Ohio Gun Owners’ Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Ohio Gun Owners' Letter to President Donald J. Trump


Contact: Chris Dorr
Contact: 614-420-5729
Email: [email protected]

February 22, 2018


Nine State Gun Rights Organizations Oppose Obama-Style Gun Control Proposals!

On election night in 2016, gun owners saw their dreams come true as Hillary Clinton was defeated and President Trump was elected, thanks in no small measure to the tireless efforts of grassroots gun owners.

After eight years of fighting with President Obama’s Administration to defend our gun rights, many gun owners assumed that 2017-2020 would be our chance to go on the offense in Washington D.C.

That is why the membership and leadership of the undersigned organizations are outraged about the recent talk coming out of the White House indicating support for Barack Obama-Style Gun Control!

We are opposed to ALL forms of gun control including those being proposed by the left-wing national media, Soros / Bloomberg-funded organizations and politicians, AND President Trump himself.

The following proposals being floated are tops on the “wish list” of the gun control lobby.

We are opposed to the following:

*** Banning Bump Stocks

*** Raising the age from 18 to 21 to buy so-called “assault weapons” or other rifles and firearms

*** New “mental health” mandates that would entrap and disarm countless numbers of innocent Americans

*** Feinstein’s “NICS FIX” legislation

*** Expanded federal background checks

*** Banning so-called “assault weapons”

The horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida once again highlighted the fact that more government databases, lists, and controls will NEVER stop a mad man intent on harming innocent people.

Government is to blame in Florida, not Second Amendment supporters and gun owners whose rights are in danger from the above proposals.

At minimum, five main government failures were exposed last week:

  1. The shooting occurred in a federally-created “gun free zone.”
  2. Guns were “banned” at the school.
  3. The FBI was alerted to the shooter and his desires on at least TWO occasions, and have admitted they failed in following up properly.
  4. Local government authorities visited the shooter’s home 39 times responding to domestic issues since 2010.
  5. The shooter passed a FBI government background check when purchasing the firearm used.

It’s plain to see that government is not the solution to stopping mass shooters.

Arming teachers and administrators, hardening and protecting our schools, educating students, teachers and administrators in ways to protect themselves if a shooting occurs in their school, etc. are the solutions.

As President Trump mentioned yesterday in his listening session, police officers generally take 5 to 8 minutes to arrive in response to a shooting.

If anything is to be done, the focus should be on school safety, not expanding gun control, which we know will never work.

Even more importantly, with the 2018 midterm election fast approaching and the 2020 election not far on the horizon, Second Amendment supporters, most of whom make up the base of the President’s grassroots support, will abandon this President if he pushes Obama-style gun control through the Congress or through executive action.

Giving the left what they want is a recipe to depress your base and have voters sit at home.

The nine undersigned organizations will oppose and mobilize our members and supporters against ALL gun control legislation coming out of the White House and in Congress.



Christopher Dorr, Executive Director, Ohio Gun Owners
Aaron Dorr, Executive Director, Iowa Gun Owners
Patrick Parsons, Executive Director, Georgia Gun Owners
Benjamin Dorr, Political Director, Minnesota Gun Rights
Alexandra Salsman, Political Director, Missouri Firearms Coalition
David Ball, President, Wyoming Gun Owners
Jason Storms, Chairman, Wisconsin Firearms Coalition
Thomas Walker, Chairman, North Carolina Firearms Coalition
Greg Pruett, President, Idaho Second Amendment Alliance


  1. Pres. Trump; I urge you to resist any meddling with our Second Amendment rights. As we’ve seen in the past, once the erosion of rights start, it won’t stop. The dem/lib/communists will not stop until America is disarmed. This has been their agenda all along. This push is from the DNC, and George Soros. It must stop now.
    Thank You Mr. President
    Mr. Randy Staller


  2. I’m personally ok with raising the minimum age required to purchase a semi automatic rifle to 20 or 21 however, for this to be fair we would also need to change the age individuals can be drafted to match.

    I am totally against any type of national database, this would be the most dangerous thing our government could do to our Second Amendment,

    Sean Hannity had the best idea I had heard from anyone, allow retired military, police and other qualified personnel the opportunity to serve/ gaurd schools in exchange for tax exempt status’

    Would give them the opportunity to help their community and be rewarded for it.
    Thank you’


  3. I have contacted Portman and Turner here in Ohio. Brown is a waste of air. What else can we do to fight back? Please let us know.


  4. Also a deputy sheriff failed to take action for 4 minutes which could have ended the shooter very early. Another fail ! Please do not infringe on the 2nd amendment !


  5. Don’t take our gun rights away . Good people are responsible gun owners . Don’t punish the good because of the few bad . Thank you . Gary allocco


  6. Not only do I strongly support the efforts of these organizations, I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE to be punished for crimes I did not commit. If these measures are adopted, I will IGNORE THEM. I’ve drawn my “line in the sand”, and I will stand ready to defend my Freedoms.


  7. you guyz are idiots. i’d personally like to blow all of you clowns away. watch your backs. you are cartoon characters that are pussies without pistols.


    1. I will just leave that with my fellow Liberal Constitutional Republic Democrats in Law Enforcement. Who are also NRA Members and Ohio Gun Owners. Who are also part of over 10,000 Ohio Dems for Trump. Thank You Sheriff’s for your exceptional service.


  8. The left will keep pushing until they take ALL your rights away! Keep up the fight, you have many Americans backing you up!


  9. I said before I would not trust trump and I still won’t Unless he gets Be hind us and supports the 2nd amendment rights like he promised


  10. Good people that want to protect their families are being punished for what evil people do and will continue to do long after you continue to take away our rights as law abiding citizens. We don’t have armed guards watching our homes and walking our kids to school and back like the people that are doing this to us. This was never an issue with law abiding citizens. Drugs are illegal but are worse now than ever. Let that be an example of what is yet to come. Please for the sake of the security of my children and grandchildren, Leave my 2nd Amendment Rights alone. I voted for you President Trump, because I never thought this would be an issue, and as long as you were our President my family would be safe. Maybe I was wrong.


  11. I think the hotel and Florida school could have been avoided. U go in to a hotel with that many people and nobody see u with that many guns and ammo.At the school u have 3 police officer there and not one went in the school to stop that kid from shooting all those kids and teacher. Those policeman really dropped the ball that day.Now all us good people are getting are gun right messed with and not right or fair . everyone wants ban guns but there not thinking about all those people that are going lose there job when all gun factory s and suppliers close up and would all ammo companies and there suppliers. Unemployment would be out of control. We all know that Jessie James made u that fancy 911 hand gun that would be ban too. I hope u say no to the gun ban.


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