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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...

Columbus-area: Man uses gun to stop home invasion assault

WSYX (ABC Columbus) is reporting that a man was forced to use his gun to stop two armed attackers when they attempted to invade his home. From the article : A 911 caller stated he had heard a knock on the front door, and he shot an armed man who attempted to push his way into the apartment, police said. The caller also saw a second man running away. Paramedics transported the injured man to Mount...

Chipman Will Not Go Quietly

Disgraced Biden nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), David Chipman, seems determined to prove his detractors correct. After he was withdrawn for consideration for the post, he began a campaign of trying to shift the blame of his failure to be confirmed from his abysmal record to others; including his sponsor. First came an email fundraiser from Giffords,...

Preventing Thefts of Firearms from Vehicles, a NSSF Brochure

NEWTOWN, Conn. — In response to the rising number of gun thefts from vehicles, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has produced a brochure designed to remind gun owners to take precautions if they must leave a firearm in their car or truck for any period of time. The "Firearms Safety in Vehicles" brochure joins NSSF's lineup of educational materials reminding gun owners that it's their...

PODCAST: Gun Rights Update: What's Happening at the State and National Level

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 34: Constitutional Carry starts moving in Ohio. David Chipman looses his bid to head up the ATF. A payroll scandal hits the ATF. Democrats plan to take guns away from military members. And...

TAKE ACTION: Urge Ohio Legislators to Pass Constitutional Carry

Ohio and 33 other states already allow open carry without a license. Plus 21 states allow concealed carry without a license. So permitless or “license optional” carry is a proven concept. That's why it's time for Constitutional Carry in Ohio. Buckeye Firearms Association has been meeting and working with members of the Ohio Senate and House on an almost daily basis to push Constitutional Carry...

Cincinnati-area: Man uses gun to stops home invasion assault

WLWT (NBC Cincinnati) is reporting that a man was forced to use a gun to stop a home invasion in Mt. Healthy. From the article: Officials said Gregory Lyle, 33, entered through the window of the home and assaulted his ex-girlfriend who was inside. A man living in the house saw Lyle and shot him. Lyle was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said the investigation is ongoing and there is no...

Buckeye Firearms Association Testifies in Favor of Constitutional Carry

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee heard proponent testimony on Senate Bill 215 , sponsored by Senator Terry Johnson. Along with the National Rifle Association, Firearms Policy Coalition, law enforcement officers, and others, Buckeye Firearms Association testified in support of the bill which seeks to bring Constitutional Carry to Ohio. The bill would not...

Emergency Powers Bill SB 185 Passes Out of Senate Committee

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee passed SB 185 , sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer, on a 5-2 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 during declared emergencies. It is the most powerful and comprehensive...

Another school shooting in Russia demonstrates gun control laws' impotence at stopping violence

NPR reported recently on yet another school shooting in Russia - this time at Perm State University, where a student opened fire on his classmates. From the article : At least eight people are dead and two dozen injured at a university in Russia after a gunman opened fire, and some students jumped out of second-story windows in an apparent effort to escape the attack. The shooting occurred at the...

PODCAST: Senator Terry Johnson Takes us Inside the Fight for Constitutional Carry

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 33: In the previous podcast, we discussed 6 reasons why NOW is the time for Constitutional Carry in Ohio. And we listened to Senator Terry Johnson provide testimony in support of his bill,...

CALL TO ACTION: Attend the hearing for Senate Bill 215 at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 pm.

On Tuesday, the Senate Veterans & Public Safety Committee will hear testimony in favor of SB 215, Senator Terry Johnson's Constitutional Carry bill. Buckeye Firearms Association will be testifying. And we'd like you to be there too. You can testify to support this bill or just be there to show committee members that there is broad community support for Constitutional Carry. When: 2:30 pm...

"STRONG Ohio" water-carrier Matt Dolan announces Senate run

One would be hard-pressed to find a gun owner over the age of 35 in this state (perhaps even in this entire country) who doesn't remember the problems Mike DeWine created for the Second Amendment while he served in the United States Senate. After he was voted out of office and returned to state politics, his record on the Second Amendment, first as state attorney general and now as governor, has...

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