I made this from past grades given by NYSRPA.org, SCOPENY.org, and NY Senate website. I wanted to concentrate my efforts on pro-2A members to encourage them to hold strong and true to the 2nd Amendment.

I think it is important to rally behind the pro-2A members rather than waste time trying to convince the antis to change their mind. The antis know they are violating the Constitution and just don’t care, so no sense in wasting time with them.

You can click on the members names to go directly to their contact pages for faxes and emails and such.





Capitol #
District #


Kenneth P.   LaValle (R)



(518) 455-3121
(631) 473-1461


John J. Flanagan   (R)





Lee M. Zeldin   (R)





Carl L. Marcellino (R)



(518) 455-2390
(516) 922-1811


Kemp Hannon   (R)





Charles   J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R)





Dean G. Skelos   (R)



(518) 455-3171
(516) 766-8383


Martin J.   Golden (R)



(518) 455-2730
(718) 238-6044


Andrew J. Lanza   (R)



(518) 455-3215
(718) 984-4073


William J. Larkin, Jr. (R)



(518) 455-2770
(845) 567-1270


Greg Ball (R)



(518) 455-3111
(845) 279-3773


John J. Bonacic   (R)



(518) 455-3181
(845) 344-3311


Kathleen A Marchione (R/C)



(518) 455-2381


Elizabeth OC. Little (R)



(518) 455-2811
(518) 743-0968






Joseph A. Griffo   (R)



(518) 455-3334
(315) 793-9072


Patricia A. Ritchie (R)





John A. DeFrancisco (R)



(518) 455-3511
(315) 428-7632


James L. Seward   (R)

A  A*


518) 455-3131
(607) 432-5524


Thomas W. Libous   (R)



(518) 455-2677
(877) 854-2687


David J Valesky (D)





Michael F. Nozzolio (R)



(518) 455-2366
(315) 568-9816


Joseph E. Robach (R)



(518) 455-2909
(585) 225-3650


Catharine M. Young (R)



(518) 455-3563
(716) 372-4901


Thomas F. OMara   (R)





Patrick M. Gallivan (R)





Mark J. Grisanti   (R)

A  B*




Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R)



(518) 455-3161
(716) 631-8695


George  Maziarz (R)

A  A*


(518) 455-2024
(716) 434-0680


Philip M Boyle   (R)


(518) 455-3411
(631) 669-9200


Jack M. Martins   (R)




Hugh T Farley (R)


(518) 455-2181
(518) 843-2188


James Sanders (D)




Tony Avella (D)




Velmanette Montgomery (D




Brad Hoylman (D)




George S Latimer (D)




David S. Carlucci (D)




Terry Gipson (D)




Ted O’Brien (D)




Timothy Kennedy (D)

D  B*


Michael N. Gianaris (D)





*Jose R. Peralta (D)





*Malcolm A. Smith (D)





*Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D)





*Toby Ann Stavisky (D)





Simcha Felder (D)



*Martin Malave Dilan (D)





*John L. Sampson (D)





*Eric Adams (D)





*Kevin S. Parker (D)





*Diane J. Savino (D)





*Daniel L. Squadron (D)





*Liz Krueger (D)





Jose M Serrano (D)





*Bill Perkins (D)





Adriano Espaillat (D)





*Ruben Diaz (D)





J. Gustavo Rivera (D)





*Jeffrey D. Klein (D)





*Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)





*Ruth H. Thompson (D)





Neil D. Breslin (D)





This Monday, January 14th 2013 Rally for 2nd Amendment in Albany NY

On Monday the 14th we will be rallying at the Albany Capitol building in support of the 2nd Amendment and against the tyrants trying to circumvent the Constitution.

The NRA-ILA had a warning up that the Albany tyrants (my words) were going to try and push Cuomo’s extremist and unconstitutional proposals through on Monday before we have a chance to react.

If you can, please take off from work for this one and bring letters with you. If anybody in the Ellenville thru Kingston areas cannot make the trip, but wants to write letters, I will pick them up along the way and deliver them.

I will be bringing my letters to hand deliver to the NYS senators and assembly members. It would be nice to put a stack of pro-2nd Amendment/ pro-gun letters on their desks. I am going to pick a bunch of pro-gun members and print as many as I can to them.

