Helping Firearms Legislative Groups...
It never ceases to amaze me as to how many people own guns and do not receive training other than what is required by law. This training does NOT prepare you for a life threatening situation.
This past weekend we held a fundraiser for Buckeye Firearms Association. There are approximately 100,000+ CCW holders in Ohio. It is because of organizations such as Buckeye Firearms that you have the privilege of carrying a gun concealed in Ohio! People tend to take things for granted when it comes to organizations such as the BFA.
You should support organizations like the BFA by contributing $25 or more a year to help continue to fight for your rights to carry and improve those rights! I was a bit upset that with nearly 100,000 licensees that we had only 11 participants to help raise funds. No, it wasn’t about Innovative Tactical Concepts, LLC making money because quite honestly we did. We helped with the event because we believe in BFA! Now, here is the kicker. We are not residents of Ohio but we are helping YOU to keep your rights by helping the organization raise funds. ITC will continue to work with BFA to help raise funds because we are licensed to carry in Ohio (through Utah permits) and because we have family and friends who live in Ohio and we realize the importance of keeping those rights for family and friends.
Quite honestly, BFA (or any other firearms legislative groups) should be able to hold fundraisers several times a year and be able to fill “courses” at any time with the number of CHL holders Ohio has. What is it going to cost you if you loose those rights because no one is fighting for you? If legislative firearms groups cannot generate funds to stay afloat, then how are they going to continue to fight for you and what you wanted so badly?
Is $25 a year or even $250 for a course each year too much to pay to keep those rights? Can you put a price on those rights? If every Ohioan who has a CHL contributed a mere $5 per month, think about how much more the BFA could do for you and your rights!!! Who would miss $5.00 per month? Everyone wants to sit back and complain about the laws in Ohio and how “messed up” they are, but no one really seems to want to help support one of the organizations who are fighting for your rights. It takes $$MONEY$$ to get things done people. Lawyers aren’t cheap and you cannot expect them to work for free! Would you work for free?
This brings us to our next point. You should volunteer to help out with BFA and other organizations that are fighting for your rights. It will cost you a few hours a month, but at least you would be doing something to help fight for your rights!
I am a firm believer that in most situations you are either part of the problem or part of the solution directly or indirectly. If you are not supporting the BFA and other organizations financially or by volunteering, then you are probably part of the problem. By nature people want to complain, but not do anything to help be a part of the solution. If you help out financially or by volunteering, then you are probably part of the solution. The question is, WHICH PART DO YOU WANT TO BE OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE?!!!
In short, if you aren’t going to be part of the solution, then don’t gripe about things when you loose your rights!!! And, don’t complain about the way that the laws are currently written.
Brian K. LaMaster
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Last edited by Brian@ITC; 11-09-2007 at 14:14..