This is a hot topic this morning in the “milblogosphere”. My buds over at (both Blackfive himself and Laughing Wolf) felt so strong about this they put up two postings about it HERE and HERE.


The Gun Blogger Rendezvous has been trying to support Project Valour-IT with a pistol and customized firearm four day training session raffle.

The raffle tickets could be purchased through paypal, however it appears that pay-pal’s anti-constitution and gun views have caused them to shut down the entire account for this fund-raiser which provides an awesome product and service to our wounded warriors.


The statement from Soldier’s Angels Executive Director, Patti Patton-Bader says it all:


Online donations through PayPal are a huge part of our fundraising. They shut down our entire account-not just the raffle button—for twelve hours right in the middle of an email fundraising push. Looking at the Terms of Use, we couldn’t understand where we’d gone wrong, but we had to immediately remove the raffle so we could get back online ASAP. This just breaks our hearts because we were so excited about the tremendous fundraising impact the Gun Blogger Rendezvous raffle was already having.


Just to be clear, this site also supports Project Valour-IT. I wrote about my own fundraising efforts for them here,