GoFundMe.com is a website that facilitates online donations for a variety of causes. In fact, they claim to be the #1 personal fundraising website in the world. They also publicly state, “There’s no easier way to share your story and attract support.”This promise is true for everyone…. unless you are a small family-owned gun store in Acworth, Georgia who dares to uphold the United States Constitution.

On April 3rd at 3:58 am, a faceless thug broke into Liberty Guns. He carved through 3 firewalls, overcame a robust security system, and stole 36 handguns worth more than $25,000. To add insult to injury, the insurance company is refusing to cover the theft.Liberty Guns opened it’s doors in January 2014 and firmly believes in upholding the constitution by helping law-abiding citizens to exercise their 2nd amendment rights. Because of this theft and the subsequent lost business, Liberty Guns has lost more than $50,000 in two weeks.

CBS46 News

After learning that the insurance company would not cover this heist, the Liberty Guns team decided to start a fundraising campaign onGoFundMe.com. Little did they know that GoFundMe.com would cancel the campaign within a few days of launching. Why? Because they have the following policy in the fine print…NOT ALLOWED ON GOFUNDME: The purchase, transfer, or exchange of weapons of any kind including guns, knives, explosives and ammunition

Okay. Let’s review the situation at hand; A small, family-owned business opens it’s doors to equip law-abiding citizens with the resources to defend themselves against thieves, rapists, kidnappers, murders, etc. This is a right guaranteed by the United States Constitution, which members of Congress, Judges, Presidents and all citizens are sworn to uphold. Furthermore, Liberty Guns is licensed and approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to help citizens defend themselves and their families. Every customer is vetted by the FBI with a thorough background check. In the early morning hours of Friday, April 3rd, this small, family-owned business is cleaned out leaving the owners and staff struggling to keep the doors open. Insurance denies any claims. In hopes of recovering the critical losses, Liberty Guns calls upon GoFundMe.com to help raise money to keep the doors open. At first, GoFundMe.com says yes and allows people to contribute. Shortly thereafter, however, they close down the campaign with no warning.

Does GoFundMe.com not care about the families who are employed by Liberty Guns? Do they not care about the residents in the local community who want to protect their families? Do they not care about members of law enforcement who shop at this store and seek to protect the local community? Maybe GoFundMe.com wants the thief to get away with this crime. Maybe they want a small American business to go out of business.

Ironically, GoFundMe.com wants to look like the nice guys because they think guns are evil. In GoFundMe’s magical little world, bad guys will stop using guns if Obama or Hillary ban them. I have news for the executives at GoFundMe.com… Spoons don’t make people fat and guns don’t kill people. Bad guys kill people. We are here to stop the bad guys and uphold the American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN PETITION TO ASK GOFUNDME.COM TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION!

If you would like to donate to this cause, we are now accepting donations at a truly American company here.

  • vladilyich

    Unconstitutional my butt! It’s their business and they make the rules. I know you must be ntelligent enough to realize that it has zero to do with the constitution.

    • Jetwash

      Really? So if they denied an opportunity for a gay owned gun store to cover its losses under the same scenario, you would be ok with that?

    • Aaron Barr

      You are exactly right. You won’t find a bigger 2nd Amendment advocate than me. But we can’t trample the rest of the Constitution in support of the 2nd.

      We as conservatives want Government to stay the heck out of our lives, until someone does something we don’t like. The 2nd Amendment is a restraint on Government ( at least it was supposed to be), but it has no implications for private business owners. If you don’t like Go Fund Me’s discrimination against gun related businesses (and I don’t, I think it’s absurd), then don’t do business with them.

      But to say they don’t have a right to conduct their business in the way they see fit is just a bit hypocritical.

      • Brandon Vallorani

        Aaron – I appreciate your point, but we’re not petitioning the government to do anything. We, the customers, are simply asking a private company to not discriminate against a constitutional right.

        • Paul

          They are not discriminating against your constitutional right. Nothing they did prevent you from having a gun. They are not going to assist obtaining funds for the purchase of those guns. Not discrimination (not a service provided to some but not others based on age/gender/nationality/etc.).

    • junebug

      Unless a gay couple wants a wedding cake and people that own “their business” decline to make it; then all hell breaks loose. Hmmm, hypocrite often?

  • Clay Fitzgerald

    After GoFundMe reneged on Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa of Gresham, OR, I have little faith in the sincerity of GoFundMe’s assetion about helping people in distressful situations. There are alternatives that may be more trustworthy and sincere, like samaritanspurse.org.

  • BlazenDog

    I don’t understand why the Insurance company is denying coverage of theft? There may be a deductible amount but they should pick up the costs after that. I would think they should pursue that avenue harder.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Time to lawyer up and go after the insurance company and all the deniers.

  • johnstephano

    I think personally this GOFUNDME is out of control. I constantly receive email with people asking for donations through GOFUNDME. I mean it is for everything under the sun. Now I am a gun owner but I think this gun store should be paying their own bills. They could take out loan to stay in burliness. I also question why an Insurance Company would reject their claim. There has to be more to this story.

    • Mike

      I get the same stuff all the time from gofundme and I delete it. I am also a 2A supporter, gun owner and business owner. If I were the owner of a gun store I would have much more security then was in this building.

  • Seraja

    NOT ALLOWED ON GOFUNDME: The purchase, transfer, or exchange of weapons of any kind including guns, knives, explosives and ammunition

    It’s a fundraiser for loss (through theft) of merchandise /income and the insurance company is not paying. Is it me or..?

  • Paul

    Hmmmm. You support a bakery that does not want to provide cakes for a gay wedding ’cause businesses should be able to decide what they want to do. But, you don’t support GoFundMe to do the same? Hypocrital much?

  • Lucas

    No offense, but for one thing, the 2nd amendment only allows firearms if you are forming a militia, and secondly, it’s their site, their rules. This has nothing to do with the constitution whatsoever, they just don’t want fundraisers about weapons…

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