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Buckeye Firearms Foundation’s FASTER Saves Lives program featured on CBS Evening News

by Jim

8:50PM Tuesday, September 19 2017

by Chad D. Baus & Joe Eaton

On Tuesday, September 19, CBS Evening News'  Nikki Battiste reported on Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program.

The report marks the first time a national news service has done in person coverage of the FASTER Saves Lives training. We have seen print coverage from FOX News, CNN and others in the past, but the Level 2 class this past July was the first time a national news program has sent someone to report in person on this important training program.

Battiste spent two complete days with FASTER at Tactical Defense Institute to fully understand this important training, which FASTER Saves Lives has already provided to hundreds of schools across the nation. The CBS journalist worked very hard to understand this issue and training from a school's point of view, and, in the weeks leading up to the report, we remained hopeful her editors would be able to present this segment with the same professionalism and caring which she displayed.

The report, entitled "Educators from 12 states take 3-day firearms course," recently aired. (The following stream is provided by left-wing, whose own report about CBS' coverage is entitled "CBS Evening News highlights a dangerous pro-gun group funded program that encourages teachers to arm themselves in schools.") 

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

Joe Eaton is Program Director – FASTER Saves Lives, and the Buckeye Firearms Association Treasurer.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation (501c3) president Jim Irvine introduces the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) Program

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