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10.23.07 OFEF LEGAL UPDATES

Legal Case Updates.

As you are very well aware, the media has taken an intense interest in Shirley Katz’s decision to demand that her rights not be violated.

The Medford English teacher has been reported on internationally, most recently on the BBC’s “World Have Your Say.” (One listener e-mailed in from Africa stating that “If it’s legal for her to have a gun in school, it’s legal for her to gun down her students.”)

Shirley also appeared recently on Tom Gresham’s “Gun Talk.”

In spite of the incredible pressure, Shirley has been a great spokesperson for gun owners everywhere. She has been very thankful for the overwhelming support she has received from you, without whom this case could never have moved forward.

As of today, the Judge has still not issued a ruling, but we feel strongly that no matter what the outcome, Shirley has been able, because of your very generous support, to force the entire nation to face the fact that our schools are unprotected, soft targets and that people willing to step up to protect them should be taken seriously.

It’s ironic that the Oregon Teachers Union has taken no interest in supporting Shirley, a responsible, courageous individual whose aim is to protect her students, while at the same time, the regular incidence of sexual abuse by teachers is swept under the rug.

We are all eagerly awaiting the judge’s decision, but while we wait, we want to remind you of another case to which OFF members have generously uted.

You will recall the case of David Bacon, a young man who volunteered for the Oregon Firearms Federation and was entrapped by the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco and Firearms. David was convicted of crimes that evidence proved he could not have committed.

David is currently incarcerated and seeking an appeal. Many of you very generously uted to David’s defense, and for those of you who have followed the case, we wanted to bring you up to speed on David’s situation.

Our attorney has received the government’s latest briefs and responded to them. All the documents are available on the website of our Attorney, Jim Leuenberger. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to David’s defense, you can do so here. Please be sure to pick the Foundation from the “Donation Type” drop down menu, and make a note that your ution is for David. 100% of all donations go directly to his defense fund.

Thank you for your continued support for gun owners’ rights. None of our efforts would be possible without your generosity.