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Are Your Instincts Putting Your Child in Danger?

Recently in my city, a man carrying his infant child in a car seat was accosted by an armed robber. The robber demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim set the car seat on the ground and knelt in front of it to protect his baby as he complied with the robber’s demands. The robber grabbed the wallet and started running away. The victim, a CCW licensee, took that opportunity to draw his pistol in...

Join BFA at the 2022 NRA State Conference

The NRA Institute for Legislative Action will hold its Ohio State Conference on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, in Canton. And YOU are invited. Come out for a unique opportunity to gather, learn, and network in support of the Second Amendment. The conference will feature dynamic speakers and panel discussions, including an Ohio legislative update, information about upcoming threats to the Second...

Choosing the Right Rifle Scope

Sporting optics have experienced remarkable technological growth as of late, with rifle scopes and its associated gear at the center. The popularity of shooting sports continues its meteoric rise with people of every age getting involved. Whether you are new to shooting or preparing for your next big-game hunt, rifle scopes are essential to your success at hitting the target. Since the civil war...

Hell Yes! No, Yes Again, and Hell Maybe

“We support the Second Amendment. If you own a gun, keep that gun. Nobody wants to take it away from you – at least I don’t want to do that.” That’s what Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke told voters in an April 2018 radio interview, when he was running against Republican Ted Cruz in the Senate election in Texas. Asked specifically about AR-15s (“I own an AR-15. A lot of our listeners out there own...

NRA-ILA Files Friend of the Court Brief in Key Concealed Carry Case

[Last month[, NRA-ILA filed an amicus curiae (or friend of the court) brief in a case pending before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals concerning how the police may respond when presented with a concealed carry permit. This case began when a Connecticut police officer approached a man who pulled over to fix his phone’s GPS. Upon being stopped, the man presented the officer with his driver’s...

PODCAST: Doobies, Election Maps, ATF Gun Grabbers, and Other Crazy News

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 60: Can one Ohio Democrat overturn permitless carry? Can a nonresident carry permitless in West Virginia? Will a Florida candidate...

Akron: Man uses gun to stop home invasion assault

WEWS (ABC Cleveland) is reporting that a man was forced to use his gun to stop a teen-aged attacker who invaded his home. From the article: Officers responded to a call about a home invasion shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Johnston Street. A 16-year-old boy was found inside home with a gunshot wound. The 74-year-old homeowner told police that the teen forced his way into the home,...

ATF Targeting FFLs for License Revocation

At the direction of the Biden administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) appears to be revoking the licenses of firearm dealers for even minor paperwork violations. On June 23, 2021, the “Biden-Harris Administration” announced a new policy of “zero tolerance for rogue gun dealers that willfully violate the law.” The policy further specified that “[a]bsent...

Report: Former Addyston police chief indicted in machine gun scheme pleads guilty

WLWT (NBC Cincinnati) is reporting that a former Addyston police chief accused of conspiring with gun dealers to acquire 200 fully automatic weapons and reselling them at a profit has pleaded guilty to charges. From the article : Dorian LaCourse, 65, was indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a scheme to use his position as chief of police for the Addyston Police Department to help two...

Project Appleseed Announces 2022 Schedule of Ohio Events

Appleseed only took a short break in Ohio. Even with the cold and the snow this winter, Ohio Appleseed is still having events and putting riflemen and women’s skills to the true elements test. Project Appleseed is a nonpartisan, nonprofit national organization teaching Americans about their shared heritage and teaching fundamental rifle skills at a 2-day clinic. Most events are at a distance of...

Democratic Administrations Flip-Flop-Flip on Gun Dealer Licensing

Recent Democratic presidential administrations have been all over the place when it comes to gun dealer licensing. In the early 1990s, President Bill Clinton went to great efforts to eliminate as many Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs or gun dealers) as he could. President Barack Obama reversed course and demanded that those marginally “engaged in the business” of gun selling acquire an FFL. Now...

Federal Appropriations: Pro-Gun Language Restored

[Last month], President Biden signed into law a massive spending bill that funds the government through the end of the year, and, once again, NRA-ILA was successful in working on Capitol Hill to keep anti-gun members of Congress from eliminating pro-gun riders such as the Tiahrt amendment on releasing trace data and the Dickey amendment prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from...

Can nonresidents carry concealed in West Virginia without a permit?

After Ohio Governor DeWine signed permitless carry into law , Buckeye Firearms Association began getting questions about permitless carry in West Virginia. All the questions have been roughly the same: "I thought I could carry without a permit in West Virginia, but my (neighbor, friend, instructor, sheriff, etc.) told me only West Virginia residents can carry permitless. Which is true?" I'll...

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...

Op-Ed: Ukraine war reintroduces U.S. politicians to the Second Amendment

Ukrainian police should burn their gun registration records now Will Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military overrun Ukraine like Adolf Hitler’s army overran France in 1940, or will Kyiv become Mr. Putin’s Stalingrad? Ukraine’s armed population could play an increasingly decisive role, from house-to-house fighting in the cities to guerilla strikes in the countryside. In the United States,...

NOW they tell us: Media finally willing to quote law enforcement supportive of permitless carry in Ohio

Remember all the angst we heard about in the media regarding supposed law enforcement opposition to Senate Bill 215 (Permitless Carry)? "The Ohio FOP opposes it!" they screamed. "The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police don't want it!" they shouted. Leaving aside (at least for now) the irony of the same media that have spent the past several years ginning up every instance of (or supposed...

Despite Constitutional Carry, Should I Get an Ohio Concealed Handgun License Anyway?

On June 13, 2022, residents of Ohio (and law-abiding non-residents) over the age of 21 who might otherwise qualify to obtain a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), will no longer be legally obligated to do so in order to carry a concealed handgun. Ohio becomes the 23rd state to recognize the right to bear arms. This doesn't mean the state's self-defense laws have changed. It just means the state no...

Ohio Primary Election Early Voting Begins Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, is the start of early voting in Ohio for the Primary Election. Please check BFA PAC grades and endorsements before you vote. Our PAC will continue to update our endorsement page as we collect more information. The Primary will be different this year, so here's what you need to know. 2 SEPARATE PRIMARIES Because lawmakers have been struggling to finalize district maps, the...

PODCAST: After Permitless Carry, What’s Next for Gun Rights in Ohio?

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 58: Permitless carry has been signed into law in Ohio and goes into effect on June 13, 2022. But there are many other pro-gun bills...

Permitless Carry Begins in Ohio on Monday, June 13, 2022 - Here's Why

When does permitless carry in Ohio go into effect? We've seen different dates reported. And we've heard stories of people already beginning to carry concealed without a license and getting into legal hot water. So here's the official date for permitless concealed carry to start in Ohio: Monday, June 13, 2022 How do we arrive at that date? Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 on Monday, March 14...

Judge Jackson Affirms Second Amendment Rights But Questions Linger

Anyone expecting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing to be a firework show when it came to gun rights was disappointed. President Joe Biden’s nominee answered questions posed by probing U.S. senators, but some of those answers gave reason for pause. Although Judge Jackson noted the U.S. Supreme Court in Heller affirmed the Second Amendment is an individual right, her full testimony...

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