Not Seeking Cert in NYSRPA Case

Members and Supporters: After three years of continued movement through the Judicial System the death of Justice Antonin Scalia accomplished a feat the anti-gunners were unable to do; it stopped our lawsuit. Below please find a statement Jay Porter a Constitutional Lawyer very much involved in NYSRPA V Cuomo and many other Constitutional issues prepared the statement below. If you have any questions please forward them to Mr. Porter at jporter@babc.com Ten or so days ago, all those who cherish the freedoms guaranteed by the Second Amendment suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia was the author of the Heller decision and was a staunch defender of the right to keep and bear arms. Unfortunately, with his passing, it is likely that there are, at most, only four justices committed to a proper understanding of the Second Amendment. Given what we know or believe about the current makeup of the Supreme Court, the best case scenario would be a 4-4 decision, which would result in the Second Circuit’s decision being affirmed. Accordingly, at present, there is no chance of reversing the Second Circuit’s decision upholding New York’s gun ban on safety enhancing features and life-saving standard capacity magazines. There is, however, a very great risk that, in the absence of Justice Scalia’s influence, a majority could in fact vote to affirm the Second Circuit case, which would result in binding Supreme Court precedent and create a potentially insurmountable obstacle to the practice and enjoyment of those rights elucidated in the Heller decision. In light of this stark reality, after reaching and prolonged consultation...

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association 144th Annual Meeting

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association 144th Annual Meeting Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie, NY July 12, 2015 Doors Open at 9:00am – Close at 5pm Events Key Note Speaker Congressman Chris Gibson 3pm Women’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show With Trish Cutler (Founder) & Carrie Lightfoot (The Well Armed Women) 10am & 4pm Remington Outdoor Group Buy a brand new Remington firearm at an unbeatable discount 33% off MSRP! Big Green will offer this discount ONLY at the Convention and ONLY to current NYSRPA members. All State & Federal Laws Apply! Many other gun related vendors and FFL’s will be displaying their...

NRA Backs Hochul

NRA Backs Hochul – Rep. Kathy Hochul is trumpeted her endorsement from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund today, noting she’s one of just two New York Democrats to receive the organization’s...

Rifle Association Moves Kolb to the Head of The Class

Rifle Association Moves Kolb to the Head of The Class – Are A+ grades still given out in school? Not sure, but the National Rifle Association just gave one to Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, Ontario County. Kolb has been a big promoter of the Second Amendment, and he holds an annual “Sportsmen’s Day” at the Capitol to support gun rights. Crosman Corp. is in his...

Ban guns, boo God; is that the image Democrats want?

Ban guns, boo God; is that the image Democrats want? – Wednesday saw an affirmation of sorts that the far left-tilting Democrat party has embraced Barack Obama’s 2008 sneer about Americans who cling to their guns or religion when, over the course of a single day, a powerful party leader announced a new move against gun rights, while convention delegates booed the notion of restoring a reference to God and language about Jerusalem in the party...
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