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Choke Point “Lite”

Ten years ago, the Obama Administration introduced “Operation Choke Point,” a program to weaponize the banking industry and financial service providers against certain lawful businesses and merchants. Implemented by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the ostensible objective was to fight consumer fraud by cutting off access to credit and bank...

ATF Partners with Anti-gun Researchers to Expand Agency’s Power

On May 17, the Department of Justice announced the release of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives publication titled the National Firearms in Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA). The report is the result of the Biden-Harris Administration’s April 2021 “Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence,” which called for the creation of “an annual report on firearms trafficking...

BFA-PAC Announces Grades and Endorsements for August 2, 2022 Ohio Primary

Because lawmakers struggled to finalize district maps, the Ohio Primary Election for 2022 has been divided into two separate elections. The first was on May 3 and included federal candidates (U.S. Senate and U.S. House), Ohio statewide candidates (Governor, Attorney General, Auditor of State, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State,) and Judicial candidates (Ohio Supreme Court and other judicial...

“[A]ll We Need You to Do is Give us the Gun”: U.K. Launches National Firearm Surrender Campaign

On March 12, a two-week campaign was launched in the United Kingdom to encourage subjects of Her Majesty the Queen to surrender firearms, ammunition, weapons, and any other object even vaguely reminiscent of a gun to local police stations. An official with the National Police Chief’s Council assured citizens that they will receive amnesty for any otherwise illegal possession or transport involved...

Biden Signs Federal Gun Control Bill

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, President Biden signed S.2938, the so-called "Bipartisan Safer Communities Act." The mainstream media are hailing this bill as a great victory and Senator Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), one of the bill's champions, claims it will "save thousands of lives." But this legislative Frankenstein, cobbled together by Republicans and Democrats frantic to "do something," is...

PODCAST: Victory! U.S. Supreme Court Rules Citizens Have Right to Carry Guns

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 68: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that New York's law requiring citizens to show "proper cause" to get a concealed carry license...

Cincinnati: Man uses gun to stop home invasion assault

WCPO (ABC Cincinnati) reported recently that a man was forced to use his gun to stop an attacker who invaded his girlfriend's home. From the article : West Chester police said 20-year-old Andrew Tyson entered a home on Timberrail Court around 3:30 a.m. Saturday without the homeowner's permission. According to the man and woman who called 911 from inside the house, the woman was Tyson's ex-...

Op-Ed: Would four gun controls considered by Congress prevent mass shootings?

The New York Times reckons that four gun control measures Congress is considering “might have changed the course of at least 35 mass shootings” since 1999 — one-third of attacks in which a gunman killed at least four people. While that conclusion is excessively optimistic, the newspaper is at least asking the right question: Are new restrictions on firearms likely to work as advertised? President...

Victory! U.S. Supreme Court Rules Citizens Have Right to Carry Guns

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that "the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home." This landmark ruling strikes down onerous New York regulations requiring citizens to show "proper cause" in order to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. In some places, such as New York City,...

Understanding America’s Rifle, the AR-15

The term “modern sporting rifle” was coined to describe today’s very popular semiautomatic rifle designs, including the AR-15 and its offspring. These rifles are used by hunters, competitors, a lot of Americans seeking home-defense guns and by many others who simply enjoy going to the range. Though modern sporting rifles are increasingly popular, they are too often misunderstood. The central...

DeWine: It 'doesn't make sense' to make teachers train 700 hours to carry gun in classes

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, The Columbus Dispatch published an op-ed by Governor Mike DeWine explaining his reasoning for signing House Bill 99 . This bill effectively returns authority over school security to local school boards where it belongs. For decades, locally-elected school boards managed their own security. Then Bloomberg-funded Everytown attorneys came to Ohio to launch a lawsuit with...

ALERT: Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on Gun Control Package!

A gun control package is headed to the U.S. Senate floor. Bill sponsors are trying to capitalize on emotion and a false sense of bipartisanship to bypass hearings, markups and amendments before anyone has a chance to understand the full implications of the legislation. The bill would treat some people as guilty unless proven innocent by spending federal taxpayer dollars to encourage states to...

Former Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's great-grandson charged with aggravated murder

WEWS (ABC Cleveland) is reporting that former Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's great-grandson Donald Jackson-Gates has been charged with fatally shooting a man last month. From the article : Last week, Jackson-Gates was arrested on an aggravated murder charge for the shooting death of Chris’Shon Coleman on May 14. Authorities say Jackson-Gates allegedly shot and killed Coleman on East 40th Street...

Biden Administration Moves to Ban Lead Ammunition

Following through on their commitment to environmental radicals that it would ban lead on federal public land, today the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released proposed regulations that begin this process on National Wildlife Refuges across the country. The Biden Administration’s proposal lays the groundwork for additional lead prohibitions on refuges and provides a precedent that will be...

PODCAST: Surprise! A Total of 9 Pro-2A Bills Have Been Signed in the Last 3 Years

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 67: Ohio Governor DeWine signs a bill for knife preemption and another to enable school staff to be armed. And surprisingly, that brings...

