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Saturday, January 26, 2008

IMMEDIATE ACTION: 2nd Amendment Scholars Need $ ASAP for SCOTUS Fight

From Codrea:

Academics for the Second Amendment Need Your Support NOW

A WarOnGuns guest editorial by Thaddeus Fendon

To all my friends who are 2nd Amendment Supporters:

Check out this this link.

These are the original scholars who were defending the 2nd amendment many years ago, long before the "individual right" theory became widely known. They created the foundation of scholarship underlying the legal arguments in our favor today.

Unfortunately, as of today, they have raised only $10,529.58!

If this is all the 2nd Amendment is worth to gun owners, then we deserve to and will lose it.

Hope your chains rest lightly ...

If there is any good news, it's that small amounts of money will actually matter to this organization and your contribution is tax deductible. They are continuing on with their effort to file a brief to the Supreme Court regardless of the support they receive.

This is a critical moment in history. The Supreme Court will decide if the Second Amendment recognizes an individual right and whether that right is deserving of the same level of judicial protection afforded to the other rights recognized by the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments).

Are you tired of your Second Amendment rights being a second class citizen? Ignored, inferior and constantly infringed by tens of thousands of municipal, state and federal outrages? A situation the Bush Justice Department legal brief to the Supreme Court has supported. A situation the NRA has tolerated and even been partly responsible for creating. (For example, the machine gun laws from the 1930s and the 1968 Gun Control Act).

This is your one chance to support people who are trying to change history instead of funding the NRA Executive Director's golden pay package. This chance will probably not come again for a long, long time. Prospects for a pro gun president are nil, and the new President will be appointing more Supreme Court Justices. We cannot afford to put less than a maximum effort into winning this case.

From the founding of our country to today, many have given their lives in defense of our freedoms. I'm just asking you to give money.

Oral arguments begin on March 18. Briefs to overturn the ban are due Feb. 4.

The hard work in preparing briefs is being done right now.

Don't delay. There are PayPal links at the top of our webpage, and of course we accept both cash, checks, and USPS MOs at:

Academics for the Second Amendment
Post Office Box 131254
St. Paul, Minn. 55113

Thank you for your support of the Second Amendment and freedom.



Blogger Rivrdog said...

Sir, there are dozens of deserving, pro-R2KBA individuals and organizations needing cash, but the tipping point in the legal fight for the 2A is long past, and we are sliding down the slippery slope towards confiscation and disarmed HELL as I write.

The best use for R2KBA dollars is to fund your own, personal resistance when the time comes, but be advised that money has to be spent NOW so that you may take the field in defense of the R2KBA, properly equipped, when it becomes necessary.

I cannot advise any further expenditures for defense funds, gun organization dues, etc. All those funds must be put into acquiring appropriate arms, ammunition, reloading supplies, outdoor clothing and all the other details of the S.H.T.F. equipment kit.

You promote a worthy cause, CB, but even those destitute scholars at the cause would probably agree with me, that is, if they truly believe in defending the 2A.

January 27, 2008 at 4:09 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

I am with you.

There are many good people who believe that the political/legal front is still defensible.

I hope their disillusionment is not as painful as mine has been.

I posted this on another forum this PM:

My opinion:

· It is inconceivable to me that a majority 5 out of the 9 SCOTUS Justices will be guided predominantly by the clear language of the 2nd [“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”], notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ best attempts to get them to do so.

· The result will be a hodgepodge, with a likely majority bottom line that

- the 2nd does protect an individual right to keep and bear arms

- that right is subject to reasonable regulation to serve important governmental interests such as public safety, national security, prevention of harm by persons with mental conditions, and the protection of minors

- the DC law as currently written is overbroad and thus not reasonable under this standard, and must be struck as unconstitutional

- the decision in Heller should not be read as overturning any other existing gun law in the US, nor should it be construed as prohibiting any future gun laws so long as they are both reasonable and serve important government interests

Bottom line: History will show that Heller, the results of the 2008 POTUS/Congressional elections, and the actions taken by the new Administration and the new Congress in proposing, enacting, and enforcing the new AWB II were the final sparks that began what will be known as the Third American Revolution.

May God help us all.

January 27, 2008 at 4:44 AM  

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