Buckeye Bash 2019

2019 Buckeye Bash a HUGE Success

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, we held our annual Buckeye Bash dinner and fundraiser for our Foundation. I can say without question, it was one of the best in our history.

The room was packed to near capacity. Many of our fellow gun and sportsmen organizations were there, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Division of Wildlife, The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, and Sportsmen's Alliance.

Leaders and legislators attended our VIP Reception, including Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Sen. Bill Coley, Rep. Ron Hood, Rep. Kyle Koehler, Rep. Niraj Antani, Judge Craig Baldwin, Judge Danny Bubp, the NRA's David Conte, and so many more.

Cam Edwards, host of Cam & Co on NRATV, delivered the keynote address and received a standing ovation for his remarks on the growing threats to our liberty.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks to extend our core mission through youth shooting programs; grants for worthy organizations, young competitors, and sporting and hunting programs; and education, including our cutting-edge FASTER Saves Lives Program that has spent well over a million dollars training teachers and staff to stop lethal threats at school and provide life-saving trauma care.

In addition, the Foundation funds legal defense to defend gun owners against infringement of rights and litigation to force local governments and other entities to comply with Ohio gun laws.

If you couldn't make it on Saturday, but still want to support the worthy mission of our Foundation, you can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking the button below.


NOTE: Our Foundation absolutely needs your support, because Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety is targeting Ohio hard with lawsuits.

Everytown lawyers were behind the Columbus and Cincinnati lawsuits over trigger enhancers; they were behind the suit against Madison City Schools over armed teachers; and now they're behind the Columbus suit against the State of Ohio over the recently-passed HB 228 because they want every city to be able to pass their own gun laws. Who knows what they'll do next?

These days passing laws just isn't enough. We have to step up to do battle in courtrooms to protect the laws we pass and fight back against cities, villages, and townships who seek to break the law and infringe on your rights.

This work is extraordinarily expensive. We deeply appreciate any help you can provide.

Dean Rieck is Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association, a former competitive shooter, NRA Patron Member, #1 NRA Recruiter for 2013, business owner and partner with Second Call Defense.

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