Repeal NY (un)SAFE Act

* Remember: 2014 NY Elections are coming for All State offices including the Senate and Assembly, as well as the Governor, A.G., and Comptroller.

Get ready and get involved. There are several changes to “our representation” that need to be made including the 3 aforementioned state wide *

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STAND UP FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT BY STANDING WITH NY STATE SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE

Posted by Kathleen A. Marchione on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

As of 3/11/2013, we’ve had 127,715 people sign the petition!

SIGN KATHY’S PETITION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE RESTRICTIVE NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES THAT WILL WEAKEN THE SECOND AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF LAW-ABIDING NEW YORKERS

SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights: Help Senator Marchione Repeal and Replace Restrictive New Gun Control that Weakens the Second Amendment Constitutional Rights of Law-Abiding New Yorkers! 

In a vote held in the state Legislature last night – Monday, January 14, 2013 – the Second Amendment Constitutional freedoms of New Yorkers were weakened with passage of restrictive new gun control.  I strongly opposed this legislation that was rushed through both houses of our state Legislature without a single public hearing or the proper time to carefully review the bill.

Law-abiding citizens are NOT the issue!  Millions of New Yorkers own firearms and do so safely, responsibly and legally.  The real issue, the real threat, is dangerous criminals having guns and the seriously mentally ill obtaining access to guns.

Monday’s vote was only the beginning, not the end, of a critically important debate.  I believe we must repeal and replace the restrictive parts of the enacted legislation.  We should focus on increasing penalties for criminals who use firearms and addressing the issue of mental illness.   However, I cannot do it alone: I need strong Second Amendment supporters like you to stand strong – and stand with me.

Please sign my Legislative Petition to build public support for repealing and replacing the restrictive gun control measures.  If every New Yorker who supports the Second Amendment makes their voices heard we can forge a true public safety remedy that addresses real issues such as dangerous criminals and mental health without curtailing the Second Amendment.

This is no time to sit on the sidelines: every gun owner, hunter, sportsman and supporter of the Second Amendment must get involved.  Now is the time to be heard!  I will personally deliver these petitions to the Governor and Legislative Leaders.

YES Senator Marchione, I support your efforts to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding New Yorkers by repealing and replacing restrictive new gun control.  Keep standing strong for our Constitutional Freedoms! 

> To sign the petition electronically, please click here <

To manually sign the petition, please click here to download (pdf) the petition. Please complete and print the form and mail to our office at: Albany Office 188 State Street  Legislative Office Building – Room 306 Albany, NY 12247

STAND UP FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT BY STANDING WITH NY STATE SENATOR BONACIC

SIGN SEN. BONACIC’S PETITION TO OPPOSE RESTRICTIVE NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES

REPEAL THE SAFE ACT NEW YORK

Gun Ownership is a Civil Right, Not a Crime

On January 15th, 2013 The Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act was passed in New York State, (in the dead of night, rushed and under undue special interest political pressure, with no public input or review). The law contains approximately 70 pages of regulations and restrictions in regard to firearms and ammunition.

GUN copyThis law is unconstitutional. The second amendment of the US constitution states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

One need not be a lawyer or justice of the court to see that this law violates the principles set forth by the supreme law of the land, the US Constitution.

Repeal we must; this Un-safe, un-constitutional, un-responsible, defective legislation!

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Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act: A New Class of Criminals (must watch)

Sen. Marchione’s petition to repeal Cuomo gun law (sign it today!)

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New York anti-SAFE resolutions….now in video form:

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Documenting County and Town resolutions opposing the NY SAFE act

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Looking to pass a resolution in your City or Town?  We recommend this one.

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NY2A Minuteman Alert

Cuomo, NY SAFE Act, NY2A, NY2A Grassroots Coalition, 2nd Amendment, Cuomo's Gotta Go, MinutemanWhen Governor Andrew Cuomo violated New York State’s Legislative Rules to ram through the NY SAFE Act, he and his enablers in the Assembly and the Senate also violated the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing citizens their right to keep and bear arms.

Thomas Jefferson said “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” and as such, it is crucial we stay connected and work together to fight the trampling of our civil rights as granted to us by God and protected by the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of New York.

As a Minuteman, you will be instantly notified to mobilize in the event of an urgent matter that requires a strong and unified response. That may take the form of protest at a State Senator’s office, showing up in force when Governor Cuomo suddenly shows up in town, or it may be simply a phone call to a legislator.  When combined with other Minutemen, one phone call can shut down phone lines.

It is imperative we keep the pressure on at this critical juncture in time. New York State is at the forefront of the battle to retain one of our most fundamental rights — and without the 2nd Amendment, all others are lost.

Please complete this form. You can always opt-out, and your information is absolutely protected and never shared or sold without your permission.

Keep up the good fight, Patriots!

