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Ohio Resource Connection Builds Network for Vendors and Landowners

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new website, the Ohio Resource Connection , aims to build a network of forestry and wildlife professionals, habitat vendors, and landowners in the Buckeye State, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The Ohio Resource Connection is a partnership between ODNR’s Division of Wildlife and Division of Forestry, along with the Ohio Society of American...

Mentoring New Deer Hunters in Under-Represented Communities

According to a national survey that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts every five years, of the approximately 11.5 million licensed hunters in the U.S., 90% are male and 97% are Caucasian. There is a growing movement within the outdoor industry to provide equitable access to underrepresented communities and diversify hunting, so it more closely represents American demographics today...

Hateful Comments Prove Elisjsha Dicken Really Is a "Good Samaritan"

It's unusual to see the news media report anything good about guns or gun owners. But they couldn't ignore how a 22-year-old man used his concealed handgun to stop a mass murderer who opened fire at a food court in a Greenwood, Indiana, mall on July 18, 2022. CNN, Newsweek, ABC, BBC, and other news outlets, published accounts of how Elisjsha Dicken, a young man shopping with his girlfriend,...

A Century of Opposition to New York’s Sullivan Law

On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s discretionary carry licensing regime as a violation of the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the NRA-backed case NYSRPA v. Bruen. The law at issue was the modern version New York’s Sullivan Law, which was enacted in 1911. Named for notorious Tammany Hall political boss “Big” Tim Sullivan, the law imbued bribery and favoritism into the...

More Crime, Same (Lame) Gun Control Proposals

On April 20, FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate warned a meeting of law enforcement officers that “violence, homicides and aggravated assaults” are now “occurring at an appalling rate” in America: “We’re seeing a disturbing violent crime surge across the country.” The FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data for 2020 (the most recent reporting year) shows that the rates of...

PODCAST: Government Incompetence, a Creepy ATF Arrest, and UPS Intimidation

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 71: Why did Miami police conduct a "Guns 4 Ukraine" gun buyback when it was clearly illegal? Was the California release of personal gun...

State Senate Candidate Wilkin Earns Rare A+ Endorsement from BFA-PAC

In a session that saw the top priorities of gun owners advance, State Representative Shane Wilkin, who is now a candidate for the Ohio Senate District 17 in Southwest Ohio, was a true champion for the Second Amendment. Tapped by House Speaker Bob Cupp to chair the powerful Government Oversight Committee, Wilkin shepherded through the most controversial bills of the General Assembly. Because of...

SCOTUS Reverses and Remands Two NRA-ILA Backed Magazine Cases

One week after our landmark victory in NYSRPA v. Bruen , the Supreme Court issued orders in two other NRA-ILA backed cases. Those cases, ANJRPC v. Bruck and Duncan v. Bonta , challenge New Jersey and California laws that ban magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The Third and Ninth Circuits, over dissents, upheld the bans by balancing the state governments’ safety...

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