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Permitless Carry win: News media discovers previous gun laws were enforced more heavily against black residents

In the run-up to passage of Ohio's Permitless Carry law, all manner of arguments were leveled by anti-Second Amendment opponents in the media. Some of the most egregious were claims that the proposed law was somehow an overt threat to people of color. Indeed, certain Democrat legislators even took to the floor of their respective chambers to argue about the racist nature of Senate Bill 215. The...

PODCAST: Argument Highlights from the Landmark Supreme Court Bruen Case

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 75: On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. Bruen, finding that the...

BFA PAC Aq-rated candidate sends anti-gun Republican packing

State Central Committee races aren't sexy. They're not races you'll see expensive TV ads for. In fact, there's a good chance nine out of ten voters won't even know what these elected positions do. The Republican State Central Committee is the governing power of the Ohio Republican Party (ORP). It recruits and endorses candidates for federal and state offices. One man and one woman are elected as...

Enjoy a Free Day at Ohio’s Public Ranges in August

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are partnering to host Free Range Day at five of Ohio's premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, Aug. 20. Visit one of the following public shooting ranges on Free Range Day to gain hands-on experience and instruction with firearms at no charge from certified...

North Canton Removes Illegal No Gun Sign in Price Park After Complaint

Ohio cities cannot ban guns in public parks. That's been the rule for nearly two decades ever since concealed carry became legal in the state. In fact, the Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that cities cannot ban firearms in municipal parks because it conflicts with a general state law that permits qualifying adults to carry a concealed weapon on any public property other than at locations...

Red Flag Orders Enable Political Abuse

So-called “Red Flag” orders, or Emergency Risk Protection Orders, are designed to empower the government to confiscate Americans’ firearms without due process of law . Aside from allowing run-of-the-mill malicious actors to indulge personal grudges against law-abiding gun owners, in the current politically-charged environment these laws enable the government to target those with First Amendment-...

Commonly Owned: NSSF Announces Over 24 Million MSRs in Circulation

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, updated the industry estimate of Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation in the United States to 24,446,000 since 1990. That is an increase of over 4.5 million rifles since the last estimate was released in 2020. The estimate is derived from NSSF research, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Annual Firearms...

“Assault Weapon”— The All Purpose Pejorative

“Assault weapon” is a meaningless and politically elastic term. Demonstrating that the agenda drives the definition, President Biden’s nominees to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) both refused to commit to any intelligible definition. David Chipman, Biden’s initial and unsuccessful choice for ATF director, famously flubbed a straightforward request to define an “...

PODCAST: Answers to 5 Common Legal Questions About Carrying Firearms

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 74: What force of law do no-gun signs actually have? Can an officer legally take your gun during a traffic stop? What's the difference...

Eli Dicken — 15 seconds, 400 Uvalde cops — 77 minutes

It’s not easy to second guess a law enforcement officer’s actions during a deadly force encounter unless you were there, unless you saw precisely what the officer saw — from their perspective — and felt what the officer felt, including a massive jolt of adrenaline. Deadly force encounters happen at the speed of life. They’re unbelievably quick — a couple seconds or less. Trying to judge whether...

ZEV Core Duty Precision "Do It All" Rifle Raffle - $3,020 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. Last year we offered a...

Farcical “Assault Weapons” Ban Mark-up Showed Contempt for Facts, Law, and Dignity

A recent Gallup poll asked Americans about their level of trust in various institutions. Of the 16 options, the one respondents identified as LEAST trustworthy – with only 7% expressing a “Great deal” or “Quite a lot” of confidence in it – was Congress. This was just below television news (at 11%) but also below such things as big business, large technology companies, banks, and small business...

95% of BFA PAC Endorsed Candidates Win Primary Election on Aug. 2

It's been an exhausting and confusing election year so far. We've had two Primary Elections, and still have the November General Election to go. In yesterday's #2 Primary, 10 out of 10 BFA PAC Senate endorsees won, and 48 out of 51 House endorsees won. To be fair, not every candidate had challengers. And in many districts, there were cancelled primaries, candidates added late, or candidates who...

Pickaway Co. home invasion ends with intruder dead

The Scioto Post reported recently that a man was shot and killed after he invaded a Pickaway Co. home just before midnight. From the article : According to the report on July 14, 2022 at 2338 hours, Sheriff’s department was dispatched to 10565 Thrailkill Road on a shooting and a suspected burglar in the residence. Dispatch advised that the caller stated someone had gained entry into their home...

ODNR Offers Annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is excited to announce the 8th annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures weekend, which will be held at Hueston Woods State Park and Lodge, Sept. 16-18. Hosted by ODNR divisions of Parks and Watercraft, Forestry, and Wildlife, Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventure is a weekend program that introduces women to outdoor skills such as boating,...

VOTE YOUR GUN RIGHTS TODAY - Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022

Today, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, is Ohio's second Primary Election. If you have not already voted, make sure you go to your polling location and VOTE YOUR GUN RIGHTS! Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to see BFA PAC grades and endorsements for today's election . Note: If you're looking at this on a phone, you may need to turn your screen sideways to see all the grades and...

PODCAST: Democrats Blame Gun Makers for Crime and Push Predatory Lawsuits and Gun Bans

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 73: The U.S. House Oversight Committee attacks gun makers for the acts of criminals. And Democrats are pushing laws to sue gun makers...

Author of Cincinnati bump-stock ban guilty of bribery & attempted extortion

In 2018, then-Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld led efforts to get City Council to ban bump stocks within the city limits. We told Sittenfeld and his fellow council members that the law would be struck down, and that the legal fight would wind up costing the city's taxpayers dearly. He didn't listen. We sued, and we won. Four years later, Sittenfeld has a different sort of legal problem...

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