2ANYS Calls for Suspension of Pistols Permit / SAFE Act Enforcement

Buffalo, NY -(AmmoLand.com)- Over the past 72 hours, civil unrest has ravaged the nation and New York State in response to the death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody on May 25, 2020, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., and the officer responsible has been charged with murder and manslaughter.

The protests spurred by Mr. Floyd’s death have devolved from peaceful demonstrations into opportunistic violence. With such violence clearly evading the ability of police and national guard units to adequately protect citizens and maintain peace, some New Yorkers are falling victim to gang-style group beatdowns.

Such vicious attacks are a direct result of state and county government agents stubbornly clinging to an unconstitutional, ‘may issue’ pistol permitting regime that has allowed pistol permitting offices to remain shuttered for months. Combined with the continued existence of the unconstitutional SAFE Act and a months-long shutdown of firearms retailers across the state by executive fiat, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have been denied the fundamental right to effective self-defense amid an unprecedented scourge of random lootings and assaults.

Over the past several days, initially peaceful civil rights protests descending into wanton violence have led to real pain and bloodshed for innocent New Yorkers. Why? Because government bureaucrats in Albany have insisted for decades on propping up an unconstitutional system that denies average citizens the right to keep and bear the most effective arms for self-defense against multiple rioters and looters: standard capacity pistols and AR-pattern rifles. Therefore, the bloodshed by innocent New Yorkers due to ongoing riots is on the hands of the far-left autocrats in state and local government that support gun control statutes.

2ANYS, New York State’s premier civilian rearmament enterprise securing maximal Second Amendment civil rights by, with, and through The People, responded today to the widespread political violence roiling the state and nation with a common-sense solution: allow average citizens to access the firearms required to most effectively defend against assaults and looting by multiple assailants.

“Given the extraordinary times in which we find ourselves with these riots progressing, we should simply suspend the ‘may issue’ portions of the pistol permitting system,” 2ANYS Founder Steve Felano said. “We should operate underthe D.C. v. Heller 2008 Supreme Court decision, and what does that say? It says that the only way that you can preclude somebody from owning a firearm as a government official is if they’re a convicted felon and/or they’ve been involuntarily committed for mental health reasons. If they don’t check either of those boxes, they should be able to go into a gun store today, anywhere in New York State, and pass that background check. And if they do, buy the pistol or buy the rifle today, and be able to take that home without a permit…I would take things even further and say the SAFE Act, those provisions that stop citizens from accessing these critical weapons that are most effective for self-defense [standard capacity pistols and AR-pattern rifles] should be suspended at least for the duration of these periods of civil unrest.”

In addition to the immense harm decades of unconstitutional gun control have imposed on New Yorkers now attempting to defend themselves against multiple rioters and looters, civil rights advocates also spoke out against an anticipated move to force mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations on all New Yorkers. The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) publicized a Health Law Section report on May 28, 2020, calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination at the state and national levels.

The report outlines a thin legal argument favoring forced COVID-19 vaccination relying on a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case and New York State's 2019 repeal of the religious exemption for vaccinating school-attending children. In articulating a weak legal foundation for state and federal governments to compel citizens to accept a yet-to-be-developed COVID-19 vaccine, the NYSBA is ignoring a range of ethical and civil rights implications, as Constitutional Coalition of New York State President Nancie Orticelli explained:

“The Fourth Amendment guarantees the right of people to be secure in their persons, their house, their papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, and it shall not be violated. I cannot think of anything more violating than to be stabbed with a needle and injected with something I do not consent to. The events transpiring in this country and our state are incrementally stripping us of our basic human rights – the right to be secure in your person. To not be forcefully injected with vaccinations not tested, not given at least a year trial to find out any reactions or effects…What’s next? When will be the point that you the people say ‘this is enough’?”

“So let’s get this straight,” Erie County Libertarian Party Chair Duane Whitmer said. “The government is going to pass a law mandating you take a vaccine. If you take Nancie’s approach and do not comply, what is the state going to do? Are they going to send men to your homes to force you to take it? Are they going to send men to your work to force you to take it? What if you resist? Will you be shot as well? As evidenced by recent events, that’s not a far-fetched situation, it’s not a far-fetched scenario. It’s a question worthy of asking.”


2ANYS-LogoAbout 2ANYS:

2ANYS is New York State’s premier civilian rearmament enterprise securing maximal Second Amendment civil rights by, with, and through The People. At the tip of the spear in the fight against progressive gun control, their innovative strategies expand non-compliance with, and non-enforcement and repeal of, Albany’s imperial disarmament edicts. 2ANYS promotes a strong martial culture across New York State through firearms proficiency development, combat tactics training, and firearms industry events. The enterprise actively educates the public on the immense successes delivered by America’s Second Amendment, and the deplorable suffering imposed by governments that forcefully disarm their citizens. By, with, and through The People, 2ANYS will defeat Albany’s unconstitutional civilian disarmament industrial complex, and pass that victory on to the next generation to defend as their own. Learn more at WWW.2ANYS.COM.

