Buckeye Firearms Association is prohibited by campaign finance laws from accepting donations from businesses since our primary goal is to influence elections and legislation. While Ohio law does allow certain donations to come from sole proprietorships, partnerships and LLC's, it requires exact break downs from the donor as to the ownership percentages of each owner and details on each owner. Even in these cases, we cannot accept the donation until we have verified the ownership information.
Given all of this and the fact that it would be too easy for us to make a mistake that could be costly legally and to our reputation, we have decided not to give the anti's even one finger hold and just do not accept any donations from businesses or business accounts.
Now Buckeye Firearms Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit with a focus on education and litigation. The foundation can accept donations from businesses and individuals both and these donations may be tax deductible (check with your tax preparer). However, the foundation is prohibited from using any of its funds to influence legislation or elections. This severely limits what we can do with foundation monies. Past items have been to write amicus briefs for both the SCOTUS Heller and McDonald cases, to head the recently successful law suit against Cleveland, to support the 'Wisconsin 5' open carry victims and to fund youth shooting events.
I hope this helps to explain the ins and outs of both organizations.
Excellent! It is nice to know that our donation will go to help people defend their liberties and to future generations of firearm owners.