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  • Ohio Gun Owners covers topics from self defense training, concealed carry information, to purchasing your first gun and everything in between!

    UC Communiversity
    On Saturday, July 8, Communiversity at the University of Cincinnati is offering a workshop for those how have an Ohio concealed handgun license, or simply want to understand more about "open carry" in Ohio. Derek Andrew DeBrosse, an attorney in Columbus, will cover topics that are relevant to the average gun owner in America with a focus on Ohio. Topics include statutory obligations of a concealed handgun licensee; possession, storage and transportation of firearms; use of force law and the aftermath; and more.

    Derek Andrew DeBrosse holds a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Regent University School of Law. Mr. DeBrosse’s practice focuses on a variety of firearm related matters from NFA issues to FFL representation. Derek has represented both individual, corporate, and grass-roots organizational firearm clients in both Federal and State court.

    Professionally Derek also serves on the Lawyer Advisory Board for the United States Concealed Carry Association, as General Counsel of Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Village of Hartford, Ohio, and as an Adjunct Professor at Capital University.

    To register, call 513-556-6932 or go online at uc.edu/ce/commu.
    http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/250355

    David
    Selling a firearm these days can be risky business. Interstate laws, prohibited buyers, and more can quickly put a damper on an other wise legal practice. The best method of protecting yourself after the sale is to record the information of who you sold your firearm to, and the firearm information you sold. Every firearm has a serial number if you are the original purchaser that serial number will easily be traced back to you. Alleviate yourself of any stress after the sale by taking some precautionary measures.
    1. Record the information of your buyer - Though its not required in the state of Ohio it can save you some headache down the road should something nefarious happen with your previous firearm. Plus it can assist the authorities in tracking down the culprit. Be sure to include the buyers name, the date of the sale, and any other information you feel is important.
    2. Record the information of your firearm - Keep a detailed record of the firearm that was sold. Make sure you include serial number, make of gun and caliber.
    3. Conduct the transaction at a FFL - If all else fails conduct the transaction at a local FFL who can conduct a quick background check through the NCIS system. Not only will it ensure the buyer is legal to own it, it will also be an official record of transfer to the new buyer.  Though this method usually costs a few bucks it maybe worth spending it.

    David
    Stash guns are guns that people have placed around their house "strategically" that they believe will aid them in the event of a home invasion. Often times these guns are irresponsibly stored loaded and ready to go. Anyone will have access to them who enters the property. How many times do we read in the paper every year about a youngster stumbling across their parents weapon who thought it was hidden so perfectly? Stash guns pose more problems then they solve. How do you access your weapon if you are cut off from them? How will you protect yourself, or your family if your gun is in the same room the intruder is? Or worse yet, how will you respond if your stash gun is found by the intruder before you can get to it?
    For me personally, I can name three of my friends or family members who have had a "stash gun" but were unable to access it during a crisis in their homes. They lost control of their weapons and put themselves from a bad situation to a worse one without even having to do anything. Each and every single time it did not end well for them, but had they kept that weapon on them the outcome very likely would have been different.
    The purpose of a home defense firearm is for it to be readily accessible, and contrary to popular belief the stash gun is not a recommended method. One approach a gun owner can take is to have a bed side gun that is secured in case a night time home invasion happens, and then during the day carrying a firearm on them even while in the house. If you are lucky enough to have multiple guns then safely storing a "stash gun" may become a viable option in your house, but it is essential you follow good firearm safety storage guidelines, and have a weapon readily available to you at all time.
    Long story short here,  a home invasion is a stressful, fast paced experience. Train and prepare yourself and your loved ones for it to help minimize your risk and increase the likely hood of a favorable outcome. Remember, the faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
     

