HERE IT IS! Please note the location has CHANGED this year!!!


2015 SAFE FCRC Flyer


The Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education


The 2015 Firearms Civil Rights Conference

Sunday September 20th, 2015 –1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Doors open at 12:00 NOON

Melville Marriott Long Island

1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747 - (631) 423-1600


Get the latest information on the rights of the people to own and use firearms in New York State

Network with fellow sportsmen and women concerning your civil rights and those of your children and grand children.

Discuss issues of concern to you with local and national leaders of Second Amendment organizations.

Win valuable prizes in drawings limited to attendees only.

Hear guest speakers with the latest information of concern to firearm owners including the latest on the SAFE ACT.

Get involved in protecting your “Second Amendment Rights.”


Mr. Christopher W. Cox, Executive Director National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action


Mr. Anthony Bernardo, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association


Mr. Tom King, Current Executive Director and Former President of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and current member of the NRA Board of Directors.


Ms. Ginny Simone, National Radio Show Host and Famous NRA Investigative Reporter on Firearms Issues including abuses by Government agencies with videos that prove it.


Mr. John L. Cushman, S.A.F.E. President, NRA Director and member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.


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


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, voters and elected officials on Long Island at one time. As the old expression goes “be there or be square.” FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING. BRING THE FAMILY AND YOUR FRIENDS.







Also please stop by and say hello, Join SAFE and the NRA  at the

L.I. Gun show

Sept 26-27 2015 at the IBEW hall, 370 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge.


(Correction! not Babylon yet! sorry!)

the Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society's

Antique Gun Show

Sept. 26-27 at the Freeport Recreation Center

130 E. Merrick Rd Freeport.




A Welcome to our new Treasurer, Nancy Reiber, who bravely is stepping into the position!


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 2014 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



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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