Thus I have Spoken

March 6, 2006

Angel Defense Fund

Filed under: Blogging,Firearms,Friends — steamdragon @ 5:48 am

This e-mail showed up this morning.

Gary Marbut/MSSA/TOS/BIT

Dear Friends of Angel,

As you would suspect, Angel is exhausted with anxiety – didn’t sleep
well last night, and didn’t get much rest the night before on the
concrete bed of the Oakland County jail. We’re all hoping he will
get some rest tonight. All of your thoughtful letters are now in
Angel’s email in-box, for printing and delivery to his attorney tomorrow.

Many of you have asked where you can send a contribution to help with
Angel’s legal expenses. Thank you!

I have suggested a first-step fundraising process to help defray
Angel’s legal expenses. Angel and David agree that this is workable
as a beginning, although we reserve the prerogative to revise the
method in a week or so (maybe to a tax-exempt entity).

Here’s what you can do: Send a check for whatever amount you wish,
made payable to MSSA, and put “Angel” in the memo blank. I will
deposit this in our account for the Montana Shooting Sports
Association. I will write MSSA checks against the amount received
for this purpose to Angel’s attorney(s) for verified legal
expenses. None (zero%) of the funds donated will be used for any
MSSA administrative or handling fees. For oversight of this, I will
be glad to provide documentation of receipts and disbursements on
Angel’s behalf to Angel, David and Nicki. Send any check to my
personal address at:

Gary Marbut
P.O. Box 16106
Missoula, Montana 59808

If you prefer to use credit card and PayPal, there is a PayPal
donation button on the MSSA Website. Mark “Angel” under special
instructions if you use this option.

PLEASE NOTE: MSSA is NOT a tax exempt organization, so your donation
will NOT be tax-deductible. MSSA is deliberately not tax exempt
because that would limit our ability to operate as the pro-gun
junkyard dog of politics (what some call us here in Montana).

BTW, Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation is in Germany
for an international gun rights conference. Until such time as we
can find a more permanent process to handle funds for Angel, MSSA
will fill that void.

Feel free to forward and cross-post this message.

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana

Or you can poke the bleg button here, and I will forward it to Mr. Marbut. Or SAF, whatever Angel needs.

It has come to my attention, that some folks are holding a grudge against Angel for an exchange in comments at Rachels Place a few years ago.

I was not active on the net back then, so I missed a lot of it. The fallout continues, unfortunately. As do the hard feelings.

It is my thought those feelings should be set aside, as there are only a few in our community who have done as much for us as Angel.

He needs our help.


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