Benjamin Wassell Legal Defense Fund

$9,514 of $50k goal

Raised by 157 people in 45 months
Jacqueline Hurley Wassell  SILVER CREEK, NY
Ben Wassell, (my beloved husband and father to both of our beautiful children, daughter aged 4 and son aged 4 months) is the first man charged with violating the unconstitutional SAFE Act Gun Law here in New York State.

My husband is a well decorated, two tour Iraq war veteran and from his almost 8 ½ yrs of service he is currently 90% service-connected disabled. He suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) from being blown up while serving in active duty in Iraq in 2006. There is no surgery or any medical way to fix this injury which he sustained while serving his country, protecting OUR freedoms.

My husband is being made an example in this prosecution. Ben has no criminal history. In time, his true character will become evident.

Ben is being prosecuted by the New York State Attorney General's office. Any donations collected through this fund will be used to pay for my husband to have the BEST defense attorneys possible to fight for his rights, mine, and yours.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.
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Update 17
Posted by Jacqueline Wassell
1 month ago
Well folks, the past 2 1/2 years has been tough, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! We have found a fantastic lawyer and he has been secretly working on building a case for my appeal. I am excited to announce, it is ready! The time has finally come to fight back against the system that manipulated and railroaded our family, in an attempt to validate their gun control laws! They have damaged my hero's reputation and traumatized my family, hardest hit by that was our children. Now it's our turn. We sincerely thank everyone that has helped since Ben's arrest over 3 years ago. For everyone that wasn't sure what to think, or believed what the press said and you sat on the sidelines, now is the time to stand with us and fight back against a corrupt system that has been stripping our rights away for far too long! We are going to take back our state and our government, and protect our liberty and inherent rights for our children's future! Starting here, we are going to expose the truth and those that manipulated the public to justify their tyranny! This time they will not have the liberty to badmouth hin and not get called out on it! Buckle up folks! It is going to get interesting! If you can't donate at this time please just share this with those that maybe can or will also share. Let's make this viral to make the biggest impact to join the fight of unity for our rights.
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Update 16
Posted by Jacqueline Wassell
27 months ago
Thank you to those of you that have supported and done all you have to this point of this nightmare. Ben has changed his lawyer representation to Jim Tresmond, the best 2nd amendment attorney in our area. We currently owe Cambria's Lawyer firm $32,000 of a balance after already handing over almost $8k... The official transcripts have cost $2k to get... Tresmond's have to at least charge for the printing, filing and court fees which is still a minimum charge of $12,000... they need money from us ASAP...
With Ben not having his job anymore due to this conviction, and my work covering our daily living expenses with having a family of 4 with 2 young children, I have no more to stretch to give them. Ben is working doing his own business with remodeling and construction due to his now labelled status of a convicted felon, but the money and work is slow to come. If you know of anyone that would rather have work done that is local to us instead of just give a donation that will help us too.
I know some of the ppl watching this have some preconceived notions about the details of the case. And there is still even after the trial has came and went and all evidence was shown, doubt about the facts.
So to set the record straight one more time... HE WAS CONVICTED OF SELLING 1 NOT MULTIPLE RIFLES.
HE DID NOT SELL ANY RIFLES TO A FELON OR HE BELIEVED TO BE A FELON.
AND THIS IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A 'SAFE ACT' CASE.

Please share or donate if possible now that the facts have been shown yet again.
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Update 15
Posted by Jacqueline Wassell
30 months ago
Thank you for all the prayers and support, this is just a minor but essential victory (my hero is still home with us)
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Update 14
Posted by Jacqueline Wassell
30 months ago
Reminder: Tomorrow at 930am at the Mayville Courthouse is the sentencing. We need as many people as possible to come show their support and show these people that my husband should not go to jail for this injustice!
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Dan Gesegnet
33 months ago

I'm unemployed right now or I'd donate more to your legal fund, not to mention that unfortunately I'm going through my own battle with the treasonous governor and his "safe act". I wish you and your family all the best ... god bless and keep your powder dry, Dan Gesegnet

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John Barnett
33 months ago

Mr. Al Rotundo is also a liberal trolling single scooter riding niagra resident that took used a stupid facebook meme quote to use as his own on his post. Has no regard for the rights of the man this donate page is about as he uses his free speech to spread this liberal garbage and his fourth amendment rights are very well protected...he just needs to learn how to change the security on his FB page.

