NEW YORK FIREARMS BAN!
SCOPE is sending this Alert to put all firearm owners on notice that the time to act is now. New York State has positioned itself to pass the most draconian gun laws in the nation. Governor Cuomo is pressing hard to push these bills through. Without a majority in the State Senate to block these measures; their passage is a very real possibility.
We are asking all members to forward all SCOPE communications to concerned citizens on their contact lists and ask them to contact their legislators. Time is short and the consequences of inaction are unacceptable.
These bills, with the Governor pushing for confiscation or a permit system for Modern Sporting Rifles, represent the biggest threats we have faced since 1968. You cannot relax if you do not own one of these rifles because they will divide and separate. Your firearms are next of their list if they succeed here.
SCOPE’S leadership, while representing thousands of firearm owners through individual memberships and clubs, cannot fight this battle alone. This is your call to action. Your participation is no guarantee that we will win this important fight to protect your Constitutional rights but we can say with certainty that anything short of overwhelming our legislators with calls, emails and letters we have virtually no chance. Truth is the only thing that really motivates most legislators is their next election and by contacting your legislators and letting them know that your vote depends on their support is crucial.
We are doing everything within our power to defend your rights, but remember we are an all-volunteer group and we need you to join us in these efforts.
Here is the ACTION PLAN
Forward this to your friends contacts and associates. Spread the word on Forums like NY Firearms with 6600 members or USA Carry with 45000 members or AR15.com with their 11,000 members etc Share on Face book etc. Pass this to at least 10 people that you know and plan to make some phone calls on Monday and Tuesday!
The Governors State of the State Speech planned for Wednesday January 9 at 1:30 PM.
Gun Owners, their families, friends and supporters of the Constitution need to invest a few minutes of their time and make some phone calls.
On Monday and/or Tuesday of this week, prior to the State of the State Address,
Call the Governor’s Office (518) 474-8390– AND LEAVE THIS MESSAGE:
"I am a law abiding, tax paying, voting, citizen of New York State and I strongly urge you not to impose any further restrictions, laws or regulations on my Second Amendment Rights as granted by the United States Constitution".
Then you call Senate Leader Skelos and Klein and leave the same message.
Then you call Assembly Leader Silver and leave the same message.
Please make these phone call messages to our ELECTED representatives. If the trunk lines into the capital become overloaded with call volume then so be it......this is the goal. WE MUST BE HEARD.
While waiting, you can also access their respective web sites and voice your concern through email message. Write the same message as above or add your own but be civil.
All phone numbers and links are listed below.
Governor at (518) 474-8390, then click the link to leave a message http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
Senate Majority Co Leader Dean Skelos (518) 455-3171
Senate Majority Co Leader Sen. Jeffrey Klein, D-Bronx 518-455-3595
and Sheldon Silver 518-455-3791
Make plans now to call on Monday or Tuesday!
You should also forward this to every gun owner you know. Make them call too! Notify you clubs and organizations.
WE MUST STAND TOGETHER!
Call these IDC members which include: Senators Diane Savino, David Valesky, David Carlucci, and Malcolm Smith. Jeff Klein is in the lead. He's working with Skelos as co-majority leader of sorts. These five along with our Republican friends are gun owners only hope.
Senators Diane Savino Phone: (518) 455-2437 Email
Senator David Valesky Phone: (518)-455-2838 Email
Senator David Carlucci Phone: 518-455-2991 Email
Senator Malcolm Smith Phone: (518) 455-2701 Email
Three Anti Gun Protesters stood in the cold outside of the Gander Mountain Store in Henrietta. We are asking you to make calls - email your reps and spread the word from the comfort of your own soon to be defenseless home.
Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE), P.O. Box 602 - Tonawanda, NY. 14151-0602