Cleveland constantly disappoints me. Whether it being the Browns or Indians letting me down year after year, the constant drain the politicians in Cleveland make on our state budget trying to jump start that dying "mistake on the lake" that put all of its eggs in the automotive and steel industry or my ex living there. There is always something depressing about that place. I don't have any allegiance to Cleveland other than some friends that like their teams or are from the area. Now this comes along courtesy of the Buckeye Firearms Association. As soon as I get back home from vacation I am going to stop putting off joining these guys and....FU Cleveland! .....send my money in ASAP!
Seriously, Bengals and Reds, give me a reason to switch.
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
Bonus Cleveland Video!
The guys that did this are from Last Call Cleveland, a bunch of liberal douches but they make some funny stuff, especially their Man In The Box web series.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)