Buckeye Firearms Assoc. responds to Ohio Democrats' anti-gun attack with Sunday newspaper ad
Last week, Buckeye Firearms Association exposed Chairman Chris Redfern and the Ohio Democratic Party financing of two deceptive anti-gun mailers attacking State Representative Ross McGregor's vote for Ohio's Castle Doctrine bill, SB184.
We pointed out that 75 percent of the Ohio General Assembly voted in favor of this law, which ensures Ohioans' right to defend themselves and their children from violent criminals - criminals who don't care about "No Guns" signs. And we pointed out that a majority of Ohio Democratic Party's own caucus members in the House, including Chairman Redfern himself, voted for this popular legislation, and that a supportive Democrat governor, Ted Strickland, enthusiastically signed it into law.
Yesterday, we took our message to the voters in McGregor's House District 72, in the form of an advertisement in Clark County's Springfield News-Sun.
Following is the complete text of the advertisement:
Why are Democrats attacking Ross McGregor for voting to protect innocent crime victims?
Earlier this year, State Representative Ross McGregor and 75 percent of the Ohio General Assembly voted for Senate Bill 184, known as "Castle Doctrine." Castle Doctrine protects your right to defend yourself, spouse, and children from violent criminals.
Now Chairman Chris Redfern and the Ohio Democratic Party are attacking McGregor, a Republican, for voting for this law and siding with victims who don't want to be helpless if they or their children are violently attacked.
The Democratic Party is flooding House District 72 with deceptive and vicious mailers showing a photo of parents and their children with the headline: "You'd do anything to keep them safe...but State Representative Ross McGregor is making it harder to do by voting to allow guns in school zones." Recipients of the mailer are urged to "fire McGregor" over his support for SB184.
The truth is that the only thing the new law changed regarding schools was to allow citizens with a state-approved concealed handgun license to pick up or drop off their children on school property.
Plus, Redfern and the Ohio Democratic Party are forgetting that a majority of its own caucus members in the House, including Chairman Redfern himself, voted for this popular bill, and Democratic Governor Ted Strickland enthusiastically signed it into law.
In recent years, Democrats have said they could be trusted to defend the Second Amendment and protect the gun rights that a majority of Ohioans support. But now we see their hypocrisy.
Call the Ohio Democratic Party toll free: 1-877-644-6336. Urge them to stop these deceptive attacks and stop siding with violent criminals. Ross McGregor and those who rightly voted to support innocent crime victims deserve our support.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE ADVERTISEMENT
Responding to the Democrats' deceptive, hypocritical attacks wasn't something we had funds set aside for. By the time we learned of these anti-gun mailers, Buckeye Firearms Association had already committed our budget for the 2008 elections with donations to candidates in various key races and to mailing voter guides across the state. But we felt a response to this anti-gun attack on one of our endorsees was imperative.
We need to replenish our coffers so that we are in a good position to continue our mission of defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities in 2009, no matter what the outcome of the elections is.
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