CNN Poll: Opposition to Gun Control Up 23 Percent Since January

CNN Poll: Opposition to Gun Control Up 23 Percent Since  January

ammoland Gun Rights  News , Published  on Thursday, December 05, 2013

According to a poll by CNN and ORC International  opposition to gun control has risen 23 percent since January. As a result a  majority of Americans no longer support gun control…               Read  more
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Added together, these individual “threads of change” (presidential executive orders, laws passed in the middle of the night with no one reading them, international agreements, ‘green’ regulations, carbon taxes, gun control legislation, etc) are placing American’s freedoms, liberty and sovereignty at risk

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Despite the cries of the politicians and the compliant mewing of the credulous, the point of gun control is not public safety. It is to protect the rulers from the ruled. We acquiesce to their agenda at our considerable peril.

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If you prefer liberty to tyranny, freedom to oppression, a constitutional republic to a banana republic, we ask that you join us in this most critical of causes.

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This past Tuesday Oath Keepers joined other patriots from across the state of New York up in Albany to protest the anti-second amendment S.A.F.E Act passed by the state legislature last month.

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Ten Orders We Will Not Obey

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no […]

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31 Crimes That Are Considered *Better* Than Having More Than 7 Rounds

As with the current NY SAFE Act, having more than 7 rounds of ammo in your magazine is defined as criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D Violent Felony. A felony is defined as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year. We consider these crimes below to be WORSE than having more than 7 rounds, however, New York State disagrees. These crimes below are lesser crimes than possessing more than 7 rounds of ammunition.

Andrew Cuomo NY SAFE Act120.70 – Luring a child | E Felony 121.11 – Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation | A Misdemeanor 125.10 – Criminally negligent homicide | E Felony 130.20 – Sexual misconduct | A Misdemeanor 130.25 – Rape 3rd degree | E Felony 130.40 – Criminal sexual act 3rd degree | E Felony 130.52 – Forcible touching | A Misdemeanor 130.53 – Persistent sexual abuse | E Felony (repeat child molester, must be caught and convicted in two separate cases before the charges even reach this level) 130.65A – Aggravated sexual abuse 4th degree | E Felony 130.85 – Female genital mutilation | E Felony 135.05 – Unlawful imprisonment 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor 135.10 – Unlawful imprisonment 1st degree | E Felony 135.45 – Custodial interference 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor 135.50 – Custodial interference 1st degree | E Felony 135.55 – Substitution of children | E Felony (switched at birth type of thing) 135.60 – Coercion 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor 150.01 – 5th degree Arson | A Misdemeanor 150.05 – 4th degree Arson | E Felony 178.10 – 4th degree Criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions | A Misdemeanor 178.15 – 3rd degree Criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions | E Felony 220.28 – Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense | E Felony 240.05 – Riot 2nd degree | A Misdemeanor 240.06 – Riot 1st degree | E Felony 240.08 – Inciting to riot | A Misdemeanor 240.10 – Unlawful assembly | B Misdemeanor 240.15 – Criminal anarchy | E Felony 240.20 – Disorderly conduct | Violation 240.61 – Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance 2nd degree | E Felony 250.45 – Unlawful surveillance 2nd degree | E felony (Hidden cams for sexual gratification) 255.25 – Incest 3rd degree | E Felony 263.11 – Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child | E Felony 263.16 – Possessing a sexual performance by a child | E Felony

Something to think about….

