View Full Version : We Appreciate You Blackwater Ops Virtual Card

05-01-2007, 7:04 PM
Ok, this thread is going to be printed out in no longer than two days. It will be sent by mail to Blackwater Ops who is currently one of our members who has been arrested and charged with having assault weapons. Although we don't have the details, we believe that Blackwater Ops might be innocent and like many of us could have been and could be, was unjustly busted for following the law and having legal rifles.

This thread is your chance to wish him well and give him your support. Make your post like you would if you were signing a card. Keep it clean and leave the politics out of it. This virtual card can and will be edited at Kestryll's will.

I want to mail this tomorrow night so you have until about 8-9 PM Wednesday May 2, 2007 before I print it out and send it with a $100 money order to him.

05-01-2007, 7:08 PM

We know you didn't ask for this and we know you probably don't want to be in this position, but we are behind you. My company is willing to do what it takes to help you out both morally and financially. I know words don't mean a lot when it is your butt on the line, but that easily could have been any of us who share our joy of firearms on Myspace and could have been set up by the liberal establishment. Just know we are behind you and if you need me to send you some money for your books, have Michel get a hold of us. ;) Hang in there brother!

Wes from Ten Percent Firearms

05-01-2007, 7:10 PM
Blackwater Ops,

Hang in there buddy! We're all behind you 100%, morally and financially. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help!


05-01-2007, 7:18 PM

Tell those mutha****ers in there to "grab my pocket, *****!"

Stay strong. ;)

05-01-2007, 7:20 PM
Stay up player, you'll be alright.

05-01-2007, 7:24 PM

We are all here to support you as you get these trumped-up charges behind you! Keep your chin up.

Shark92651 and your friends at Calguns.

05-01-2007, 7:27 PM

Stay strong brother. The truth will prevail, I have faith. You have tons of moral and financial support here, fear not.


05-01-2007, 7:29 PM

Don't worry about these charges, you know they are BS. Just keep your head up and remember your friends at Calguns are with you all the way.



05-01-2007, 7:35 PM

Even though I have never met you personally I feel like we are good friends and wish you luck. I am in northern california but I can help with funding if you need it.

05-01-2007, 7:36 PM
I don't know you personally, but since this has happened I've learned more about the quality of your person. I'm a college student as well and greatly appreciate your efforts to defend the Second Amendment, and educate other students. I know that the Virginia Tech incident touched all of us, especially those that sit in classrooms all day. It's a shame that this tragedy has been exploited to attack a fellow law abiding student. What happened to you could happen to any of us shooting sport enthusiasts that attend college. I have spoken with other students and you have all of our support.

E Pluribus Unum
05-01-2007, 7:38 PM
Hey Bro,

No one likes being the "test case". You know its legal, we all know its legal. I am sorry you have to be the one. I am here for you. If you need anything at all, call me on their dime 661-747-1500. We are all here for you; I have seen more posts about you in the last week than on any other subject ever. We are all hanging on a thread waiting for more info. Stay strong brother, your backup is coming.

05-01-2007, 7:38 PM
Damn bro! Good luck. You will be in our prayers.

05-01-2007, 7:47 PM

Hang in there, buddy. All your friends are rooting for you. You'll be okay, you know this is all BS. Stay strong.


05-01-2007, 7:50 PM
Hang in there Matt. You're fighting the good fight.

05-01-2007, 7:51 PM
Hang in there dude. You know as well as i do, its not an issue of legality, because it is all legal. Just hang in there, stay strong, and look to the future.

05-01-2007, 7:52 PM

No Calgunser will stand idly by and let another suffer like this. I’ll help to the best I’m able. Hang in there, we got your back.


05-01-2007, 7:53 PM
Good luck. Let us know what you need.

05-01-2007, 7:55 PM
Hang in there pal. We're all rooting for you to get out! We've never met, but I'll be listening/looking for call of action to help you through this.


Creeping Incrementalism
05-01-2007, 7:56 PM
Matt--I hope you defeat the false weapons charges against you with the minimum amount of grief. Hang in there, I know it must be tough.

05-01-2007, 7:59 PM
hey bro, hang in there, when you get out, we calgunners will have a big party for you. be strong at heart and mind and we'll see you out soon.

