For those that wanted to read the points on "Mandatory Training" Click Here

 

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE MARCH 6th 2017

AT 7PM AT THE RAINBOW CENTER.

 

 

NRA Ballots will be in your March 2017 Magazines!

Please vote to re-elect John L. Cushman to the NRA Board of Directors!

(note that while you may vote for UP TO 25 candidates, you are not required to. - voting for only those few that you want elected makes those votes stronger)

a note from Mr. Cushman;

 

On a personal note I want seek your help in my getting re-elected to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors.  I have been on the Board for just over 20 years (and for many years on the Executive Committee) and I believe I still have what it takes to continue to be of value to the gun owing sportsmen of Long Island, New York State and to the USA.  I believe I am not only well known by most of the legislators and public officials but that I am respected as being a strong and knowledgeable Advocate for our firearms rights. This year will be an especially tough fight because there are 37 candidates for 25 positions and only the top 25 vote getter's will be elected.  I would very much appreciate your help in circulating my name around and your vote.  Thank You!
 
Nominated by NRA Nominating Committee and Petition. John Cushman is an 
active unyielding fighter for the Second Amendment. Current Board 
member. NRA Benefactor member. Life member New York State Rifle
& Pistol Association, New York State Conservation Council. Former US 
Marine. Active with NRA/ILA. Created Legal Defense Fund to fight handgun 
licensing abuses. Organizes and runs largest yearly Second Amendment 
Firearms Civil Rights Conference in the Northeast defending individual 
firearms civil rights and refuting anti-gunners such as Schumer and Clinton. 
Defends individual firearms rights on radio, television and 
newspapers. Inducted into NY State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame and 
Honored by NYSRPA as Man of the Year 2016. Wrote authoritative policy 
statement used by outdoor writers and politicians nationwide defending 
semi-automatic firearms. Member; Military & Veterans Affairs, Grassroots 
Development and Outreach Committees and NRA Whittington Center.
 

John L. Cushman
Semper Fidelis (always faithful)
Semper Vigilante (always vigilant)
 
 

 

President's Corner Jan/Feb. 2017

New Rule Uses Social Security Records to Block Second Amendment Rights

The NRA-ILA described the change as “arbitrary and capricious” and they’re not alone coming out against the policy. The National Association for Gun Rights, or NAGR, came out hard against the new rule.

No excuse justifies stripping law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights without due process and trial,” said NAGR president Dudley Brown. “The procedures set forth by the Social Security Administration are a gross violation of the Constitutional right to due process and separation of powers.”

First they came for the gun rights of perfectly healthy military veterans who have served honorably. Now they’re coming for the rights of sound and healthy senior citizens and others least able to fight back against oppressive Federal bureaucrats” said Brown. “Congress and President Trump must put a stop to it.”

Trump can reverse this anti-gun executive action immediately upon taking office on January 20.” Until this policy is repealed or corrected, beneficiaries affected by the new rule will have to petition to have their rights restored before they can continue to exercise their Second Amendment rights. How much this process will cost beneficiaries is not known. And what may be a “reasonable” expense to the SSA may be prohibitive for the people affected by this rule.

I want to again THANK all of you who helped stop the Suffolk County SAFE Firearms Storage Act from being enacted. To that extent we have received a letter from the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, Mr. Duwayne Gregory acknowledging that SAFE and our people were the main reason this bill was ultimately withdrawn from consideration.

On a personal note I want seek your help in my getting re-elected to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors. I have been on the Board for just over 20 years (and for many years on the Executive Committee) and I believe I still have what it takes to continue to be of value to the gun owing sportsmen of Long Island, New York State and to the USA. I believe I am not only well known by most of the legislators and public officials but that I am respected as being a strong and knowledgeable Advocate for our firearms rights. This year will be an especially tough fight because there are 37 candidates for 25 positions and only the top 25 vote getters will be elected. I would very much appreciate your help in circulating my name around and your vote. Thank You!

 

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and will

all have a Happy & Healthy New Year.

 

 

 

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(Also check our events page for the Suffolk FNRA and other upcoming events!)

 

Now that elections have come and gone - it is time to make contact with your representatives, both new and old and remind them they need to protect our rights.

 

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SUPREME COURT RULES
2nd AMENDMENT
IS AN INDIVIDUAL RIGHT!!!

On Thursday, June 26th, 2008 the US Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a right to own firearms for self-defense as well as hunting. This is the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court's 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns as not compatible with firearms rights under the Second Amendment. Prior to this decision the court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. The amendment reads: "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."

The basic issue for the justices was whether the amendment protects an individual's right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority of his colleagues, said the Constitution does not permit "the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home." Joining Scalia were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. Justices John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter dissented from the majority opinion.

Dick Anthony Heller, 66, an armed security guard, sued the District after it rejected his application to keep a handgun at his home for protection in the same Capitol Hill neighborhood as the court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in Heller's favor and struck down Washington's handgun ban, saying the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to own guns and that a total prohibition on handguns is not compatible with that right. The law adopted by the Washington DC city council in 1976 bars residents from owning handguns unless they had one before the law took effect. This is the first step in restoring the rights of the American people with regard to firearms ownership and possession and ultimately their use. It is a good beginning.

Click here to read SAFE Legal Advisor
Robert P. Firriolo's opinion on the Supreme Court Decision

Click here to read the to Read The Case In Full

 

 


If you want our 2nd Amendment tomorrow...
Teach a child today!

 
  
 

- Amendment II [1791] -
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.

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