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SB 215 (Constitutional Carry) Receives first hearing in Senate committee

Senate Bill 215 , introduced by Sen. Terry Johnson (R), received its first hearing last week in the Senate Veterans & Public Safety Track Committee, and representatives from Buckeye Firearms Association were on hand. The bill received sponsor-only testimony before the committee, which also then voted to amend the bill. From the Gongwer News Service : Joint sponsor Sen. Terry Johnson (R-...

In Defense of Others

One of the things you can do is to defend someone else that is entitled to defend themselves, but for one reason or another is unable to. This is commonly known as “coming to the defense of others” in legal terms. In defending them, you may use lethal force if it is appropriate to the situation. One of the things that I have not written about, nor have I seen much, if any, mention of it by others...

Ohio Commemorates National Hunting and Fishing Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife invites all Ohioans to join more than 50 million sportsmen and women in the commemoration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Now in its 49th year, National Hunting and Fishing Day was launched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in...

The Awesome Arsenal SAM7K-34 Pistol Raffle - $2,993 Prize Package

ONLY OHIO RESIDENTS 21 OR OLDER MAY ENTER NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO "LOG IN" TO BUY TICKETS. There are NO physical tickets for this raffle. You will NOT get a number at the time of your purchase. We will randomly assign ticket numbers AFTER ALL 1,000 TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD or after raffle ticket sales are closed and provide these numbers to participants before the drawing. There are many...

Military court rules Trump ATF was wrong: bump stocks are not machineguns

Mainstream media outlets have been devoid of news that yet another court has ruled that a ban on bump stocks instituted by the BATFE at the request of then-President Donald Trump improperly classified the devices as machineguns. Last March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) cannot classify bump stocks as...

Keep and Bear Radio in Top 5% of All Podcasts

Since its debut on January 27, 2021, the Keep and Bear Radio podcast has steadily grown in popularity. After just 30 episodes, it now ranks in the top 5% of all podcasts. Featuring fun and frank discussions about gun rights at the state and national level, Keep and Bear Radio has tackled a wide range of topics, including the causes of the ammo shortage, why the medical profession turned anti-gun...

PODCAST: Why Do Bills Get Pushed to Lame Duck? Do Republicans Take Gun Owners for Granted?

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 31: Legislators in Ohio are returning from summer break. And now it's time for them to start focusing on fulfilling their promises on Constitutional Carry, our emergency powers bill, and...

Pepper Spray - How to Choose it and How to Use it

Many of the questions I receive from students involve the use of chemical sprays. It seems that nearly everyone carries or is contemplating the carrying of some type of Mace or chemical irritant. Accurate information about the selection and use of these chemicals exists, but it is often difficult to find truth in the sea of lies and misinformation promulgated by the chemical manufacturers. This...

Ohio Knife Law Preemption Bill Hearing

With the August legislature recesses over, Knife Rights efforts are picking up again. [This week], at a hearing of the Ohio Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee, a substitute version of SB 156, Knife Rights' Ohio knife life law preemption bill, was introduced. The substitute version is the result of efforts by Prime Sponsor Senator Kristina Roegner’s office and our Director of Legislative...

The Art of Aiming a Handgun

For some reason, I always seem to struggle getting my sights properly aligned and on the intended target quickly. I’m sure it is a combination of my eyesight, my arm strength, my grip, and my reaction time. The result—for me anyway—is that once I get my handgun up into my eye-target line of sight, my front sight is usually low, and I must bring it up into the rear sight notch and then get them...

Appendix Carry - Thousands of Thugs Can’t be Wrong!

"95% of criminals carry their guns on their strong side, mostly stuck in the front of their bodies, inside the waistband without a holster. ” – From a US Secret Service Seminar on detecting concealed weapons Why are all the thugs carrying pistols in their waistbands in front of the hip? And why do most cops and CCW permit holders carry behind the hip? Are there lessons to be learned from the bad...

