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2022 Spring Youth Shoot a Rousing Success

The 2022 Spring Youth Shoot (May 14 and 15) at Dillon Sportsman Center in Nashport, Ohio, proved to be a success, with 77 youth participants and 52 adult volunteers in attendance. Sponsored by Buckeye Firearms Foundation, this special 2-day event offers youth the chance to camp, shoot, and compete in the great outdoors. Other sponsors include the Civilian Marksmanship Program, NRA, and Central...

PODCAST: Three New Bills to Infringe Your Gun Rights, and One Bill to Protect Them

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 64: Gun laws may change more frequently than any other other category of law. Whether it's laws to increase your liberty or laws to...

Two New York State attacks expose critical ongoing problems with criminal justice and mental health systems

In the past month, a man who hates white people went to a New York, NY subway with a plan to kill, and a man who hates black people went to a Buffalo, NY supermarket with a plan to kill. Besides both being racist, what else do they have in common? They have in common previous run-ins with criminal justice and mental health systems which allowed them to stay on the street, and to legally purchase...

Senate to hold hearings next week on Biden’s second choice to run ATF

Senate hearings for Joe Biden’s second nominee to head the ATF, Steve Dettelbach, could begin as early as next week, Sen. Dick Durbin, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Politico. Officials withing the Biden-Harris administration have said they hope to refocus on Dettelbach’s nomination after the mass murder in Buffalo, New York. When Dettelbach, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully for Ohio...

Squirrel hunts: An excellent way to introduce urban people to hunting!

Let’s face it, squirrel hunting has never been as popular as deer hunting, but chasing bushy tails can be an excellent way to introduce urban and inner-city people to the sport of hunting. Despite what some have been led to believe, urban and inner-city people do have an interest in hunting. While city dwellers may be more accustomed to seeing a squirrel sitting on a park bench, they will be...

Free Event: Pickaway County Sportsmen 2022 Youth Day - June 4

Youth 19 years and younger are invited to a full day of outdoor activities, including Archery, Air Rifle, Axe & Knife Throwing, Cowboy Pistol Shooting, Fishing, .22LR Rifle Shooting, Muzzleloader Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, and more! All activities will be age-appropriate. Attendance, activities, and lunch are all provided free. WHO: Pickaway County Sportsmen, Inc. & ODNR WHAT: 2022 Youth...

Throwback Thursday: Holt Collier, America's Greatest Bear Hunter

Photos courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Born into slavery, Collier's legend eclipses that of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett combined. The American frontier produced several legendary bear hunters, two of the most famous being Daniel Boone (1734-1820) and David “Davy” Crockett (1786-1836). But one particular hunter, Holt Collier, is credited with killing more bears than Boone and Crockett...

BFA Testifies in Favor of SB 293 to Prohibit Firearm Ownership Fees or Liability Insurance

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Buckeye Firearms Association presented testimony in the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee supporting SB 293 to prohibit requiring fees or firearms liability insurance for the possession of firearms. This was the second hearing for this legislation, sponsored by Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Huron) and Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott). Here is BFA's testimony:...

Government Doxxing – Australian Officials Release “Map” of Legal Gun Owners

“Community safety for everyone,” Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said, as he introduced his proposal to rewrite his state’s gun laws, adding that it was important to ensure “[we] prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands.” According to a government statement, “Western Australians now own more than 349,000 guns – a 60 per cent jump in the number of licensed guns compared to 13 years...

NRA Files Suit to Dismiss Case Against USFWS and Keep Public Lands Open

Fighting 24/7 for sportsmen’s access to public lands, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) partnered with Safari Club International, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation yesterday to intervene and file motions to dismiss a Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)...

PODCAST: How Biden Is Weaponizing the ATF to Put Gun Dealers Out of Business

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 63: Is it time to abolish the ATF? A journalist who has been exposing their flagrant abuse of power says yes. They've gone after bump...

Where Our Taxes Go: Pittman-Robertson Funds for Wildlife Conservation Featured in New Video

If you are an American hunter, you’ve no doubt heard of the 1937 Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, better known today as the Pittman-Robertson (P-R) Act. A revolutionary idea, the P-R Act levied an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment with those tax dollars paid by sportsmen and women going to state fish and wildlife agencies for wildlife conservation projects. Since...

