Divert your tax money to pro-gun candidates!

Article compiled from previous commentaries by Ken Hanson and Jim Irvine.

How would you like to donate $100.00 of your Ohio's income tax money to a pro-gun candidate?

That's right, give $100.00 of your tax money to a pro-gun candidate's campaign. It is easy, it is legal, and Buckeye Firearms Association is about to make it even easier.

Ohio tax law gives individuals a tax credit of $50.00, and married couples a credit of $100.00 on their Ohio tax return for donations to candidates for statewide office. A credit is much different than a deduction. When you exercise this privilege, you don’t get a part of your donation back, you get the whole donation back as a tax refund.

If you do nothing, the bureaucrats will have no problem spending your tax dollars. But wouldn’t you rather take some of that money and divert it to a pro-gun candidate? You need to chose, because as an Ohio taxpayer you are going to spend the money one of those two ways, whether you like it or not.

Click on 'Read More' for complete details, and for links to some of the many campaigns deserving of your donation.

How does this work?

You must make a donation before the end of the year to the campaign for an Ohio House of Representative Seat, or Ohio State Senator Seat, or any of the statewide offices. (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Auditor) Then in January, when you start on your tax return, simply note your donation on your Ohio income tax return (second page, line 52) and you get it all back in your refund. It really is that simple.

Please note, the donation can be broken up however you would like, but the above limits are per calendar year, so you can't donate more than the maximum and get a tax credit for that amount, no matter how you break it up (i.e. you can't contribute $100 to two different candidates and get a $200 credit.)

What difference can your donation make?

If each CHL license holder donated $50, we would contribute over $4,000,000.00 dollars to pro-Second Amendment campaigns. If each adult hunter took advantage of the tax credit, we would donate another $17,000,000.00! You can see why it’s important for us all to work together. Together, we can be the biggest donor segment in any race, or in fact, in almost every race at the same time. Is that power worth 5 minutes of your time? If you want a better law, you will not find a better way to make a difference. It’s free!

Suggested donation opportunities:

Buckeye Firearms Association is pleased to report that there is an "embarrassment of riches" when it comes to pro-gun, statewide candidates for the 2006 election cycle. Follow one of the links below to contribute to one of these candidates:

  • Click target=_blank>here to donate to Ken Blackwell for Governor.
  • Click target=_blank>here to donate to Ted Strickland for Governor.
  • Click target=_blank>here to donate to Bill Peirce for Governor.
  • Click here to
    donate to Marc Dann for Attorney General.
  • Click target=_blank>here to donate to Greg Hartmann for Secretary of State.
  • Click href="http://www.sandraobrien.com/donate.html"
    target=_blank>here to donate to Sandy O'Brien for Treasurer of State.
  • Click href="https://www.campaigncontribution.com/version6/process/info.asp?id=3423&jid=&firstname=&lastname=&address1=&city=&state=&zip=&email=&amount=&employer=&occupation=&homephone=&layout=&language="
    target=_blank>here to donate to Mary Taylor for Auditor of State.
  • Click href="http://www.sandraobrien.com/donate.html"
    target=_blank>here to donate to Sandy O'Brien for Treasurer of State.
  • Click href="https://www.campaigncontribution.com/donors_info.asp?id=3643&layout=2"
    target=_blank>here to donate to Robert Cupp for Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.

    You may also consult our 2006 Endorsements for Ohio House and 2006 Endorsements for Ohio Senate to find a regional candidate worthy of your $100 donation. Each of us should have a relationship with our elected officials. How can they represent you if they do not know you? Reach out to them. It’s free, and effective. (If you are not sure who your elected representative are, click here.)

    At the end of the donation process, please follow up with an email message to the pro-gun candidate to let them know about your donation, and, more importantly, that you donated to them to thank them for their pro-gun positions. Please also mention this article at the Buckeye Firearms Association website.

    Can this deal get any better?

    Yes! To gain even more clout from your donation, send it to:

      Buckeye Firearms Association
      15 West Winter Street
      Delaware, Ohio 43015
      Checks should be made payable to the candidate(s) of your choice, NOT Buckeye Firearms Assoc.

    We will forward your check and any message you send onto the candidate of your choice. You will receive a tax credit for the full value of your donation (up to $100/married couple or $50/person) and this political action committee will gain recognition for delivering the combined checks of all who donate.

    Please remind your friends and family about this great deal. Last year, only a small percentage of Ohioans took advantage of this tremendous chance to shape our political landscape. Time is running short, so please write your check(s) today.

    PLEASE use this opportunity to make a huge impact for gun rights. It is money you have already spent, you might as well have it go to support a great cause!

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