May 3, 2021
National and state organizations do a lot of the heavy lifting for gun rights. But what can YOU do when you see a bad law being proposed or when you're worried that an anti gun politician may be elected?
David Conte, Campaign Field Representative with NRA-ILA, talks about grassroots advocacy and how ordinary citizens can make a real difference in the battle for Second Amendment rights.
April 26, 2021
TV and movies are great for entertainment, but not so great for education. Unfortunately, that's where most people learn most of what they know about guns and shooting.
John Weber, State Director with NRA-ILA, talks about the myths, lies, and distortions Hollywood and the media feed us everyday and the terrible effect it has on public policy and legislation.
April 19, 2021
Gun control advocates think the only people who care about guns and the Second Amendment are men. But today, gun owners are a highly diverse group.
Amanda Suffecool, Southeast Regional Director for the DC Project, explains how women are taking the lead in the fight for Constitutional rights at the state and national level and why many believe that gun rights are aligned with women’s rights.
April 12, 2021
The values our founding fathers relied on to win our independence and make America a great nation, such as integrity, commitment, and personal responsibility, are alive and well. And it's thanks in part to Project Appleseed.
Steve Branam, Appleseed's Ohio State Coordinator, talks about how the program protects and preserves American culture by teaching colonial history and the tradition of rifle marksmanship.
April 5, 2021
Buckeye Firearms Foundation wins a landmark victory in their lawsuit against Cincinnati. President Biden calls for gun control measures that are already the law in Colorado (oops). And a dozen gun bills have been introduced in the Ohio Statehouse so far.
BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, Rob Sexton, joins the podcast to help break it all down and reveal what lies ahead for gun owners this year.
March 29, 2021
Imagine an active killer opens fire in your child's school. Would you want your kid to be helpless for 10 or 15 minutes or more until police show up? Or would you prefer that a teacher, staff member, or anyone inside that school had a firearm who could immediately confront the killer?
Joe Eaton, Director of Buckeye Firearms Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program, talks about mass murderers and how school districts are upgrading their security plans by training teachers and staff members in armed response and trauma medical care.
March 22, 2021
It's better to have a gun and not need it than need a gun and not have it. But if you're smart enough to know you might need a gun, you're also smart enough to know you definitely need training.
BFA Training Coordinator Candy Petticord talks about the importance of firearms training, reviews upcoming classes in 2021, and provides tips for making your training more effective no matter what training you do.
March 15, 2021
H.R. 127, sponsored by Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) in the 117th Congress, is one of the most aggressive anti-gun bills ever introduced. It mandates gun and ammunition licensing, a federal gun registry accessible to the public, ongoing and expensive fees, and staggering penalties of up to $150,000 and 40 years in prison.
John Weber, State Director with NRA-ILA. discusses this outrageous federal bill and whether it has a real chance of passing and becoming law, which could have devastating consequences.
March 8, 2021
If someone is threatening your life, do you have to retreat before using lethal force? It depends on what state you live in. If you live in Ohio, the answer is "no" after April 6, 2021, when a new law championed by Buckeye Firearms Association takes effect that repeals the "duty to retreat."
Defense Attorney and firearm law expert Sean Maloney explains what this means for gun owners. Plus, he'll talk about Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground, and outline the universal standard to determine when lethal force is justified in self-defense situations.
February 10, 2021
2020 turned out to be crazy year in many ways. But BFA chalked up solid legislative victories. So now that it's a new year and we're beginning a new 2-year legislative session, what are the priorities for continuing the fight for Second Amendment rights?
Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) Legislative Affairs Director Rob Sexton talks about the upcoming push to pass Constitutional Carry in Ohio, introduce an Emergency Powers bill to limit the authority of state and local governments in times of crisis, and more.