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    Taking on Zero Tolerance in Schools Gun Owners Foundation needs our help

    Gun Owners Foundation

    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.

    No, Jaredís T-shirt did not depict a Muslim beheading a victim while shouting Alahu Akhbar! Such depictions of violence would violate the schoolís dress code.

    Jaredís T-shirt depicted a hunting rifle with the message: ďProtect Your Right.Ē And now, he faces up to a year in jail for doing so!

    The outrageousness of this case has prompted the involvement of Gun Owners Foundation, which has agreed to help Jared pro bono.

    People can help Gun Owners Foundation assist Jared Marcum by going to our foundationís site and giving a contribution.

    It all began on April 18. Everything was fine for the morning classes, but then the day went goofy when an anti-gun teacher confronted Jared in the lunch line and told him to turn his shirt inside out.

    Jared pointed out that his shirt did not violate school policy.

    The teacher sent Jared to the office where the same back and forth was repeated with the administration. Then a police officer was summoned who ordered Jared to turn his shirt inside out. Jared told the officer and the administration that he was doing nothing wrong.

    According to the officer, Jaredís shirt constituted a terrorist threat. He did not put that in his written report, but instead charged Jared with obstructing an officer (apparently Jared interrupted the officer while he was talking to the administration).

    Jared was cuffed, charged and told that he could be fined up to $500 and spend up to a year in jail. The prosecutor decided to press the charge, and a judge allowed the prosecution to proceed.

    In a town of less than 2,000, what are the odds that at least five adults are this insane? And all on the same day?

    Zero Tolerance can be better understood as Zero Judgment.

    Jared was suspended for a day. When he returned to school, around 100 students wore similar shirts, and Jared wore the same shirt that fried the brains of five grownups two days earlier. Nothing happened. None of the students heard a word about their T-shirts.

    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 Jaredís 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 weíll 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 nationís 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.
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    Where's the NRA? They've got deep pockets. Wouldn't it be in their best interest to step in and take up the slack in the legal fees?

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    From what I have always seen and heard about West Virginians, speaking of gun control used to be akin to blasphemy. No one in their right mind would ever try to impose such nonsense on those people. All I can think of is that some of those damn Yankee carpetbaggers have made it into a once sane state and have been spreading their BS. After all, they are very close to the realm of King Bloomberg and underlings who will wet their panties at the mention of anything dealing with guns. And for a policeman from there trying to intimidate the young fellow, obviously he is either not a native of the state or is a prime candidate for membership in a zombie state. When is the next bus for New York City?

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    It's just like a liberal with a little power trying to run roughshod over the little people in order to feel good about themselves. The GOA will put them in their place. But their "pro bono" work will come at the expense of their donors.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Peggy Reist View Post
    Where's the NRA? They've got deep pockets. Wouldn't it be in their best interest to step in and take up the slack in the legal fees?
    Here in SC, the NRA is only interested in shutting down pro-gun legislation because it doesn't quite meet their standards. If they do the same there, he's better off without them.

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