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ATF Mass Denial of Suppressor Form 1 Applications

On February 28, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) denied approximately 850 Form 1 applications for prospective makers of suppressors. These denials were apparently made due to a change in ATF policy regarding certain devices that ATF claims are in reality suppressor “parts kits.” ATF’s Form 1 application (technically ATF Form 5320.1) is the Application to Make and...

Cuyahoga Co. prosecutor's office drops charges in anticipation of permitless carry law

WJW (Fox Cleveland) is reporting that the Cuyahoga prosecutor's office is reviewing its current cases in light of the recent passage of SB 215 set to bring permitless carry to Ohio on June 13. From the article : Starting in June, if you have a clean record, you won’t need a permit to carry a concealed weapon. But, the I-Team started asking questions after we uncovered two concealed weapons cases...

Report: Largest rise in gun ownership? African-American women

(Photo Credit: WCMH) Gun rights is often depicted as a partisan issue. To hear the media tell it, only white make Republicans care about ensuring that the right to bear arms for self-defense is protected. Anyone who looks past the headlines knows this is far from the truth. A recent article published by WCMH (NBC Columbus) bears this out: For the women gathered in Olde Towne East at the Onyx Gun...

Sacramento Shooting Leads to Ridiculous Anti-gun Response

In the early morning hours of April 3, shooting erupted near the corner of 10th and K Street in downtown Sacramento, Calif. The shooting resulted in the tragic deaths of six people and the wounding of 12 others. Police are still investigating at press time, but the facts suggest multiple shooters were involved in the incident and that the shooting shared characteristics more in common with...

Biden Chooses to Rinse and Repeat with New ATF Nominee

On April 11, the Biden Administration announced the nomination of Steven Dettelbach as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), subject to Senate confirmation. With Dettelbach’s nomination, President Biden has chosen to double-down on his attempt to put a gun control advocate in charge of the agency responsible for regulating America’s firearms industry...

PODCAST: Training the Next Generation of Shooters Through Youth Events

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 59: More than 52 million Americans participate in the shooting sports. That's far more than popular sports such as football or golf. But...

Firearm Industry Economic Impact Rises 269% Since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $70.52 billion in 2021, a 269 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 375,819, a 126 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the NSSF®, the firearm industry...

Ohio’s Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons Begin in April

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the joys of an Ohio spring is hearing a wild turkey gobble. Beginning in April, hunters have the chance to experience this phenomenon up close when turkey hunting seasons open, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s 2022 youth wild turkey hunting season is Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. Following the youth season...

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