05-01-2007, 8:00 PM
Stay strong, Matthew -- you are not in this fight alone.

05-01-2007, 8:03 PM
Of all people, they had to pick on you. Guess they didn't realize they were picking on a fighter.;)

Hang in there and we are all behind you. Helpful notes below... shhh! they're a secret!

1. Acquire donut.
2. Tie string to donut.
3. Tie other end of string to stick.
4. Wait.
5. Wait.
6. Wait.
7. Jump on guards back and use donut on string to lead him to the outside.
8. Eat donut.

05-01-2007, 8:04 PM
I'm a Socal guy that registered to this forum in the outrage following your case:

You seem like a tough, strong kid and I know you will make it. I hope you told those motherf****s where to go when they tried to intimidate you and locked you up for the weekend. I know I would've been scared crapless. It's sad that can happen so easily in this country.

Remember what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And if you have to stay in there for a little while longer just know you've got alot of good people here behind you who know you will come out of this on top.

And if anyone messes with you in there, pop 'em right in the head!

Best Wishes.

05-01-2007, 8:04 PM
Keep your head up, you have a great team here and strong support to make sure that your story heard. Hang in there, I wish you all the best, and like everyone here on calguns I hope that you get through this ASAP.

Best Wishes,

05-01-2007, 8:07 PM

All I really can say is, "Hold strong!" I am a graduating college student as well and support you. You served our country, abided by the law, practiced your Second Amendment right, and are a stand up guy; for this you are the embodiment of what an American is. Apparently this is a threat to people who suffer from low self-esteem and is using you as an outlet and/or they suffer some sort of mental retardation. You are in the right; they are the wrong. ALL OF US HERE ARE BEHIND YOU 100%.


05-01-2007, 8:14 PM

Hang tight, your in good hands and you WILL come through this bud. As Wes said, if you need money on your books all of us are here to help, don't be shy. There has been a lot of news media talk about you and I'm pretty sure you knew we would find out it was you. There has been a lot of posts about you in the past few days about 40 pages or so worth..

I support you all the way, I know your 110% legal and you wouldn't risk your right to bear arms. I will be looking forward to the day everyone finds out they made a bust for nothing , and your back to post away here.

helpful hints:
Stay away from men named Bubba
if you drop the soap, your done showering anyways..

05-01-2007, 8:14 PM
Best of luck, we are all watching your story every day, hope life and school get back on track soon.

05-01-2007, 8:14 PM

You probably don't remember me, but we had a brief discussion on the forums about Tasers. You called me crazy, remember? :D Anyway, I can't speak for the other members of Calguns because I haven't been here long and don't know them very well, but I will say this. Whenever I think about what happened to you, and I realize that it just as easily could have been me caught in all this crap, it makes me mad as hell! I'm here to help in any way I can, and I'll be doing my best to support all of the great ideas that your friends are thinking up to help you out.

From a fellow college student,

05-01-2007, 8:16 PM
I think this is total bullshxt. When the whole thing is done with, I say you sue the city of LA for all the crap they caused you. Hope your doing okay.

M. Sage
05-01-2007, 8:19 PM

This situation is such an obvious BS knee-jerk due to VT. Keep your head up, and we're all behind you!

M. Sage

05-01-2007, 8:32 PM
Hang in there. A lot of people on the out side are readying to move mountains and bury valleys! The freedom train is gaining speed!

In the mean time, stay away from the pruno! It's pure rocket fuel.

You could use a little reading in there so here's a little bedtime story I call, "Us vs Them" or more commonly known as "Parker vs DC":

