Help Overturn 18 USC 922(o) & NFA

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Stephen Stamboulieh   MADISON, MS
To contact me, please use my email address: stephen@sdslaw.us.  My website is www.sdslaw.us.

My name is Stephen Stamboulieh.  I am an attorney in Mississippi that has tirelessly worked to further our 2nd Amendment rights.  

Now, my sights are set on 18 USC sec 922(o).  This is known as the machinegun ban.  I don't believe this is constitutional in light of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.    Likewise, the National Firearms Act ("NFA"), which taxes the making and transferring of Title II weapons (machineguns, suppressors, short barrel rifles, short barrel shotguns, etc) is ripe to be attacked on Second Amendment grounds.  

We have the avenue to attack both the machinegun ban and the NFA with the BATFE's recent approval of a number of Form 1s.  I have a number of clients that I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of to seek to overturn the ban and the NFA in different states.

This will be expensive.  I am in the process of collecting donations to offset the legal fees in this case.  If you are interested in assisting, please donate.  No donation is too small.  These lawsuits will be funded strictly off donations.  Unlike the government, we do not have an unlimited war chest to fund this.  That is where the grass roots come into play.  We can do this, but we need your help!

All donations will be held in my lawyer trust account.  As we work on the cases and "bill" time to the case, the trust account will be debited.  If we get $10,000 in donations, and my fees/expenses total $50,000, then I will only be paid the $10,000.  If we get $100,000 in donations, and my fees/expenses are $50,000, we will hold the funds in trust until such time as the appeals are exhausted (if necessary) or the remainder is donated to a Second Amendment right group.  It is important to know that I WILL NOT KEEP ANY UNEARNED DONATED FUNDS!  Period.  I doubt that will be an issue due to the breadth and number of cases, but I want to be upfront.

If you cannot donate, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that we are successful in overturning the ban and the NFA, and that "the right to keep and bear arms" can continue to be restored through the courts.

Thank you,

Stephen Stamboulieh, Esq.

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My website is:  http://www.sdslaw.us/
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Update 19
6 months ago
Received our first "anti-gun" amicus in the 3rd Circuit this past week. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed this (tl:dr - machineguns are scary)

http://media.wix.com/ugd/c601ae_8e4d4bb0dcc54cbb9d22f78dc4579f4e.pdf

Additional update: The 3rd Circuit requested dates from us in April to argue the case. As soon as a date is set, I will let everyone know!

To continue to donate to this and Hollis v. Lynch pending in the 5th Circuit, visit: https://hellerfoundation.org/product/donation-2-2/

Thanks ya'll!
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Update 18
7 months ago
Update 17
7 months ago
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Opening brief in Watson v. Lynch (formerly Watson v. Holder) filed today: http://media.wix.com/ugd/c601ae_c9bde9bed52545fb89281024cd2319ce.pdf

Appendix Volume II: http://media.wix.com/ugd/c601ae_a15a4c04788f43669fe1bbd7fb26e2a9.pdf

Special thanks to my co-counsel Alan Beck for his assistance with these cases!
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Update 16
8 months ago
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To give everyone an update on what has been happening, we are currently in the 5th Circuit and 3rd Circuit still moving forward with the cases. The 5th Circuit brief was filed on October 26: http://media.wix.com/ugd/c601ae_58e8e369989343ccbdbafdc9d2b5537a.pdf

Gun Owners of America filed an Amicus brief: http://media.wix.com/ugd/c601ae_e467142d770d49b19e40eb12ce5bad73.pdf

Colorado Second Amendment Association/Firearms Policy Coalition filed one as well: http://media.wix.com/ugd/c601ae_0a6dd7c1fb964e75ad184dfec3ac7d8c.pdf

We file in the 3rd Circuit on December 2, 2015. As soon as we have more information, I will post it! If anyone is still looking at donating, Heller Foundation has taken over the fundraising aspect and can be found here: https://hellerfoundation.org/product/donation-2-2/

Stephen
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