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Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education Inc.                                               Presents                                                        2016 Firearm Civil Rights Conference
Sunday, October 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                             (doors open at NOON)

UPSKY Long Island Hotel                                                                                 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 231-1100
(on Motor Parkway on the North side of LIE between exits 53 & 55)

Special guests:     
Mr. Pete Brownell, 1st Vice President National Rifle Association of America, CEO of Brownell, the world's largest supplier of gun parts.

Ms. Wendy Long, is an American litigation attorney. She is the nominee of the Republican Party, Conservative Party of New York State and Reform Party of the USA for the United States Senate in New York.

Ms. Ginny Simone, NRA investigative reporter, and radio show host;

Mr. Alan Gottlieb, Founder and Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Non-profit Educational organization known as the Second Amendment Foundation. 

Mr. Christian Ragosta, National Rifle Association Lobbyist for the New York State.

Mr. John L. Cushman, S.A.F.E. President & Founder & NRA Board Member 

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the latest information about firearm Civil Rights both nationally and locally, as well as meeting and networking with fellow sportsmen and women concerned about their civil rights and how to protect them.  

Valuable prizes in drawings will be awarded to attendees. 

Attention All Legislators: Remember, all elections are local and this is one of the best opportunities you will have to mingle with hundreds of legitimate firearms owners, voter and elected officials on Long Island.






Our Right to own and use Firearms is under attack once again

And my question to you is what are you doing about it?


Grassroots gun rights activists like you and I have helped over the years STOP Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other Senate Democrats' constant push for gun control. But now, with Obama threatening to pass gun control by any means necessary, including Executive Order, all bets are off. If these gun grabbers get their way, it would mean the end of the Second Amendment as we know it.


Can you believe their proposed restrictions include;

* Banning ALL private, person-to-person, firearms sales.

* Expanding federal gun registration through the National Instant Registration System (NICS), or as it is often called, the Brady Registration System.

* Indefinitely delaying purchases at gun stores by lifting the three day limit on NICS background checks, allowing bureaucratic incompetence or maliciousness to delay your purchases as long as they want.

* Expanding the definitions of citizens banned from owning firearms which might include Hillary's political and ideological enemies like you and me.

* Forcing gun manufactures out of business by making them liable for the actions of murderers and criminals.

* Permanently banning ALL semi-automatic rifles and many handguns.


You and I know that not one of these gun control measures will do a single thing to stop criminals from perpetrating their evil deeds. But they will cripple our ability to defend ourselves and our family from attack. That's why I need you to share this message with all of your friends and family, and encourage them to get involved NOW! In times like these, your support is absolutely critical to our ability to mobilize as many Second Amendment supporters as possible. Let's face it; with just a year left in office, Obama is trying to establish his legacy as the president who abolished the Second Amendment.


And with the volume of gun control proposals flowing out of the Senate, along with President Obama's threats to pass gun control by Executive Order, we can't let down our guard for a second. The truth is Americans simply aren't interested in more gun control! And if there's one thing I do know, it's that it’s going to take a tidal wave of grassroots support to defeat them.


Thanks to the news media and the fact that every time you turn on a TV or a Radio or read a newspaper the anti-gun hysteria is reaching a fever pitch because the media is pushing it so hard. Obama and his anti-gun allies are exploiting the blood of the victims of the Oregon Community College shooting to pursue their anti-constitutional agenda and they seem proud of it. They're eager to incite the mob against American gun owners people like you and me. Unless you and I act today and every day in the foreseeable future, I'm afraid we'll be staring at a gun control nightmare. If all this sounds like a recipe for disaster, it is. The anti-gunners' constant chant for more gun control is going to reach deafening levels in the days ahead.


Even though the situation in Oregon remained unclear because no investigation had even started, Obama and his supporters rushed to capitalize on the shootings, going so far as to say the victims should be politicized and he would proudly do it anytime there was a crime like this. He went on to call on the American people to "take on the gun lobby." He's talking about us.  We're the "so-called" gun lobby, you and I and the millions of members and supporters of the US Constitution including the Second Amendment.