[I]Page 29 ...The parties draw on United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174
(1939), to support their differing definitions. Miller, a rare
Second Amendment precedent in the Supreme Court, the
holding of which we discuss below, described the militia in the
following terms:
The Militia which the States were expected to
maintain and train is set in contrast with Troops which
they were forbidden to keep without the consent of
Congress. The sentiment of the time strongly
disfavored standing armies; the common view was that
adequate defense of country and laws could be secured
through the Militia—civilians primarily, soldiers on
The signification attributed to the term Militia
appears from the debates in the Convention, the history
and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings
of approved commentators. These show plainly enough
that the Militia comprised all males physically capable
of acting in concert for the common defense. “A body
of citizens enrolled for military discipline.” And
further, that ordinarily when called for service these
men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by
themselves and of the kind in common use at the time. Id. at 178-79.
The District claims that Miller’s historical account of the
“Militia” supports its position. Yet according to Miller, the
militia included “all males physically capable of acting in
concert for the common defence” who were “enrolled for
military discipline.” And Miller’s expansive definition of the
militia—qualitatively different from the District’s concept—is
in accord with the second Militia Act of 1792, passed by the
Second Congress.11 Act of May 8, 1792, ch. XXXIII, 1 Stat.
271. Of course, many of the members of the Second Congress
were also members of the First, which had drafted the Bill of
Rights. But more importantly, they were conversant with the
common understanding of both the First Congress and the
ratifying state legislatures as to what was meant by “Militia” in
the Second Amendment. The second Militia Act placed specific
and extensive requirements on the citizens who were to
constitute the militia:
Be it enacted . . . [t]hat each and every free able-bodied
white male citizen of the respective states, resident
therein, who is or shall be of the age of eighteen years,
and under the age of forty-five years (except as is
herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively
be enrolled in the militia, by the captain or commanding officer of the company, within whose
bounds such citizen shall reside, and that within twelve
months after the passing of this Act. And . . . every
such captain or commanding officer of a company . . .
shall without delay notify such citizen of the said
enrollment . . . . That every citizen, so enrolled and
notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide
himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient
bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a
pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than
twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket
or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity
of powder and ball: or with a good rifle, knapsack,
shot-pouch, and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to
the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of
powder; and shall appear so armed, accoutred and
provided, when called out to exercise, or into service.
Id. (emphasis added).12
The reader will note that the Act’s first requirement is that
the “free able-bodied white male” population between eighteen
and forty-five enroll in the militia. And enrollment was quite
distinct from the various other regulations prescribed by
Congress, which included the type of weaponry members of the
militia must own. Becoming “enrolled” in the militia appears to have involved providing one’s name and whereabouts to a local
militia officer—somewhat analogous to our nation’s current
practice of requiring young men to register under the Selective
Service Act. Thus
when read in light of the second Militia Act, Miller defines the
militia as having only two primary characteristics: It was all
free, white, able-bodied men of a certain age who had given
their names to the local militia officers as eligible for militia
service. Contrary to the District’s view, there was no
organizational condition precedent to the existence of the
“Militia.” Congress went on in the second Militia Act to
prescribe a number of rules for organizing the militia. But the
militia itself was the raw material from which an organized
fighting force was to be created. Thus, the second Militia Act
And be it further enacted, That out of the militia
enrolled as is herein directed, there shall be formed for
each battalion at least one company of grenadiers, light
infantry or riflemen; and that to each division there
shall be at least one company of artillery, and one troop
of horse: There shall be to each company of artillery,
one captain, two lieutenants, four sergeants, four
corporals, six gunners, six bombardiers, one drummer,
and one fifer.
Id. at 272 (emphasis added).
The crucial point is that the existence of the militia
preceded its organization by Congress, and it preceded the
implementation of Congress’s organizing plan by the states.
The District’s definition of the militia is just too narrow. The
militia was a large segment of the population—not quite
synonymous with “the people,” as appellants contend—but
certainly not the organized “divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions, and companies” mentioned in the second Militia Act.
The current congressional definition of the “Militia”
accords with original usage: “The militia of the United States
consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and . . .
under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration
of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of
female citizens of the United States who are members of the
National Guard.” The statute then
distinguishes between the “organized militia,” which consists of
the National Guard and Naval Militia, and the “unorganized
militia,” which consists of every member of the militia who is
not a member of the National Guard or Naval Militia. Id. Just
as in the 1792 enactment, Congress defined the militia broadly,
and, more explicitly than in its founding-era counterpart,
Congress provided that a large portion of the militia would
remain unorganized. The District has a similar structure for its
own militia: “Every able-bodied male citizen resident within the
District of Columbia, of the age of 18 years and under the age of
45 years, excepting . . . idiots, lunatics, common drunkards,
vagabonds, paupers, and persons convicted of any infamous
crime, shall be enrolled in the militia.”
The District argues that the modifier “well regulated”
means that “[t]he militia was not individuals acting on their
own; one cannot be a one-person militia.” We quite agree that
the militia was a collective body designed to act in concert. But
we disagree with the District that the use of “well regulated” in
the constitutional text somehow turns the popular militia
embodied in the 1792 Act into a “select” militia that consisted
of semi-professional soldiers like our current National Guard.
Contemporaneous legislation once again provides us with
guidance in reading ambiguous constitutional text. The second Militia Act provides a detailed list of directions
to both individuals and states that we take as an indication of
what the drafters of the Second Amendment contemplated as a
“well regulated Militia.” It will be recalled, the second Militia
Act requires that eligible citizens enroll in the militia and, within
six months, arm themselves accordingly. Subsequent to
enrollment, arming oneself became the first duty of all
militiamen. The
Act goes on to require of the states that the militiamen be
notified of their enrollment; that within one year, the states pass
laws to arrange the militia into divisions, brigades, regiments,
battalions, and companies, as well as appoint various militia
officers; that there be an Adjutant General appointed in each
state to distribute all orders for the Commander in Chief of the
State to the several corps, and so on.
The statute thus makes clear that these requirements were
independent of each other, i.e., militiamen were obligated to arm
themselves regardless of the organization provided by the states,
and the states were obligated to organize the militia, regardless
of whether individuals had armed themselves in accordance with
the statute. We take these dual requirements—that citizens were
properly supplied with arms and subject to organization by the
states (as distinct from actually organized)—to be a clear
indication of what the authors of the Second Amendment
contemplated as a “well regulated Militia.”
...The important point, of course, is that the popular
nature of the militia is consistent with an individual right to keep
and bear arms: Preserving an individual right was the best way
to ensure that the militia could serve when called.