Biased Congressional Study Posted Dec 7, 2013

I have spent more time reading the Congressional Study from the Guns Save Lives site.  It’s the Gun Control Legislation Report from the Congressional Research Center, November 14, 2012.  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42987.pdf   I’ve reached the conclusion that it’s biased toward the gun control side (surprise surprise!), though it is supposed to be just a factual report.  My arguments are stated herewith.
Though the report starts out listing mass shootings as the justification for increase gun control legislation, the number of homicides resulting from mass shootings is conspicuously absent from the data presented.  This is likely because this highly emotional subject accounts for a very small number of the firearms related deaths in this country.
It does discuss Fast and Furious.
In the Background and Analysis, Pro Con Debate states the pro-gun control people believe the 2nd Amendment is being misread.  Note that the date of this report is November 2012; the SCOTUS ruled that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right in DC vs. Heller in 2008.  The author is choosing to ignore a very recent SCOTUS decision or at the very least he is choosing not to educate himself on the subject; either act is unprofessional in my book.
Also, note in this section how we are referred to as “opponents of gun control” instead of something positive like “proponents of gun rights”.  This subtly steers us into a defensive position.  We shouldn’t be pushed into the defensive position as our opinions are not wrong.
Paragraph 4 of this section states that “Some argue that the low violent crime rates of other countries have nothing to do with gun control….”  This statement ignores that there are several countries with much stricter gun control than the U.S. that also have more violent crime issues per the International Crime Victimization Study.  Not all countries responded to the questionnaires either, such as Russia which reportedly has a high level of violent crime while under strict gun control. Paragraph 5 notes that we argue for our right of self-defense.  Conspicuously absent from the data tables, in my opinion, if the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report which supports the gun right’s theory that more gun control equals more crime.
If you look at Figure 1, you’ll see that firearms are involved in half or less of the total murder rate so why aren’t gun control proponents focusing on the other half of the equation.  Perhaps they should propose hand amputation for anyone found guilty of felonious fisticuffs or blunt object beatings.
Note in Table 2 that half or more of firearms-related deaths are from suicides, the number of which has remained relatively unchanged from 1993 through 2009.  Through the same period gun related homicides have gone down 37%; seems like that ugly mental health thing is again rearing its little head.   Am I the only one who thinks that crime problems and suicide problems are totally different entities?  I expect most of those that choose to commit suicide are aware that there are many other means available to them.  It may be time to outlaw bridges, tall buildings, any sharp utensils , rope, engines the produce carbon monoxide, any medication for which an overdose of results in death, etc.  Their access to firearms is a moot point in my opinion.
The last column in Table 2 lists the percent change from year to year for overall fire-arms related deaths, which indicates single digit ups and downs.  Why isn’t there a cumulative percent change column, perhaps so things don’t sound too rosy?  Calculate the percent change between 1993 and 2009 and you’ll see it’s over 20%.  Essentially this entire reduction is due to the reduction in gun homicide rates though some credit goes to reduced gun accidents.  Thus one can construe that the suicide numbers are merely used to cloak reality by watering down the overall percentage of change; as President Obama and Governor Cuomo shamelessly cloak themselves in dead children to promote their personal agendas.
In Table 3, Firearms-Related Deaths for Juveniles homicides and suicides are down by over 50% and accidents are down by 80%, cumulatively from 1993 through 2009. Seems like good news.  However, one column that I would like to see here is how many of the homicides were gang related.  Once a juvenile joins a gang, I no longer consider him/her to be a juvenile; the line has been crossed.
And this is just from the parts that I looked into a bit.  The report’s rather lengthy.

Allstar Tactical Announces Official Position On NY SAFE Act

By nyfirearms | Published: February 26, 2013

Allstar Tactical, one of our website sponsors, has posted a press release, announcing it’s position on the NY SAFE Act. Head over to their website and check it out: Our Official Position On The Attacks On Our Freedoms

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Western NY lawsuit over the NY SAFE Act

By Tim Young | Published: February 26, 2013

Dywinski v. State Of New York was filed in in the NYS Supreme Court in Buffalo, NY.  Follow the legal battle on our forums!

http://www.nyfirearms.com/forums/laws-politics/46785-tresmond-lawsuit-information-use-thread.html

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Suit Filed to Strike Down New York’s ‘SAFE’ Act

Suit Filed to Strike Down New York's 'SAFE' ActGun Rights News , Published  on Friday, December 06, 2013

On March 21 the NRA made good on that promise  assisting the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and others along with  several businesses and individuals in filing suit against the NY SAFE Act…

Mental Health - The Next Gun Rights Assault

Mental Health – The Next Gun Rights Assault

Gun  Rights News , Published  on Friday, December 06, 2013 

Rights advocates need to be on the lookout  for an insidious new tactic being launched by Mike Bloomberg and his mercenary  minions. Their latest line of attack is subverting mental health…  Read  more

Second Amendment Foundation Launches 'Guns Save Lives Day' National Advertising Effort

Second Amendment Foundation Launches ‘Guns Save Lives Day’  National Advertising Effort

Gun  Rights News , Published  on Friday, December 06, 2013 

The Second Amendment Foundation is launching a  nationwide television advertising effort calling attention to Guns Save Lives  Day on Dec. 15 2013 in conjunction with Bill of Rights Day…               Read  more

BATFE to Submit New Regs on Stolen & Missing Guns, Sure to  Burden Law-abiding Guns Owners

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The rule is under review by the White House  which has 90 days before it is required to release it to the public for  comment…  Read  more
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December 1941 Pearl Harbor

Gun  Rights News , Published  on Friday, December 06, 2013 

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(Referring not to the American government, but rather the American people!) A Nation of Riflemen: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto WWII

Gun  Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009 – More Than 21 of the Worlds Standing  Armies You will not disarm America, you will not infringe upon our rights, and America will continue to be a uniquely free country!

An important message regarding any and all cities and other municipalities in America:  Proposed Law Would Fine Ohio Cities Into  Obeying Firearms Laws

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Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- As with most states, Ohio pre-empts  local governments from  enacting gun ordinances that are stricter than state law.

To allow such laws would make the exercise of second amendment rights a legal  minefield, as it would be practically impossible to keep up with hundreds of  variations in the law that could make a perfectly legal act on one side of the  street a serious crime on the other side.

