Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great Use Of Technology To Advance Gun Rights

I just saw something that I wish every state's gun rights organization would adopt. It is a voter app customized to where the voter lives and has the ratings of the candidates on gun rights and Second Amendment issues.

The Buckeye Firearms Association is on the cutting edge of the fight for our rights. This app is only part of it. The other is their F.A.S.T.E.R. program which teaches armed defense to school personnel in those districts that will allow it. My colleague Rob Morse went through the F.A.S.T.E.R. program so he could observe what they do. Here is his report on it. In addition, BFA has provided trauma kits to schools around the state of Ohio.

More info on their app:

Now Ohio voters can create a voter guide customized for the ballot in their district with the new mobile app atOhioGunVote.com.

OhioGunVote.com will allow Ohio's gun owners to quickly see which candidates support Second Amendment rights.

The app reveals grades and endorsements from both Buckeye Firearms Association PAC and the NRA Political Victory Fund on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

This easy-to-use application eliminates the need for voters to know their exact voting district or be forced to choose the correct district from a list of several hundred races which are on the ballot across Ohio.

"Our organization represents the interests of more than 4 million gun owners in Ohio," said Dean Rieck, Executive Director of Buckeye Firearms Association. "And these gun owners are highly protective of their Second Amendment rights.

"So we created this app to give them the power to see exactly which candidates in their voting district best understand their concerns and have demonstrated support for gun ownership, hunting, sport shooting, and related activities."

In addition to showing statewide candidates and candidates running for the Ohio House and Senate, the app also shows select local candidates who may be running for Judge, Sheriff, Commissioner, and other positions. Note: not ALL candidate have been graded, only those in key or contested races.

The application is simple to use:

•Visit www.OhioGunVote.com on your phone, tablet, or desktop.
•Enter your LAST NAME, STREET NAME, and ZIP CODE. (If you live at 123 Main St., enter just MAIN. If you live at 2500 N. St Rt. 741, enter just 741.)
•Select your COUNTY from the list of Ohio counties.
•Press "Lookup Voter Record" and select your name to see the candidates on your ballot.

The app uses the Ohio Secretary of State voter records to find the exact voting district for you. So the results you see are just the candidates who will appear on your ballot for this election.

"It's no secret that gun owners are a serious voting block," said Rieck. "They are politically active and have high expectations of their elected officials. They do their research and they vote. Gun owners can easily turn an election when they feel their rights are at stake."

Interested voters can also download a printable Voter Guide listing all the grades and endorsements of Buckeye Firearms Association PAC in the BFA Election Center.

Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending and advancing the right of citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation.

H/T Outdoor Wire


  1. Great find John! Any way you could share this directly with GRNC?

  2. Thanks for sharing this! A very neat tool to use in the upcoming days here.