The New Jersey Second Amendment Society President’s Report – 10/24/2011
New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- It has been an extremely busy week for the NJ2AS. Our new video, “Saga of Firearms Ownership in New Jersey”, has created quite a “buzz”.
It has been picked up by everyone from the NRA to local blog sites across the country. The message it sends is clear, concise and clever. Even people who are not currently firearms owners view it and recognize the danger inherent in treating law-abiding citizens as if they were criminals. If you haven’t seen it yet, this EXCELLENT Video is available on our home page at www.nj2as.com.
In addition to the promotional video, the MEDIA section now contains the entire presentation given by Rob Pincus at the August 17, 2011 meeting of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society. Rob was VERY inspirational. We are extremely fortunate to have Rob both as a member and as one of our most enthusiastic supporters. The sound quality of the presentation is not quite as good as we would have liked but is useable. We will utilize a better method of recording the audio in the future.
The NJ2AS meeting in Belleville on Wednesday October 19, 2011 was well-attended. We presented and discussed both our own promotional video and the recent “Quiz” that Evan Nappen provided. Anthony Colandro did an excellent job of pointing out how easy it is to fall prey to New Jersey’s convoluted system of firearms statutes. Our best defense going forward is a GREAT offense. The NJ2AS is providing that offense. We have been and will continue to bring this fight to every branch of government – Executive, Legislative and Judicial. In addition, we are becoming more adept at utilizing new media such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and You Tube.
Several firearms and conservative oriented blogs such as Ammoland, FirearmsTruth and ConservativeNewJersey (among others) routinely post information about our Society and its activities. Just this past week, NJ1015.com placed our promotional video on the Dennis and Judy Show’s web page. The video itself is going viral on You Tube and it is being extremely well-received. We have also been featured on such programs as Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio, Mark Walter’s Armed American Radio and Anthony Colandro and Sandy Berardi’s Gun for Hire Radio Podcasts. You should all be very proud of the attention your Society is attracting.
We are also beginning a series of programs to bring in beginning shooters. The first of these events will take place at Gun for Hire’s Belleville, NJ location this Sunday October 30, 2011. Registration for this event filled up almost as quickly as people found out about it. Many more such events will be scheduled in the coming months.
The single most important thing we can *ALL* do as members of this amazing Society of Patriots is for each of us to commit to bringing in additional members. In order to have the political and social impact to restore and preserve the fundamental right to keep and bear arms in New Jersey, we are going to have to SIGNIFICANTLY increase our active members. It is as simple as picking out one or two of your friends and convincing them to attend one of our meetings. Be a pest! It is for a *WONDERFUL* cause. Their rights as well as ours hang in the balance. Each of us has to know at least *ONE* person who would benefit by becoming an active member of our group. Invite them to participate. You might have to ask them up to 10 or 15 times before they finally decide to come. When they *DO*, make sure that they bring their checkbook with them and are ready to join. You will be doing them a favor.
Please remember to forward you thoughts, suggestions, comments, complaints and ESPECIALLY kudos to [email protected] We always want to know what you are thinking and we are trying our best to be responsive to the needs of our members. We have come a *LONG* way from our beginnings a little over a year ago and although we still have a *LONG* way to go, with your help, we will not only fulfill our mission, we will EXCEED it.Thank you, Frank Jack Fiamingo
President of the 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