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

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

May 2, 2022

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 division of government is largely self-funding and dedicated to Sportsmen and the Second Amendment.

Chief Kendra Wecker joins the podcast to talk about the Division of Wildlife and its statewide efforts to protect wildlife, upgrade public shooting ranges, and make sure you can shoot, hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

Doobies, Election Maps, ATF Gun Grabbers, and Other Crazy News

Doobies, Election Maps, ATF Gun Grabbers, and Other Crazy News

April 25, 2022

Can one Ohio Democrat overturn permitless carry? Can a nonresident carry permitless in West Virginia? Will a Florida candidate succeed in making it legal for marijuana users to own firearms? What's going on with Ohio's crazy primary election? And will Biden get his second anti gun nominee confirmed as head of the ATF?

BFA Legislative Affairs Director Rob Sexton helps answer these and other questions.

Training the Next Generation of Shooters Through Youth Events

Training the Next Generation of Shooters Through Youth Events

April 11, 2022

More than 52 million Americans participate in the shooting sports. That's far more than popular sports such as football or golf. But to maintain that level of interest, people need to start when they're young.

Aaron Kirkingburg, BFA Board member and range master at Dillon Sportsman Center in Nashport, Ohio, talks about his annual youth shoots and why they're important for the next generation of gun owners and shooters.

After Permitless Carry, What’s Next for Gun Rights in Ohio?

After Permitless Carry, What’s Next for Gun Rights in Ohio?

April 4, 2022

Permitless carry has been signed into law in Ohio and goes into effect on June 13, 2022. But there are many other pro-gun bills lawmakers have yet to move, including limiting government power in emergencies and dealing with armed school staff.

Rob Sexton, BFA's Legislative Affairs Director, talks about what comes next at the Statehouse. Plus we discuss the crazy battle over election maps and whether hunters are stepping up in the fight for constitutional rights.

Answers to Common Questions about Ohio’s New Permitless Carry Law

Answers to Common Questions about Ohio’s New Permitless Carry Law

March 21, 2022

Ohio has passed a new permitless carry law which goes into effect on Monday, June 13, 2022. It makes Ohio's concealed handgun license optional. But is the licensing system going away? Does it change how you carry in your car? Will it change who can carry, what you can carry, or where you can carry?

Attorney and firearm law expert Sean Maloney answers these and other common questions.

The Inside Story About How Permitless Carry in Ohio Got to the Governor’s Desk

The Inside Story About How Permitless Carry in Ohio Got to the Governor’s Desk

March 15, 2022

Governor Mike DeWine has signed a BFA-supported bill to make Ohio's concealed carry license optional. This makes Ohio the 23rd state to pass permitless or "constitutional" carry. It's a landmark victory in the fight for the right to bear arms.

Buckeye Firearms Association's Legislative Affairs Director Rob Sexton reveals the strategy used to push this bill through the legislative process against all odds and despite a relentless attack from opponents.

The Invasion of Ukraine, Armed Citizens, and the True Meaning of the Second Amendment

The Invasion of Ukraine, Armed Citizens, and the True Meaning of the Second Amendment

March 7, 2022

What we're witnessing in Ukraine is a brutal, real-time demonstration of why gun ownership should be regarded as a basic human right.

Rob Morse, author of the SlowFacts blog and co-host of the Polite Society Podcast, talks about the Russian invasion playing out on TV, the surprising and hypocritical reaction of the media to armed citizens, and how this historic event demonstrates why the Second Amendment has been called a "doomsday provision."

Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States

Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States

February 28, 2022

GPS makes it easy to navigate a family trip, but navigating the patchwork of state gun laws can be difficult. Which states allow carry by non residents? Do you have a duty to notify? Can you carry in the rest stops? What about state parks or magazine restrictions or transporting long guns?

Scott Kappas, attorney and author of Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States, talks about how to use his book to avoid legal hassles when traveling with guns.

No, Remington Didn’t Settle and Alec Baldwin’s Gun Didn’t Just Go Off

No, Remington Didn’t Settle and Alec Baldwin’s Gun Didn’t Just Go Off

February 21, 2022

The media is falsely reporting that Remington agreed to a $73 million legal settlement, even though the company doesn't exist anymore. And family members of the cinematographer Alec Baldwin shot and killed have filed a lawsuit, even though Baldwin claims innocence because, apparently, guns go off by themselves.

Attorney and firearm expert Sean Maloney discusses these two high-profile stories and reveals the truth about big money lawsuits and big ego actors.

Constitutional Carry Update: How Close is Ohio to Passing Permitless Carry?

Constitutional Carry Update: How Close is Ohio to Passing Permitless Carry?

February 14, 2022

To date, 21 states have Constitutional Carry, allowing citizens to carry firearms concealed without a license. And now Ohio is rapidly moving a bill to become state number 22.

So where do things stand? What still needs to happen for this law to take effect? Host Dean Rieck reviews Ohio's legislative process and looks at the status of SB 215, the Senate bill that is most likely to make it to the finish line.

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