Stopping Government Abuse During States of Emergency

Most will remember the devastation that hit Louisiana, as well as several neighboring states, when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. New Orleans was dealt a particularly hard blow, and some may feel it will never completely recover. Certain losses, especially those who lost their lives, can never be restored, but the region covered by Katrina’s deadly path has spent a decade-and-a-half building...

PODCAST: Democrats Sue. The White House Retreats. And the CDC is Coming for Your Guns.

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 30: Democrats and the NAACP call stand your ground racist and file a lawsuit. The White House withdraws David Chipman's nomination to head the ATF. President Biden says he wants to sign on...

What is the most frequent mistake committed by concealed handgun license-holders? Forgetfulness.

I know I consume more firearms-related news than most people, but even with my over-consumption, I think it's safe to say that there are far too many reports of otherwise law-abiding citizens unknowingly taking their loaded firearms through airport security. Sometimes it seems like a weekly occurrence. Consider these headlines just from the past month, and just from Ohio: TSA catches Ohio man...

Biden waves white flag on nomination of gun grabber Chipman to head ATF

Less than six months after President Joe Biden nominated anti-Second Amendment extremist David Chipman as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the White House sources are widely signaling to the press that the president will withdraw the nomination. From CNN: The move comes amid concerns among moderate Democrats and independent Maine Sen. Angus King -- along with...

Are Police Officers Expert Marksmen?

I often get frustrated following an active killer’s attack on a school. Liberals always call for new gun control measures to be implement that often have nothing to do with how the particular gunman obtained the guns that were used to carry out the attack and that would have had no impact on preventing the tragedy had their proposals been in effect before the event occurred. Many conservatives...

Wound Ballistics Workshop

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about recommended ammunition for defensive rifles and pistols. I originally wrote this article years ago, but the information is still critically valid and will answer many folks’ questions. Read about the gelatin test session I participated in and take a look at the results. You may be surprised. - Greg Last week I attended a wound ballistics workshop put...

Federal Government Continues to Prove it Can’t be Trusted with Gun Owner Data

The federal government has rarely made a habit of covering itself in glory, but in recent weeks it seems determined to engender mistrust among the American public. In only the last month, three fresh examples of the federal government’s inability to secure sensitive data have come to light. These examples of official incompetence have once again made clear that the federal government cannot be...

PODCAST: Guns on the Go: Tips for Traffic Stops, Carry, Reciprocity, and Airline Travel

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 29: If you're carrying a gun, what's the right way to handle a traffic stop? How do you legally transport firearms across state lines? What does duty to inform actually mean? What about...

Biden Arms Terrorists After Lecturing Americans on “Keeping Guns Out of Dangerous Hands”

Before being declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden was unabashed in his support for restricting Second Amendment rights. A lengthy section of his campaign website described his ambitions for new gun control, with headings such as “Keep guns out of dangerous hands” and “Make sure firearm owners take on the responsibility of ensuring their weapons are used safely.”...

Announcing Ladies Day at the Range - Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Are you one of the 8 million Americans who purchased a firearm for the first time recently? Are you a gun owner who just hasn't had much training or experience with shooting? Are you a beginner who would like to know more about different types of firearms ... and get a chance to shoot them! If so, then this is the event for you! Buckeye Firearms Association is teaming up with Sportsmen's Alliance...

ATF Comment Period Closing on Stabilizing Brace Rule, SAF Offers Strategy

BELLEVUE, WA – As the Sept. 8 deadline looms for public comment on the proposed rule change regarding handgun stabilizing arm braces, the Second Amendment Foundation has launched an ambitious effort to encourage and guide gun owners to submit comments to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Read SAF’s comments here . “Time is running out and we want to provide millions...

Shooting From the Ground

Have you ever trained to draw and fire your pistol from any position other than standing? Most recreational shooters haven’t. Fights are messy. Sometimes the unexpected happens. Take a look at this story . A man was fleeing armed robbers and slipped on the ice, causing him to fall. According to the article: “As the victims started to run, the 31-year-old slipped on the ice and fell, it said. He...

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