    David
    When you travel it can be one of the most vulnerable times for you and your family. You will be in a strange place and probably will not know your surroundings well. These can lead to you ending up in "bad neighborhoods" where crime could be rampant, or your chances for victimization will greatly increase. I've recently had the pleasure of traveling with a firearm and so far every time the process has been pretty easy and straight forward. I've only traveled with Southwest Airlines but the process should be similar for other carriers.
    Knowing What Is Required To Fly With a Firearm
    To help streamline the process and limit the chances you get caught up in some lengthy squabble with the TSA or gate agents you need to know what is required to fly with a firearm. The biggest thing is to make sure you give yourself enough time at the ticketing counter and to go through security (AKA: Don't arrive 15 minutes before your flight).
    When you fly with a firearm it must go inside your checked baggage in a hard-sided locked container, and it must be unloaded. Ammo must be stored separately from the firearm, and in an approved container. 
    The Best Way To Fly With A Gun
    As we mentioned above a hard sided container that can lock is a requirement for flying with a firearm. Most of the time any quality gun purchase will include a hard-sided container that you can easily lock.
    But if you want to fly with a little extra protection and security Pelican makes an awesome Hard-sided Gun Case, that is TSA approved.
    The firearm must be completely unloaded, that means not a round in the chamber or a loaded magazine in the firearm.
    Though the guidelines suggest that having a loaded magazine inside the locked case is okay, it just can not be inside the firearm. I suggest not having ammo inside the locked case at all just to be on the safe side, and avoid dealing with the "wonderful" people of the TSA.
    The next thing you will need is a lock to secure the case. You can use just about any standard lock, either combination or key. Just make sure you have the key with you at all times, or the combination ready. The TSA can ask you to open the case at anytime so make sure you aren't fumbling around trying to appease them.
    Taking Some Ammo With You
    If you're taking a firearm chances are good you'll need some ammo with you. Ammunition must also travel inside checked baggage, and it must be stored inside fiber, wood, or metal boxes or other packaging designed to carry small amounts of ammo.
    Protip: Just keep the original manufacturers packaging when flying with ammo. It will make your life a lot easier
    Time To Declare Your Firearm
    TSA regulations require you to notify the ticketing agent that you have a firearm locked securely inside your baggage. Each airport/airline will probably be a little different but flying out of Detroit via Southwest has always been a breeze, has have the return flights from Sky Harbor out in Phoenix.
    When you approaching the counter you simply say "I need to declare a firearm". The ticketing agent will most likely provide a card for you to fill out with your name and information. On the reverse will be a little disclaimer about it being unloaded and etc.
    That's all there is to flying with a firearm within the TSA guidelines. Most of the time its going to be a easy and smooth process, just ensure the firearm is unloaded and locked, and that ammo is stored in a container properly.

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    • Here is a summary of 4 bills that are currently in the Ohio legislature. All four were argued in committee yesterday, June 20. I would guess that some portion of these will get passed (likely in 2018 or possibly this December) but I wouldn't look for all of them to be passed as they are. However it works out, some of these contain MAJOR changes to Ohio concealed carry law.
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      When you travel it can be one of the most vulnerable times for you and your family. You will be in a strange place and probably will not know your surroundings well. These can lead to you ending up in "bad neighborhoods" where crime could be rampant, or your chances for victimization will greatly increase. I've recently had the pleasure of traveling with a firearm and so far every time the process has been pretty easy and straight forward. I've only traveled with Southwest Airlines but the process should be similar for other carriers.

       

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    • Have you ever heard of the "thumbs forward grip"?  What's the advantage?  Why use it?  TSD teaches not just HOW, but WHY we use a specific technique.  It allows for a better understanding by our students. Here's a little explanation from Tactical Skills Development.

      TSD on the thumbs forward grip

       
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    • I want to build a SBR and put a silencer on it. Do I need to obtain a tax stamp for both the SBR and the silencer or will one work for both?
      Also what if I want to increase my collection later, would I need to get more tax stamps for the items?
      Also, is it possible to build a full auto weapon? Or are those explicitly outlawed.
      thanks for the help
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    • Just wondering if a passenger in the motor vehicle has a CCW when the vehicle is pulled over if they have to notify the officer also?
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