New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- For those of you who have not heard yet, more towns have dropped their additional forms due to the efforts of OEC.
The list so far includes Vineland, Pennsville, Ocean City, Galloway, Washington Township, Asbury Park, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Pennsville, Manalapan, Bayonne, Hopatcong and Egg Harbor Township.
As we continue the original campaign to rid the state of these offensive additional forms and requirements, we are completing plans for Phase Two of OEC.
As we are sure your are aware, too many town are taking far too long to process your applications for Firearms Owner Identification Cards and Handgun Purchase Permits. We have been exploring different methods of dealing with this violation of your rights and will begin employing some of these methods shortly. THIS TAKES MONEY!
We have used up a lot of resources to achieve the success that we have had so far with the FIRST phase of OEC. I have had to replenish the retainers for our attorneys. Although we have attorneys who work closely with us to try to keep the fees down, it still takes money to make this all work. As you probably know by now, every dollar we receive goes directly into programs, events, campaigns and operations to further our joint mission. This is an all volunteer effort. None of the officers, members, directors or board members receives a salary or compensation for the work they do for the society. We work very hard to squeeze the MOST out of every dollar of dues and donations we receive.
I know that many of you are up for membership renewal soon. Perhaps you might be able to renew a little ahead of time. If you can afford to make an additional donation to help the Operation Establish Compliance fund, it would be greatly appreciated. Another way that you can help is by getting your family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, co-workers and shooting buddies to join as dues paying members. The more members we have, the stronger our Society becomes and the more we can accomplish. Please do whatever you can to help us continue these essential programs and to further our mission.
THE FIRST ANNUAL NJ2AS BBQ/PICNIC IS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 – DON’T MISS IT!
If you haven’t registered for this event there is still time. This is also the first ever MEMBERS ONLY event. I stress that because we would like everyone who would like to enjoy this fun, family event to attend. Please, if you are considering joining the NJ2AS, this is the time to do it. Once you have you are welcome to register to attend. If you are already a member, COME AND ENJOY getting to know some of your fellow and gal members and their families. Remember, we are not just a “group”, we are a SOCIETY. It is time for us to come together and experience the third leg of our mission statement “…to engender a spirit of camaraderie among the members and their families”. As far as I am concerned, this part of our mission statement is as important as the others. We are treated like SECOND CLASS CITIZENS by the state of New Jersey. We are engaged in a tough fight to retain what little ability to exercise our RKBA we have left, as well as to eventually overcome the suppression of our right to carry defensive firearms to protect our lives and family. We are in this for as long as it takes. The stronger our bond, and the stronger our WILL, the faster we will accomplish the other aspects of our mission.
There will be MUSIC with a DJ – GAMES – PRIZES – FUN and SPECIAL SURPRISES FOR ALL!!!
The Social/Party committee is hard at work preparing for this *FANTASTIC* event. You won’t want to miss it. Please show your support by registering ASAP. Our permit limits us to 100 people. If we see a LARGE response early enough, we can apply for a permit for a higher number. Come and bring the entire family. Kids under 12 are free. A small donation is requested for adults and children over 12 to help defray the expense. You really don’t want to miss this event.
NJ2AS FIRST MEMBERS ONLY “SHOOTING SOCIAL”
This event will be a fun way to raise money and get to know each other better. There are a limited number of seats so this event is open to MEMBERS ONLY. RSTP is a beautiful new shooting range located in Randolph NJ, . Spend a few hours getting to know your fellow NJ2as members over coffee and dessert, then show off your favorite firearms and then shoot away! We will have private access to the range and discounts on ammo, targets, and rentals. This is a bring your own arms and ammo event however rentals will be available . To register for the terrific event please click here. This is another great way to help support the activities and campaigns of your Society.
THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LINDA STENDER’S BILL A1216 CONTINUES – ANTI-A1216 ADS AND POSTERS!
If you have been wondering what we are doing to continue the campaign to CRUSH Linda Stender’s Bill A1216 and to discourage other such bills, you will be interested in this. We have taken out quarter page advertisements in NJ Fish and Wildlife’s magazine “NEW JERSEY HUNTING AND TRAPPING DIGEST” discussing the dangers of such bills. This magazine is a very popular publication among New Jersey’s hunters. Hunters make up a large portion of New Jersey’s firearms owners. These ads are designed to address the dangers of such bills to hunters and sportsmen alike. We expect these ads to significantly increase membership and interest in the NJ2AS. In addition to the ads, supporting posters and acrylic brochure displays with 81/2 X 11″ inserts of the ad are being distributed throughout New Jersey to gun shops,ranges, clubs, etc. Please take the time to check out your favorite places and let us know if we missed getting a display to them by sending an email, to PromotionsDirector@nj2as.com. We will see to it that they are approached about showing our brochure display.
PLEASE keep up the pressure on Assemblywoman Linda Stender to withdraw her bill A1216. We CANNOT afford to allow her to think that we have lost interest in this bill. I realize that I ask a lot of the members, but we need to be seen as a force in New Jersey if we are EVER to accomplish our goal of ELIMINATING the unconstitutional obstacles to our RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS! Now is the time for action. Please email, FAX, write, call and visit Linda Stender’s office. As always, be polite, professional and firm. Here is the relevant contact information:
Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D)DISTRICT OFFICE ADDRESS: 1801 East Second St. 2nd Floor Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 PHONE NUMBER: (908) 668-1900 FAX NUMBER: (908) 668-9962 Email: AswStender@njleg.org
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY
I would like to sincerely thank all those who participated in the event to raise funds for Art Barton’s medical expenses. Your generosity was *OUTSTANDING*!!!
I would also like to thank everyone who attended the fund raiser for Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll. The wings were AMAZING and there was more than enough beer and pizza to satisfy everyone. We all has a fantastic time eating, drinking and chatting. It was an excellent way for us to get to know one another.
Frank Jack Fiamingo
President – NJ2AS
New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com