Cleveland challenged the law in 2010, claiming that “home rule” prevented the state from restraining the cities power.   The Ohio supreme court upheld earlier  rulings in favor of state  authority to protect second amendment and state constitutional rights.

Many local governments continued to keep laws that infringed on second  amendment rights on the books, producing a chilling effect on the exercise of  those rights.   A provision in the statute provided for the recovery of  costs and attorney’s fees when cities were sued, to provide incentive for them  to follow the law.

Several cities changed their local ordinances as a result.   But some cities  learned to exercise a loophole in the law in order to discourage further  lawsuits.  They refused to change the law, fighting the effort in court  until the last minute, wasting city resources and costing those challenging  their illegal practices as much money as possible.  Then, before a court  ruling was made, they would repeal the statute, preventing the plaintiff from recouping any costs or  attorney’s fees.

As part of a number of reforms Ohio gun laws proposed in House Bill 203, the bill would change to law to close this  loophole.

Once sued, cities would be subject to a $100 a day fee if they  lost the lawsuit or repealed the ordinance.

While $100 a day is only a fraction of the cost of one city worker per  day,  it provides some reimbursement of the costs of funding the lawsuit  and provides and incentive to prevent the city from delaying the action as long  as possible.

Other reforms included in House Bill 203 include reform of  Ohio self defense law to bring it into concurrence with most other states  (Stand Your Ground provision),  and reforms of the Ohio Concealed Carry permit law.

©2013 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is  included. Link to Gun  Watch About Dean Weingarten; Dean Weingarten has been a  peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol  Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in  1973.  He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years  until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in  meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of  Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and  Evaluation.

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Homeowner Shoots Home Intruder To Death In East Islip, NY (Guns Save Lives of the Innocent – Kill the Guilty!)

by Glenn At New York City Guns Published on: December 7, 2013

Philipe Robinette (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)Philipe Robinette,  fled but in custody (credit: Suffolk County Police Department) A home invasion on Long Island turned deadly for one of the suspects early Wendesday morning. Police told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that a gunman and two other suspects forced their way inside a two-story, yellow-colored home on Adams Street in East Islip around 2 a.m. Once inside the home, the suspect armed with a .22 caliber rifle shot the family’s pit bull. A man who lives in the home, grabbed a shotgun and returned fire, police said. One suspect, identified by police as Fred Flock, 27,  of Coram, died on the back porch. Another suspect was wounded and hospitalized, police said. A third suspect, identified as Philipe Robinette, 27, of Aquebogue, fled the scene but was later caught by authorities. Read More… – See more at: http://newyorkcityguns.com/#sthash.0zJEUnBi.dpuf

Confirmed: NY SAFE Act Impacting Jobs Statewide! (Cuomo Denies!)

by Glenn At New York City Guns Published on: December 6, 2013

CuomoUrinalStickerIt’s a law that News10NBC has heard so many complaints from many of you. The SAFE Act bans assault weapons and limits the number of rounds in a magazine among other things. News10NBC has solid numbers on how many jobs are leaving the state because of it. Governor Cuomo says it’s all about making our communities safer, but when we asked him last month about jobs moving out of state because of the law, he didn’t completely agree. After our first story aired, we heard from a number of gun shops and manufacturers who say the SAFE Act restrictions have taken away 50 percent or more of their business and for some, moving out of the state was a must if they wanted to stay in business. The losses add up to hundreds and even one job gone is having a big ripple effect. Amanda Ciavarri asked, “Hundreds maybe thousands of jobs in upstate New York have been lost because of the New York Safe Act. It is driving gun retailers and gun manufactures across the border to Pennsylvania.” Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “Yeah, I don’t think that is correct on the facts.” Hundreds of jobs have already left the state. American Tactical in the Rochester area is closing its shop, packing up and heading to South Carolina. It started the moving process last month. The company says it is partially moving because it wants to be located in a gun friendly state. So what is New York losing? American Tactical says it is creating 117 new jobs in South Carolina and investing $2.7 million. Read More… – See more at: http://newyorkcityguns.com/#sthash.0zJEUnBi.dpuf

NYPD Begins Gun Confiscations for Rifles/Shotguns With a 5+ Round Capacity

by Glenn At New York City Guns Published on: December 5, 2013

(courtesy Mrgunsngear's Facebook page)

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of certain shotguns and rifles, telling them all long guns with more than a five-round capacity must be tåçurned in, altered or taken out of town.

The first option for the letter’s recipient is to, “Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.”

An estimated 500 recipients of the notices, which were mailed on Nov. 18, were given the options to surrender their gun, permanently move the gun out of city jurisdiction or employ a licensed gunsmith to modify the weapon to get into compliance with the law. Rifles and shotguns with a capacity of five or more rounds are affected.

An NYPD spokeswoman told FoxNews.com the initiative has been in practice since 2010.

But this year is the first time critics say the notices were so widely dispersed. The notice was first reported on the website TheTruthAboutGuns.com.

