Many years ago I used to be a member until I found out they didn’t support cases having to do with the 2nd Amendment. So for years when they send me their junk mail asking me to renew my membership and give them donations I write on the form that I will give them $200 as soon as they support the 2nd Amendment, I would put it in their postage paid envelope and mail it back to them. I’ve been doing this for years and years and I have yet to get a response. I think it’s time to give them some feedback about the news.
Following is the information you entered on the
American Civil Liberties Union site.
Home Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Fax Number: 425-491-6239
Because of the U.S. Justice Departments recently released memo clarifying that 2nd Amendment, despite some misunderstanding by certain parties including the ACLU, is in fact an individual right other than a “collective right” I would like to suggest the ACLU reevaluate it’s neutral position on the 2nd Amendment. I have been a member of the ACLU in the past but let my membership lapse when I discovered the 2nd Amendent was somehow exempt from ACLU support. If the ACLU does decide to actively support the 2nd Amendment as an individual right by providing support to someone whose 2nd Amendment rights are being being infringed upon I will send you all the years of back dues that I have not paid which I think will be about $300. Please see http://www.justice.gov/olc/secondamendment2.pdf for more details.
See also the position of Alan Dershowitz:
Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of safety hazard don’t see the danger of the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.
Quoted in Dan Gifford
The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in
Religion and Reason
62 TENN. L. REV. 759 (1995)
And that of Lawrence Tribe in “American Constitutional Law”, Vol. 1, pp. 901-902