I just addressed it; Open Letter to All NYS Elected Officials, so I can just print the same letter. But address yours as you see fit and I will deliver it to the proper office.

In Washington DC they will only except hand delivered letters if they are not in envelopes, so I recommend not putting them in envelopes.

I will be there around 7:45 and protest outside until around 11 or 12 (play it by ear) then go inside to deliver letters.

Tom Maerling

Open letter to all NYS elected officials.

me and Mike LoebbakaThis is the final copy of the letter I hand delivered to our state reps in Albany on Monday the 14th. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

To Members of the New York State Assembly,

I am quite disgusted that Governor Cuomo finds it necessary to spew lies about law abiding citizens, such as when he calls us “extremists”, simply because we ask that our 2nd Amendment rights be FULLY protected, and again when he calls our semi-automatic rifles “assault weapons” as part of his fear mongering propaganda game.

I swear to you these two things: My semi-automatic rifle has never assaulted any human being and I am not an extremist.

What I am, in fact, is one of over four million New York State firearm owners who are law abiding, taxpaying, voting, citizens. We law abiding citizens have committed no crimes and we have murdered no children, yet we are being subjected to punishment, penalty, and public persecution by a malicious governor and his minions as though we have.

I strongly urge you to take to the public airwaves and defend the innocence of me and my fellow law abiding citizens by denouncing the slander, the false terminologies, and the false promise of safety being spewed by the governor and his fellow gun grabbers.

I also strongly urge you not to impose any further restrictions, laws, or regulations on our 2nd Amendment Rights as granted by the Constitution of the United States. If you do agree to any of the governor’s 2nd Amendment restrictions you will not only be legitimizing his blatant lies you will be helping send the seventy-four million American children still alive down a path of tyranny, all the while doing nothing for the stated purpose of public safety.

The following are some things I would like to hear you tell the governor and his anti-gun team:

1. When the necessary number of United States Senators, House Representatives, and States vote to amend the Constitution of the United States then you will abide by the new amendment when proposing or agreeing to new legislation, but until then, you expect them to abide by the 2nd Amendment of the current Constitution and not bring any legislation forward that infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

2. Law abiding citizens registering firearms will do absolutely nothing to aid in deterring the criminals, gang bangers, and psychopaths, but it will absolutely add to the financial burdens of law abiding citizens and our families. Many of us are already struggling to overcome the hardships of this weak economy. So, please tell them you will ask law abiding citizens to register their firearms only AFTER the criminals are done registering theirs.

3. The same holds true for disarming law abiding citizens and or restricting their arms and or ammunition. Restricting law abiding citizen’s access, besides being unconstitutional, only strengthens the societal trash while making us and our families more vulnerable to violent crime. Your focus, and that of the governor, should be on them, not us.

4. If the governor and the president of the U.S. have the right to have their families protected by semi and or fully automatic rifles then surely they must agree we law abiding citizens have the same right to protect our families. Unless of course they think their families are more precious than ours.  I assure you, they are not.

I will repeat my request that you publicly stand up to these gun-grabbing tyrants and put an end to the illusions they are disseminating that we the law abiding citizens and our semi-automatic rifles are evil and or at fault for the acts of deranged individuals. I also ask that you publicly dispel the illusion that the right to “keep and bear arms” is based on the purpose of hunting, sporting, or for any reason other than ‘because we feel like it.’

PS. Kindly tell the governor to stop being so extreme and stop assaulting law abiding citizens.

With great concern,
Thomas Maerling

Bank of America Tells American Gun Manufacturers to Take a Hike. Seizes Funds.

Please close your Bank of America accounts and be sure to tell them it is because they are anti 2nd Amendment. This is the second American firearms manufacturer that they have screwed with. (both links below)

Please Take control. We are one of the most powerful voting and consumer blocs in America, but we get walked all over because of our silence and some bullchit moto “from my cold dead hands.”

Well guess what they are ripping them from our warm live hands one finger at a time. Whether it is by rules and regulations or by artificial price increases or by the all new violence tax on ammo we are losing.

And if you think having your firearms in your possession is winning well that’s just more bullchit. The only thing I see as a win is that our children have the same “right to keep and bear arms” that we do (if not more).

