Monday, August 10, 2015
A Little Help, Please
As many of you know, I'm also a co-host of The Polite Society Podcast. We have a project that needs your help. We, in conjunction with the New Jersey Second Amendment Society and Ammoland.com, are going to live stream the 2015 Gun Rights Policy Conference.
This is the annual event held by the Second Amendment Foundation which brings together speakers from around the country to discuss all aspects related to the advancement of Second Amendment rights. The event is free to attend.
However, you still have to get there. Last year, many people who would have attended couldn't get there because a suicidal FAA employee disrupted air traffic around the country by cutting cables in a major radar facility outside Chicago. I know I got caught in that mess and couldn't get to Chicago even after I drove to another airport.
Then there is the cost of getting to the conference. If you live in Phoenix, then you don't have worry about it. In my case, I'm having to fly so have airfare and hotel expenses.
By live streaming the conference, we are bringing the conference to you in the comfort of your home. For free. No suicidal FAA employees disrupting your travel plans. No TSA "pat-downs" to raise your blood pressure.
As I said above, we need your help to bring it off. We have a budget of $1,250 to purchase the requisite equipment and cables. We have a GoFundMe page set up for donations. As of today, we have raised $975 of that total. That leaves another $275 that we need before the mid part of September.
If 55 people were to donate $5 each or about half the cost of a movie ticket, we'd hit our goal. If 35 people were to donate $8 each or about the cost of a six-pack of craft beer, we'd beat our goal by $5. You get the idea.
Again, the link to the GoFundMe page is here. Please donate what you can. Frankly, I'd rather see a lot of smaller donations than one or two big donations because that would more accurately reflect the grassroots that make up the gun rights movement.