The Man Behind The Wire
Vanderboegh and Codrea cover the bad news: The Supremes on Tuesday denied David Olofson's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.
Thus, for all practical purposes, endeth his legal battles.
What remain are the practical battles for survival: David in Federal prison, and his family (above) on the outside trying to hold home and hearts together.
As you listen to the classic Irish resistance song that follows, please consider sending what you can, as often as you can, to David's Relief Fund, which is administered by Larry Pratt and GOA:
David Olofson has been subjected to a gross miscarriage of justice. What happened to Olofson could happen to any American who owns a semi-automatic firearm.
He was convicted of knowingly transferring an unregistered machine gun -- a standard semi-auto rifle which fired two three-round bursts and then jammed. Gun owners call that a malfunction. The federal government calls it an easy way to get a felony conviction. Olofson was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
David Olofson is an information technology professional with a wife, three children and a mortgage. Until his conviction, he was also in the National Guard.
The Olofson Relief Fund has been set up to allow concerned Americans to help the Olfoson’s make their mortgage and (their one) car payments while Dave is unable to work.
If you decide to a monthly contribution to the Olofson Relief Fund, your credit card will be charged monthly for the amount you have indicated. This will continue until Olofson is out of prison -- or you notify us to discontinue the charges. You may also choose to make a one time donation.
Gun Owners of America is acting as the agent for the fund. All moneys collected will be transferred regularly to the mortgage and car loan holders. These contributions are not tax-deductible.
Look again at that picture of the Olofson family, read this update from David's parents (written prior to the Supremes' decision), and consider the message from the Wolfe Tones:
He is not the first.
Nor will he be the last.
Keep faith with David and his family.