-Saying “I still have my guns,” but knowing you have to hide them or parts of them, magazines for instance, is not a win.

-Having to register all long guns; not a win. Having to register and pay to do so; a double loss.

-Tax per bullet; not a win.

-Recertify every year or 2, or 3; not a win.

This is all just part of the incremental (finger by finger) gun grab. And this is why we are failures to our children. So either you are writing and phoning congress on a DAILY basis or you are starting RWII. If you are not doing 1 of the 2 you are nothing but talk and you are failing your (OUR) children.

So start with a nice simple call to BoA and then start phoning and or writing all (not just your’s) pro 2A congress-people. We will not change the minds of the commie/liberals, but we must let our pro 2A congress-people know we are here for them. They have to know they are fighting for a reason or else they will just fold.

Just like the home team at any sporting event counts on the crowd for inspiration and passion so do our congress-people. Call and support; until they know your voice if possible.

Please, lets give up our independent streaks and work as a team until we get this mess of a country straightened out. Choose your most fearless leader of any group of men, no matter who, be they dead or alive, and they will or would have told you United We Stand Divided We Fall.

With 80 million gun owners in this country there is only one reason we are having a gun-control conversation. It is because we are too damn quiet. This conversation would be over tomorrow if just 10% of us made calls tomorrow, probably even 5% or if 2% marched on Washington.



Back from Jan 3rd Washington DC (solo) Demonstration

Back from Washington two o’clock this morning. I stood outside the Longworth House yesterday, Jan. 3rd, with my sign until about 12:45pm when the lines started dying down. Longworth is one of the buildings where the House of Representatives have their offices.DSC_3166

Good news was that there were tons of people, and long lines, in Washington for the swearing in of the new members so my signs got plenty of attention.  The bad news and sad news is nobody else showed up to demonstrate so I’m sure I looked pretty weak, number wise. But personally I felt pretty damn good standing up to the tyrants. Anti-gun ban sign

After I left the Longworth House I headed over to the Senate side of the Capitol to hand deliver my letter to the Senators. I only got to print out thirteen before I left for Wasington DC. They were two pages (legal size) long and my printer wasn’t working right, so I had to print on best quality to make it all legible and it took forever. Anyway I delivered them to eleven republicans and two democrats.

The democrats were Joe Manchin and Dianne Feinstein.

The republicans were: Kelly Ayotte,  John Barrasso, Tom Coburn,  Micheal Enzi, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Joe Hoeven, John McCain, Mitch McConnel, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio.

To tell you the truth, I hesitated (yes, from fear of retaliation) for awhile outside of Feinstein’s office because it is pretty obvious the letter was about her and her proposal. But then I started thinking about the Jefferson quote: “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” And I’ve been preaching to people lately about speaking without fear, so there was no way I could back off now. It would’ve been too big a setback and way too hypocritical.

Because none of the Senators were available, (it was swearing in day) when I handed in the letter in I asked each of their staff (except Feinstein) if they knew how the Senator felt about Feinstein’s ban proposal; specifically the part limiting magazine capacity and banning semis.

They all (except Graham) basically said the Senator defends the 2nd Amendment, but as of now has no official statement on the specifics of Feinstein’s proposal. McConnel’s office added that without an actual bill being submitted he doesn’t know what’s in it to respond to. Graham’s office said he already appeared on Piers Morgan and said they have to amend the Constitution if they want change the 2nd Amendment.

So in the end I didn’t save America, and I never will without your help, but I sure as hell am more proud of myself today than yesterday.

*NOTE* I didn’t take notes, so I am only paraphrasing Senate staff members.

Tom Maerling

Tyranny In The Halls, An Open Letter to Congress

To the peoples 113th Congress,

When twenty American children are murdered by a madman in a schoolhouse it is tragic and it needs to be prevented from happening again. When seventy-four million American children are having their Constitutional rights duplicitously stripped by congress it is not only tragic it is tyranny, and it needs to be stopped from happening in the first place.

Today our children are in greater danger from tyranny than they are from school shootings.

If either you or your colleagues feel so strongly that the 2nd Amendment is the cause of the Newtown murders then you should do everything in your power to AMEND the Constitution so it reads as you see fit. If you do this then the citizenry of this country must comply by the words of the new Amendment to the Constitution.