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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago

You people in New York voted these anti-American, anti-Constitutional. scumbag Communists into office. Now you are reaping what you have sown. Well, good luck with that! If you ever decide to re-enter American society, you know where the voting booth is located and you know what to do when you go in there . . . and it ain’t vote for a Communist Democrap!!!

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  nobodyuknow

Yes, yes they did. And they can repent and change their wicked ways.

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago

Keep your commie BS in NYC, don’t try to push it off on the South, we will NEVER KOWTOW to you sons a bitches Commie ways.YOU have LOST your minds.
As evidenced buy the total havoc of the past few weeks.

Sisu
Sisu
1 month ago
Reply to  Doszap

What southern state today is not experiencing state, county/parish, local politicians attempting to exercise control over and limit citizen gun rights ?

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago
Reply to  Sisu

Arizona

Sisu
Sisu
1 month ago
Reply to  Sisu

I must differ based on news articles I have been reading over last few years. LA, FL, KY, MD, NC, TN, TX, … all have increasing number of local politicians and making progress on restricting gun rights.

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  Sisu

Not happening in Oklahoma.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago
Reply to  Doszap

Doszap . . . AMEN!!!

gunnerdd517
1 month ago

I don`t need your stupid permission,to carry a gun, according to my understanding of our Constitution. I trust my understanding more than any so called ‘officials’.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

gunnerdd517 . . . Your statement in your post is absolutely correct. However, if you insist on exercising your right to carry a firearm – particularly in some jurisdictions – the government WILL KILL YOU!

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  nobodyuknow

Maybe, maybe not.

Tek_180
Tek_180
1 month ago

Come take it……….no really just come and get it. Have to knock first because you know “no knock” is against my rights and all.

Bill N
Bill N
1 month ago

, my advice to you is get the hell out of Maryland. I was born and raised there, it’s home to me but I got out years ago and have no desire to go back. it really hurts to see what has happened there in the years I’ve been gone. If your job keeps you there, commute, I did for years.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago

, I am sure that you mean just carry concealed, keep one’s mouth shut, and don’t look for trouble.

Rowboat
Rowboat
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

The problem comes when and if you actually have to use or display the gun in a self defense situation. That presents a whole bunch of probable cause arguments for the prosecution to condemn you with.
I know, I know, you’re gonna say it’s better to be tried by twelve than carried by six – you pays yet money an you takes yer chances.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Rowboat

Or, at least in Montana, one can carry concealed, off body, without a permission slip from the State. A nice little loophole to slide right through… IF one is aware of it.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Rowboat

@Row, Nope, that is not what I was going to say. I was going to sayl, wear your Covid mask and an Antifa t-shirt and even the FBI will leave you alone!

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago
Reply to  Rowboat

Do yourselves a favor and call USCCA Ins,cheap insurance for something you have no clue about.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

Apparently even the SCOTUS does not understand “shall not be infringed” or they would be hearing every lawsuit against anti-gun laws. They either refuse and let it stand or kick the can down the road.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

@RF, I think that the S. Ct. knows what it means … and it scares them out of their elitist minds.

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

SCOTUS has been turned into a POLITICAL MESS.There are 10 Cases of 2A nature and they have PUSHED all of them back FOR Months.Not agreeing to HEAR one!. C J Roberts is a slime ball IMHO.
Sell out to the Commies.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Ryben Flynn . . . The Supreme Court, when it comes to citizens rights to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment, is an absolute, disgusting, utter and abysmal FAILURE! THEY SUCK!!!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago

; Yea right. lF and/or WHEN you are caught, YOU LOSE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to even posses a gun. NO THANKS!!!!!!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

@Laddy, Apparently you are unfamiliar with the “Throw Away Gun” technique. Carry a cheap gun that you do not mind losing, and can not be traced to you. If all other concealment techniques fail, and by some slim chance one is “caught” you claim that you found it just now; it is not yours; and you are,this first opportunity, turning it in.
Highly unlikely that one who is minding their own nonviolent business would be caught if they utilize good concealed carry techniques, but the throw away is a good back up cover story.

gunnerdd517
1 month ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

If we don`t exercise our rights and defend them, we WILL surely lose them.

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Can’t lose it if it’s not theirs to take.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago

Come to Maryland. We have a MAY(not)ISSUE program as far as ILLEGAL GUN CARRY PERMITS go. It is NIGH ONTO IMPOSSIBLE for an average LEGAL LAW ABIDING Marylander CITIZEN to obtain an EXPENSIVE CARRY PERMIT. PAYMENT in advance is FORFEITED when you are DENIED the ILLEGAL PERMIT, according to the 2ND.

gunnerdd517
1 month ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

I carry where ever I damn well please, A revolver that doesnt leave cases w/finger prints laying about. Just a thug laying about. The late great Jeff Cooper once made the observation, that if you couldnt do the job w/one round, you probably couldn`t do it w/15 either.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

@gunnerdd – Some of us would have a difficult time making a good CNS hit under stress and at a distance. Anything else may well “do the job” of initiating the “room temperature challenge” – but may also take enough time for them to return the favor before expiring. However even for me, 5-6 should suffice.

As long as self defense remains legal, I won’t worry about cases or finger prints. I won’t initiate violence, even if I’d willingly finish it if necessary.