05-01-2007, 8:39 PM

Been reading all the stuff and it sounds like a bunch of BS. We're all pulling for you here. Take care.


Paratus et Vigilans
05-01-2007, 8:49 PM
Hang in there, Matt!

You've got great counsel, and a whole lot of caring people behind you with moral support, prayers, and money. Be smart, be strong, and you WILL come out the other side.

05-01-2007, 8:51 PM

Keep on keeping on. Know that we are all behind you and will do everything we can to support you.


05-01-2007, 8:52 PM

I know its probably not much consolation, but keep your chin up man, you're doing more for the RKBA in CA by refusing to back down than any of us could do with a lifetime of letters.
Whatever you need to get through this, let us know. I'll help with whatever you need.


Illegitimati non carborundum.
Don't let the bastards grind you down.


05-01-2007, 9:03 PM

We all pulling for you. You are not alone!!!

05-01-2007, 9:09 PM
I never met you personally but I'm behind you 100%.

05-01-2007, 9:12 PM
Hang in there man. We are hoping for the best.

05-01-2007, 9:14 PM

I know there is really nothing that any of us can say to make things better. This could have been any of us. None of us want to be the test case but we all have something to gain by the first one. If you mess with one CalGunner you mess with us all. We take care of our own. Be assured of our support. I and many other people are praying for you. Hang in there.


05-01-2007, 9:30 PM
Hang in there man. Let's turn this around on them. We are behind and will support you in any way we can. :D

Big HOOOAH for you.

05-01-2007, 9:33 PM
Just WIN BABY!! Take Em to school!

Allied posted this on another thread.

Originally Posted by Allied Armament
"Someone called my shop today about this situation, is there anywhere where I can find more information about blackwater Ops situation I would like to send him all of the required information to help his cause".

05-01-2007, 9:33 PM
Matt, nothing but love for a fellow Calgunner! Our prayers are with you and we know you will overcome these bogus charges!

05-01-2007, 9:36 PM
I hope everything was legally configured and the DA will see the err of the LEOs' ways.

Hang tight and stay strong. We're all pulling for you, brother.

05-01-2007, 9:42 PM
Let us know how we can help... just remember that you will always have us by your side.... calguns-brotherhood!!

05-01-2007, 9:42 PM
I'm confident that you followed the law with vigor and may law and justice prevail at the end.

