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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that a new survey shows 79 percent of the American public approve of hunting. This marks the highest level of support for hunting since 1995, according to data compiled by Responsive Management, an independent research firm.
The nationwide scientific survey showed the public's approval of hunting rose five points in the past year, up from 74 percent in 2011. The survey, conducted in February 2013 using random digit dialing and supplemental cellular telephone sampling, was the fifth in a series of similar surveys by Responsive Management to track trends in public approval of hunting since 1995.
Support for hunting has remained generally consistent during this time--73 percent in 1995; 75 percent in 2003; 78 percent in 2006; 74 percent in 2011; and a peak of 79 percent in 2013.
by Katie Dattalo
For the past few months, I, along with Buckeye Firearms Association, been covering an issue about our local media and their love-affair with a rapist in our community who has been organizing several anti-gun protests.
Last weekend, another protest was organized by Jerome McCorry, founder of the Adam Project and Ceasefire Dayton. He's also a convicted rapist:
The fact that McCorry is a sex offender was again left out of ABC 22/45′s initial report, which was giving him free press to bring people out to support the protest. So, I Tweeted to the "reporter" Chelby Kosto asking her to add the fact that he was a rapist to the story:
by C. D. Michel
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, America’s gun control movement was momentarily reenergized. Many reasoned voices sought solutions for such events, which unimpassioned analysis showed to mainly be a mental health issue. Gun control groups also concurred on the mental health aspect, then squandered that brief moment of collaboration by tossing their dusty legislative wish list into the political maelstrom. Knowing that their more extreme measures had little or no chance of passage – such as Dianne Feinstein’s now stalled “assault weapons” ban – they include seemingly benign and popular measures including “universal” background checks.
As with assault weapons, the public self-educated on the topic, and is now rejecting the plan. And for good reasons.
There are three basic problems with universal background checks; it will have no effect, the numbers don’t prove the case, and the only way to make the scheme remotely effective is repugnant to the people. Those are three big hills to climb. That’s why few politicians seem ready to take the hike.
Most important is that criminals disobey such laws (and according to the Supreme Court in their Haynes vs. U.S. decision, criminals are not legally obligated to). In a report titled “Firearm Use by Offenders”, our own Federal Government noted that nearly 40% of all crime guns are acquired from street level dealers, who are criminals in the black market business of peddling stolen and recycled guns. Standing alone, this shows that “universal” background checks would have an incomplete effect on guns used in crimes.
The story gets worse. The same study notes that just as many crime guns were acquired by acquaintances, be they family or friends (this rather lose category also includes fellow criminals, who are equally unlikely to participate in “universal” background checks). Totaled, nearly 80% of crime guns are already outside of retail distribution channels (which are 14% of crime gun sources) and outside of transactions made by the law abiding folks who would participate in “universal” background checks at gun shows (0.7%).
When 80% of the problem is not addressed by legislation, even if the law was enforced it would be nearly useless.
Click here to read the entire article at CalGunLaws.com.
by Chad D. Baus
Project Veritas, whose mission is to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society, recently released a video investigation under the headline "Hypocrites in Hollywood Want Guns Confiscated, But Won’t Remove Them From Their Own Violent Films."
I'm sure by now you've noticed that the establishment politicians and media pundits rarely miss a chance to use kids as props for their political agenda.
They have no problem insisting that the American people sacrifice our rights, "For the children."
But what happens when the tables are turned?
WATCH NOW to see the reaction of famous news anchors, Hollywood actors, and film producers when our investigators asked THEM to sacrifice something they love - money.
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Vice Chairman.
Youth-only hunt set for April 20-21
COLUMBUS, OH – The start of spring ushers in Ohio's annual wild turkey hunt, and hunters can enjoy the warmer weather in pursuit of this popular game bird. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the 2013 Ohio spring hunting season opens Monday, April 22, with the youth wild turkey season opening Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21.
"Ohio has a good population of wild turkeys and offers some great opportunities for a spring hunt," said ODNR Director James Zehringer. "The wild turkey is a true conservation success story in Ohio, and we hope to continue to build on our turkey hunting tradition."
The 2012 hatch should produce more jakes (1-year-old male turkeys) this year and will help offset the poor 2011 hatch. However, the woods may be quieter with fewer 2-year-old toms (male turkeys). These turkeys are generally the most vocal gobblers and readily located by hunters.
Hunters harvested 17,657 wild turkeys during the 2012 youth and spring turkey seasons. The total checked in 2011 was 18,162 wild turkeys.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife anticipates as many as 70,000 licensed hunters, not counting exempt landowners hunting on their own property, will enjoy Ohio's popular spring wild turkey season before it comes to a close on Sunday, May 19. The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the exception of Lake La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County, which requires a special hunting permit.
V. P. Biden pledges more executive action on guns from Obama “later this week," White House correctsSubmitted by cbaus on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:00.
by Chad D. Baus
We the People have spoken through our representatives in Congress. We do not want law-abiding Americans' Second Amendment rights curbed in the name of "doing something" about the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We do not want our legislators to pass things that feel good but that will do nothing to prevent these types of mass killings.
