NRA: Buckeye Firearms Foundation win over City of Cleveland "a long-awaited and major victory for Ohio gun owners"

Fairfax, Va. -- Today, the Cuyahoga County Court struck down the City of Cleveland's scheme of restrictive gun laws still on the books despite Ohio law, which clearly prohibits such municipal gun ordinances. The Court ruled in favor of gun owners in the National Rifle Association-supported case of Buckeye Firearms Foundation, Inc. v. City of Cleveland.

Court Orders Cleveland to Stop Enforcing Local Gun Control

"Cities are out of the firearm regulation business."
- Ken Hanson, Dec. 12, 2006, following the veto-override of Gov. Taft on Ohio's Statewide Preemption Law (HB347)

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Brian Corrigan has ordered Cleveland to stop any enforcement of 19 separate local gun control ordinances, effective immediately.

Buckeye Firearms Foundation is the lead Plaintiff in the case, which was filed in early 2009. In the interim, Cleveland sued the State of Ohio in an attempt to have the state's firearm laws declared an unconstitutional usurpation of a city's home rule authority. In December 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court entered final judgment against Cleveland, ruling (for a second time) that the state's laws were valid.

The Cleveland ordinances invalidated dealt with gun registration, owner I.D. cards, assault weapon bans, limits on firearm dealers within city limits, possession of firearms in parks and other public places, seizure and destruction of firearms, storage of firearms, reporting theft of firearms and concealed carry of firearms.

Judge Corrigan wrote, "R.C. 9.68 clearly invalidates any and all municipal ordinances regulating 'the ownership, possession, purchase, other acquisition, transport, storage, carrying, sale, or other transfer of firearms, their components, and their ammunition.'" Judge Corrigan set July 7, 2011 as a hearing on Buckeye Firearm Foundations request for mandatory attorney fees. The Ohio Supreme Court has already upheld the validity of the mandatory attorney fee provision.

Announcing the Buckeye Firearms Foundation Gun Show and Auction

Buckeye Firearms Foundation, a 501(C)(3) dedicated to advancing and defending firearm rights, is pleased to announce our first gun show and auction.

There will be a huge number of guns plus shooting and reloading supplies, books, knives, and collectibles for sale.

When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10AM

2010 Buckeye Firearms Foundation SW "Gun Skills Challenge" Re-Cap

by Joe Eaton

On September 25 Buckeye Firearms Foundation hosted another of our regional fundraising shoots known as the "Gun Skills Challenge" at the the Izaak Walton Conservation League Tallawanda Chapter in Oxford, Ohio.

Almost 50 donors and volunteers were on hand for an entire day of shooting and networking with other supporters from Ohio. The majority of attendees had never done more then shoot at square targets on a square range, but thanks to the coaching by Randy Bueche's IDPA Range Officers, by the end of the day everyone was comfortably shooting while moving, shooting around walls and barricades, shooting off-hand and many other important self defense skills.

Wisconsin Carry, Inc files Federal lawsuit against the City of Madison and Madison Police Chief Noble Wray

On Monday, Buckeye Firearms Association informed readers about the arrest of five members of Wisconsin Carry Inc., a state firearms rights group in Wisconsin, who were legally open carrying in their local Culvers restaurant when a dreaded "man with a gun" call was made to the local police. We announced an effort by the Buckeye Firearms Foundation to help the Wisconsin five pay for legal fees to fight the charges against them, to which BFF had already committed $2500 in matching funds.

Buckeye Firearms supporters responded immediately. By the end of the day on Tuesday, more than twice the original goal of $2500 was raised, and on Wednesday a check for $7,500 was mailed to Wisconsin Carry Inc.

That same day, Wisconsin Carry, Inc filed a Federal lawsuit against the City of Madison and Madison Police Chief Noble Wray.


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