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Anti-gunners Launch Campaign to Intimidate U.S. Supreme Court as Second Amendment Case Looms

For many decades, gun control proponents who saw their fortunes wane in legislatures from coast to coast and who were unable to get traction with Congress could at least console themselves with the thought that activist courts had their backs. The Second Amendment, after all, had been all but written out of the U.S. Bill of Rights by law professors and politically-minded judges, as cities and...

Ohio Senate Passes Emergency Powers Bill SB 185

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 185 , sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer, on a 23 to 7 vote. Along with its companion, House Bill 325 , sponsored by Representative Scott Wiggam, Senate Bill 185 seeks to prevent state and local governments from infringing on Second Amendment rights and key hunting, fishing, and trapping activities during declared emergencies. It is...

Smith & Wesson’s Tennessee Move Follows Migration Pattern to States Respecting Firearm Industry Contributions

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, noted that the announcement from Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., of their plan to move their headquarters and a large portion of their operations to Tennessee is just the latest of a series firearm and ammunition manufacturers moving to states with strong Second Amendment traditions. Smith...

Buckeye Firearms Association Testifies in Favor of Bill to Limit Government Power During Emergencies

On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the House Government Oversight Committee held a hearing on House Bill 325 , sponsored by Representative Scott Wiggam. Along with companion bill SB 185 , HB 325 seeks to prevent state and local governments from infringing on Second Amendment rights during declared emergencies. Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified in support, along with John Weber for NRA-ILA and...

PODCAST: Anti-Gun Activists Predict Mayhem and Destruction at Constitutional Carry Hearing

The Keep and Bear Radio podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , and iHeartRadio . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 35: Because of the work of Buckeye Firearms Association, Constitutional Carry is finally on the move in Ohio. But opponent chicken littles swarmed a recent hearing to declare that the sky is...

Cincinnati taxpayers pay Buckeye Firearms Foundation $235,218 for failed bump-stock ban

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Cincinnati City Council passed a municipal ordinance to ban bump stocks within city limits. We warned them that their actions were unconstitutional, that we would prove this in court, and that their failure would cost Cincinnati taxpayers immensely. "It's unfortunate that we must sue cities to force them to obey state law," Buckeye Firearms Association Executive...

Buckeye Firearms Association Testifies for House Constitutional Carry Bill

On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the House Government Oversight Committee held its 4th hearing on HB 227 , a Constitutional Carry bill sponsored by Representatives Thomas Brinkman and Kris Jordan. Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) testified in support of bringing Constitutional Carry to Ohio, and answered objections to the bill by anti-gun groups. BFA has been working hard on making Constitutional...

Crime in 2020 shows why gun ownership increased

The FBI released crime data for 2020 last week, using an amalgamation of data collected under two different systems. Nothing about 2020 was predictable and the nation experienced a 5.6% percent increase in violent crime, including a 29.4% increase in murders. Let’s explore this data and the theories behind the increase. The overall murder rate in 2020 was 6.5 per 100,000 population. This is the...

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