If instead you pretend that there is no Constitution and submit to the people a law which is in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, then the citizenry must ignore the words of your new law because those words of law are in fact unconstitutional and baseless.

It is the words of the Constitution of the United States which “we the people” are first responsible to. Any words written thereafter are merely those of guidance, and if that guidance takes us outside of the restraints of the Constitution then we the people are to ignore such guidance.

Just as we will not be guided to bathe our children in boiling water, or be guided to have our children cared for by pedophiles, we will also not be guided to disarm our children and leave them, at best exposed to the criminal element from the street, and at worst leave them exposed to the tyrants that are creeping into our governing houses of congress.

You will notice a tyrant’s discussion of the Constitution will consist of inserting words and or meanings into the 2nd Amendment that by no means exist. This will be done by insinuating our 2nd Amendment right is limited by the quantity or the grade of arms. Or they are inclined to insinuate our 2nd Amendment is limited to hunting and or sporting arms. However, the Constitution, and the 2nd Amendment thereof, does not say, nor insinuates, any of those things.

In fact, the above acts are the tyrant’s duplicitous incremental dismantling of the Constitution and it is no more legal or enforceable than would be a United States Senator telling the American people that congress is simply no longer obliged to abide by the Constitution.

You will also notice a tyrant’s discussion will consist of the blissful ignorance of the words which the 2nd Amendment actually does contain. These words, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, are truly an oppressive and irksome road block to the want-to-be tyrant and his or her plans to oppress and repress the citizenry.

The gun-grab tyrants often like to remind people that the arms the framers of the Constitution were talking about keeping and bearing were muskets. This duplicitous introduction of muskets into the argument is baseless. If the framers wanted to limit the citizens right to keep and bear arms to a certain grade it would at the least be recorded in the many pages of historical documents and or personal writings, if not in the Constitution itself.

However what is recorded in the many pages of historical documents and or personal writings is the framers wariness of man’s desire for power and dominance over his/her fellow man and their many warnings to their future citizens to be ever vigilant of their government.

It is therefore more than reasonable to expect the framers mindset, when penning the Constitution, was one in which their desired outcome was to ensure the American people were armed with the capability of protecting their unalienable rights from being usurped by future governments by whatever means or grade of arms available; not limited by muskets.

Should you experience this duplicitous argument of muskets please remind your colleagues that muskets were also what the tyrannical British government possessed when the framers penned the Constitution. It should therefore be noted that the framers felt the citizenry should keep and bear arms equal to that of which government possessed/es; thereby ensuring the citizenry has the capability to carry out that which “is their right, [and which]it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security” (That’s from one of those historical documents I mentioned earlier; see the Declaration of Independence.)

So the omission of grade, type, and or quantity of arms to be kept and beared by the people is not based on our framers knowledge of arms being limited to muskets. Rather, I submit, it is based on the framers extraordinary wisdom in realizing that limiting the citizenry, at any given time, to arms of such an inferior capability to that of which government possesses would be just as dangerous as not recognizing, at all, the people’s right to keep and bear arms.

You see Sir/Madam, the framers of the Constitution were also wise enough to know that the risk of tyranny rearing its ugly head in these United States did not end with the defeat of the British.

If you wish to prohibit and or confiscate arms from the American citizenry without violating the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution you may do so by amending the Constitution as described in Article 5 of the United States Constitution.  Simply ignoring and circumventing the 2nd Amendment would be tyranny and shows exactly how wise and prophetic the founding fathers were in wanting to ensure the American citizenry should always keep and bear arms.

“Certainly, one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms. … The right of the citizen to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible.” — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey


“That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms” — Samuel Adams


“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.” —Adolf Hitler


“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. — 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.


“You amend it, we will abide by it. – You ignore it, we will die by it.” — We the people of the United States of America in defense of the 2nd Amendment.

With great concern,
Thomas Maerling

Letter To Senator Tom Coburn Asking him to Protect 2nd Amendment

Good day Sir,

First, thank you for your time.

My name is Tom Maerling and I am writing to ask you to please see to it that our 2nd Amendment is not allowed to be circumvented or ignored when congress resumes.

I am truly amazed that any Senator could or would mention confiscation of firearms from the American people. The talk of banning over 120 firearms is no less extraordinary and disgusting.

