Independence Day Message *** Special Training Offer *** NJ Governor Vetoes Bill

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When we celebrate Independence Day this July 4th, 2014, I hope that we will reflect upon more than just the Independence of the Colonies from Britain.

As critical as this event was to the birth of our nation, it is our personal independence that we should consider if we wish to save our Republic. The opposite of independence is dependence. Into whose hands are YOU willing to surrender your life? Even most religions will admonish you that God helps those who help themselves. Human beings are wired to be independent.

Before one can voluntarily enter into cooperative or “interdependent” relationships, one must first be able to demonstrate independence. Why would another human being enter into a transactional relationship with an individual who intended solely to become dependent upon them? Even healthy love relationships usually involve two people with complimentary abilities and strengths. Trouble is likely to ensue when this is not the case. There are exceptions. Children are totally dependent upon their parents. In some cases, elderly parents become dependent upon their children, but these exceptions only serve to prove the rule.

If you find it strange for me to be speaking of personal independence on the occasion of the 4th of July celebrations, perhaps I should explain why it is so important. We are facing a critical juncture in our nation. We were intended to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. There is no longer any pretense about the fact that we are a government of the elite, by those willing to pander, TO the people. That is only possible when individuals are willing to give up their independence to the state.

There will always be those who would rather be taken care of than to risk the possibility of losing their security. The problem is, that kind of security is an illusion. Once one becomes dependent upon the state, one is no longer in control of their fate, and exist at the pleasure of the state. If the state is run by the elite, and the elite decide that the people have “too much”, the security of the people will decline. Since the people will have abdicated their responsibility for their own lives, they are left with the choice to accept whatever the state dictates as adequate.

NOW IS THE TIME to reflect upon that possibility and to decide, before it is too late, whether or not you are willing to accept the responsibilities of being an independent member of your own governance. This responsibility requires one to become educated about the challenges facing their family, neighborhood, community, state and nation. It requires one to share that information with those others who belong to those same groups. It is only by participating in our governance as independent individuals CHOOSING to work together for our common welfare that we accomplish the goals imagined by our framers and founders
So, along with my wishes for a wonderful family and friend filled holiday, I ask you to reflect with me on what we each can do as an independent governor of our life to reclaim our right to determine our own fate as a nation by working together toward the goals of economic freedom and vitality, independence, responsibility and liberty.

The ability to exercise ALL of our rights depends upon how successful we are in achieving these goals.


Frank Jack Fiamingo
President – NJ2AS

One of our members and sponsors, Grant Gallagher of ScotShot, is offering special deals to our members and their families. I hope that you can take advantage of these offers.

Please refer to the email below:

Hi from ScotShot:

We're elated that the Governor has elected to veto the magazine capacity reduction bill in such a clear and definitive way and would like to thank the membership for all their hard work and polite persistence in this matter.

At ScotShot, like you, we believe that firearms safety is paramount, particularly where children are involved. We also believe that bringing the next generation into our sport is the best way to have it continue, and what better time is there to do this, than in the month where the USA took responsibility for its own fate and adopted the Declaration of Independence?

We have two offers designed to safely introduce children over the age of 12 years to firearms and the shooting sports; these being made available as a special offer and are not available from the ScotShot website:


July 13th, Fort Dix, 8.30 am – 5 pm

This course will cover the NRA “FIRST Steps” curriculum for semi-automatic handgun and .22 rifle. Topics covered include the Three Rules for Safe Gun Handling, the Fundamentals of shooting, parts of rifles and pistols, parts and function of ammunition, safely firing a rifle and safely firing a pistol, and more. All firearms and ammunition will be provided. NRA course books in Rifle and Pistol are also provided. At the end of the course, NRA FIRST Steps Certificates of Completion in Pistol and Rifle will be awarded (and adults may use these as proof of training for the Florida CCW permit application).

COST: $99 per adult, one child over 12 years old with each adult, free.

EMAIL [email protected] for confirmation and further details; first come, first served.


July 27th, Fort Dix, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm

This is a non-shooting course covering the NRA “Home Firearm Safety” curriculum. In the classroom, we discuss the Three Rules for Safe Gun Handling, types of common firearm actions in handgun, rifle and shotgun, how to unload a firearm and make it safe, how to store firearms safely, how firearms accidents arise, and more. All firearms and practice, non-functional ammunition will be provided. The NRA course book in Home Firearms Safety are also provided. At the end of the course, NRA certificates in Firearm Safety are awarded. This is an excellent safety course that provides familiarity with a broad range of firearms.

COST: $90 per adult, one child over 12 years old with each adult, free.

EMAIL [email protected] for confirmation and further details; first come, first served.

Please note: children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents must work the course with their children.

We look forward to hearing from you


ScotShot LLC

[email protected]



If you haven't heard by now, Governor Chris Christie did veto bills A2006 and S993 which would have reduced the legal maximum capacity from 15 rounds to only 10. We applaud his decision, but more importantly we applaud YOU the members and supporters of the NJ2AS for all of the calls, emails, FAXES, visits and letters demanding that he reject these bills YOUR VOICES WERE HEARD! Special thanks to Alexander Roubian for hand delivering our mounds of petitions to the Governor, and to Andrew Stravitz for developing the plan.

If you are interested in reading the Governor's full statement on the bills, please click here.


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:

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