7.62 Precision CA Lawsuit Defense

$11,346 of $10k goal

Raised by 253 people in 23 days
Dylan Saunders  Wasilla, AK

7.62 Precision is a small, family-run business started by a disabled veteran in an attempt to find a way to support his family after sustaining combat injuries while deployed to Iraq. 7.62 Precision, located in Alaska, has always made a careful effort to follow all applicable laws while supporting  gun owners in the state of California.

The City of San Francisco, on behalf of the People of California, is suing 7.62 Precision and several other companies for selling and advertising magazine repair kits to residents of the state of California. This is not a criminal case, but a misuse of taxpayer money and the court system to attack out-of-state companies and Second Ammendment rights. It is a political grandstanding move using civil lawsuits.

If the City of San Francisco actually cared about what they claim, they could have simply contacted 7.62 Precision and we would have proved that we had stopped selling these kits as a result of a change in California law.

California law specifically allowed for the sale of replacement magazine parts to repair grandfathered pre-ban magazines in California. During that time 7.62 Precision sold magazine rebuild parts as one of several things we did to support law-abiding California gun owners. The State of California changed their law to prohibit the sale of full rebuild kits, and as a result, 7.62 Precision stopped selling these kits. 

On our website, the item was changed to out of stock, unavailable for backorder, and set to be an item unavailable for purchase from the store. The item page and category were set to not display on the web site. There was no way to order this item from our website, nor to view the item listing by navigating the site.

We did not realize that because the item had a manufacturer listed for the item, the defunct page could still be seen if found through an internet search. We believed there was no way to view that page.

In addition, due to other events, we temporarily suspended our sales and have not been selling any products. No products can be purchased from our website until we are ready to restart the business.

7.62 Precision is not selling magazine repair kits to anyone, and especially not to residents of California.

7.62 Precision has not been earning any money from sales for quite some time, and it will be some weeks before we are ready to resume sales. This has left our company and family in a difficult financial situation, and unable to afford legal defense without assistance. This lawsuit threatens more than just a faceless corporation, it threatens the survival of a family.

All donated funds will be used to hire a law firm that was successful in defending other companies in a previous lawsuit of the same kind, brought by the City of San Francisco. Donations will also help reduce the financial burden of other small businesses who are also being sued in the same lawsuit.

Donations will be used to send a message to the City of San Francisco and to the State of California that law-abiding gun owners will not stand by and allow California politicians to abuse the court system in order to force their unconstitutional ideals on citizens and businesses in other states.

Without your help, the City of San Francisco will win this lawsuit by default. We do not know what the full results of that will be, as they are seeking unspecified damages as well as specified, plus all court costs and the city's costs in preparing the lawsuit. What we do know is that a default judgment in this suit will be devestating to our family in many different ways, and will only encourage more of these lawsuits to be filed against other honest companies.



The lawsuit in the media:
san-francisco-lawsuit-takes-aim-at-sellers-of-large-capacity-ammunition-magazine-kits 

www.breitbart.com/san-francisco-city-attorney-sues-five-companies-high-capacity-magazines/

guns.com san-francisco-sues-5-out-of-state-suppliers-over-magazine-repair-kits

www.sfcityattorney.org

www.expressnews.com/politics/

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Update 4
Posted by Dylan Saunders
1 day ago
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We deeply appreciate each donation to support our fight. We are working with a law firm that is well prepared to handle this unjust lawsuit, and are very optimistic.
We could have easily raised more money - at the rate donations came in from across the country, we believe could have raised unlimited funds. However, we set our goal low because we hope to be able to handle this lawsuit with minimal cost, and we did not want to raise more money than we needed. If the defense costs more than what we have raised, we will increase our goal at that time, but for now we will see how it goes and let all of you know the progress as we are able.
You have my deepest gratitude and while we have been busy the last week or so with all of this, each person who has donated will receive a personal message from me.
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Update 3
Posted by Dylan Saunders
19 days ago
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We have now reached a level of support at which we can cover our initial costs to start our defense. We will be sending a check to a CA law firm to pay the initial retainer. We will keep everyone informed as we are able to about the progress here, and on our Facebook page as well. We do not know what the total costs will be, as this depends on many factors, but we will see what happens, and try to keep the costs as low as possible.
We want to thank each person who contributed, and I am working on sending everyone a personal message, but that will take time as I have a lot of other things taking my time and donations are often coming in faster than I am able to respond to. You all have no idea how much your support in this means to me, not just financially, but in encouragement as well.
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Update 2
Posted by Dylan Saunders
20 days ago
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A little less than a $1,000 to go before and we can retain the law firm that will be representing us and two other of the companies being sued. This is the first big cost we have to cover. This will also drop the costs for the other two companies, as the firm will be splitting their fees between the three companies, instead of charging each separately.
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Update 1
Posted by Dylan Saunders
20 days ago
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The morning of the third day and we are already at $2,500. The outpouring of support from the firearms community across the nation has been amazing, not just in donations but in prayers and encouragement which mean at least as much to us.
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Scott McDaniel
15 days ago

I despise liberals, and in particular the loathesome Marxist types found in San Fran. Wish I had a million bucks to donate but I'm just a poor patriot. God bless you and best of luck fighting this frivolous lawsuit.

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Sherry Johnson-Walker
17 days ago

This is just another way for liberals to deny access and smear people who are law abiding people and gun owners.

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Raised by 253 people in 23 days
Created March 6, 2017
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Scott McDaniel
15 days ago

I despise liberals, and in particular the loathesome Marxist types found in San Fran. Wish I had a million bucks to donate but I'm just a poor patriot. God bless you and best of luck fighting this frivolous lawsuit.

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Sherry Johnson-Walker
17 days ago

This is just another way for liberals to deny access and smear people who are law abiding people and gun owners.

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