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Permitless Carry win: News media discovers previous gun laws were enforced more heavily against black residents

In the run-up to passage of Ohio's Permitless Carry law, all manner of arguments were leveled by anti-Second Amendment opponents in the media. Some of the most egregious were claims that the proposed law was somehow an overt threat to people of color. Indeed, certain Democrat legislators even took to the floor of their respective chambers to argue about the racist nature of Senate Bill 215. The...

PODCAST: Argument Highlights from the Landmark Supreme Court Bruen Case

The Keep and Bear Radio podcast is hosted on Podbean and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , iHeartRadio and many other platforms. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. How to Listen to Podcasts on Your Mobile Phone *** Episode 75: On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen, finding that the...

BFA PAC Aq-rated candidate sends anti-gun Republican packing

State Central Committee races aren't sexy. They're not races you'll see expensive TV ads for. In fact, there's a good chance nine out of ten voters won't even know what these elected positions do. The Republican State Central Committee is the governing power of the Ohio Republican Party (ORP). It recruits and endorses candidates for federal and state offices. One man and one woman are elected as...

Enjoy a Free Day at Ohio’s Public Ranges in August

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are partnering to host Free Range Day at five of Ohio's premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, Aug. 20. Visit one of the following public shooting ranges on Free Range Day to gain hands-on experience and instruction with firearms at no charge from certified...

North Canton Removes Illegal No Gun Sign in Price Park After Complaint

Ohio cities cannot ban guns in public parks. That's been the rule for nearly two decades ever since concealed carry became legal in the state. In fact, the Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that cities cannot ban firearms in municipal parks because it conflicts with a general state law that permits qualifying adults to carry a concealed weapon on any public property other than at locations...

Red Flag Orders Enable Political Abuse

So-called “Red Flag” orders, or Emergency Risk Protection Orders, are designed to empower the government to confiscate Americans’ firearms without due process of law . Aside from allowing run-of-the-mill malicious actors to indulge personal grudges against law-abiding gun owners, in the current politically-charged environment these laws enable the government to target those with First Amendment-...

Commonly Owned: NSSF Announces Over 24 Million MSRs in Circulation

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, updated the industry estimate of Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation in the United States to 24,446,000 since 1990. That is an increase of over 4.5 million rifles since the last estimate was released in 2020. The estimate is derived from NSSF research, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Annual Firearms...

“Assault Weapon”— The All Purpose Pejorative

“Assault weapon” is a meaningless and politically elastic term. Demonstrating that the agenda drives the definition, President Biden’s nominees to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) both refused to commit to any intelligible definition. David Chipman, Biden’s initial and unsuccessful choice for ATF director, famously flubbed a straightforward request to define an “...

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