“These letters appear to be another example of the Nanny State. Hypothetically, it can start with a letter, and then that can lead to someone knocking on your door saying, ‘I want to see your gun.’”

– New York State Assemblyman James Tedisco

New York State has the strictest gun laws in the country. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has made it a priority of his to pull illegal handguns off the streets and directly links these guns to violent crimes. But critics say the real problem is illegal handguns in the hands of criminals, not long guns owned by law-abiding citizens.

“We think it’s an abuse of power by the NYPD,” said Tom King, the president of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association. His organization has fought with the state on various gun bills and spent $400,000 on a lawsuit challenging the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act, which was signed in January by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read More…

John Lott: Murder and Homicide Rates Before and After Gun Bans (Video)

by Glenn At New York City Guns Published on: December 7, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxtLGqLXVhg&feature=player_embedded#t=0

Cam Edwards talks to Dr. John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center – For more information, go to: http://crimepreventionresearchcenter…. – NRA News – December 2, 2013 – http://www.NRANews.com

West Virginia Leads 27 States,Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Guns!

by Glenn At New York City Guns Published on: December 8, 2013
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STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PATRICK MORRISEY Phone: 304-558-2021 Email: communications@wvago.gov
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia and 25 other states and one territory have filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing a federal government attempt to prosecute legal gun owners who wish to sell a weapon to another person who can legally own and purchase firearms.

“Our Office is proud to lead a bipartisan group of 27 states and territories in this brief to oppose the U.S. Department of Justice’s attempt to unilaterally create a federal restriction on firearm sales between law-abiding citizens,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We believe that every legal gun owner in this state and nation should be interested in the outcome of this case.”

The case, Abramski v. United States of America, challenges whether federal law prohibits citizens who legally buy a firearm from a licensed dealer with the intention of then selling that gun to another private citizen who also may legally own and purchase firearms. The Obama administration argues that the citizen who buys and then sells the gun is acting as a “straw purchaser,” which they claim is illegal under several federal statutes.

The States, however, argue that Congress has never passed a federal law that prohibits such purchases. At most, the laws relied on by the United States prohibit private citizens from selling guns to people who are prohibited from owning firearms, such as minors, convicted felons, or people who have been diagnosed as having mental illnesses. It is up to the States and their citizens to decide whether to implement additional regulations on private gun sales.

West Virginia is joined in this brief by attorneys general representing Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

“This case is important to West Virginia citizens who wish to practice their Second Amendment rights and sell firearms to other legal West Virginia gun owners,” Morrisey said. “The State of West Virginia does not discourage private gun sales, but the Department of Justice wants to ensnare innocent West Virginian gun owners in a web of criminal laws if they try to sell their guns. This federal overreach is a blatant attempt to overstep state regulations and Congress in order to steer more gun sales to federally licensed dealers, who then make federal records of every transaction.”

The states’ amicus brief is in support of a former Roanoke, Va., police officer, Bruce Abramski, who purchased a gun in 2009 using a law enforcement discount and sold it to his elderly uncle, who lived in Pennsylvania. Both Abramski and his uncle could legally own firearms and made the transaction in accordance with Pennsylvania gun laws, including a background check of the purchaser. However, federal authorities prosecuted Abramski on the grounds that he made false statements on the gun purchase form.

In January 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Abramski’s conviction, saying that such “straw purchases” are illegal under federal law. In October, the Supreme Court agreed to review the conviction.

“Our Office is very concerned about the federal government’s targeting of law-abiding gun buyers,” Morrisey said. “The federal government is attempting to circumvent Congress and set aside state regulations that don’t prevent private gun sales, and instead make sure there is a federal record of every gun bought or sold in the United States. While no one wants guns to end up in the hands of a potential or real criminal, the administration’s interpretation oversteps the law and could make criminals out of innocent citizens.”

Oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 22, 2014, with a decision to come by the end of the court’s session in June.

To read the amicus brief in PDF  go to http://www.wvago.gov/pdf/12-1493tsacWestVirginia%20Abramski%20V%20US.pdf

NFL hypocrisy — Bloomberg anti-gun ads ok, but ad about 2A ‘protections’ is banned?

by Glenn At New York City Guns Published on: December 6, 2013

New York City Mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg sure knows how to get his way. This week the NFL, after featuring anti-gun ads during the last two Super Bowls, it decided that an ad offering the opposite point of view in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 was just too much. The NFL turned down an ad from a company called “Daniel Defense” which sells guns and outdoor gear that discussed “personal protection and fundamental rights.” It featured a former Marine talking his family’s safety, noting that he is ultimately responsible for their protection. Unlike Bloomberg’s ads, the “Daniel Defense” ad never even mentions the word “gun,” just the concept of personal protection. The very end of the initial version of the ad did show the company’s logo, a picture of a gun. But this wasn’t the stumbling block, as the company told the NFL that it would happily to remove the logo and replace it with a picture of an American flag. Still the NFL found that unacceptable.

