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  • As the U.S. Senate debated gun control in D.C., citizens used guns to protect themselves in Ohio

    04/27/2013 6:39:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 26 April, 2013 | Chad D. Baus
    News of the (failed) push to pass gun control legislation in the U.S. Senate, as well as the terror attack on Boston, dominated the media last week for good reason. But here in Ohio, a series of events that might otherwise have received wider news coverage went virtually unnoticed. Saturday, April 13 Toledo Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man who was attempting to break into his home.
  • Armed Teacher Training Program to Provide Free Training to Educators(OH)

    12/22/2012 10:27:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 20 December, 2012 | cbaus
    DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge. The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Training Program for...
  • BFA brings facts to an extremely emotional nation following Connecticut killings

    12/19/2012 7:30:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 19 December, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    In the wake of the Auroro, CO "no-guns" theater shooting, Buckeye Firearms Association published an article entitled "How long is too long to wait to defend the Second Amendment?," in which we discussed the dilemma we face each time another deranged lunatic decides to murder as many people as they can in a "no-guns" zone. In the article, I outlined how the media and gun control extremists had begun trying to score political points within just hours after the event. Each time there is another such attack, I explained, we are forced to weigh the dangers of responding too quickly...
  • Ohio State email can serve as election identification for students (vote stealing alert)

    Ohio State students will be able to use a printed copy of an email from the Office of the University Registrar as a form of identification on Election Day. During the week of Oct. 15, students will receive an email with their current address as listed in their student center on the Buckeyelink website, according to a Tuesday morning email to students from Enrollment Services. “This has actually been done for the past few elections,” said Jack Miner, OSU senior associate registrar. The email notification came on Tuesday, the first day of early voting and one day prior to the...
  • Buckeye Police "Body-Planted" Grandpa at WalMart in Black Friday Mayhem

    11/25/2011 1:52:39 PM PST · by Altariel · 38 replies
    Phoenix News Times ^ | November 25, 2011 | Ray Stern
    The Buckeye incident is catching national attention this morning. According to news reports, a crowd of fired-up shoppers at the Walmart were clawing at a box of videos games when a little boy was "trampled" and cut his lip. The boy's grandfather then tried to lift the kid, first sticking a video game he was holding in his waistband. The guy reportedly had $600 worth of other merchandise with him he intended to buy -- not exactly the shoplifter type. One witness of the incident quoted by Channel 10 news (KSAZ-TV) seems to indicate that police wildly over-reacted: "You would...
  • 2011 CCRKBA 'Grassroots Organization of the Year' Award goes to Buckeye Firearms Association(OH)

    10/15/2011 4:56:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 14 October, 2011 | Jim Irvine
    The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has named Buckeye Firearms Association their "Organization of the Year" for 2011. The award was presented at the 26th Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) by CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, who said "No organization deserved this award more than Buckeye Firearms. They are the total package when it comes to grassroots activism." I had the honor of receiving this award on behalf of Buckeye Firearms Association, which also won the award in 2007. There are many great grassroots groups working to protect our Second Amendment rights. Many of them...
  • Despite Economy, Ohio, U.S. Gun Sales Defy Gravity

    08/21/2011 7:15:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Shooting Illustrated ^ | August 17, 2011 | J.R. Absher
    Despite Economy, Ohio, U.S. Gun Sales Defy Gravity The economy of Ohio is centered to a high degree on the manufacturing of a myriad of consumer products, perhaps to a higher degree than dozens of other states. As a result, one would think the current downturn in the national economy would be intensified in The Buckeye State. Ohioans may not be dining out as much or buying new refrigerators and pickup tracks, but recently released figures from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) indicate they are continuing to purchase firearms at a record pace. During the first seven...
  • Jim Tressel tenders resignation

    05/30/2011 11:36:46 AM PDT · by safetysign · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 05/30/2011 | staff
    Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
  • Buckeye Firearms Association's Linda Walker elected to the NRA’s Board of Directors

