Today, I have the distinct honor and privilege to share with you a letter that I received from Lehigh Valley Open Carry, an organization dedicated to the protection of our right to open carry.
I cannot express my appreciation for this letter. I am so grateful that there are other organizations and people fighting for our rights and whom understand that we must work together in this fight. Occasionally, I am confronted by individuals who decide to make comments because, even after giving them free legal advice, they are not satisfied that I am unwilling to take their case pro-bono. Some believe that their issues are more paramount than anyone else’s and they are entitled to my time. However, when I respond that I have plenty of work that they can do around the office, they are unwilling to come and work for me for free. What they don’t know is that I take on more pro-bono clients/issues than any other attorney I know or am even aware of; but, other than this article, you will not see me say a word of it.
While I may become frustrated with the system and Judges that allow their political beliefs to sway their decisions, I thoroughly love what I do. There is nothing that I would rather be doing than ensuring that our Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 21 Rights are there for our grandchildren. Those close to me know that I am putting in 100+ hour weeks, where a substantial amount of my time is spent pro-bono, on issues that affect all the citizens in this Commonwealth. Again, this is by choice, not by requirement.
However, all of that being said, the internal satisfaction that I receive when presented with a letter, like the above, re-solidifies my conviction to continue and put even more time in our fight. I so greatly appreciate the time that those members of Lehigh Valley Open Carry took to place into words their thoughts and appreciation for what I do. We all need to work together towards our common goal of ensuring that our inalienable right to keep and bear arms is never infringed.
It is important to note that while their name references “Lehigh Valley,” Lehigh Valley Open Carry is dedicated to the protection of our right to open carry across the Commonwealth and has supported everyone in the litigation against the City of Erie. You can find out more about them on their Facebook page here. I would ask that you consider joining their page and supporting their fight. Together, we can ensure that our inalienable Rights are never encroached upon.