05-01-2007, 9:43 PM
Best of luck man. Fight the good fight and dont ever forget why we do what we do.

05-01-2007, 9:56 PM
Stay strong my brother, we are behind you all the way and we will NOT let this malicious prosecution stand. Mess with one of us,you mess with all of us! If you need financial assistance just say the word and consider it done. You are in good hands with Chuck and Jason, et-al.

We will help you take this as far as you want, I suggest an old stratigm, "The best defense is a good OFFENCE!"

PS: The perjury by the DA in your complaint is the only crime committed here. I for one would like to see him, the 'tipster' who erred, and the arresting officer, all in cuffs.

50 Freak
05-01-2007, 10:11 PM
Hey BWO,

Stay tough, those stupid MF prosecuters will try to intimidate and bully you. But you never struck me as one that was easily scared.

You will come out on top in this matter. You definetly have the full support of the Calguns community.

So best luck buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

50 Freak

05-01-2007, 10:34 PM
In the immortal words of Tupac. Keep your head up.

05-01-2007, 10:46 PM

Stay strong man, you'll be in our prayers. Know that this is another brother who'll support you with finances or anything else you'll need. I've never met you, but I know you're a damn good man who believes in our civil rights and who is brave enough to serve our country. When this political circus is over dinner is on me... if you're brave enough to meet a guy online. hehe j/k, but for sure we are going to have a party when this is done. Stay strong man, God Bless.


Toolbox X
05-01-2007, 10:49 PM
Hey Matt,

I know I am not alone when I say, 'WTF just happened?' I'm past disbelief and shock, and have moved on to outrage and frustration.

You picked the right community to be a part of. We're behind you and hope to hear from you soon. We'll help you beat this thing.

I'll bet you never thought you would get to be a hero, did you.


05-01-2007, 10:55 PM

I don't know you personally, and have really only known about you since this event unfolded. However I still wanted to give you some words that have helped me get through some tough times before:

Trust in god and be true to yourself.

Over the years those words have really gotten me by so I'm giving them to you now. Hang tight.

05-01-2007, 10:55 PM
Hey BWO,

we don't know each other personally, and i'm fairly new to this board. I hope that all goes well, and know that the CalGunners have your back!

Good luck to you.

btw I was just reading some other post on this forum and saw that we have the same birthday. haha.

05-01-2007, 10:58 PM
It p*sses me off when an innocent person is charged with a crime.

It p*sses me off even more when a person is charged with a crime that shouldn't be on the books.

It p*sses me off the most when somebody is charged with a crime that never happened in the first place.

I don't know you personally yet, but from what I've read so far I figure you're probably in all three categories, twelve times over.

Stand strong and do what's right! We're all behind you here.

05-01-2007, 10:58 PM
Though you are walking point on this one, we are all with you.
Listen to your instincts, keep it steady and persevere.


05-01-2007, 11:00 PM

Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Hope you are able to keep your spirits up. Though we've never met, you have my support.


05-01-2007, 11:07 PM
+1 to all the above. Original huh?

Keep your chin up! We are all rooting for you!

A former ELAC alum. GO Huskies!!

05-01-2007, 11:08 PM
Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Hope you are able to keep your spirits up. Though we've never met, you have my support.

+11111 to that! :D

BWO your ears must be burning about now! There's been a great outpouring of support here on Calguns for you, and more threads and posts about your situation than the moderators can keep up with. Rest assured that we're with you on this, we may not be experiencing what your going through but our hearts and minds are with you along with our prayers.


05-01-2007, 11:15 PM
Matt, I have only spoken to you on the phone, you seem like an honest trust worthy guy. I will do my best to support you in this fight. I feel we are all connected to this, we will be there together. I am sorry it had to be you to test the water, after getting to know you on line, I know you will fight the good fight. There is solidarity amongst us and we will be here for you. There will be times that the fight seems too much, we are human. Allow yourself to have these emotions, know it will make you stronger and wiser. There is no greater knowledge than what we earn from pain.

God bless you, I will meet you one day and shake the hand of a brother.


05-01-2007, 11:16 PM

Good luck and stay strong. Everything will work out in the end.

