Category Archives: 2nd Amendment

People are arming themselves in record numbers

WOW! More records are being set with NCIS Background Checks! The February numbers have just been published showing that on a National basis, Jan-Feb 2016 is UP 42% over Jan-Feb 2015. Ohio’s growth is even larger – UP 54%! Several things are likely causing these increases: * Obama & Hillary anti-gun penchant * Increased fear of danger from illegals or terrorists * Anti-police rhetoric possibly causing police to pull back. People are purchasing guns as a new purchase or buying additional firearms. I’ve never seen any data of purchases by gender but based on what I’ve seen at the range, my guess is a high percentage of women are buying for self-defense. The classes I’ve taken so far have consisted of over half the class being made up of women “over 50”.

National NCIS Background Checks

Nat'l NCIS Background Checks

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Ohio NCIS Background Checks

Ohio NCIS Background Checks

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Ohio Promotes Self-Defense

Buckeye Firearms Association posts many interesting articles. This week they had two that were interesting statistics for Ohio.

The first article reported on the current results of the FASTER program which trains school teachers to use a gun as well as other tactical maneuvers should an active shooter situation occur. Currently 63 counties have trained teachers with more signing up for future training. Read the complete article on Buckeye Firearms website.

Today they posted an 2015 Year-End update to the number of Concealed Carry licenses issued in the 4th Qtr per Ohio’s AG Mike Dewine. At the end of 2015 there are now close to 500,000 license holders. As the article notes, if you’re in a crowd of 18 people, chances are there is 1 person carrying. If the crowd is older and upscale the chances are greater. Read the complete article on Buckeye Firearms website.

Concealed Carry Chart

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2016 Election Just Got Really Critical

US-ConstitutionLast weekend the importance of the 2016 election reached critical status with the sudden death of Justice Scalia. His staunch belief that the Constitution should be interpreted exactly as it was written and according to life Justice Scaliaas it was when the Constitution was written. He did not believe the Constitution was a “living breathing” document subject to interpretation according to current trends as the liberal Justices believe.

The example he used to illustrate this difference was whether the electric chair was cruel and unusual punishment. At the time the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, hanging was customarily used for death. Thus the electric chair is less cruel than hanging.

Although the Supreme Court SHOULD BE non-partisan, we all know that is not the case. Before Justice Scalia’s death, many decisions were split 5-4, with 5 Conservatives and 4 Liberals. When Presidents are confronted with nominating a new Justice, due to a death or retirement, they try to select one that matches their own political views. No doubt, Obama is an extreme leftist. So he will try nominate a similar thinking Justice on the Court. The Senate has the final say as to whether to consider or appoint Obama’s nomination. Conservatives are adamant that the Senate does not accept a liberal Justice. We’ll see whether they hold firm or cave as they have to other Obama leftwing attempts.

What’s at stake? Mainly the 1st and 2nd Amendments. With 5 liberals on the Court, they could minimize or eliminate religious freedom AND they could eliminate the 2nd Amendment which removes our right to own guns. If you consider all the things liberals would really like America to be like, you can understand why people say America will no longer be America if a liberal is put on the Court.

Ted Cruz is the strongest presidential candidate on knowledge of the Constitution. He memorized it as a young teen and as argued cases before the Supreme Court and won them all. Last night Ted Cruz spoke at Conservative Review’s Convention in South Carolina. He explains this Constitution issue and the importance of selecting a new Justice much better than I can. Yes, it’s a campaign speech but the main topic is the Constitution and worth viewing. This video is of that speech. I recommend viewing it if you want to understand this issue and how YOUR LIFE might be impacted by voting for the wrong person for President.

Record NCIS Background Checks for January

Obama’s not going to be happy. January NCIS Background Checks hit another monthly record. With 2,545,802 checks for the month, it was the highest January number since checks began in 1998. The 2nd highest January was in 2013 – right after Obama was elected for a second term.

NCIS Background Checks by Month

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Ohio’s number of background checks mirrored the National growth. Ohio’s January number of 76,218 was a 60% increase over 2015.

NCIS Ohio Background Checks by Month

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A number of Sheriff’s – including 3 in Ohio – have recommended citizens get a gun and a concealed carry license to protect themselves since it may take too long for law enforcement to get there. The massacres in San Bernardino were over in only 5 minutes! As someone said, “I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy!”

Practice, Practice, Practice!

I hadn’t been to the shooting range for 3 weeks so decided I’d better practice. Besides it was a dreary afternoon so might as well spend it doing something fun. I practiced putting into play some new things I learned during the 8-hour CCW class. Changed my stance to the defense mode and kept both eyes open. Our instructor told us to aim for center mass (versus the bullseye as in target shooting) and to line up the end of the gun to the center mass area with BOTH eyes. This allows you to keep peripheral vision during a stress event.


I continue to be amazed at the number of “senior” women who are learning how to shoot. Both my “Beginner’s Handgun” and “Concealed Carry” classes (which were full) had half the class with women over 60. It’s a sign of the times!!

Americans are buying guns … lots of them!

Twitter folks have given Obama a new moniker … Prezzy Stompyfoot to reflect his often childlike tantrums during pressers when he’s not getting his way. This week he did it again during his rant on gun control. Again he blames the gun rather than the people committing the crime. Someone said that’s like blaming planes for flying into the Twin Towers!

As usual, he’s prone to lies in order to push his political agenda. His big lie during his speech was that guns bought online don’t get a background check. Apparently he doesn’t bother to check the laws. Yes, you can buy a gun online but the LAW requires that the gun be shipped to an FFL dealer (Federal Firearm License). When the purchaser goes to the dealer to pick up the gun, he must complete the background info paperwork so the dealer can submit it to the NCIS computer check. The purchaser must pass the background check just like a person buying a gun from the gun store. Obviously the law doesn’t fit Obama’s agenda so he conveniently ignores the facts. “You can keep your doctor“.

Whenever Obama mentions gun control, guns sales increase. He’s been called “the BEST gun salesman EVER“. Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson stocks have increased over 900% since Obama took office. Glock, which is one of the most popular handgun brands, is not publicly traded so who knows what its sales are. There is no data that records the total number of guns sold. I’ve heard people refer to Americans owning 300 million. The only tracking data is via the FBI’s NCIS background check requests. Those requests are breaking records!

The end-of-year numbers are now posted to the FBI’s website so I updated my previous posts’ graphs. They reflect people’s fear of what is happening in America. People are afraid. The Mideast is in turmoil. Obama and DHS are moving muslim refugees into communities during the night by transport planes. FBI has said they can’t guarantee that these refugees aren’t ISIS. Even if they aren’t ISIS, their belief in Sharia Law is incompatible with our laws. Germany’s nightmare New Year’s Eve assault on women by 1000 refugee men is a reminder of that. The San Bernardino police were there within 5 minutes, but it was too late. As someone said on Twitter, he “carries a gun because a cop is too heavy”. The record number of background checks is indicating that a lot of other people feel the same way.

NCIS Firearm Background Checks by Year for Nation

NCIS background checks by Yr

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NCIS Firearm Background Checks for Nation 2014-2015

NCIS background checks by Month

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NCIS Firearm Background Checks for Ohio 2014-2015

NCIS background checks for Ohio 2014-2015

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NCIS Firearm Background Checks for Ohio since 2008

NCIS Ohio by Year since 2008

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