Miranda Means Shut Up

What does the Miranda warning really mean? SHUT UP!

The Miranda warning, sometimes referred to as your Miranda rights, is a warning police give to criminal suspects after they are taken into custody.

The purpose of the Miranda warning depends on whether you are the law enforcement officer or the suspect. From a suspect's point of view, it is to remind you that you have a 5th Amendment right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. From an officer's point of view, it is to help preserve the admissibility of your statements in a criminal proceeding.

7 Top Resources

7 Top Information Resources for Gun Owners

There was a time not so long ago when good information on firearms and self defense was hard to find. But today, with about a billion websites and other online resources, there is so much information, it's hard to know where to start.

To be a responsible gun owner, it's important to stay up-to-date with current events and current advice on these issues. So here are 7 top resources for information of interest to gun owners.

Holster Carry

Hollywood gets it wrong on holster carry

This article was originally published at Buckeye Firearms Association.

by Dean Rieck

If you were to believe what you see on TV and in the movies, the only people who carry a handgun in a holster are cops. Everyone else just shoves their gun into their pants or pocket. But like so many other things, Hollywood is more wrong than right about holsters.

Victimization Odds

Are you crazy to carry a gun…or crazy not to? 

by Dean Rieck

Recently, a friend of mine said that people who want a gun for protection are just plain crazy. My friend’s argument was that you’re a lot more likely to die in a car accident or a fire. The likelihood that you’ll be killed by a burglar who breaks into your home or a hoodlum who jumps you in a dark parking lot, my friend said, are about the same as getting struck by lightning. So thinking you need a gun means you’re afraid of an unlikely event and are therefore irrational.

Citizen Police Academy

Learn More about Police Through Your Local “Citizen Academy”

by Dean Rieck

Like many Americans, I've been following the national discussion about policing for many years. But I question whether this “discussion” benefits anyone.

Shooting Drill

Self Defense Shooting Drill

The folks with Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives just started a challenge program for their students. It's such a good program, we thought we'd share it with everyone whether you've been through FASTER training or not. It's a great way to hone your self defense skills.


FASTER Saves Lives is excited to announce the launch of our new FASTER Challenge Program!

3 Gun Safety Rules

Don't forget the 3 basic rules of gun safety

With the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide protests, and riots in the news, gun sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing.

Background checks for gun sales set a new all-time record in June, 2020, for the most checks in a single month. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 3.9 million checks. That's a massive 70 percent increase over June of last year. And this broke the record-setting 2.7 million checks reported in March.

Masks and Guns

Does wearing a mask make concealed carry illegal?

by Dean Rieck

(This article is reprinted from the Buckeye Firearms Association website in Ohio. While it specifcally discusses Ohio law, it also provides information that is relevant to other states.)

Not long after Ohioans began wearing masks in response to COVID-19, Buckeye Firearms Association staff and volunteers began fielding questions about masks and guns.

How Will You Respond?

How will YOU react when you're attacked?

When was the last time you were in a fight? We're talking about a real, physical altercation where someone was punching you in the face or wrestling with you on the ground and trying to hurt you.

If you're like most men, your last fight was probably in grade school, assuming you've been in a fight at all. If you're a woman, you've probably never been in a fight.