Well, those bastards in Chicago have moved Roderick Pritchett's trial to a district where an all white anti gun jury would be easier to come by*, now they've postponed the trial until October 7th. Thanks to Concealed Carry Inc for keeping up with this.
Mr. Pritchett was arrested & is being tried because two Chocago police officers didn't like the idea of a citizen being armed. It didn't matter that he did all the steppin' & fetchin' required to get a gun permit in Illinois. Neither did it matter that he had his pistol cased & unloaded as required by Illinois law, nor that he informed police officers of his pistol & its location when he was detained for a traffic violation. What mattered is that any citizen that dares carry a weapon needs to be made an example of. He is being charged with Aggrevated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, which is a felony. He did not waive his pistol, nor threaten anyone with it. In fact he did not touch his pistol in the presence of the police officers. This charge apperently applies to merely having a weapon in your car.
Mr. Pritchett still needs your help, as the longer the trial drags on the more legal fees mount up.
If you feel like you can help write a check made payable to:
WALTER MAKSYM and ASSOCIATES
& send it to:
Concealed Carry, Inc.
PO BOX 4597
OAK BROOK IL 60522-4597
Also you can send Mr. Pritchett a kind word at firstname.lastname@example.org
* From The Illinois Leader's article on Mr. Pritchett:
"...the case was moved from a Chicago court, where there likely would have been a big pool of black jurors, to the Skokie court, where there is a more liberal anti-gun white jury pool."