Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has been endorsed for re-election by the Buckeye Firearms Association, which describes itself as a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense and hunting.
Congresswoman Schmidt, a Clermont County resident who is running in the March 6 Republican primary election to retain her seat in Ohio’s Second District, said she was grateful to be recognized for her leadership on gun issues.
“I grew up on a farm and learned to shoot a gun at an early age,” Congresswoman Schmidt said. “In addition to being licensed in Ohio to carry a concealed handgun, I’ve participated in a tactical-defense training class.”
Joseph L. Eaton, Southwest Ohio region leader of the Buckeye Firearms Association, commended Congresswoman Schmidt for her longtime support of the right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“For many years, you have been a good friend of Ohio’s gun owners,” Eaton wrote in an endorsement letter recently received by Congresswoman Schmidt. “Having completed formal training, qualified for and obtained your Ohio concealed handgun license, we know that you personally understand the challenges all gun owners face.”
Before becoming the first woman elected to represent Southern Ohio in the U.S. House, Congresswoman Schmidt was a lawmaker in the Ohio General Assembly. There, she fought for passage of legislation to allow Ohioans the right to carry concealed weapons.
“Each year since your election to the United States Congress (in 2005), your unwavering support of the Second Amendment has continued,” Eaton noted. The “Buckeye Firearms Association has kept careful track of your firearm-related votes and of your record of co-sponsoring pro-gun owner bills, and we continue to be impressed.
“Due to your past accomplishments and your continued passionate support of our Second Amendment rights, we are pleased to extend to you the endorsement of the Buckeye Firearms Association"
Monday, January 16, 2012
Schmidt Endorsed by Buckeye Firearms
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