Neil McCauley
05-01-2007, 11:25 PM
Matt, although there lies a great battle ahead, there is a life afterwards. Just imagine when all this is over in 10 years and you'll be making $$$ owning your own business or what not. Keep your chin up, we do care brother.


05-01-2007, 11:28 PM
I am with you all the way man, whatever you need, whenever you need it.

05-01-2007, 11:39 PM

When you get out lets go throw some lead down range!



05-02-2007, 12:09 AM
Matt, I haven't seen you since burro canyon. I am sorry for your unfortunate events but I know that you have the perseverence and determination to come out on top.

Thank you for being who you are and for standing up for us all.

I wish I could do more for you.

05-02-2007, 12:53 AM
Looks like you got the short straw on this one. We're all pulling for you here on CalGuns.

05-02-2007, 12:54 AM
Hello Matt,

I wish you the very best of luck and please let me know how I can help when the time comes.


05-02-2007, 12:56 AM

"But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive." Henry V (4.3.31)

"All hell shall stir for this." Henry V (5.1.111)

My 1000th post. I can not think of a better way to mark the mile than by wishing you well, with positive liberty. Keep your mettle tempered.

--- CALI-gula


05-02-2007, 1:35 AM
Keep your head up and stay strong for us. Were all with you in spirit during these tough times.
btw got news about my tax time special :D

05-02-2007, 5:19 AM
Good luck brother. We're hoping for the best.

05-02-2007, 5:38 AM
:) :)

The Soup Nazi
05-02-2007, 5:48 AM
Quote Enemy at the Gates, "What we need...are heroes." "Do you know any heroes around here?" "Yes, Comrade, I know one."

05-02-2007, 5:54 AM
Good Luck Matt!

We're all hoping you come out clean and with your property returned!

Here's to seeing you on the outside soon!

05-02-2007, 7:01 AM
Stay strong, Matt. +1000 on all that's being said before me.


05-02-2007, 7:08 AM
Everything has been pretty much been said already by everyone else. Just hang in there and we'll support you all the way. Keep your spirits up and give em hell.


05-02-2007, 7:18 AM
Good luck bro. As of this crap will get worked out. You have a great supprot team.

El Barto
05-02-2007, 7:29 AM

You have a lot of support out here! Hang tough, and it will all be over soon. I still want to become a member of the ELAC club, even if it becomes an off-campus get together.


05-02-2007, 7:31 AM
Remember, it’s darkest before the light. I’m sure things are looking pretty dark to you right now, but chin up, I’m confident that your lawyers will rip the charges to pieces, and you’ll be free and clear soon enough. I can’t wait to hear your side and find out who started this whole mess.

God speed,

05-02-2007, 7:36 AM
Be Strong, We are here for YOU!

05-02-2007, 7:38 AM
Even though I don't know you, my support is behind you. Let us know what you need when you get out.

05-02-2007, 7:40 AM
Matt, Hang in there and just remember that we've got your back.

05-02-2007, 7:50 AM

I hope this message finds you well. Fight the good fight and dont let this thing get you down, you have the support of MANY, MANY people who will be watching this case VERY closely.

Take care


05-02-2007, 7:50 AM
Don't let them get you down - we're all behind you.

05-02-2007, 8:29 AM

As a guy who lived his first 26 years in a communist country - practicaly a large scale prison and extermination camp, I will tell you this:
Be strong, believe in God because God has a plan for you; keep your hope up and don't let them take you down.
If you know you're innocent and you know you have the truth on your side, not only you will get out of this with your head up but you will publicly expose them for what they are and you will do a great public service to all Americans who just like you believe the Second Amendment is a Constitutional right, not a Government granted privilege.

I will see you very soon, my friend.

05-02-2007, 9:00 AM
Hang in there Matt, and best of luck to you.

A lot of people on this board are behind you.

05-02-2007, 9:17 AM

Hang in there!! Don't let the man get you down!!!!!

05-02-2007, 9:18 AM
I only know you from your posts here, but I do know a railroad job when I see one. Hang in there, you can beat this thing.
To paraphrase Homer Simpson, I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save BWO Superman!
Joking aside, you got my prayers on this one, and my $$ when the time comes.

Never let the bastards see you sweat!!