WE NEEDTO SUPPORT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS

Written by SAS   Monday, 08 April 2013 19:57
Many anti-freedom politicians are using the Newtown shooting to exploit our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  The shining star in all this has been our county sheriffs, elected by the people.  They are the supreme law enforcement in our counties.  Many have vowed to uphold their oaths of office, and will refuse to enforce any unconstitutional gun control laws that will only disarm the law-abiding.

Now these freedom-loving sheriffs are under attack for defending OUR freedom – the freedom from an oppressive, tyrannical government.

Check out the following list from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association to see if your county sheriff and/or your state sheriff’s association has joined the ranks of the brave patriot-sheriffs on the growing list of men and women who are dedicated to protecting the freedom of Americans.  Their support of our God-given basic human right of self-defense is essential to the freedom of our children and grandchildren and the future of a free America.  If your sheriff is on the list, please contact him to show your support.  If your sheriff is not on the list, please contact him to encourage support of the Constitution and your freedom, as he promised when he took his oath of office.  Ask him to stand with the growing number of sheriffs that are willing to uphold their constitutional oaths.

The following tables are reprinted with permission from cspoa.org.  Please read disclaimer at end.

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New York:  Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education presents the 2013 Firearm Civil Rights Conference

Please join the Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education (S.A.F.E.) for its 2013 Firearm Civil Rights Conference. FULL STORY

March 22, 2013

New York:  Gov. Cuomo and Anti-Gun Legislators Admit SAFE ACT Mistakes – But Continue Assault On Lawful Gun Owners

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and state legislative leaders have now publicly admitted mistakes in their rush to pass what is arguably the worst gun control law in the country – the SAFE ACT. After intense public pressure, the state’s chief executive and lawmakers discussed including amendments to the SAFE Act this week during the state budget negotiations. Specifically, much of the focus was on the seven-round magazine limit. However, the prospects for making the law more lenient disappeared when a rough budget agreement was reached this week. Many of the provisions of the SAFE Act are set to take effect April 15. FULL STORY

March 22, 2013

New York:  Legal Action Filed against Gov. Cuomo–And More Outrageous Behavior by the Governor

This week, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association–with the full support of the NRA–filed a complaint challenging the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. FULL STORY

March 1, 2013

New York Protest Rally One of the Largest Ever Held

On Thursday, February 28, NRA-ILA, along with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, held a rally to protest New York’s recent attack on the Second Amendment–the passage of the so-called S.A.F.E. Act. FULL STORY

January 25, 2013

New York: Update

In light of the egregious law passed at the behest of Gov. Cuomo, using secret deals behind closed doors, eliminating public input and circumventing normal legislative processes, NRA is fully committed to its members and all gun owners in New York.  FULL STORY

January 15, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo Seizes Your Gun Rights Overnight with Secret Deals, Procedural Shortcuts and Midnight Votes in Albany

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in stunningly brazen fashion, took a hatchet to gun rights in New York with lightning speed.  By cutting secret deals behind closed doors, eliminating public input and circumventing normal legislative processes, the Governor and state Senate passed sweeping anti-gun measures just before the stroke of midnight yesterday.  Within 24 hours, Cuomo had his new gun control laws.  Cuomo utilized a rarely-used executive trick, a “message of necessity” to bypass normal legislative procedures that are strictly followed on hundreds of bills each legislative session.  Late last night as the clock approached midnight, the public was introduced to S. 2230,a hastily drafted bill that includes bans on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines, registration, and restrictions on ammunition purchases.  This bill was released to legislators a scant twenty minutes prior to the Senate vote and quickly passed without proper vetting, committee consideration and debate, as previously reported on here.  FULL STORY

January 15, 2013

New York:  Second Amendment and Legislative Process Assaulted in Albany Late Last Night

Just before midnight and within minutes of the bill text becoming available to the public, the New York Senate passed radical anti-gun legislation late last night.  Without any committee hearing or testimony, without public comment or even proper legislative procedure, anti-gun Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders, including Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have cut a deal and sacrificed your constitutional rights that they swore to protect.  As a result, the state Senate passed S.2230 by a 43-18 vote and the Assembly will vote on it today.

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The goal of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association’s Project Appleseed is to teach marksmanship, civic virtue and our early American heritage.  They host numerous events around the county where students will not only learn all the skills necessary to hit targets out to 400 yards including positioning, sighting, shooting and reading feedback, but will also hear stories on the Revolutionary War from the first provocations by British regulars to the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Visit for more/get a listing of Appleseed events in New York click here.

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Offers books, discusses legal issues, current and proposed legislation on the right to keep and bear arms.

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Gun For Hire is New Jersey’s premiere gun training institute and the #1 rated web radio show.

G.O.A. is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has one mission – to DESTROY the gun control movement.