Reason Magazine Video Obliterates Anti-Gun Junk Science

The social sciences thrive on making the uncomplicated complex and the actually complicated oversimplified. Rejecting all of human experience, social “scientists” concoct ever-more elaborate mental gymnastics to explain how soft-on-crime policies won’t harm efforts to keep crime in check. At the same time, other “researchers” claim to be able to tell you, down to the decimal point, the homicide...

SPECIAL REPORT: ATF Federal Firearm License revocations up a staggering 500%

CLICK HERE to listen to the exclusive interview with the author . In the years before the Biden-Harris administration took over the White House, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives usually revoked an average of 40 Federal Firearm Licenses (FFLs) per year. But, in the 11 months since Joe Biden declared war on "rogue gun dealers," the ATF has revoked 273 FFLs – an increase of...

ODNR Conservation Teen Advisory Council Now Accepting Applications

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Highly-motivated high school students with a passion for Ohio’s great outdoors are invited to serve on the Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC). The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 class of conservationists. “I’m so excited to meet a new group of young people who understand the importance of protecting our natural...

The Hypocrisy of Gun Control Elitists

In 2020, then-presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was asked how he could continue to demand gun control while being protected by private guards equipped with the same firearms and magazines that he wanted to ban others from owning. “Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s or these people’s?” Bloomberg’s response, in essence, was that he was not an ordinary person. He was a...

Internet & Social Media Security Tips For Hunters

Guess what? The internet is dangerous for us, our wallets, and our sanity. Online, people mislead us, lie to us, and manipulate us to take our money, suppress our opinions, and incite disagreement amongst otherwise friendly groups. It impacts us as hunters, consumers, retailers, and private citizens. It hurts our sporting lives, professional lives, and, yes, our personal lives. Unfortunately,...

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PODCAST REPLAY: Will NYSRPA v. Bruen Lead to the Next Landmark Gun Rights Decision?

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 62: The Heller and McDonald cases affirmed the right to "keep" arms. And now the U.S. Supreme Court is close to ruling on the right to "...

"I-71 shooter" shows justice system failure, not need for more gun control

If you've ever listened to an anti-gun politician clamoring for more gun control laws, and found yourself shouting back at the tv something like "what's the point of passing more laws when we don't enforce the ones we have now?", you might want to take your blood pressure meds before reading on. On March 11, a man now reported to be 21 year-old Columbus native Jonathon Myers was recorded by...

ATF Reinterprets the Term “Machinegun,” Again

On March 22nd, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) released an open letter on “forced reset triggers” (“FRTs”) indicating that the agency’s position is that these triggers meet the definition of “machinegun” under federal law, and are therefore “firearms” under both the Gun Control Act (“GCA”) and National Firearms Act (“NFA”). Under ATF’s new interpretation, these...

White House Panders to Anti-Gun Zealots

Everyone knows that Joe Biden has one of the most serious polling problems in presidential history when it comes to his plummeting approval rating. Or, perhaps more appropriate, his skyrocketing disapproval rating. He has lost support from virtually every demographic imaginable, and on virtually every policy position, and many political prognosticators point to this precipitous decline as a...

Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2022-23 Hunting Seasons

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Wildlife Council approved an amended proposal for the upcoming 2022 fall wild turkey hunting season dates during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The council also approved an amended white-tailed deer archery season opener in a three-county disease surveillance area...

2022 Ohio Primary Election Results

The nation watched as several important contests played out in Ohio's 2022 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 3. J.D. Vance won a solid victory in the Republican Primary against five challengers in a high-profile race for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat. Tim Ryan won the Democratic Primary against two challengers. In the Governor's race, Republicans Mike DeWine and Jon Husted finished with a commanding...

Biden Administration Announces New Firearm Rule

On April 11, the Biden Administration announced the finalization of a new firearm rule, and a new nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”). The rule, ATF 2021R-05, is substantially the same as when it was proposed last May. There has been a fair bit of confusion about what the rule does because it changes a number of core definitions in federal law (...

PODCAST: The Division of Government Dedicated to the Great Outdoors and Gun Rights

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 61: Sometimes it seems as if all government can do is take your money and spend it on stuff you don't want. But here in Ohio, there's a...

VOTE YOUR RIGHTS for Ohio's Primary Election!

Election Day is Tuesday, May 3, 2022 CLICK HERE to see BFA PAC's grades and endorsements Where to vote View your sample ballot Additional Voter Information Because lawmakers have been struggling to finalize district maps, the Ohio Primary Election for 2022 will be divided into two separate elections: the first on May 3, and the second on August 2. The May 3 Primary ballot will include federal...

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