For the first time in my life I feel like I am lying to my 3 boys when I tell them we live in the greatest country on Earth. It seems to me that we are governed by tyrants. The total lack of respect, and even the overwhelming lack of will to acknowledge our Constitution even exists when making governing proposals, is absolutely surreal.

Please tell me you believe the American people are governed by the United States Constitution and that you know for a fact that our congress-people are restrained from making governing laws which violate our Constitution.

Please tell me also that you will put your job on the line to defend the Constitution from the tyrants in congress that you work side by side with.

And let me ask you to stop being polite and or civil to those representatives of the American people that would even suggest a gun grab in the United States of America. I know it is supposed to be ‘uncivil’ to call your fellow Senators names, but when in fact that name is true and accurate, it is not uncivil. When being civil, for the sake of being civil, creates a greater danger to the citizenry than it does a courtesy to the recipient then it is time to put truth and accuracy above civility.

Civility that allows for the bolder talk of tyranny to spew from a tyrant’s mouth and an increased abuse of office may be civil between you and your colleague, but it is uncivil to the American citizenry. I believe it is your duty to call these people out for what they are.

It is time to put the shame back on the people that want to defile our Constitution and celebrate those that wish to defend it. To be clear Sir, when a United States Senator speaks of confiscating or mandating buy-backs of the American citizenry’s firearms then that U.S. Senator is defiling the U.S. Constitution.  Any Senator of the United States of America that would defile the Constitution in order to strip the American citizenry of their right to keep and bear arms ‘without infringement’ is indeed a tyrant.

If our founding fathers were with you today Sir, I am certain they would tell you that a U.S. Senator speaking about confiscation or mandated buy-backs of the American citizenry’s firearms is exactly why the American citizenry needs not only semi-automatic weapons but fully automatic weapons.

The only deal you should cut with these tyrants when it comes to our 2nd Amendment is this: If they get the votes to amend the Constitution then you will abide by the new amendment when proposing new legislation, but until then, you expect them to abide by the current Constitution and not bring any legislation forward that infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

In the end I hope this is just a ploy by President Obama to stimulate the economy via a run on guns. If it is, give him congratulations from me. If it isn’t, I hope you can do something to convince me I am not lying to my children.

PS. Senator-elect Ted Cruz has a great petition on his website that I would love to see on your site as well as other congress-people.  http://www.tedcruz.org/blog/2012/12/29/stand-together-to-protect-our-second-amendment-rights/

With great concern,
Thomas Maerling

If any readers wish to send a copy of this letter, or parts thereof, to any U.S. Elected official with your own signature, you are most welcome to do so.

Jan 3rd 2013 Pro 2nd Amendment Demonstration in Washington DC

Jan 3rd 2013 Pro 2nd Amendment Demonstration in Washington DC

I have one question. Are any of the people sitting around crying about not being able to buy semis or about the tyrants suggesting confiscation ready to march on Washington or even their own State Capitols?

All I see happening is a bunch of people whining about what firearms they’ll no longer be able to buy. And then there are the ones like me who RT, repost, share, RT, repost share, RT, repost, share. Well it’s just not enough for me anymore. I’m sick of my inaction and I’m sick of all the whining.

In March of 2012 I said to hell with my fears and gave my first ever public speech and it contained this sample of what I predict will be a -future- letter from our soldiers.

A letter from a soldier…….“why father, why brother, why my mother and sister did you sleep at home, while we fought abroad? Why did you allow the shredding of our Declaration and Constitution from within, while we so dearly protected you & it from abroad?”

In other words folks if we do not get off our rear-ends and do something this is the type of letters that families will receive from their beloved troops serving abroad. The same troops, and their families, that we are letting down by sitting idle while these tyrants in congress are spitting all over the Constitution. And when they’re not spitting on it then they are shredding it or ignoring it, like it doesn’t even exist.

If you and I claim to have any respect and or appreciation for our troops, our veterans, and love for our children then we will march.   I’m going on January 3rd when the new congress is seated. There is supposed to be a march on the 21st, but that is too far off and not about the 2nd Amendment.

I would prefer to go and be lost in a sea of my fellow Americans, but I will go and look like a jackass standing all alone if that is the case; I know longer care. I just know I am sick of myself for not taking any actions against these tyrants.


