July 18, 2022
Why did Miami police conduct a "Guns 4 Ukraine" gun buyback when it was clearly illegal? Was the California release of personal gun owner data accidental or something more sinister? Why did the FBI and ATF send a Florida man to federal prison for a shoulder stock? And why is UPS seizing and destroying legal merchandise?
Lee Williams, chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation's Investigative Journalism Project, helps answer these and other questions.
July 11, 2022
Why are Republicans sponsoring a federal bill to gut funding for pro-gun programs? What's the fallout from the recent Supreme Court decision on carrying firearms? Can New York get away with making nearly every public place off limits for carry? And will the NYC bodega owner who used a knife to defend himself really be convicted of murder?
Rob Sexton, BFA's legislative affairs director, joins the podcast to discuss these and other questions.
July 4, 2022
If you ask the average person how a bill gets passed, they'll probably say it's all about the public hearings. But really, it's more about what happens behind the scenes. And having the right leadership to move a bill is key.
One of those leaders in Ohio is Shane Wilkin, Chair of the House Government Oversight Committee, who joins the podcast to discuss how he helped pass permitless carry, his campaign for the Ohio Senate, and what's next for gun rights in Ohio.
June 27, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that New York's law requiring citizens to show "proper cause" to get a concealed carry license violates the Second Amendment. Not only does this landmark ruling confirm the right to "keep and bear" arms for self-defense, it sets the stage for overthrowing gun control laws in every state.
Attorney and firearm law expert Sean Maloney discusses this ruling, what it means, and what comes next for gun rights advocates in America.
June 20, 2022
Ohio Governor DeWine signs a bill for knife preemption and another to enable school staff to be armed. And surprisingly, that brings the count to 6 firearm bills, 2 knife bills, and 1 sportsman's bill signed under this administration.
Rob Sexton, BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, joins the podcast to discuss the bills we've passed and the one big bill we still hope to pass as we head into lame duck and the end of the legislative session.
June 13, 2022
After the Uvalde school massacre, Democrats have gone all in on gun control. Can it pass the Senate? Are they forgetting gun ownership is a constitutional right? Are they playing games with mass school shooting numbers? Can Mathew McConaughey end gun violence?
Well alright, alright, alright! Lee Williams, chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation's Investigative Journalism Project, helps answer these and other questions.
June 6, 2022
It's not unusual for politicians and activists to say that guns or gun violence is a public health crisis, but Columbus, Ohio, city leaders want to take this idea a step further.
In this special edition of Keep and Bear Radio, we'll reveal an audacious scheme to skirt the state's preemption law and regulate guns through the Board of Health.
May 23, 2022
Gun laws may change more frequently than any other other category of law. Whether it's laws to increase your liberty or laws to infringe your rights, there are always new bills being introduced.
Rob Sexton, BFA Legislative Affairs Director, talks about recent bills to mandate trigger locks, create deadly force brochures, and repeal permitless carry, plus a bill to prevent required liability insurance.
May 16, 2022
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 stocks, suppressors, unfinished receivers, stabilizing braces, and so-called ghost guns. But their latest abuse is shocking.
Lee Williams, chief editor of the SAF's Investigative Journalism Project, reveals how the ATF, under orders from the Biden administration, is using innocent clerical mistakes as an excuse for revoking hundreds of federal firearm licenses and closing legitimate gun dealers.
May 9, 2022
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 "bear" arms. Once again, Buckeye Firearms Association is part of the action.
BFA legal advisor Ron Lemieux discusses the amicus brief we submitted to the court and how this case could deliver another landmark decision on the Second Amendment.