    05/03/2011 6:00:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 2 May, 2011 | cbaus
    The leadership team of Buckeye Firearms Association is proud to announce that our very own Linda Walker has been elected to a position on the National Rifle Association's Board of Directors. The NRA made the public announcement in Pittsburgh at the NRA Annual Meetings on Saturday. Linda Walker has been a tireless supporter and fighter for our Second Amendment rights for several years. She joined the Buckeye Firearms leadership team in 2005 and has spent much of her time in the Statehouse working on concealed carry reform, Castle Doctrine, preemption and other legislation that Buckeye Firearms has been involved in....
  • Ohio U. mascot reveals all: Tackling Brutus Buckeye planned since last year (Banned for life)

    09/20/2010 7:59:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 2+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | 8/20/10
    Ohio U. mascot reveals all: Tackling Brutus Buckeye had been planned since last yearBy Rick Chandler Mon Sep 20,2010 3:00 PM ET Today's internet sensation is Rufus the Bobcat, Ohio University's (ex-)mascot who tackled and roughed up Brutus Buckeye prior to Saturday's game at OSU. Here, as we showed you earlier, is a report on the carnage. Poor Brutus; he's the Milhouse of college mascots. Anyway, it turns out that Rufus' attack was part of an elaborate master plan which was hatched even before mascot tryouts last year. Brandon Hanning, the man inside the Bobcat suit, said that the "whole...
  • Clarett seeks early release from prison (Loser from OSU)

    06/19/2009 10:45:30 PM PDT · by Slump Tester · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Defiance Crescent News ^ | 6-20-2009 | AP
    COLUMBUS (AP) -- An Ohio prosecutor is opposing former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett's request for early release from prison to pursue an NFL career. Clarett says the sooner he can be released, the sooner he can make a comeback, possibly in the NFL. He says he's heard from teams while he's been in prison. But first, Clarett must overcome the objections of Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien, who says the former Buckeyes standout hasn't made a strong case to be released so early in his prison term. On Thursday, O'Brien asked Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio...
  • The uncomfortable truth about school shootings

    10/05/2006 9:42:48 AM PDT · by OH2Am · 21 replies · 974+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | October 4, 2006 | Ken Hanson
    In a remarkable moment of candor, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell today acknowledged that stronger gun laws could not have prevented the horrible shooting at the Amish school in Lancaster County. Rendell, a staunch gun control advocate, admitted, “I believe with all my heart that we need more gun control” during a live press conference. But he also acknowledged that tougher gun laws would not have prevented gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV from carrying out his deadly attack, noting, “You can make all the changes you want, but you can never stop a random act of violence by someone intent on...
  • Buckeye System Brings New Digital Capability to Warfighters

    06/13/2006 5:49:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 305+ views
    FORT BELVOIR, Va., June 13, 2006 – A system initially adopted to help the Army Corps of Engineers detect invasive vegetation growing in coastal waterways is giving warfighters an edge in the global war on terror. "Buckeye," a digital imaging system that's installed on an aircraft, gives ground commanders a bird's-eye view of the area in which they're operating, Army Capt. Jed Richards, research and development coordinator for the Army's Topographic Engineering Center here, told American Forces Press Service. Featuring a high-quality digital camera with an extra-large focal frame, Buckeye "looks" nearly straight down from an aircraft and captures images...
  • Who exactly is Jim Petro?

    02/02/2006 11:19:32 AM PST · by RockinRight · 27 replies · 631+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | February 2, 2006 | Steve Hoffman
    His shifting campaign strategy offers few clues Forget high-definition television. More eye-catching (at least for political junkies) is watching the high-definition candidate in this year's race for governor. That, like it or not, is Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. And that is not good news for the other well-known Republican in the race, Attorney General Jim Petro. The leading candidate for the Democratic nomination, U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland of Lisbon, remains a blank slate for most voters. This week, the Petro campaign attempted (yet again) to define itself. But messages were mixed. Blackwell does not have this problem. In...
  • Caption Kerry (the Nut)

    10/18/2004 8:43:02 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 52 replies · 1,792+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/04
    Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry holds up a buckeye during a town hall meeting in Xenia, Ohio October 16, 2004 as part of a daylong campaign trip through Ohio. Kerry called it his good luck buckeye and promised to put it on his desk in the White House should he be elected president. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder US ELECTION)