The civilian disarmament movement often likes to portray our side as a bunch of knuckle-dragging neanderthals who love the idea of death and destruction and don’t give a damn about anyone else. If you’re familiar with ar15.com, specifically GD, you might understand that impression. But right now there’s something pretty awesome going on. At about 5 a.m. Monday morning, an arfcom member reached out for support, not monetary but emotional, in a thread titled “I’m Dying.” He’s got Stage IV Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He talks of his 8 year old son, and how he’s got a brand-new Chipmunk rifle ready to go, but “dad just needs to get better.” He asks, “Will somebody teach him when I’m gone?” As the thread went on, one guy offered to take care of his mortgage for the rest of the year. Several members of arfcom visited him in the hospital before the day was out. That afternoon, someone set up a fund to help him cover the impending rollover of his $15,000 insurance deductible. At 5 p.m. that day they had about $600. As of this writing, about 48 hours later, they have nearly $44,000, including one guy who donated $8787 for college expenses. I’m not telling you to donate, just suggesting you go look.
Visit the fundraising page here.