I/we have warned any and all public officials for many years that "Gun Free Zone" signs do not protect anyone from violent madmen.  Like we saw in the Aurora movie theater, the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, the Chattanooga military recruiting center, and the Lafayette movie theater, all these signs do is guarantee killers will never face anyone who can defend him or herself. Guns don't commit crimes, people do.  In fact, guns are used 2.5 MILLION times every year to deter or stop crimes.  Recently at a mall shooting in Portland, Oregon, the gunman took his own life after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed handgun. And there are literally hundreds of stories of shootings or other criminal acts being stopped by legally armed citizens over the past few decades. Gun Control DOES NOT WORK, PERIOD.  The anti-gun utopia of Mexico whose anti-gun laws are so harsh it has only one gun shop in the whole country is virtually owned by violent gangs who don't beg or even ask "permission" from government officials before they get their hands on guns. If you want to ensure our Second Amendment rights are protected in the future, then we must all get active and involved. All public officials need to hear from gun owners like you and me today! Being involved in the fight has never been more important.


Hers’s another area to be concerned about, the UN Small Arms Treaty.  This dangerous Hillary Clinton-backed treaty is nothing more than a massive GLOBAL gun control scheme designed to register then ban and then confiscate firearms from all law-abiding citizens. President Obama and another gun-grabber, Senator Diane Feinstein, are still pushing for a new ban on so-called "assault weapons," something that experts warn would be at the top of President Hillary Clinton's agenda if she were to win the White House. That is mandatory federal political "mental illness" screening to buy a firearm.  Should such a scheme pass, the federal government would be granted the new power to strip away the Second Amendment rights of any American at will just because they don't like your race, your religion or the political candidates you support. Also, sweeping ammo bans or bans on magazines holding just a handful of rounds would be banned.  With any one of these schemes, Congress could effectively outlaw many commonly owned rifles and/or handguns. Remember what Obama tried to do earlier this year when he proposed to ban common types of ammunition such as AR-15 .223 and even .22 caliber ammo.

If you want to know how we'll make the politicians understand the importance of these issues here is what we need to do. Every single one of them must be contacted and told by you, me and every friend you have that they will pay a heavy price with their political careers for voting in favor of any of these gun control schemes. They need to be shown just how important the Second Amendment is to all of us. Not next month. Not next week.  But NOW! There is no time to waste.



From the Board

Sadly, but not surprisingly, the 2nd Circuit has passed down its decision on the NYSRPA v.Cuomo, (the SAFE act) and CCDL v. Malloy  CT's weapon ban) lawsuits

They have blindly upheld most portions of these feel-good-but-do-nothing laws and let the States continue to infringe its Law-Abiding-Citizens' Rights.

While the 7-round loading limit in New York was struck down, the 10 round magazine limit was left in place.  In Connecticut, there was merely a reversal on the Remington 7615 pump-action rifle.

The decision is baffling in its contradictions.

The decision can be read HERE

Please consider making donations to S.A.F.E or the NYSRPA to help pay for 

the upcoming appeal to this  decicsion.  It will be an expensive process. (donations can be noted 'safe act appeal' to be sure it is used where you want it)



NYSRPA/SAFE/etc  v. Cuomo (safe act suit)

Oral Arguments heard in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

on the NYSRPA v. Cuomo and Shrew v. Malloy (CT) 

Suits against the UNsafe act & CT's gun bans


On 9 December 2014 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in these two important cases.  I attended and was just amazed at the twisted logic from the States attorneys.  I will be writing up some key points and posting them soon.(PJPIII)

Audio transcript of the arguments is on YouTube;



A big Thank you to CCDL for posting this audio transcript!

Please consider making a donation to support this important case!

donations can be made through SAFE (note in the memo "NYSRPA v. cuomo")

(SAFE is a party to the suit)







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


Thank you to all who attended our 2015 Firearms Civil Rights Conference!

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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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



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- 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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