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Justin Forsman wants your help suing the government

Justin Forsman has a message he wants to spread like wildfire.

Forsman, former Vancouver City Council candidate and self-described political activist, is asking the community for money to take on the government. Specifically, file a suit to retain his right to own a gun.

Forsman lost his right to possess firearms after he was convicted of first-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree trafficking of stolen property. He’s reportedly eligible to have his firearm rights restored in December 2018. He tried to regain those rights in 2016 but a judge ruled he was still ineligible.

In a YouTube video posted Monday, Forsman introduced the project he’s undertaking with the help of an unnamed lawyer.

“I’m lucky I found an attorney willing to represent me because most attorney’s, even though some of them call themselves civil rights attorneys, they’re not going to defend your civil rights because they don’t want to shit where they eat,” he said.

Forsman is asking for $10,000 to put in a fund to “go against the system.”

“These rights are for everybody,” he said of the 2nd Amendment. “These rights were not given to us by the government, therefore the government cannot take them away.”

He added that our rights come from a supreme ruler in the universe.

“That can be anything you want it to be but whatever that being gave you your rights,” Forsman said.

Katy Sword

I cover the city of Vancouver and federal politics. Reach me at katy.sword@columbian.com.

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