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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

How much are your rights worth?

I've talked about this before (and again here), and I hate to nag, but David reminds us that the Academics for the Second Amendment are carrying a disproportionate share of the burden in fighting the good fight in D.C. v. Heller.

These good people have devoted much labor that will benefit us all, yet their costs are far from being covered. Who thinks it's fair that, in addition to doing all the research, writing, and production work, costs such as additional attorney fees, printing expenses, filing fees, travel and lodging expenses, etc., ought to come out of their pockets as well?

The brief will be online soon--they file it on Monday. While I have not seen an advance copy, I have been in correspondence with one of the attorneys working on it--David Hardy. I do know they will be raising some things that are vital, and that were not covered in the Respondent's brief. I also know and have faith in not only the reputations of the principals involved, but also the peerless quality of their scholarship and work to date.

If every WarOnGuns visitor today sent them the cost of a box of ammo, they'd be well on their way to recovering most of their costs. If you then took it one step further and sent a link to this plea to your gun owning friends, we'd be able to make them completely whole.
YOU can help. The expression, "Freedom isn't free" is rather over-used these days, in my estimation, but it is certainly accurate. Are we going to make others buy our freedom for us?


Anonymous said...

Whom would in fact buy our freedoms for us if not ourselves?



Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Elle, that was probably rather clumsy wording on my part. What I meant was that the attorneys of the Academics for the Second Amendment group, in addition to their expertise and all their work, have put up tens of thousands of dollars of their own money to get this brief filed.

If we don't cover their expenses, they are, in a sense, paying for our freedom. Again, that was probably a rather cumbersome way for me to word it.

Anonymous said...

No worries,lol! You are of course correct,it is we that must fund our own freedom-no one else will do it for us.Thank you for the inspiration!