government Oversight Committee adopted an amendment to Sub House Bill 228 that gutted the chief objective of the bill, which was to remove one’s “duty to retreat” from a violent attacker. The gutted bill then moved to the Senate Floor, passed, went to the House for a concurrence vote, and now waits a signature, veto or no-action from Governor Kasich. As gun

Action ALERT: Ohio Senate Oversight Committee to hear HB228, possible Stand-Your-Ground amendment!

HB228 is scheduled for sponsor/proponent testimony in the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday morning at 10:00am! Your immediate action is needed to amend it into a SOLID Stand-Your-Ground law! As currently written, House Bill 228 does a few good things like removing the duty to retreat from an attacker and restoring the burden of proof to disprove a self-defense claim back to the prosecution. While good things in and of themselves, they

Senate Action ALERT: Pro-gun amendment possibility for weak "Stand-Your-Ground" bill!

As many gun owners already know, House Bill 228 is awaiting committee assignment in the Ohio Senate. As written, HB228 does a couple of good things, but it leaves so much on the table when it comes to much needed self-defense reforms in Ohio. It doesn’t provide immunity from prosecution for citizens forced to use a firearm for self-defense, it doesn’t establish a pre-trial immunity hearing so that gun owners

BREAKING- DeWine Endorses Mike Henne's Gun-Control Bill?!

(Columbus) – In an alarming break from his campaign stump speech where Gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine usually claims he supports the Second Amendment, DeWine reverted back to his US Senate Stance and stated his support for gun-control Saturday afternoon. “We’re open to anything that is reasonable,” said DeWine when pressed by Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow! Red ALERT. What does “reasonable” mean? This is where it goes from bad to

Gun-Control Companion Bill INTRODUCED in Ohio Senate!

Things just went from bad to worse. But first some good news. Last night, lame duck Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger announce that, due to an FBI corruption investigation into his tenure as Speaker, he would be stepping down effective May 1, 2018. Speaker Rosenberg was one of two major driving forces behind the machine to ram through Governor Kasich’s gun-control agenda. However, not stepping down until May 1st

OGO Stand-Your-Ground Bill Ready for Cosponsors!

BIG news for gun owners in the Buckeye State. . . The Ohio Gun Owners Stand-Your-Ground bill was sent out to the entire House of Representatives in Columbus yesterday and opened for co-sponsorship! I’m asking you to please read this email in its entirety and take action below! But before you take action, here’s a couple of things you need to know about the bill. First, the Ohio Stand-Your-Ground bill

Crank Up the Phones!

Dear Fellow Patriot, They thought the work was over when they got elected. But gun owners didn’t elect a two-third Republican “pro-gun” majority in BOTH chambers of our legislature just to go to Columbus to be empty suits! They’re supposed to FIGHT on behalf of the voters back home, the pro-gun folks like you and me who are sick and tired of watching state after state pass major pro-gun bills

Ohio: Gun Legislation ACTION ALERT - vote imminent!

Please read this entire email about tomorrow’s Statehouse vote and take ACTION! As you may know, very few “gun bills” are actually moving their way through the Statehouse in Columbus. One of those few is HB 142 by Representative Scott Wiggam, and it is scheduled to be heard on the floor for debate and voting TOMORROW. But weak-kneed politicians are trying desperately to water it down before it even passes

Pulling back the curtain on today's committee hearing

“This legislation strikes a reasonable balance and makes the penalties for not notifying an officer you are exercising your rights much more manageable for gun owners.” That’s what one “proponent” of the compromised substitute language in HB 142 said in today’s committee hearing at the Statehouse in Columbus. I nearly gagged. As you know, this afternoon was the House Federalism Committee hearing on substitute language for HB 142. HB 142,