Wednesday, September 03, 2008

RELEASE: Potter Receives Buckeye Fire Arms Endorsement

STRONGSVILLE—September 3rd, 2008-- Gun owners in Ohio's 13th Congressional District have a friend worth voting for in Dave Potter, the Republican candidate for that seat in the November election.

That's the word from the Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio's largest and most influential all-volunteer gun-rights organization, which has endorsed Potter for his "firm stance on protecting the Second Amendment rights of Ohio gun owners."

"We are not 'giving' you this endorsement," Buckeye Firearms Chairman Jim Irvine told Potter. "You have 'earned' our endorsement by publicly supporting gun rights both in words and actions."

Potter thanked Ohio's firearms community for its support.

"Firearms ownership is a fundamental, individual right enumerated in both the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions," Potter pointed out. "It is not a government-granted 'privilege.'

"The Supreme Court recently found that the Constitution means precisely what organizations like Buckeye Firearms have known all along -- that the Second Amendment's 'right of the people to keep and bear arms' means exactly what it says."

Potter noted that "criminals by definition do not obey the law. So most gun control laws are useless because criminals don't obey them. Gun laws tend to affect only the law-abiding, so any proposed gun law should raise this question: 'Will criminals obey this law?' The obvious answer – 'no' -- should be self-evident."

Potter, a Strongsville businessman and married father of three, is challenging a Democratic incumbent for the House seat that encompasses portions of Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina and Summit counties.

The Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities.