Skip to comments.Angel Shamaya, "Keep And Bear Arms" founder, arrested in Michigan on gun charges
Posted on 03/03/2006 10:30:50 PM PST by Travis McGee
Angel Shamaya, founder of KeepAndBearArms.com is in jail in Michigan, having been arrested for possession of firearms not properly registered under Michigan law.
Angel's friends are working to help him with this problem, but we need your help, right now!
We need character references from you for Angel. There is a form letter for you to fill out and send back at: http://www.marbut.com/angel.
Be advised that Angel's problem is happening in the Detroit area, where a strong anti-gun sentiment exists in the criminal justice system. So, we are asking you to downplay gun-rights and gun-related comments. We will NOT deliver to the court any disparaging letters about Michigan or Michigan laws. Stay on the high ground.
Please, download a copy of the draft letter. Add one sentence of personal comment if you wish - no more.
This is for upstanding, legitimate citizens only. So, we want you to add your name, mail address, and phone number to the letter, so the judge seeing these will accept your letter and will not think you are some flake.
You may email your completed letter, either as an attached MSWord (.doc) file, or pasted into the body of your email, either to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. So we can pick it out from our many other emails, PLEASE make the SUBJECT of your email: "Angel reference." We will see that these letters get to Angel's attorney ASAP.
Please pass this on to your friends for action. We need letters from everyone who knows or knows of, and appreciates Angel.
Thanks loads for your help.
Gary Marbut, President Montana Shooting Sports Association http://www.mtssa.org author, Gun Laws of Montana http://www.mtpublish.com
Personal note from David Codrea: I spoke with Angel at length last night, before this happened. He is a great patriot and friend. WarOnGuns visitors: I have never really asked you for anything. I am pleading with you to support our brother in his time of need. I will be monitoring things as they unfold--if and when we need to help Angel with more than words, I will let you know.
Please do this support letter now--and please spread this news far and wide.
More from Nicki Fellenzer:
Folks, most of you know how decent, passionate, intelligent and dynamic Angel Shamaya is. He has committed himself to freedom, and I know of few people who are as dedicated to the cause of freedom as Angel. He is also a personal friend to many of us, and now he needs our help.
Today he was arrested, and he is currently in jail. Please read the link below and take a few minutes to write the judge on his behalf. I have National Drill this weekend, and I'm sending this from my hotel room. I won't be around much until Sunday night, but I'm counting on you guys to spread the news and help Angel through this. Please!
The link includes an address where to send your letters of reference. Please do so as quickly as you can!
Then, I urge you to pass this email to everyone you know. Post it on your websites and blogs, pass it on to fellow bloggers and help us ensure that this gets the widest possible dissemination. Yes, this is about freedom -- but right now, we need to ensure he is, first and foremost, released and that charges are dismissed, so please toe the line on this one. For Angel.
UPDATE: I just got off the phone with the Oakland County Sheriff to see if I could help in any way with bail. Unfortunately, the attendant told me Angel has not been arraigned yet, so there is no public information they can share, and that the best thing to do would be to call back tomorrow night. I told the deputy he had a good man in custody and to please see to it that Angel was safe.
I just received an email from David Codrea, the RKBA writer for GUNS magazine, informing me that Angel Shamaya was arrested in Michigan on gun charges. I reposted what is up on his "The War On Guns" blog.
I have no idea. I reposted everything posted on Codrea's blog. It's very early, no media reports or anything.
I'd like to see what he's been charged with, followed by a full transcript of the laws in question - including their dates of inception.
sadly, I don't know the guy, so I can't serve as a "character witness"
Same here. I'm just trying to get the ball rolling.
okers... I'll ping my gang to this, but odds are none of them know the guy either.
otoh, if this turns out to be a deliberate targeting of an RKBA advocate rather than anything approaching a righteous collar, any who hold the 2nd dear should be aware of it.
Never heard of the guy, but I agree with your assessment.
Only angel I know is the one I'm married to, so I can't help there. HOWEVER, if this is NOT a righteous charge, PLEASE let us know. I, like a lot of others, would be VERY upset if isn't.
Bump to find out what is going on. I do not know the guy,waiting for more info.
same here bump
I have been a member of the RKBA Web Ring for years and Angel Shamaya has done more than any of us to keep guns in our hands and not in a Federal warehouse or scrap yard.
Check the lower section of this page: http://www.tomeaker.com/Pages/Tpics1.htm
Prayers for you Angel!
Need to know the "who, what, why, ect..." of this one. Right off the bat, I'd have to say that something smells here. Badly. From what I do know of this guy, he's straight up.
Keepandbeararms.com is almost daily reading for me. Angel's writings are pretty damn outstanding.
Why do I feel like I just heard that "shot heard 'round the world..."
Bump for Angel.
That is the absolute truth.
better off judge shopping
I have been on ARFCOM almost 2 years longer than you and am still 800 posts behind you.
Thanks for spreading the news!
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