A couple of weeks ago this Friday, I had the opportunity to address members of the Buckeye Firearms Association. It was the second time they brought me in to spend a day talking about judicious use of lethal force by private citizens in lawful defense of self and others. There were 299 ticket-buying attendees. The day was partly a fund-raiser, but mainly an extension of the education program that has made this Ohio group one of the role-model grassroots organizations dedicated to the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Info can be found here: https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/ .
Among other things, BFA has been extremely effective working for gun owners’ civil rights in the Ohio legislature. Its educational efforts have been extensive. They include the FASTER program for training armed school faculty members. Chris and Michelle Cerino, and John benner at Ohio’s Tactical Defense Institute, have done a magnificent job of creating this program, which trains the school personnel to a law enforcement standard with defensive handguns.
BFA is in the process of adopting a suicide prevention program created by the New Hampshire Firearms Safety Coalition, pioneered by 2a activist and longtime gun shop owner Ralph Demicco and Elaine Frank, retired head of the Injury Prevention Center, to show gun owners how to recognize and successfully intervene with people who show signs of possible intent to shoot themselves.
Go to their website above, and you’ll see how much good they are doing. Groups like BFA working at the state level have been hugely effective in preserving and expanding the rights of lawfully armed Americans, and are most worthy of our support.