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Issues Updated CCW Manual

As of Monday, June 13, 2022, it is legal for "qualifying adults" to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio without a license . Attorney General Dave Yost has issued an updated manual summarizing Ohio's concealed carry laws and explaining the two ways you may now carry in the state, with or without a license. Click here to view or download the manual as a PDF . Whether you plan to carry with a license...

Fostech FLITE Elite Phantom Rifle Raffle - $2,954.88 Prize Package

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K.I.D.S© - A Proactive Approach to School Murders

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on our website ten years ago today. The lessons it provides are every bit as prescient today as they were then...perhaps even moreso. EARLY CITIZEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OPTIONS Just as we have mistakenly treated the symptoms of a malady instead of the root cause, so too have we failed to adequately address the copycat root problem of Rapid Mass...

Civilian AR-15 Rifle: Our Senior Citizen

This honorable senior citizen has been disrespected and demonized by subversive elements that prefer American citizens to be unarmed. Permit me here to share a collection of clarification thoughts and expose more of the malicious opposing sound- bite propaganda and disinformation. Proudly made in America, the civilian AR-15 in .223 Remington is almost 60 years old. In 1957, three ArmaLite...

Plain Dealer/FOP credit BFA for Permitless Carry law taking effect

On June 13, 2022, Permitless Carry became legal in the Buckeye State. For many of us at Buckeye Firearms Association, it marks the culmination of two decades of work to restore Ohioans' constitutional right to bear arms for their defense and security. Ohio gun rights advocates have been working for this since a decade BEFORE the first poison pill-filled concealed carry bill was signed into law by...

Governor DeWine Signs SB 156 Knife Preemption Bill into Law

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 156 to enact "knife preemption" in Ohio. Sponsored by Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), the new law prohibits “any ordinance, rule, regulation, resolution, practice, or other action or any threat of citation, prosecution, or other legal process” from inhibiting a person’s ability to “own, possess, purchase, acquire, transport,...

Gun Owners Must Stop (Another) Anti-Gun ATF Nominee

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from humiliated Biden nominee David Chipman. That is, of course, a good thing. After the anti-gun lobbyist was withdrawn as Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) last year, he popped up, occasionally, to blame others for his failure to convince enough U.S. Senators that he was little more than a gun ban proponent...

PODCAST: Can Democrats Pass Their Massive Gun Control Package After Uvalde?

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 66: After the Uvalde school massacre, Democrats have gone all in on gun control. Can it pass the Senate? Are they forgetting gun...

Governor DeWine Signs HB 99 "Armed Teacher" Bill into Law

On Monday, June 13, 2022, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 99 to return authority over school security programs to local school boards, including programs which allow teachers and staff to be armed. Sponsored by State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.), this bill reverses an absurd ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that requires school employees to receive the same training as police officers...

Ohio's Permitless Carry Law Goes into Effect Today, June 13, 2022

Beginning today, June 13, 2022, it is legal for a "qualifying" adult to carry a concealed handgun without a license in Ohio. Generally referred to as “permitless carry” or “constitutional carry,” Senate Bill 215 , which is now in effect, makes several key changes to Ohio’s concealed carry laws: Ohio’s concealed handgun license (CHL) will become optional. If you are currently qualified by law to...

Plain Dealer article proves beyond any doubt: 2A Movement is pure grassroots

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has published an article that editors no-doubt hoped would prop up the myth that, when it comes to Second Amendment rights at least, legislators are bought and paid for. What the article wound up proving is how little money has to do with this issue in Ohio, and how truly grassroots the effort to protect and resore our Second Amendment rights actually is. From the...

Follow the Science, Unless it Leads Where You Don’t Want to Go

Researchers in California have published the results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of so-called “gun violence restraining orders” (a.k.a. “extreme risk protection orders” or “red flag” orders). Assembly Bill 1014, was enacted in California in 2014, and since then, 19 states and the District of Columbia have adopted similar laws. Authors of the study, Firearm Violence Following the...

Arming Teachers, a Countermeasure to Active Killers

As a retired law enforcement officer, in my second career of training police officers, one of my proprietary courses was Tactical 1st Responder ©, the responses to Rapid Mass Murder©, which was eventually attended by officers from ten states. Having researched Rapid Mass Murder© by the random acts of active killers back to 1975, I discovered that the primary target of this type of homicide was...

Buckeye Firearms Association urges support for effort to send body armor to Ukraine's reserve units

The gun rights community throughout the United States has been paying close attention to the war in Ukraine since the early days in March, when the government began easing restrictions allowing civilians to carry arms outside their homes, and even distributing firearms to those willing to defend their homes and communities. For Americans who treasure their right to bear arms, there could be no...

Cincinnati: Man uses gun to stop home invasion assault

WCPO (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 : West Chester police said 20-year-old Andrew Tyson entered a home on Timberrail Court around 3:30 a.m. Saturday without the homeowner's permission. According to the man and woman who called 911 from inside the house, the woman was Tyson's ex-girlfriend. They...

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