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

gunner: I just want to know how you did that. Your post that is.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

The problem you face in any progressive utopia like NY, NJ or CA is this: the political classes long ago, 140 years ago, discarded any sense of natural law based rights. The fact of Creation is not your source of liberty. Government is. Once you bend to that totalitarian assumption you have lost the battle. Attempting to convince folks who believe they are the law but instead the law is what it says it is is futile. You engage in a circular argument and get nowhere. You have to win the argument first, then win the elections and then win… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

@nrringlee – This problem is not restricted to the 2nd. Saw an article on a liberal website decrying the difficulties police face in determining how best to control demonstrations. They are buying into idea that the police state has some “right” to control protests. People engaging in constitutionally recognized (natural) right to assemble and petition the government. Protect us from riots – yes. Protect us from asking the government to address problems within government – resounding no. If we lose the 1st amendment, we won’t know when the fight for the 2nd has been lost. Just where in the constitution… Read more »

gunnerdd517
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

7,000 Soviet tanks rolled into Budapest to put down the Hungarian revolution. 7,000. My family is from Hungary.I remember my dad listening to the radio reports,and crying. “People of the world, hear our plea”. No one did. 7,000 tanks. Fought w/Molotov cocktails,pitchforks. The kids would climb onto the Soviet tanks and replace their Soviet flags w,Hungarian ones, so they would shoot at each other. Many children died. And the Iron Curtain slammed down. No lowlife politician will force me to surrender my gun. Sat Cong !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

, The most interesting stories that I here come from people that lived under communism.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Finnky, that lone protester has never been seen since. China is coming for us while we are distracted by these foolish riots.

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@Finnky…can you not see that the DNC wants to pattern the US society after the chinese society ?

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

@WB – I’ve heard that he “disappeared” shortly thereafter. I’m curious whether the driver of that tank survived his “re-education” which also surely followed.

@OV – I do see it. I do fear for our country and for our children. Would prefer our descendants continue telling tales of the founding fathers rather than tales of the 2020’s similar to @gunnardd517’s. Do not want my children, their children or their friends to have to fight tanks. Better that we do it for them, but far better if we prevent such things from becoming necessary.

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

When I saw Cops knocking NEWS CREWS down, LEGIT NEWS, I about came unglued.Treating them like they had NO 1st Amendment rights Freedom to the press and news is paramount.
Also, dumb ass cops(in full riot gear) shooting paintball rifles into people ON THEIR own porches as an MRAP led 25-30 through a quiet residential are.THIS kind of shit is going to blow up in their faces.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Doszap

@Dos, There is no First Amendment Right to gather news. There is a First Amendment Right to speak freely or publish what you have found out.

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Doszap

@Dos…Did you ask those news crews if that explained why the 2nd A is so important . Or if that demonstrated why they need an AR with 30 rd mags ?

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

@OV – Our rights are not separable. No surrender on any portion of the BOL. Better than whining to the news how we’ve already told them that the 2nd is necessary to uphold the 1st – we should butter them up and lead them to form that conclusion on their own. Horrific as current violence is – it is also a great recruiting opportunity for us. Don’t want to sound too much like a democrat, but this crisis is exactly why we’ve always said the 2nd is necessary. The shit is happening, so lets make the best of it that… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

@ring, the people bending to totalitarian assumptions can all be turned out of office in the next election.

Doszap
Doszap
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WHO might that be?………….IF any Dems gain control of the Senate and POTUS office, we will be at war.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Doszap

@Doz, You have clear vision and that all could happen. So lets vote in massive numbers and turn democrats out of every office. Then we will threaten the Repubs with the same thing if they don’t restore the republic.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB: Have you forgotten that we already did that in 2016? Republicans owned all three branches until 2018. Do you remember how that worked out?

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

@Knute…hopefully these last few months has awakened some people .

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

, We have to do it every time we get a chance. Draining the legislative swamp is up to us. Trump can not succeed without our help.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB: to be replaced by another set of people bending to totalitarian assumptions, just as has happened in every prior election going back to 1933!
But at least we’ll get to see new faces. And give the sheeple hope that the new set aren’t owned by the same people as the old.
Ahh, hope. Along with fear, the two primary weapons in manipulating sheeple…

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

, Always with the negative waves, Moriarity?

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB) I’d prefer the word “realist”. It’s not negative to realize the truth of what your enemy is, no matter how strong they might appear to be. No matter how strong, there is always a chink in any opponent’s armor that can be exploited. That is realism. It’s a failing strategy to keep trying the same tactics, over and over again, that have already shown themselves to fail. NEW tactics are needed. Like, perhaps, learn what fiat currency is, and how it can buy any election, or any candidate, that it desires? And that perhaps it would behoove the people… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

– Likewise, no matter how strong your allies appear or you believe yourself to be – there is always a chink in your armor. Failing to recognize and compensate for weaknesses of you and your allies can be a fatal mistake. Always play to your strengths and your enemies weaknesses – while denying them the opportunity to do the same.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Agreed!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

@Az Don, What is going on with that Senate race, McSally and some democrat putz?