05-02-2007, 9:33 AM

I know you personally and know that you are a stand up law abiding citizen. Keep your chin up as there are many people backing you and I feel you will come out of this on a good note.....Like I said Keep that chin up....

Your friend,

AKA Thomas Conklin

05-02-2007, 10:31 AM

I believe you and your counsel will beat these charges and you will have this all behind you. Hoping that day comes very soon.
Best Wishes,


05-02-2007, 10:36 AM
I know it may be easier said than done, but hang in there, bud. You got alot of support here.


05-02-2007, 10:36 AM

Sit tight, don't drop the soap in the shower, and know that (with Trutanich-Michel)
you absolutely have the best representation possible.

Bill Wiese

05-02-2007, 10:37 AM

I haven't always seen eye to eye with you, but I and everyone else here will be there for you, hand to hand, to help get you through this. You are in my prayers and there is a little something set aside in my wallet for you if needed. Keep the faith brother......

Very Best,

Tom G.

05-02-2007, 10:55 AM

I hope all of this works out O.K. for you.


05-02-2007, 11:45 AM
Hey, Bro,
Hang in there ( I know, "easier said than done"- especially for people like us who aren't accustomed to being locked up), you have the support of EVERYONE here- even newbies like me. God willing, this will be all over in a timely fashion, and without further incident. I do wonder, though, why the media doesn't check on crucial information ( like the fact that you ARE military) before printing potentially damaging B.S.------VERY, VERY IRRESPONSIBLE!
Take Care of You,:o

05-02-2007, 11:49 AM

You have more support than you realize. Every single Calguner is in there with you. And I can’t think of another group I would rather have watching my back.

When this is over, and it will be, the first box of target rounds is on me.



05-02-2007, 11:53 AM

Hang in there! We are doing everything we can on the outside.

I talked with your attorney at your arraignment. I also talked with your mom. We are doing what we can to support her in this as well.


05-02-2007, 11:58 AM
Hang in there BWO! We're all here to support you! You'll be out of this in no time!

Johnny Diablo
05-02-2007, 12:04 PM
What does not kill you makes you stronger...and you will pull through this.

We are here to help just ask.

05-02-2007, 12:23 PM
Hang in there bro. We'll see you out on the range soon.

05-02-2007, 12:57 PM

- Keep your oranges, they are good bargaining items or you can contribute to the common "good" with 'em
- Eat fast, when cold it really tastes like sh*t

Really though, this is BS. You have my support! Take it slow...

What do you call a blonde standing on her head?

A brunette with bad breath :D

05-02-2007, 1:06 PM
I hope this nightmare will be over for you soon. Hopefully, the charges will be dropped and you will be able to try live a normal life. If they are not, I think many members, including myself, will help out financially.

05-02-2007, 1:18 PM
Hang in there. You are being supported 100% with the best knowledge in your corner.


05-02-2007, 1:22 PM
Good luck, this thread is 11 pages long already so you know you have the support of the entire calguns community. Hope your out soon.

05-02-2007, 1:24 PM
Matt im praying for you and I know that you can beat these false charges.

P.S. Dont drop the soap :eek:

05-02-2007, 2:09 PM
Good luck...I'm sure you'll beat this and I offer my support!

05-02-2007, 2:44 PM
I wish you good luck, and I hope that you can make something positive out of this horrible situation in the future. Don't let our great "justice system" wear you down before it's time to fight. Let us know how you are doing and if you need anything as soon as you can.

05-02-2007, 2:46 PM
Best of luck!

05-02-2007, 2:52 PM
Hey Matt.

I'm very sorry to hear of this terrible mess that ignorant individuals have put you in. You have my support and the support of many of my loved ones that are not on calguns. I will be donating money to you and your team as soon as the time comes. We won't leave you behind. We stand behind you and the 2nd Ammendment of our great constitution.

Stay strong, trust in the Lord.
Read in Psalms where David was pursecuted constantly by his enemies.


05-02-2007, 3:01 PM
BWO - best wishes. DON'T sign away the book or movie rights! I'm pretty sure they're gonna be valuable down the road.

05-02-2007, 3:01 PM
Hey Matt,
We are all here to support you in this. Hang in there my friend. When your lawyers say when, you will see what we can do for you.
You are in our prayers, God Bless, and fight the good fight.

