PETER H. PROCTOR, PhD, MD
American Board of Medical Toxicology
American Board of Toxicology
TWELVE OAKS MEDICAL TOWER
4126 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY, SUITE 1616
HOUSTON, TEXAS 71027
Jan. 26, 1994
To whom it may concern:
As one of two board-certified medical toxicologists in Houston, I have interested myself in the recent proceedings against Robert G. Arwady. These involve alleged lead pollution secondary to metallic lead from bullets at the Southwest Tactical Training Range in Fort Bend County.
Mr. Rudolph Stanko was convicted of possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1), which prohibits any person from possessing a firearm or ammunition if that person has been convicted of certain types of crimes punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. According to the statutory definition, the predicate crime cannot be any federal or state offense "pertaining to antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, restraints of trade, or other similar offenses relating to the regulation of business practices."
Gun Owners of America Founder Sen. H.L. Richardson (Ret.) actually authored the California state law that made this gun ban illegal to enact.
Read the brief here: San Francisco Handgun Ban: GOF Amicus Brief
GOF Assisting Lisa Pelland
In a socialist society increasingly suffering from the politics of envy, filing "Hail Mary" lawsuits for outrageous awards is becoming as popular as playing the lottery and voting for a living.
City Of Detroit -- Breaking The Law In The Name Of The Law
On April 6, 1999, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department broke the law when it tried to run a gun dealer and long-time Second Amendment activist out of business and into jail.
In Baltimore County, if the thugs don't get you, Mark P. Cohen and City State's Attorney, Patricia Jessamy, will.
O.K., maybe these prosecutors aren’t household names. But Kenny Der and Darrell Kifer will never forget them. Baltimore Prosecutor Cohen and Attorney Jessamy cost the two men hundreds of thousands of dollars in combined legal fees. Their crime? Self defense.
Der and Kifer run a commercial refinishing business. They had been burglarized over 20 times, including the night of June 29, 2001, when they were working on a rush job.
GOF Malicious Prosecution Fund
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General Laney is a GOA member from Detroit. As a firearms dealer and shooting range owner, he had been facing criminal charges for months for supposedly selling a gun illegally.
It is great to report that the Wayne County, Michigan Court has thrown out the case.
Laney, according to the recordings made by the police themselves, had scrupulously complied with the law. Appropriately, the county's case against Laney was dismissed.
Campaign Laws Aim to Stifle Pro-Gun Activist
by Larry Pratt
Russ Howard, a former NRA director, was one of the principal architects of ending the political career of rabidly anti-gun State Senator David Roberti of California. Howard now faces an $808,000 fine.
Roberti and Assemblyman Mike Roos were the chief sponsors of the legislation that banned semi-automatic firearms. They pushed it in the name of fighting crime, even though then Attorney General Van de Kamp had found that the targeted weapons were involved in less than one percent of the state's homicides.
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
TIMOTHY JOE EMERSON,