NJ2AS President’s Letter 12-30-2011 – Happy New Year

New Jersey Second Amendment Society
New Jersey Second Amendment Society

New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~ First of all I would like to wish each and every one of you and your loved ones Peace, Joy, Love, Liberty, Health and Happiness now and in the years to come.

Happy New Year everyone!

Remember to attend the presentation by attorney David Jensen on January 11, 2012 at Gun For Hire Training Facilities on 75 Rutgers Street in Belleville, NJ. As you probably already know, David has been retained by the SAF and the ANJRPC as the lead attorney in the case against the state of New Jersey seeking to challenge the “justifiable need” clause contained in the current CCW licensing procedures. This is the most significant litigation impacting RKBA in NJ. The New Jersey Second Amendment Society was responsible for recruiting two plaintiffs for the case (one primary and one alternate). PLEASE REGISTER for this FREE event at www.nj2as.com under “EVENTS”. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

We will also be running the popular Non-resident CCW licensing program prior to the meeting beginning at 6:00 pm. For details and to register visit us at www.nj2as.com.

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society has enjoyed some very positive press in the last few months. Our efforts have been mentioned in various Newspapers, online blogs and websites. Recently, Paul Mulshine of the Star Ledger wrote a very positive blog entry about our successful efforts to encourage Egg Harbor Township to eliminate forms that we considered to be an additional requirement not allowed under current NJ firearms statutes. As you can see from the article above, one of our members, Mr. drew Parker, played a significant role in bringing about this success.

I would like to challenge you to follow Drew’s example as a “citizen activist” and challenge YOUR towns and municipalities to adhere to the guidelines dictated by NJ firearms statutes and the NJ Division of State Police Firearm Applicant Investigation Guide.

According to the recent decision handed down by NJ Superior Court Judge Douglas Hurd and accepted by the attorney for the state, NJ towns and municipalities are indeed required to follow the admonitions not to require any additional forms beyond the standard Criminal Background and Mental Health forms required by the state. They may not arbitrarily delay the processing of applications or require anything beyond verification of employment. However, it is up to us as citizens to remind them that they are bound by these statutes and guidelines when they fail to properly follow them. With Operation Establish Compliance, the NJ2AS is positioning itself to step in wherever it makes strategic sense to challenge a non-compliant locality.

Please inform us if you are willing to be a plaintiff in a situation where a locality commits a serious breach of the proper procedures. We will evaluate your situation and try to assist you if at all possible.

The NJ2AS is in the process of initiating a number of new projects which will require your assistance. We need individuals who are willing and able to do some online research. No special skills are needed and this is something you can do as you have time. We need to gather information on past events involving technical infractions of the firearms statutes by otherwise law-abiding individuals. Greg Revell, Joseph Pelleteri and Brian Aitken come to mind as examples. We believe that there may be many other examples that involve “plea deals” and other determinations that we are unaware of. If you are interested in participating in this effort, please email Bob Barush at [email protected]

We need several people who are willing to help us setup for our monthly meetings. This can involve anything from assisting people with sign in and membership applications, to setting up chairs and helping to accept and record membership fees and donations. We will also need people to help with recruitment. Please contact John Willett at [email protected] if you are interested in helping this committee.

The NJ2AS intends to become more involved in the furthering our mission through political action in 2012. This is not about campaigning for any particular party or ideology. It doesn’t matter if you lean liberal or conservative. This committee will be dedicated to furthering RKBA in NJ. It will be up to the committee (with board approval) to decide how best to accomplish this goal. I will be assigning this responsibility to a committee head in the near future. If you are interested in working on this committee, please email [email protected]

In closing, I can tell you that your Society has a VERY aggressive agenda planned for the New Year. I am extremely confident that with YOUR help we will not only accomplish our goals, but we will exceed them. I am looking for and expecting a great deal of member participation this year. I know many of you have been anxious to help. It is important that we have the structure in place to support all our activities. In that regard, I would like the membership to make their recommendations for a candidate to assume the responsibilities of Vice President of the NJ2AS. This position will primarily be responsible for organizing and monitoring the various committee heads. It will take someone with good organizational and communication skills who can help keep the various committees on track and support their efforts.

I am looking forward to a VERY bright future for our Society this year and in the years to come. Let’s all work together to make RKBA in NJ a REALITY!

Frank Jack Fiamingo
President – NJ2AS (and PROUD of it)!

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