Friends Raising Funds for Ailing Gun Rights Activist Vanderboegh

By David Codrea

Dean Weingarten and Mike Vanderboegh
Mike Vanderboegh, right, in happier times at 2015 NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville with writer and AmmoLand contributor Dean Weingarten.
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  Gun “law” noncompliance activist and citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh has been given a terminal prognosis by his doctors, readers of his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog were told earlier this month.

The sad news comes after years of being at the forefront of the “I will not comply” movement while struggling with major health problems and hospitalizations.

In addition to participating in gun transfer defiance protests and “smuggling” standard capacity magazines in states that have banned them, Vanderboegh is noted within the Second Amendment community as the architect of the “Three Percent” movement. Of special note, he's the blogger who first reported on Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” being tied to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

“The results of my latest liver scan came back,” Vanderboegh reported. “Boil it all down and the odds are that I will belong to the vagaries of history in six months, perhaps more, perhaps less.”

“As we all know, his financial situation due to years of disability and devotion to the larger issue of self-sacrifice for freedom is terrible,” I told readers of The War on Guns blog. “He is doing what he can to get his affairs in order, but the reality is, his wife will be left in really bad shape. I would like to help with a funding appeal.”

Understanding that no activist can take the hard line Mike has without ruffling feathers and making enemies — including within the Second Amendment community — the appeal was specifically made to those who consider themselves his friends, and to readers who have received value from his work. As such, Mike’s readers are not being asked for charity — they’re being asked to make gratitude offerings acknowledging that they have regularly personally benefited from Mike’s work.

Those people who don’t appreciate Mike aren’t being asked for a thing. Those who do can show their appreciation by sending contributions to him at PO Box 926, Pinson, AL 35126, or by transferring funds to [email protected] via Paypal, and also by spreading the word to notify other gun rights activists.

Also see: AmmoLand Mike Vanderboegh archive.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and also posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 6 thoughts on “Friends Raising Funds for Ailing Gun Rights Activist Vanderboegh

    1. Just imagine where we would be without Mike and Codrea breaking Fast and Furious? Probably at least universal background checks, and quite possibly a mag limit or AWB. Fast and Furious breaking put the gun banners on the defensive long enough to buy us time to change public opinion and stop legislation.

      I will be donating $100 tomorrow.

    2. Not to mention Mike leading the non compliance movement in states with magazine and BG check laws. Openly defying them and forcing the states to back down has been amazingly effective and hilarious.

    3. My personal favorite was his openly mailing banned magazines to the gun grabbers themselves.
      To borrow a NY term the man has chutzpah.

      I sent my thank you gift last Monday.

      He is also in need of physical help with house repairs to keep his wife Rosey from spending all of the money on that so IF you can pound nails and so forth get in touch with him or David Codrea.

    4. My personal favorite was his openly mailing banned magazines to the gun grabbers themselves.
      To borrow a NY term the man has chutzpah.

      I sent my thank you gift last Monday.

      He is also in need of physical help with house repairs to keep his wife Rosey from spending all
      of the money on that so IF you can pound nails and so forth get in touch with him or David Codrea.

    5. I forgot all about the mailing of mags to politicians, media figures, etc – that was hysterical!

      I donated some money and some AR mags. There are all sorts of great deals on AR mags these days online. Just have them shipped directly to Mike to save on shipping and time.

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