Nolo Contendre Beverage Entry Tool Round #8
NOLO ROUND #8
Hello and greetings to all ye fellow Pro-Americans. It’s been just over 8 months since I came to you for your $50 Nolo #7 contribution. The attacks on our 2nd Amendment have since surged and Team Nolo has judiciously used up the last of the passing-of-the-hat cash y’all ante’d up Labor Day Weekend of last year.
I’m here to ask again. There’s no better way to throw a punch than what we’re doing with Team Nolo.
Remember, you ain’t buying a Nolo Dillo, you’re buying gas for their tank, hotel rooms in unfriendly towns, and plane tickets for them to get there and run the gauntlets. I make (and ship the dillos to you) as a memento to your generosity, and that cost is my contribution to the effort.
So, once again, there is 1,000 Nolo Dillos available at $50 each and Team Nolo gets 100% of your $50 contribution.
Ready on the left ... ready on the right ... ready on the firing line ... COMMENCE FIRING !!
P.S. For those of you that can handle a wall-of-text, here's all about
Nolo Contendre aka Stephen Stamboulieh
I asked Stephen to jot down some accomplishments when he got a moment.
Here's a few ...
Nolo Contendre aka Stephen Stamboulieh
"Graduated law school in 2007 and quickly started working behind the scenes to promote the 2A.
2011 - Mississippi legislature passed a law (HB 506) allowing individuals to take a firearms handling/safety course, allowing them to carry virtually everywhere. After the Mississippi Department of Public Safety got it's hands on the bill, they tried to promulgate regulations that mandated only MS Law Enforcement Training Academy could teach a 16 hour class.
I met with the LT. Governor and asked for a meeting with DPS and the Governor’s attorneys. Met during a roundtable and worked out the issues with them agreeing to have instructors from “nationally recognized organizations” teach 8 hour classes instead of police training and 16 hours. It tremendously broadened who could teach, shortening the length of class time required.
2013 - Worked on legislation to make MS an open carry state. After it was unanimously approved, some Democrats in the legislature filed a lawsuit to stop the law. I filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of 80 legislators supporting the law which defined concealed for the first time in Mississippi, overturning decades of Mississippi Supreme Court precedent saying that essentially you could never have an openly carried firearm because a firearm that was dangling by a string around your neck would be considered a concealed firearm because the string covered a portion of the trigger guard. Seriously. https://courts.ms.gov/newsite2/appellatecourts/docket/sendPDF.php?f=dc00001_live.SCT.13.M.1220.885.0.pdf&c=78495&a=N&s=2
2014 - Filed two lawsuits aimed ruling that the National Firearms Act impermissibly infringed on the 2A. These cases were ultimately heard by the 3rd and 5th Circuit Courts of Appeal and both courts found that the 2A does not apply to machineguns. (Hollis v. Lynch and Watson v. Lynch)
In 2015/16 - Assisted in drafting legislation in MS that would further restrict localities from banning firearms and gave individuals the right to contest illegal restrictions in court and made all findings a matter of public record.
2016 - I began to file cases in the District Court of DC to assist people with their NICS denials. To date, I’ve filed 5 of those and every one has resulted in my clients receiving a proceed on their transactions and their records corrected for the erroneous denial. http://www.sdslaw.us/single-post/2017/08/21/NICS-Processes-Appeal-in-54-Days (see also http://www.sdslaw.us/single-post/2017/06/18/No-fees-for-you-Court-denies-attorneys-fees-in-NICS-appeal-case denying fees in that case)
Late 2016 - Rewrote some federal legislation to “fix” the NICS denial issues. To date, that legislation has not been introduced.
2016 - my co-counsel and I filed a case in New Jersey against its “justifiable need” standard. This case was dismissed after the lead plaintiff (Almeida) was granted a permit and the other plaintiff was found to not have standing.
2016 - my co-counsel and I filed many stun gun cases seeking to overturn stun guns bans in Annapolis, MD; New Jersey; New Orleans, LA; and New York. We were successful in overturning all of the bans and are currently litigating a case against New York. I’ve also been successful in overturning the ban on stun guns in Philadelphia, Tacoma WA, and Westminster, MD. http://www.sdslaw.us/single-post/2017/10/24/New-Jersey-stun-gun-ban-is-officially-dead
2017 - Ran for the NRA Board of Directors after being nominated by petition. Ultimately I was not elected to serve on the board.
Also filed several FOIA cases against ATF and the OIG regarding the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (we prevailed against OIG in that case and were delivered documents that demonstrate how bad the NFRTR really is) http://www.sdslaw.us/single-post/2017/03/22/Hardy-v-ATFOIG---Opinion-and-Order-filed-today
Also sued the Department of State over Fast & Furious and represent Kent Terry, the brother of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry. We are slowly receiving documents in that case http://www.sdslaw.us/single-post/2018/03/06/Department-of-State-issues-third-production-in-Terry-v-DoS-FOIA-on-Fast-Furious
Currently, I am still litigating the New York stun gun case and a case with Alan Beck in the 9th Circuit out of Hawaii in which we had oral argument on February 12, 2018. I have two FOIA cases ongoing: One against Department of State (fast & furious) and one against the Air Force for the church shooter’s court martial records. These are both being litigated in DC. http://www.sdslaw.us/single-post/2018/01/29/Today-we-filed-a-Freedom-of-Information-Act-lawsuit-against
This is a list of most of what we have going at the moment. Lots of travel and briefing coming up …
• Codrea, et al. v. Whitaker, ATF – Bumpstock case. Argued Feb 19, 2019, received opinion Feb 25, 2019. Appealed decision that night to DC Circuit Court of Appeals, in the process of briefing that appeal. Oral argument scheduled March 22, 2019.
• Young v. State of Hawaii – The 9th Circuit has recently ordered this case to be reheard en banc, asked for multiple copies of the briefs, and then stayed the case pending a resolution of a Supreme Court case that hasn’t even been briefed yet.
• Savage v. ATF – FOIA Lawsuit pending on the documents from Mandalay Bay (bumpstock related).
• Savage v. FBI – FOIA Lawsuit pending on the document from Mandalay Bay (bumpstock related).
• Kent Terry, et al. v. Department of State – FOIA lawsuit pending on Fast & Furious documents from Department of State.
• Avitabile v. New York – Lawsuit seeking to overturn NY’s ban on electric arms (Argument scheduled for March 5, 2019 in NY).
• Andrew Roberts v. Hawaii – Lawsuit seeking to overturn HI’s ban on electric arms .
• Umbert, et al v. USA, Attorney General and FBI – Lawsuit seeking to mandate FBI process NICS appeals and NFA appeals (pending in Washington, D.C.).
We currently have additional plans for litigation on some anti-gun bills pending in other anti-gun states, but nothing that we can speak about publicly at the moment.
I continuously consult with attorneys in other states about their laws and spend a great deal of time/money fostering and promoting 2A rights.
Not One More Inch - SS"