Unfortunately, Vice President Joe Biden is telling "stakeholders" that the President is preparing to use executive actions to act unilaterally and against the will of the American people as clearly expressed through their elected legislators.
Vice President Biden told White House allies in the gun control fight Thursday that President Obama will be announcing new executive actions on gun violence in the days after the Senate voted down a gun violence bill.
by Aaron Kirkingburg
The Dillon Sportsman Center is under new management and will be re-opening April 27th at 9am to welcome the public. Trap and skeet fields will be open, and all houses have been outfitted with new Atlas AT400 machines. Signup sheets for trap and skeet leagues will be available in the range house. The 100yd rifle range has six cement shooting benches available, with room to set up some prone positions left of the covered lanes. Our 25yd covered pistol range has ten lanes available with room for two shooters on each lane. Permanent cable system set at 25yds to attach targets or hang steel and bowling pins!
Free food and drinks will be served! Grill will be fired up around noon with burgers and dogs to blast away that hunger you built up on the range. Guest speaker Linda Walker, Buckeye Firearms Association Central Ohio Chair and member of the NRA Board of Directors, will address those present at around 1:00pm to get everyone fired up and informed about the goings on at the state house with BFA, and nationally with the NRA!
A gun raffle will be held around 2pm or so. A Smith and Wesson M&P .22 pistol will be raffled off for the benefit of Buckeye Firearms Foundation. Tickets will go on sale in the range house at 9am for $10/ea. No limit to the number of tickets you can buy, but you must be present to win.
Just look at the smile on that man's face! That's the smile of someone who's just won over $3,200 worth of guns and gear that will help him survive the end of the world as we know it.
Domestic terrorism. Civil unrest. Comet strike. Nuclear war. Zombie invasion. Whatever the scenario, Heath from Cambridge is now ready to bug out and survive if the unthinkable happens. This lucky patriot had the winning number for our recent raffle and picked up his giant prize package at Black Wing Shooting Center on Friday, April 12, 2013.
In addition to some pretty nifty prizes, Heath has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped support Buckeye Firearms Foundation, which sponsors the Armed Teacher Training Program and recently paid for 24 Ohio teachers and administrators to take an intensive 3-day active killer course at Tactical Defense Institute.
Manchin-Toomey anti-gun rights amendment defeated; "Assault weapons" & "high capacity" magazine bans defeatedSubmitted by cbaus on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 16:31.
This article was updated as new information became available.
by Chad D. Baus
The United States Senate has failed to achieve the necessary 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Manchin-Toomey amendment to Chuck Schumer's "universal background checks" bill, S. 649. The amendment, which was supported by Sen. Schumer, had been hailed by the media just last week as the best chance of getting a gun control bill through the Senate.
Crafted by a Sens. Manchin (D) and Toomey (R), the amendment sought to enact a mandatory background check on private sales at gun shows and between persons who initiated a transaction on the Internet and to increase the ways in which the government could begin a gun registration scheme.
All amendments required 60 votes to pass -- none passed. The vote on the anti-gun rights Manchin-Toomey amendment was 54-46. Continuing in his record of pro-gun rights votes, Sen. Rob Portman voted against this attempt to curb the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Less than two hours later, an amendment sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein which would have banned hundreds of so-called "assault weapons" based on cosmetic features, was defeated by a 40-60 vote. Also defeated was an amendment that sought to ban standard capacity magazines for many rifles and handguns, 46-54.
Democrats successfully filibustered several pro-gun rights amendments, including National Concealed Carry Reciprocity, defeated 57-43, and and improvement for Veterans' Gun Rights, defeated 56-44.
Given the vote on the Manchin-Toomey gun control amendment, it is highly unlikely that the Senate will achieve the 60 votes necessary to pass S. 469.
A statement from Sen. Portman follows:
by Greg Sowinski
LIMA - A national survey of police officers show overwhelming support for the Second Amendment while opposing many federal gun control proposals they say would do little, if anything, to stop crime.
Those beliefs are supported by some local officers, as well.
The national survey was conducted by PoliceOne.com, an online resource for law enforcement officials that offers a wealth of information and services to officers across the country. The group has more than 450,000 members and conducted a scientific survey by polling more than 15,000 of its members.
Of the gun-control legislation proposed at the federal level, 71 percent of officers said a ban on "assault weapons" would not reduce violent crime and 96 percent of officers said banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime.
Officers strongly supported legal concealed carry for citizens with 91 percent in favor. Officers also said the No. 1 way to stop mass shootings is more permissive concealed-carry policies for citizens.
"There is no way any type of ban on weapons or stricter rules on weapons is going to help anything," Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper James Bennett said. "It's a lot easier for a person to be able to protect themselves if they have a tool like a firearm to do that with. It's a lot easier to carry a gun than a cop."