Cleveland Spits On The Constitution Restricts Your Gun Rights

Cleveland Spits On The Constitution Restricts Your Gun Rights

Buckeye Firearms Foundation
Buckeye Firearms Foundation

Cleveland, OH – -( Cleveland refuses to obey state law … refuses to obey the courts … and spits on the Constitution. And we’re fighting back!

Not long ago, Buckeye Firearms Foundation filed a lawsuit to stop the City of Cleveland from prosecuting law-abiding gun owners under local ordinances that restrict gun ownership and concealed carry.

The lawsuit also asked the Court to declare 20 local ordinances unconstitutional on the grounds that they conflict with state preemption of firearm laws.

So what is Cleveland’s response? They shrug and say they think state preemption itself is unconstitutional even though every court that has looked at it has found preemption a valid state law. In other words, Cleveland doesn’t care what the law says. They don’t care what the courts say. They just want to go on enforcing their illegal ordinances as long as humanly possible.

Cleveland’s plan is to stall. They want to delay the case against them for years while continuing to illegally infringe the rights of gun owners.

But we’re fighting back. Buckeye Firearms Foundation has filed a motion in opposition to the city’s request for a stay because Ohio’s gun owners cannot afford another three, four, or five years of Cleveland’s rogue behavior.

Please understand. This isn’t just a disagreement about the law. This is an all-out battle between individual gun owners and a big city government run amok. And Cleveland is not alone. Many other cities in Ohio are ignoring state law and enforcing illegal and unconstitutional ordinances.

The situation is unacceptable. We cannot allow cities to create conflicting laws to infringe your rights. You don’t even have to be arrested to be affected. Many people are unable to buy standard capacity magazines or other perfectly legal parts because manufacturers won’t ship to hostile cities.

We will not be bullied. But we are in a fight against the full resources of one of America’s largest cities. We must win. Cities around Ohio are watching to see the outcome. If we don’t win, those cities will be emboldened to continue infringing your rights and encouraged to make up any laws they choose on a whim.

Worse, if President Obama or U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decide to make their move against gun owners, cities around Ohio will take the cue to drop the hammer on gun owners … not because it will accomplish anything, but just because they can.

WE NEED YOUR HELP IMMEDIATELY. Buckeye Firearms Foundation has very limited resources and no big corporate donors. We need funding now to wage this battle and win. The future of gun rights in Ohio may depend on the outcome.

I know we ask a lot of you. I know the economy is bad. We’re David and they’re Goliath. But we CAN win with your help. Will you continue to stand by us? After all the progress we’ve made, please don’t let us slip backward because of one city that has gone power mad.

Can you donate $100 or $75 or even $50? Give as generously as you are able. Any amount will help. Your donation to the Foundation is tax-deductible.

Mail your check to:
Buckeye Firearms Foundation
15 West Winter Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015

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Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities.

Buckeye Firearms Association seeks to maximize your rights by endorsing and electing pro-gun candidates on the city, county, and state level, including mayors, sheriffs, legislators, and governor. We also work to defeat anti-gun legislation, pass pro-gun bills, and reform existing laws to benefit all Ohio citizens.

Unlike many anti-gun groups, we do not get our funding or support from wealthy activists or big corporations. We are a non-partisan, all-volunteer organization. Officers and supporters donate their time and skills to the pro-gun cause. Not a single dime from donors is spent on salaries or wasteful overhead. In fact, every penny is used to support political campaigns, influence public opinion, and advance gun rights around Ohio.