Take Keene Police to Court Over CCW

$1,268 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 32 months
Derrick J Freeman  KEENE, NH

On July 9, 2014, Keene Police Chief Ken Meola sent me a letter denying my application for a Concealed Carry License in New Hampshire. As his reason for denial, he said I, "have had several contacts with the police for assualtive or threatening behavior." None of my arrests disqualify me from owning a firearm, however the law allows the police to exercise discretion by denying a person "who is unsuitable". That could mean anything!

I am a full-time activist who runs his own peace-centric podcast twice a week and blog at PeaceNewsNow.com. I am obsessed with peace, and have never been assaultive or threatening in my life! If I can be denied because of this baseless accusation, so can you! Please donate today to pay for my attorney because this is a precedent-setting case. Can the "suitable person" clause be used to disarm peaceful activists? If I lose, the government will have even more reason to deny people their rights. If I win, the police will have to walk out of court with their tail between their legs, and they'll think twice before denying the next activist.

I have already put up my own personal money ($2,500) as a retainer for the best lawyer in the business, Evan Nappen. He's defended countless others and has a track record of success in cases of this type. A simple Google search of his name will show that I have chosen the right man for the job. I'm in this to win, so if you care about securing and enhancing gun rights in New Hampshire, please donate now!

 

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Update 5
Posted by Derrick J. Freeman
32 months ago
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Generous people like you have donated to support my CCW Appeal. The goal of $2,500 is within reach, with over $1000 raised in just two weeks! The hearing will be happening within the next two weeks, so please share this page and video with those who support gun rights. Thank you! - Derrick J
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Update 4
Posted by Derrick J. Freeman
32 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign to take the Keene Police to Court over my CCW. Should Civil Disobedience disqualify a person from a Concealed Carry License in New Hampshire? Share this to support the legal fund paying the freedom-loving attorney taking on this case!
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Update 3
Posted by Derrick J. Freeman
32 months ago
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I created this poster that you can use to share this fundraiser with your friends, both on Facebook or in real life! It includes a brief description of the issue, a link, plus a QR-code to the bitcoin address. Please share!
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Update 2
Posted by Derrick J. Freeman
32 months ago
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Here is a copy of the official denial letter sent to me by "Chief" of Police, Ken Meola. In it, he says that I was denied because I "have had several contacts with the police for assaultive and threatening behavior," and then goes on to list my past arrests -- all of which are completely non-violent. Is he abusing his power?
CCW Denial Letter from Police Chief
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Derrick J Freeman
32 months ago

I am amazed by the level of support so far! Thank you to all who have donated to this campaign and shared this page with your friends! Your support is as inspiring as it is encouraging!

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$1,268 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 32 months
Created July 14, 2014
Derrick J Freeman  
$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
MC
$20
Matthew C
30 months ago
JR
$50
Jason Rapsher
30 months ago
WH
$50
William Harris
31 months ago

Thank you for your efforts to win in this case and better define the limits of a police chief to deny a CCW in a shall issue state.

KM
$40
Kris McKinster
31 months ago
JW
$20
Jon Weber
32 months ago

I support your right to conceal carry a firearm. Have been thoroughly enjoying your videos and your "Victimless Crime Spree" film is well worth this donation. Stay strong Mr. Freeman!

IH
$20
Ian Hughes
32 months ago
$32
Anonymous
32 months ago
JS
$20
Jay Strange
32 months ago

Best of luck

$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
Derrick J Freeman
32 months ago

I am amazed by the level of support so far! Thank you to all who have donated to this campaign and shared this page with your friends! Your support is as inspiring as it is encouraging!

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