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John Barnett
33 months ago

yeah but it ABSOLUTLEY GUARANTEES not "entitles" you to the right to have the same weaponry as your infantry and police. The RIGHT was written in as the 2nd to protect your RIGHT to DEFEND your other RIGHTS from being taken advantage of. When they said "militia" "free" "shall not be infringed" that is what the were talking about. Plus the new law is completely cosmetic features which idiots can't see past a polymer stock...

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Michael Haddad
44 months ago

On behalf of my brother Nathan HADDAD I deposited 1000$ to your citizens bank fund to help Ben fight this injustice. Stay strong.

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Larry Blevins
44 months ago

Semper Fi Devil Dog. Keep up the fight!

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Michael Haddad
44 months ago

We Americans will stand not behind you but beside you during these trying times. Stand tall stand strong

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Nathan Haddad
45 months ago

Semper Fi Marine. hold your ground and never give up. we who have served and spill the blood in the same mud have your back. My God keep you and your family in this hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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$9,514 of $50k goal

Raised by 157 people in 45 months
Created March 19, 2013
Jacqueline Hurley Wassell  
RS
$100
Ronald Swanner
1 month ago

Think of you and your family quite often. Ben's sacrifice is greatly appreciated. This prosecution is so unjust. Hoping you can beat this tyranny but with the liberal justice system the odds are stacked against you. Will try to contribute again in the next couple of months.

DK
$10
Diane Kuciel
1 month ago

In honor of your birthday Jack. When the candles are blown out, may you have confidence all steps in a journey prepare us for the destination! Love you guys.

DT
$200
Danny Tyner
1 month ago

Good luck Ben! Let us know if we can help. Danny & Jeanne

GH
$50
Garry Hoffman
1 month ago

Too bad we have to go around educating ignorant politicos in civics...Read the damn Constitution before you go sticking bad law on good judges to sort out! Do it right the first time... (Sigh)

MC
$150
Mark Costantino
1 month ago
TD
$100
Theresa & Lou Dispenza
1 month ago

We thank you for your service Ben.

MT
$100
Milton Trejo
1 month ago

God bless you and your family.

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
$5
Anonymous
27 months ago
$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
Dan Gesegnet
33 months ago

I'm unemployed right now or I'd donate more to your legal fund, not to mention that unfortunately I'm going through my own battle with the treasonous governor and his "safe act". I wish you and your family all the best ... god bless and keep your powder dry, Dan Gesegnet

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John Barnett
33 months ago

Mr. Al Rotundo is also a liberal trolling single scooter riding niagra resident that took used a stupid facebook meme quote to use as his own on his post. Has no regard for the rights of the man this donate page is about as he uses his free speech to spread this liberal garbage and his fourth amendment rights are very well protected...he just needs to learn how to change the security on his FB page.

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John Barnett
33 months ago

yeah but it ABSOLUTLEY GUARANTEES not "entitles" you to the right to have the same weaponry as your infantry and police. The RIGHT was written in as the 2nd to protect your RIGHT to DEFEND your other RIGHTS from being taken advantage of. When they said "militia" "free" "shall not be infringed" that is what the were talking about. Plus the new law is completely cosmetic features which idiots can't see past a polymer stock...

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Michael Haddad
44 months ago

On behalf of my brother Nathan HADDAD I deposited 1000$ to your citizens bank fund to help Ben fight this injustice. Stay strong.

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Larry Blevins
44 months ago

Semper Fi Devil Dog. Keep up the fight!

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Michael Haddad
44 months ago

We Americans will stand not behind you but beside you during these trying times. Stand tall stand strong

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Nathan Haddad
45 months ago

Semper Fi Marine. hold your ground and never give up. we who have served and spill the blood in the same mud have your back. My God keep you and your family in this hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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