They are New York State’s largest and the Nation’s oldest firearms advocacy organization, founded in 1871!

NYC’s ONLY activist group devoted to having our existing immigration laws ENFORCED “for a change”. The pro-open borders advocates are the real racists!

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Handgun Licensing Page of the NYPD.

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Orange County Shooters will give general information and point you to specific web sites that are related to local, NY State and national gun laws.

Project Appleseed is dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms.

S.A.F.E. is the Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education, Inc. They are a Long Island-based not-for-profit corporation formed under New York State law.

The Shooter’s Committee on Political Education was founded in 1965 by a group of firearms owners in western New York.

Second Amendment Sisters is a women’s advocacy group dedicated to preserving the basic human right of self-defense, as recognized by the Second Amendment.

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Repeal NY SAFE Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers >>Here!   

Please watch this news report by a Rochester TV Station and  reporter Amanda Ciavarri. As you watch it remember these key points. The Report throws  up three bullet points.

BANS SALE  OF ASSAULT WEAPONS.

NOT EXACTLEY- The law redefined the term Assault Weapon from  being a fully automatic machine gun to any Semi-Automatic Weapon that resembled  a military firearm or had certain scary looking features.   The reporter mentioned if you had them before the law you  would have to register them. Neglecting to mention that you could keep it until  the day you die, at which point that piece of your private property would have  to be turned into the State Police Gun Squad.

Limits the number of Round to 7

(Seem reasonable?)   Why 7? Because there is no such thing as a 7 round magazine.How reasonable does it sound now?

Required Mental health Professionals to report credible  threats to police.

Not Exactly.  Mental  Health Professionals not just Doctors have to report certain criteria.  10 thousand reports have been collected by the State Police  Gun Squad and 60 were license handgun owners.    Could a member of your family be one of the 9960 others?

As the report goes on, pay close attention to the Senator Michael Gianaris from Queens.

He uses the buzz word started by the anti’s “Bazooka” .   Then he goes on to talk and makes himself look totally ignorant of the law other than the talking points..   All you can do is shake your head and wonder how did someone so stupid in  come to be in office.

Finally the reporter catches up with Cuomo.

The look on his face is priceless. He starts to babble about   Reasonable gun control blah blah is the 1 step “Second Amendment Rights. YES. But not for criminal and  people who are mentally ill.”

What kind of answer was that? Translated:  How did she get in here. Somebody is gonna get it.

Please watch this report from Amanda Ciavarri *** SEE MORE BELOW *** of WHEC in Rochester and give her a like on her link.

http://www.whec.com/videos/index.shtml?vid=4623576&v=1

More to come…..

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Repeal the NY SAFE Act

Remember these facts: There are 15,100,000 eligible voters in New York State.

In Cuomo’s last victory, 4,770,000 total votes were cast. 2,911,616 went to Cuomo. There are 6,000,000 gun owners in New York State or 3 million more gun owners than Cuomo voters. Get Up! Get Out! Make it happen!

The November Elections of 2013 are approaching. If you are not registered to vote do so now. Since the 2013 elections are mainly local. SCOPE will be grading local races. Remember the people that voted against the Resolutions to Albany? Many are coming up for election.

* Next up, 2014 Elections, All State offices including the Senate and Assembly, as well as the Governor, A.G., and Comptroller. *

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December 5Attention friends in Albany! I will taking about what I learned about the SAFE Act just before 4 p.m. on WGDJ TALK 1300AM with Melody Burns. Please share, and let me know if you have any questions you’d like me to answer on the air!
December 5Here is the first story we are doing tonight.  What are your thought about the SAFE Act? We will share some of them tonight at  7 on ROC City with Lia Lando. Please, keep it clean.
http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3235763.shtml?cat=565

New York State Exposed: Is the Safe Act impacting local jobs? | http://www.WHEC.com
The Safe Act is a hot button issue and we have new information you haven’t heard about job impacted by the Safe Act. Last month in our exclusive series New York State Exposed we quested the governor about jobs moving out of the state. He didn’t completely agree so we set out to find the truth. Amand…

 

 

  •  Jeffrey Jackling, Richard Raforth, Ray Trippy and 18 others like this.
  • Mattie Zarpentine The SAFE act does nothing to keep people safe. In fact, it does quite the opposite. The governor and legislature have impacted how law abiding citizens can defend themselves.  These actions do nothing to get at the root causes of the crime that we see …
  •  Paul Rittner The (un)SAFE act is a bunch of “feel good” laws that give ill-informed citizens a false sense of security.

Amanda Ciavarri shared a link.