For those of you talking crap about let them come and try it. Well that is asinine. Because when they send a dozen troops to knock in your door you are beat.  (See Katrina gun confiscation & see the 2,700 MRAP’s bought by the Dept. Homeland Security)

So If you want to win this then let’s get together en masse and show the politicians what the 2nd Amendment voting bloc looks like. Let’s show up like the Communist/Liberals in bus loads and see if we can put some constitutional spine back in our politicians.

If in the end we need to take another path to replace the tyrants with a new guard, as the Declaration of Independence says is our right and our DUTY, then so be it. If the word “confiscation” coming from our politicians mouths isn’t tyranny than I don’t know what it is.

If our 2nd Amendment isn’t worth a few days off than I don’t know what is?  I’m going for a peaceful demonstration on Thurs. Jan 3rd, I’ll see you there, or not.

I advise you to stop sitting around and pretending like this isn’t happening because it is. I also advise you to stop letting them silence you. I am leaving this world knowing I did everything I could to pass freedom on to our children. For me to do that it will require more than social networking.

Tom Maerling

Protecting Our Schools, Our Children, and Our Constitution

Here is a plan  I was working on for protecting the schools, the children, and
the Constitution. I believe it’s possible to be done with volunteers.

All volunteers should be from community if possible.

NO Uniforms – Environment must stay as natural as possible -NO Uniforms.

Community volunteers on the inside of building should have conceal carry permits (CCP)

Community volunteers on the outside, CCP optional.

Anyone w/out CCP can be the eyes and ears, warning CCP volunteers on the inside and phoning local police of approaching threat.

Community members with children enrolled in the school will be given first consideration for volunteering.

If the proper outside watch is installed no incident should ever make it to the interior of a school.

Background checks on volunteers to include domestic abuse, child abuse, child molestation, etc.
Some level of certification may be warranted. Something for response training?

Also fire drill type preparedness drills in school. (I have to find the article and credit the person for fire drill idea)

This is all in addition to permitting teachers to CC in school if they choose.
If enough teachers participate we may not need additional volunteers.

Perhaps wall mounted lock boxes (lock boxes out of sight) can be used once the teacher enters class or locked closets so as the gun is not left in unattended pocketbooks or desk draws.
Locks should not affect reaction time as outside volunteers should be able to forewarn
well in advance.

Feel free to add, correct, and or point out any holes in this plan as this is not my specialty; just my opinion of the direction to go.
Any criticism that benefits the kids and the constitution is more than welcome.

Just a thought.
Tom M

Our Right to Live FREE of Tyranny -DID NOT- End With The Defeat of The British.

On December 20, in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut school murders, the Village of Ellenville held an emergency board meeting to hear the public’s response on the Mayor’s proposal to ban firearms in the village. According to the Daily Freeman the meeting “drew 99 people, 29 of whom spoke.”
I was one of the 99 in attendance and one of the 29 who spoke that night and this is my eye witness account.

Though there were many opinions on what caused the tragedy in Newtown, and how to prevent it from happening in our area, the 2nd Amendment and the prevention of its violation became the dominant topic of the night.

Of the 29 who spoke all were opposed to the board implementing a ban on firearms. There were varying ideas and degrees of ideas on how to make the children safer but all 29 speakers agreed that violating the 2nd Amendment was not the way.

Of the 99 in attendance I did not witness one person raise their hand or signal in any manner of agreement with the Mayor’s proposal to violate the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.

It is not just the opinion of this eyewitness and speaker, as Tracey Baxter, reporter and journalist for the Times Herald Record, draws the same conclusion in his report:

“Ellenville Mayor, Jeff Kaplan, had called a special village board meeting… What he didn’t hear was a public outcry for some type of weapons ban instead those who spoke out during the standing room only informational meeting challenged the need for gun control- legislation saying it would do nothing to reduce violent crime and would infringe on the constitutional rights of law abiding gun owners.”

So with the obvious consensus that there should be NO firearm ban from the 29 people who spoke, and the apparent consensus from the 99 people who showed up, you would expect to hear the mayor step back from his proposed unconstitutional firearms ban.

