When I founded Ohio Gun Owners over half a decade ago to deal with Ohio’s oppressive concealed carry laws and lack of Stand-Your-Ground law, there was such a thing as a ‘blue dog’ Democrat in the Ohio legislature.
These were fiscally conservative Democrats who were in the middle of the road when it came to social issues like our great Second Amendment.
If you’ve been involved in the fight for gun rights for a while, you’ll remember that Democrat State Representative Glenn Holmes stood up, became a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 142, repeal of Ohio’s Duty to Notify law, when it passed the House chamber in fall of 2017 – after the members of Ohio Gun Owners forced his hand.
Today, everything is different in Columbus.
Feeling energized by the war against our freedoms playing out in Congress and the White House, radical leftists in Columbus are chomping at the bit, eager to advance freedom shredding legislation like:
>>> ‘Red Flag Gun Confiscation’ legislation (like SB 138 and HB 257) that would empower liberal judges to order your firearms to be seized based on the word of an embittered ex-spouse during a secret court hearing that you know nothing about, all before you’ve been charged or convicted of anything!
>>> Bloomberg’s Universal Background Check law (SB 73) that would require every Ohioan to be tracked, traced, and registered like a convicted sex offender for simply loaning a Remington 870 to a hunting buddy!
>>> Legislation to repeal Ohio’s pre-emption statute (HB 274 and SB 76) which is the only thing stopping anti-gun mayors in towns like Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland and dozens of others from enacting their own local gun control laws.
It’s safe to say that every single Democrat in Columbus (and more than a few moderate Republicans) hate the Second Amendment, they hate gun owners like you and me who fight to protect it. And they are doing everything they can to crush our right to keep and bear arms!
And these three bills are just three of the control bills that gun-grabbers have been pushing for over the last two years.
I’ll be honest, I don’t see this trend reversing any time soon. In fact, I think it’s only going to heat up with everything that is going on in our nation right now.
That’s why I am writing you today.
The mission of Ohio Gun Owners has always been to stop gun control, advance pro-gun legislation, and to hold the politicians who stand in the way of those goals accountable.
Each of these efforts are vitally important to the future of our freedoms here in Ohio — but they come at a cost.
And when you combine our work to stop gun control bills in Ohio with our fight to enact Constitutional Carry and the Second Amendment Preservation Act, while also pouring pressure on Ohio’s Congressional delegation to stop Biden’s war on guns in D.C., the costs add up FAST!
And while I’m able to make budget allotments at the beginning of the year after we complete our annual renewal program, after the first few months of the year, I often am forced to make cuts in our programs because we can’t afford them.
With the growing threats that we are facing, that is the last thing that I want to do.
And that’s why I’m excited to announce the launch of the new SENTINEL MEMBERSHIP program for Ohio Gun Owners!
As the name implies, Sentinel Memberships are for gun owners who want to help us stand guard and be the watchmen on history’s wall for our precious Second Amendment freedoms — to help make sure that our children and grandchildren do not grow up in a nation that criminalizes the private ownership of guns.
Specifically, Sentinel Memberships allow our supporters to make monthly donations of $17.76 (less than $.60 a day) to Ohio Gun Owners that will give us the critical support we need to fight for you year round!
This will enable us to be far more effective than we already are at addressing threats as they come up in real time.
But more than just helping us fight more effectively, Sentinel Memberships come with a pile of swag options that we have never offered before.
For example, after your 6th month as a Sentinel Member, you will receive a brand new OGO Pacific Headwear cap! This hat comes with a flex fit design and mesh on the back side for maximum comfort.
A few months after you receive this hat, we will send you an exclusive OGO T-Shirt, one that won’t be available to anyone else.
But that’s just the beginning!
Gun owners have been asking us for polos and hoodies to demonstrate their support in Ohio Gun Owners for years. Now, it’s finally happening.
And while the polos and hoodies you see below will soon be available for purchase by gun owners — as a Sentinel Member, you’ll receive these complimentary items at no cost, as our way of saying thanks for your ongoing support.
The Ohio Gun Owners polo below features an embroidered OGO logo and will arrive at your door after your 16th month as a Sentinel Member, while our brand new OGO hoodie (the final piece of swag offered to Sentinel Members) is yours after your 21st month in the program.
I know that the members of Ohio Gun Owners don’t stand up for the Second Amendment or support this organization just because you get gear.
You do it because you love this great country and the Second Amendment freedoms that it was built on.
And as I said earlier, we do it because we owe a debt of honor to our Founding Fathers who gave up everything to give us a nation that enshrined our right to defend ourselves from tyranny.
But these freedoms are going to be attacked like we have never seen here in Ohio in the coming months and years, and we just aren’t in a place to face all these threats simultaneously right now.
If we are going to hold the line — to make sure that we can pass down our heritage of freedom to the next generation — I’m going to have to ask you to dig deep and commit to becoming a Sentinel Level Member in Ohio Gun Owners.
The gear above is our way of thanking you for going above and beyond as we all stand together and fight against communism.
Sentinel memberships start at $17.76 per month in recognition of the start of our great nation. But if you would like to select a higher monthly gift, please do so, knowing that every penny goes to the fight for gun rights right here in Ohio.
Thank you, in advance, for standing up for our great Second Amendment and for your support of this organization!
Ohio Gun Owners
P.S. The Democrats and sell out moderates that we are facing in Ohio these days are a far cry from the ‘blue dog’ Democrats that existed when Ohio Gun Owners was first launched.
Today’s petty communist tyrants are pushing legislation at the Statehouse that would DESTROY our beautiful Second Amendment forever, while making criminals out of tens of thousands of Ohioans!
To help meet this growing threat, Ohio Gun Owners is announcing our new Sentinel Level Membership that allows members to make automatic monthly donations so that we have the ammo we need to fight back year round.