December 5The Safe Act is a hot button issue and we have new information you haven’t heard about jobs impacted by the Safe Act.
We found out a number of gun manufacturers are getting bids from dozens of states, asking them to leave NY and some are taking those offers.
See a preview of my exclusive story: http://bit.ly/1cZgey7

New York State Exposed: Is the Safe Act impacting local jobs? | http://www.WHEC.com
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My digging into the SAFE Act continues tomorrow. As many of you remember, last month I spoke with Governor Cuomo, his basic comments were that the SAFE Act is keeping you safer because it keeps gun away from criminals, and Gov. Cuomo doesn’t believe that jobs are being lost. Well, I looked deeper into this, hear what I found out tomorrow at 5 & 6 on WHEC TV
Greg Trass Thanks for staying on this. This law needs to be repealed ASAP. NY is fast becoming a state less and less desirable to reside in.

It’s True:  Government is Aggressively Engaged in Gun Confiscation In the US

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4132135578_578279e878_oA report from TruthAboutGuns.com is claiming that New York gun owners are being sent letters from the N.Y.P.D. demanding them to surrender their guns which have feeding capacities that violate the 5round rule.

Below is an excerpt from the New York Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act).

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According to Kit Daniels, “The New York Police Department is now sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms, clear proof that gun registration leads to outright confiscations.”

112713gunconfiscationsEarlier this year, Canadian journalist Brian Lilley from Sun News warned Americans during his broadcast that gun “registration will lead to confiscation.”

Lilley described how the Canadian government systematically confiscated firearms from law abiding citizens: (1) create a national gun registry to track the sales of firearms, (2) pass laws that ban certain firearms, (3) notify gun owners that they have 30 days to surrender their registered firearms to local police.

New York lawmakers have been lobbying for gun confiscation both locally and nationally. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R) exposed N.Y. lawmakers’ plans to confiscate firearms earlier this year, see video below.

In an interview, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that gun “confiscation could be an option,” regarding new gun control laws. Now gun owners are seeing his promise of gun confiscation unfolding before their eyes.

In April, the California state legislature passed a bill approving $24 million in order to confiscate an estimated 40,000 handguns and semi-automatic firearms from felons and those who the state deems emotionally unfit to own firearms.

California uses paramilitary teams called Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) to inspect homes and confiscate firearms.

Former DOJ Special Agent, Greg Cameron told Ginny Simone that the majority of those people targeted in these raids should not have been targeted.

Cameron said, “95% to 98% of the firearms we confiscated, I really questioned why we were confiscating them. This whole freakin’ APPS thing is not doing anyone any good. This has amounted to nothing less than “gun confiscation under the guise of safety.”

Cameron described what they would do in a typical raid in order to enter a home without a warrant.

“We would show up with way too many agents for the circumstance, and it didn’t make any sense; there was no need for it. And yeah, the whole place would be surrounded, and absolutely, there’s an intimidation factor there that makes people allow — or think that they need to allow — law enforcement into their house. And if we found out there were guns in the house, then we would confiscate them.  I think it is, overbroad, overreaching.  I think it’s confiscation under the guise of safety.  That’s absolutely what I think it is.  And I think this is the crux of the whole issue.  You need to know what you can and can’t do when confronted with law enforcement, especially in your own home.  I mean, that’s the premise of the Fourth Amendment,” Cameron said.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/11/true-government-aggressively-engaged-gun-confiscation-us/#C6PW3Rdfkcfba7Yk.99

September 26 2013 – 04:03 PM

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama SIGNED the U.N. gun ban treaty.
You know what this means. Now Obama and the U.N. are one BIG step closer to wiping out our Second Amendment freedom, our national sovereignty, and our American rule of law…once and for all.
Only you and I can stop Obama and the U.N., but we have to act NOW.
Please sign NRA-ILA’s Emergency Petition to the U.S. Senate as soon as you can.
Only the Senate can ratify treaties, so it’s up to you and me to convince an overwhelming majority of U.S. Senators to vote NO on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. And we have to do it RIGHT NOW.

We need to line the halls of the Senate with boxes and boxes of these petitions. We need to make it clear to every Senator if they team up with Obama and the U.N. to destroy our gun rights — there will be a heavy political price to be paid at election time.    That’s why every petition counts, starting with YOURS.
So please, sign your petition TODAY.
And after you sign your petition, I need you to make a much-needed contribution to NRA-ILA so we can make certain that U.N. bureaucrats never get the chance to trample our constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
With your help now, NRA-ILA can launch a BLISTERING ad campaign that exposes Obama’s treachery. We can blanket the Senate with hundreds of thousands of these petitions. We can put every critical NRA-ILA campaign tool to work and stop this dangerous treaty before it becomes the law of the land.
But we can’t do ANY of it without a generous commitment from you TODAY.

Only NRA-ILA has the proven track record to win a battle this big. And every dollar you give RIGHT NOW will be spent stopping the U.S. Senate from ratifying the U.N. gun ban treaty.

Please take action as soon as you possibly can. And please forward this email to every freedom-loving patriot you know. We need as many signed petitions as possible!!!    Thank you.
Chris

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