Please Help Defend a Small Gun Shop From the Gun Grabbers – Bearing Arms

Please Help Defend a Small Gun Shop From the Gun Grabbers – Bearing Arms

Vintage Firearms is a small gun shop located in Endicott, NY. They were the retail endpoint that made a 100% legal firearms sale to the scumbag white supremacist who killed 10 innocent black human beings at the Tops grocery store in Buffalo, NY.

Cam and Tom have written before about how this small gun shop was being sued by the exploitative vultures at the gun control groups. To recap, the sale was 100% legal. The attacker passed a background check because government officials who could have stopped him when he had a mental health episode did not. Gun shops rely on the NICS background check to weed out customers who are legally prohibited from owning firearms. Because of this failure of government, the attacker passed his background check.

The sale did not immediately precede the attack either. The attacker patiently waited for four long months, meticulously planning his attack. He used the Internet to narrow down the location by population demographics. He used the Internet to narrow down the time of attack based on information about the busiest time of day. He used a car to drive himself to the targeted location. He filled up his car with gasoline. The attacker used goods and services from various companies in the process of planning and executing his attack. Yet, this small gun shop is being sued with the express goal of putting them out of business, and chilling lawful commerce that furthers our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.

Vintage Firearms is being represented by two lawyers, one of whom is volunteering her time. The legal defense is running low on money. There’s a GiveSendGo fundraiser underway and it has raised only $1,600 as of this writing, with a lofty goal of $250,000. The following is an excerpt from their GiveSendGo fundraiser:

Vintage Firearms, LLC is a small gun shop in Endicott, New York that was opened in 1997. The gun shop is now being sued in SIX different civil legal actions […]. In these civil legal actions anti-gun groups like Everytown for Gun Safety, Gifford’s Law Center, and Brady United are part of the civil actions against Vintage. The real motive behind lawsuits like this is clear: to bankrupt gun dealers so that law-abiding citizens do not have access to firearms. Rather than placing the blame on Gendron, the individual who is personally responsible for these Horrific crimes, politically motivated organizations have chosen to use this tragedy to pursue gun control through the courts. The gun industry is the only industry subject to attacks based upon the criminal harms created by others. (Car dealers are not sued for selling vehicles later involved is drunken driver accidents. The Mini- market that sold Gendron gas, which allowed him to drive to Buffalo, has not been sued.) Vintage Firearms has been sued simply because it legally sold a firearm. The cost of defending these cases is overwhelming. I have asked the New York Rifle & Pistol Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Gun Owners of America, National Association for Gun Rights, and the National Rifle Association for assistance and thus far received nothing. Four organizations never had the courtesy to reply to my correspondence and the other two provided no support or aid. My daughter Darlene Donald ( Attorney working Pro- Gratis [ free- no charge ] ), and Sean List ( Attorney who specializes in Second Amendment and Firearm Industry Cases of LEHMANN MAJOR LIST in New Hampshire ) are doing a great job defending the Gun Owners of New York State and Vintage Firearms in the lawsuits, but I lack the funds necessary to continue this fight. I need your help! Vintage Firearms need your prayers for Justice and your financial assistance to defeat this attack on Gun Ownership in New York State and the rest of the country. The outcome of these cases will have a significant impact on our 2nd Amendment rights. We must stand together against injustice or be defeated one by one in the courts of America. STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH VINTAGE FIREARMS. Help demonstrate that law abiding New Yorkers and Americans will not stand back silently while the anti-gun organizations strip us of our right to protect ourselves, our families and our communities! Gun owners need to stand together or fall separately!

    On behalf of Vintage and myself, I thank you in advance for your help.

* Any funds not distributed for legal expenses and fees will be donated to a Pro-Second Amendment Organization or Cause

This is a cause that’s truly worthy of your donation. Even if it’s just $20, it will help defend our rights in the long run. Please consider donating to the legal defense of Vintage Firearms, LLC. 

The donation link is: https://www.givesendgo.com/vintagefirearms 

Originally Posted on: https://bearingarms.com/ranjit-singh/2024/03/26/an-appeal-please-help-defend-a-small-gun-shop-from-the-gun-grabbers-n1224329
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