@GunOwners Of America Offers Pro Bono Legal Assistance To Jared Marcum In @NRA ‘Protect Your Right’ T-Shirt Case

June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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(Gun Owners Of America) –Taking on Zero Tolerance in Schools
Supporting Jared Marcum against overzealous prosecutor

Gun Owners Foundation has come to the defense of a West Virginia teenager who is actually being prosecuted (a.k.a., persecuted) for his pro-gun views.

Jared Marcum wore a T-shirt to his Logan County middle school in West Virginia on April 18 — a decision that has since sparked a national controversy.
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Jared’s T-shirt depicted a hunting rifle with the message: “Protect Your Right.” And now, he faces up to a year in jail for doing so!

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The outrageousness of this case has prompted the involvement of Gun Owners Foundation, which has agreed to help Jared pro bono.
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Jared and his stepfather, Allen Ladieri, are to be commended for not backing down, and Gun Owners Foundation is actively supporting the case.

Usually, Gun Owners Foundation supports individuals appealing convictions on firearms charges that involve constitutional issues.  But we think that Jared’s case warrants special attention, as it involves both First and Second Amendment freedoms.

If we are not allowed to make pro-Second Amendment statements — all because somebody is offended — then we can count the days to when we’ll lose the freedoms enshrined in both Amendments.

If Jared prevails in this case, we may have finally reached a turning point regarding Zero Tolerance, which is one of the most insidious policies being inflicted on the nation’s young people.

ACTION:  While GOF is helping defend Jared Marcum pro bono, there are obviously significant costs involved.  So please help by making a tax-deductible contribution to Gun Owners Foundation.  You can assist in the Jared Marcum defense by giving a contribution to GOF here.

To read more about Gun Owners Foundation, click here.

H/T Ammo Land

Previously:
8th Grader At Center Of @NRA “Protect Your Right” T-Shirt Controversy Officially Charged, Now Facing Possibility Of A Year In Jail

8th Grader Jared Marcum Arrested & Suspended For Refusing To Remove NRA ‘Protect Your 2nd Amendment Right’ Shirt [Update: Returns To School Wearing The T-Shirt, Around 100 Others Wear Similar In Support Of Free Speech]