Friday, March 28, 2008

Sitting on the steps during oral argument.

The A2A team went to Washington, DC to provide assistance to Alan Gura, the attorney who argurd the Heller side before the Supreme Court. We participated in two of the preparatory moot courts and kept up Alan's spirits. He said we were a great help.

David got up at 4 am and managed to get a seat in the actual courtroom (and could see and hear the court in action), Joe got up at 7 and managed to get one of the last seats in the "lawyers lounge' (and could hear real-time audio), and Clayton got up at 7 but had to circulate through the crowd at the base of the courthouse steps. Clayton had several "vigorous" discussions with gun rights opponents and gave several interviews to the press. It was a awe inspiring day for all three of us.

The judges questions lead us to be mildly optimistic.

The amicus brief effort cost A2A about $40,000 (a bit less than we projected). We need to raise about $10,000 in tax-deductible contributions in order to break even. If you can, please donate.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Brief is filed with US Supreme Court

You can view/print it here (you'll have to paste it together):

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Brief is at the printer.

The 32 page amicus brief is at the printer. It gets filed on Monday.

We'll find some way to post it or a connection to it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


The amicus brief is in its third draft and reads well. It goes to the printer next week.

January contributions are over $12500, including one individual check for $3000. That makes us over 40% of the way to our goal.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Contributions for 2007 are $10,529.58.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.
We are over 1/5 of the way to our goal. Litigation isn't cheap!

For those of you who need it, A2A's federal EIN is 41-1725998.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A good start.

The A2A brief is in the outline stage.

We've received lots of contributions ranging from $5 to several over $1000. We are well on the way to meeting our $50,000 goal.

Thanks for your trust and your contributions.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Special "incentive" for contributors.

Bills Gun Shop and Range in Robbinsdale and in Circle Pines, Minnesota has a special "incentive" for Minnesota (and Western Wisconsin) residents who contribute to A2A's fund drive. Here's the deal.

Bill's Gun Shop & Range will donate:

(1) a $20 range token for every contribution of $50 or greater towards this project.

(2) 2 gold memberships (each a $1,000 value) to the first two $5,000 donors.

(3) a corporate membership (a $3000 value) to the first corporate donator that contributes $10,000.

If you qualify, send A2A an e-mail at to claim your incentive. We need your e-mail address (to verify contribution) and your mailing address (to send out the incentive). Remember A2A has a volunteer staff and may respond slowly during the Holiday Season. Mailings will go out in early February after the work on the brief is completed. This offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.