Instead, immediately following the meeting – much to my dismay, and not at all to my surprise – the mayor decided to ignore the voice of, we the people, and continued onward with his unconstitutional proposal when he announced, during a YNN News interview, “I think there’s some ways that we can look into tightening up the rules and regulations regarding gun ownership and um, guns within the community”.

This ladies and gentlemen is what America has come to, our words and input into our own community and the laws which will govern our lives are completely ignored.  We no longer have a voice.

Add to this the fact that the governor of New York has stated that “Confiscation could be an option… Mandatory sale to the state could be an option [and] Permitting could be an option…”

and there is absolutely no question that the representatives of N.Y. are confusing the Empire State for the Ottoman Empire and confusing themselves for the tyrants in control and not the simple little elected officials they are.

The country in which we now live, is not only -not- a republic, it is not even a democracy. We are now being ruled by tyrants in a communist government. Please don’t let the fact that we go to a voting booth and elect these people convince you otherwise. We are being attacked by tyrannical elected officials and their accomplices in the main stream media.

Before I completed this article another article was published that a N.Y news agency publicly listed the names & addresses of pistol permit holders; it included an interactive map whereby you can “click on any one of the dots and get the full name and exact address of the permit holder.”

These sick deranged Democrat extremists, are now putting targets on our families’ backs. It is time for Americans to stand up and take back their country as the Declaration of Independence not only declares, it is our “right”, but so ORDERS, it is our “duty” to do.

“That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

We are now passed “light and transient causes” and well entrenched in “a long train of abuses and usurpations.”  So, it is now “[our] right and [our] duty… to provide new guards.”

If these despots wish to rule by fiat as despots do, then let them amend the Constitution as is required. Then, we the people can have no quarrel and no recourse (but to amend it back again) for the Constitution is the Law.

However, as long as they are violating the Constitution and Declaration of Independence by “usurping” our rights and properties as they are now proposing in N.Y. and in both houses of the U.S. congress, we have the right to defend said rights and properties by all means necessary. Even if 300 million out of 350 million citizens asked our elected subordinates to make a law ending free speech they are not permitted to do so unless they first add an amendment to the Constitution either rescinding or overriding the first amendment.

As the title of this article says, our right to live FREE of tyranny did NOT end with the defeat of the British, but because our politicians and our Liberal dominated schools have so skillfully omitted and or removed the Constitution from law making and public learning a whole generation has been manipulated into thinking we the people are to be governed by our elected officials.

In fact though, we the people are to be governed by the Constitution of the United States of America. Our elected subordinates are only there to carry our message because 300+ million people cannot fit into one room. And as I stated above not even 300 million people have the right to violate the Constitution, only to amend it.


I want to thank my wife for helping me bring this story to life. She typed the 1st draft for me as we drove out to Pennsylvania the other day.

While I was dictating it to her I literally broke down in tears as the realization of the condition of my kids future started to hit me. I have slept far too long. I have not only let their future fall into the hands of tyrants from the Democrat, Republican, and most deranged of them all Liberal/Democrat parties I have also let the sacrifices of our dauntless military veterans be for naught.

Personal message the children and veterans of America:
I apologize to you all and hope I can redeem myself by helping to re-secure the America our children were guaranteed and the America our veterans sacrificed for. I do not know if this can be done before I die, but I pledge this to you: From here on out I will not stop fighting for you until one or the other happens.

To the American elected officials: I want to share these wise words from Ammoland.com.
“Reflect on our gun laws and future bills thoughtfully, as the consequences of your decisions will affect the civil rights of every inhabitant within our United States of America. As a constituent, I can make this promise to you…I will donate time and money for campaigns in every upcoming election. I will donate time and money to participate in every grass roots effort to defend the Second Amendment. I will donate time and money to pursue every legal course of action against those who attempt to infringe on my right to keep and bear arms.”

I will add just one thing to the above words: Never forget you are bound by the United States Constitution and if you think the Constitution is preventing you from applying a necessary policy then AMEND it, DO NOT circumvent it because that would disqualify you and the policy from being relevant.

Also to our elected officials remember these wise words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
“There are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws.
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.
Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.””

Speak Withou Fear
Tom Maerling
The only control a politician does not like is self control.
This is a link to the speech I gave at the Ellenville meeting

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