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.