05-02-2007, 3:18 PM
We Calgunners are behind you, we're family. Chin up and stay strong.

05-02-2007, 4:21 PM
Stay strong!


You're an American hero!

Sam Hainn
05-02-2007, 4:24 PM
You deserve so much better. That school needs to take a serious look at the apprehensive, anxious, self loathing, panic attack pimping people it's creating who crap on the first and second amendments. They should check out those witch hunters instead of tearing down its best students like you. Ironically you'll triumph over this and be a better person than any of them for it. Keep your head up cause you have nothing to be down about.

05-02-2007, 4:47 PM
I am sure you will beat the charges. And when it is time to donate $ for your defense, count me in.

05-02-2007, 4:56 PM
CWS.....is w/ you.....we stand w/ all of our customers...and friends...:D


05-02-2007, 5:07 PM
When you get out let me know, we'll have a big shoot somewhere and drink beer afterwards. We'll all laugh about it when it's all over. Stay strong, don't give in to the BS. We're all here for you bro.

05-02-2007, 5:09 PM
Matt / BWO,

Hang in there, we're here to support you - if you make it up to NoCal, look me up and we'll go out for a drink!


05-02-2007, 5:18 PM
Dude.... hang on.... and I WILL donate $$$ into a fund if such will be established.


05-02-2007, 5:24 PM

Hang in there, every member of Calguns has got your back.

05-02-2007, 5:40 PM
Hey Matt... we're pulling for you.


05-02-2007, 5:51 PM
Good Luck and best wishes BWO!

05-02-2007, 6:19 PM
Well Matt, looks like you stepped in it up to your neck this time. Forunately, you have all of us in your corner.:D Trutanich-Michel are some of the best in the business so listen to them. Look alive and keep it wired tight while you're in there. Stay focused on the task at hand. I'm praying for you.

Look on the bright side, you've finally found a place that has worse food than the military.:p

05-02-2007, 6:50 PM
Matt, please keep the faith. I along with others believe in you and will galdly assit in any way possible.

05-02-2007, 7:14 PM

Best of luck with everything!

Don't bend, don't fold. Fight for your rights, whatever the cost may be.

Stay Strong.


05-02-2007, 7:45 PM
BWO, though we never met, and I didn't even know your name... The passion in your posts, and the desire in your heart - comes through loud and clear. I'm sorry for you, and I will do whatever I can to help.

See you soon.


05-02-2007, 7:46 PM
Matt stay strong you got alot of friends behind you 100% let us know if you need anything

05-02-2007, 7:52 PM
Keep your chin up. We got your back.

05-02-2007, 7:55 PM
BWO..... We're praying for you.

05-02-2007, 8:09 PM
Best of luck and keep the faith

05-02-2007, 9:29 PM
Matt-Stay strong friend. My thoughts and Prayers for a good outcome are with you always.You can count on your calguns associates to assist in any way we can.;)

05-02-2007, 9:42 PM
Ok, that does it for this virtual card. I am printing it and shipping it to him now.

If you too would like to send him something, you can find his inmate information here under Matthew Corwin.


The rules for mailing can be found here.


I am enclosing a $100 money order out of my own funds for his books and that should hold him for a while if his family hasn't already kicked down some money. I would think we ought to save the rest of our money for his defense.

Hang in there Matt. The Calguns Community is rallying around you. Be safe.

05-03-2007, 1:42 PM
Thats awesome ten percent...awesome to step up like that

05-04-2007, 1:30 PM
"We got your back bro" -JesseXXX

05-04-2007, 1:37 PM
DAng! I missed the card.

P50 designs is here for you with support, and $$$$.


05-06-2007, 7:18 PM
Ditto, missed it. :(

05-07-2007, 9:35 AM

I don't know you personally, but I hang in there for your sake as well as for others who personally know you. I have relatives in the Monterey Park area that I stay with from time to time sometimes for several weeks. If you stretch it a bit, I guess you can say that we are neighbors! ;)

I don't know if you believe in the God that is in the Bible, but here is a piece of Scripture that may give you strength. It's Psalm 23:4-6 (NIV):

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD