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GQ Magazine features Buckeye Firearms Foundation’s FASTER Saves Lives program

by Chad Baus

5:10PM Friday, January 11 2019

Gun owners have a deep mistrust of the news media, and for good reason. But when it comes to protecting our kids, there are clear signs that a cultural shift is under way.

There could be no more clear example of this shift on the question of how to protect our kids in schools than a new article from GQ Magazine, entitled “When You Give a Teacher a Gun.”

Writer Jay Willis spent three days “embedded,” as he puts it, with a FASTER class held at Tactical Defense Institute.

The resulting article is well worth the read!

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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

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If you are a school employee, you can apply for FASTER training by completing our questionnaire.


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