Rocky Mountain Gun Owners demands Pitkin County reverse gun ban

RMGO Demands Pitkin County Reverse Unlawful Gun Ban

The National Foundation for Gun Rights is partnering with sister organization Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) in a cease-and-desist letter sent yesterday to the Pitkin County Attorney and Commissioners, demanding that they reverse the unlawful gun ban instituted Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

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“‘The law is extremely clear when it comes to banning firearms; local governments can’t do it,’ Said Taylor Rhodes, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.

“‘It is a real shame the elected commissioners of Pitkin County have decided to go against their oath and enact this unlawful gun ban,’ said Rhodes. ‘I can assure you RMGO won’t back down from this fight, especially considering it is so apparent they are in the wrong.’ …

“RMGO’s letter to Pitkin County cited C.R.S. § 18-12-214, which says that a local government does not have the authority to adopt or enforce an ordinance or resolution that would ban firearms from government property without following specific criteria. As of today, Pitkin County does not meet those standards.”

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National Foundation for Gun Rights Assisting Family with Legal Actions in Toy Gun Case

Loveland, COThe National Foundation for Gun Rights announced today it is assisting the family of twelve-year-old Isaiah Elliott in legal action against school authorities who targeted him for handling a toy gun during a remote school session.

On August 27th, Isaiah Elliott briefly moved a neon green-and-black toy handgun with an orange tip during an online class. Isaiah was reported for the apparent infraction, and then suspended from his school for five days. The school vice principal called school resource officers from the sheriff’s office to conduct a welfare check, but Isaiah’s parents were not notified that the police were being called until they were on their way.

When they arrived, the deputies told the twelve-year-old that his behavior could have resulted in criminal charges, and may in the future if repeated.

“School officials inflicting a five-day suspension on a small boy for having a toy gun in his own home is disgusting, said Dudley Brown, President of the National Foundation for Gun Rights. “Instead of apologizing to the parents, the school took the outrageous step of sending law enforcement to further intimidate the child and parents.”

“It is our hope that a big win here will send the message to bureaucratic bullies everywhere to back off and stop harassing innocent children,” said Brown.

An eerily similar case in Colorado involves eleven-year-old Maddox Blow who finished an online school quiz early, and picked up an airsoft gun.

After his teacher spotted the incident while watching the recorded session afterward, the local police were dispatched to Maddox’s home for a welfare check. School officials suspended Maddox for four days.


The National Foundation for Gun Rights is currently exploring all legal options to come to the assistance of these families and others like them.

National Foundation for Gun Rights donates to Kyle Rittenhouse's legal defense

NFGR contributing over $50K directly to Kyle Rittenhouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2020

Contact: Hannah Hill
Tel. 970-460-9015
Email: info@gunrightsfoundation.org



National Foundation for Gun Rights contributing over $50K directly to Kyle Rittenhouse

Prosecutors continue to hold young man without bail

Loveland, CO – The National Foundation for Gun Rights (NFGR) announced they are sending a check for more than $50,000 directly to Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man being held on several charges after defending himself and business owners from violent rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 “I spoke with Kyle’s mother this morning to let her know NFGR received over a thousand donations amounting to over $50,000 from folks who support her son,” said Dudley Brown, Executive Director of the National Foundation for Gun Rights.

National Foundation for Gun Rights donates to Kyle Rittenhouse's legal defense

Rittenhouse’s mother expressed her sincere thanks, “No words can describe what we’re going through. Thank you so much – and I know Kyle and the rest of the family would say thank you too.”

The funds from NFGR will be deposited in the Kyle Rittenhouse trust fund administered by his attorney, John Pierce, and will be used at the sole discretion of Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother.

 “We want Kyle to have the best defense possible,” said Brown. “If he were getting a fair shake from prosecutors, he would be home with his family right now instead of spending weeks in a jail without bail.”

Video taken on the night of August 25th shows 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse running for his life from an armed mob who were shouting, “Beat him up!” and “Get that dude!”

 “The left is doing everything in their power to portray a 17-year-old kid as the villain,” said Brown, “We believe Kyle acted legally and defended himself from a dangerous group of armed thugs whose clear intent was to cause permanent harm.”   

 The National Foundation for Gun Rights will continue to support the Rittenhouse family until justice is received for Kyle.

The National Foundation for Gun Rights is the legal non-profit arm of the National Association for Gun Rights, and is dedicated to defending gun owners and standing up for the Second Amendment.
 

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Colorado schools targeting kids for handling toy guns during remote learning

Loveland, CO – The National Foundation for Gun Rights announced today that it is exploring legal options for assisting students and families being targeted by school officials and law enforcement for in-home activity observed during remote school sessions.


Two students in Jefferson and El Paso counties have been suspended by school officials for handling toy guns.


On August 27, twelve-year-old Isaiah Elliott briefly moved a neon green-and-black toy handgun with an orange tip. Isaiah was suspended for five days, and the school principal called the sheriff’s office to conduct a welfare check. Isaiah’s parents were not notified that the police were being notified until they were on their way.


When they arrived, the deputies told the twelve-year-old that his behavior could have resulted in criminal charges, and may in the future if repeated.

Similarly, earlier this week eleven-year-old Maddox Blow finished an online school quiz early, and mindlessly picked up an airsoft gun. After his teacher spotted the incident while watching the recorded session afterwards, the local police were dispatched to Maddox’s home for a welfare check. School officials suspended Maddox for four days.

“It is very disturbing to see the heavy hand of government targeting families’ constitutional rights through a Zoom camera,” said Hannah Hill, Policy Analyst for the National Foundation for Gun Rights. “These kids have done nothing wrong, yet they are being treated as criminals over toys in their own homes.


“Times are difficult enough for families without school officials and bureaucrats harassing kids and threatening them with criminal charges because they happened to pick up a toy while sitting in front of their computers. This knee-jerk overreaction by school officials only serves to further the radical anti-gun agenda by demonizing the Second Amendment in the eyes of our nation’s youth.”


The National Foundation for Gun Rights is currently exploring all legal options to come to the assistance of these families and others like them.