New Cases of Armed Citizens Stopping Criminals in February

by Amy Swearer   Last month, we documented some extraordinary examples from January of armed citizens relying on their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and others. We pointed out that these were average, everyday Americans who were just going about their lives. They did not go looking for evil but were…

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Trump Threatens to Veto Gun Bills Pushed by Democrats

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights. The House is expected to vote this week on separate bills requiring background checks for all sales and transfers of firearms and…

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House Eyes Votes on Two Gun Control Measures

by Joshua Nelson   The Democrat-controlled House is expected to vote this week on two gun control bills, one of which would subject gun sales by licensed dealers to federal review while the other would impose a universal background check on gun owners. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee passed…

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Bipartisan Support for New Federal Gun Controls Is a Red Flag

by Jose Nino   Is more gun control legislation coming to Congress? The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate. The change in House leadership will signal changes in gun control legislation in the near future.…

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Ten Laws That Spell Major Changes for Ohio in 2019

In terms of legislation, 2018 may be considered one of Ohio’s most impactful years in recent history. From the approval of the first medicinal marijuana dispensary to new abortion limitations, 2019 will see a dramatic change for many Ohioans. Compiled below are ten of the most significant changes coming to the…

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Commentary: What The Fake History Of Guns Can Teach Us

by Chris Calton   In 2000, Emory University history professor Michael Bellesiles published the book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. The central argument of the book was that the culture of American gun ownership does not date back to the colonial era and, instead, emerged in the middle…

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

by John Miltimore   A 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 Davis Violence Prevention Research Program found that California’s…

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Red-Hot Battle Over Gun-Control Laws Expected in Ohio’s Lame-Duck Session

Ohio’s lame-duck session appears primed for a battle over gun legislation with several bills vying for attention on both sides of the gun-rights issue. One bill that has the backing of lame-duck Gov. John Kasich is the so-called Red Flag Bill, or SB 278, which would allow law enforcement or…

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Kent State ‘Gun Girl’ Moving Forward with Open-Carry Walk Through Campus on Saturday

Her name is Kaitlin Bennett, otherwise known as the “Kent State gun girl.” You might also think of her as the anti-David Hogg. She supports the Second Amendment and is holding an Open Carry Walk through the Kent State campus on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event was initially planned as…

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Jim Renacci Gets NRA Endorsement as Sherrod Brown Rakes in Money from Anti-Gun Lobby

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, or NRA-PVF, has endorsed Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) for the U.S. Senate in Ohio. Renacci is running against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), an entrenched Washington politician running for his third term who is swimming in anti-gun campaign cash. Brown, 65, has been…

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