Death Toll Will Rise While Law Abiding Americans Are Scapegoated.

March 15th 2014
Ed. March 15th, 2015

A message to the peoples representatives,

In America we do not punish any one citizen or group of citizens for the crimes committed by others. Yet, that is precisely what is going on across America today with the seemingly endless rules, regulations, and laws being implemented against law abiding Americans who wish to exercise and enjoy their “RIGHT” to keep and bear arms.

If you do not like the 2nd Amendment and you feel it is at fault for the crimes of mass/multiple murders committed by Americans then amend the Constitution of the United States and be done with it. Article V of the U.S. Constitution will explain this procedure to you. Until then you do not circumvent it or, shall we say, INFRINGE upon it with rules, regulations, and/or laws that punish Americans who have COMMITTED NO CRIMES and who own firearms which have ASSAULTED NO PERSONS.

Please do not pretend punishment only exists when doled out by a judge and therefore, law abiding citizens will not be punished. Three, but not all, examples of punishment are as follows.

1. Punishment is leaving Americans without the proper amount of ammunition to protect their families or themselves.
*NOTE: If you cannot limit the number of home invaders or muggers that attack Americans at any one time then you should never contemplate limiting the amount of ammunition decent Americans need/have to protect their families and themselves.

2. Punishment is the creation of financial roadblocks. E.g.- Levying fees/taxes that inhibit Americans from securing either firearms or ammunition due to their financial status. *If you insist on violating Americans constitutional rights by creating these financial roadblocks then you should pay for them for those who cannot afford them. Surely a constitutional right should be subsidized before corporate goods, like cell phones, are subsidized.

3. Punishment is telling Americans that their firearms – they legally own and have never used in a crime- are suddenly illegal because a human being, having no connection to them, using a firearm, having no connection to theirs, committed a crime. *Put your energy into ending the crimes by going after the actual criminals and the actual firearms used in the crimes.

Bottom line is you do not have the right to punish law abiding Americans with your rules, regulations, and laws simply because you are too cowardly, flat out unwilling, or honorably incapable of fixing the real problems by going after the ACTUAL criminal and the root causes.

I will leave you with these two tips. Tip 1- Next time you’re about to vote on some form of legislation ask yourself this: “Did this particular group of people we are punishing with our new rule, regulation, or law actually do anything wrong?” When the answer is “No” Then you know you are punishing law abiding citizens for the actions of others if you vote yes.

Tip 2 – The problem is NOT the 2nd Amendment,  it is the social engineering gone awry. The true problems lie within the endless social programs that are teaching our children they do not need to be responsible for themselves. They are told they are equal to their peers -whether they strive as hard or not-. They are led to believe they deserve whatever their fellow citizens have -whether they earn it or not-. They are taught that there are no winners or losers-when in fact there are. Then one day when the truth sets in and there is something they want, but nobody is there to hand it to them, as they’ve now been conditioned to expect, they explode like spoiled little brats.

Add doctor prescribed drugs (psychotropic medications) to the mix and boom, you’ve ENGINEERED a ticking time bomb.

Selective Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) and Serotonin Noradrenaline-Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s) are two, but not the only, well documented medications known for increasing and even CREATING tendencies toward violence. The well respected and world renowned Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) documents the relationship between thirty-one school shootings, sixteen murder/suicide cases, and prescribed drugs. Twenty-two international warnings have been issued about the deadly side effects of these drugs including nine right here in the U.S.A., yet our representatives refuse to address these ACTUAL causes and implement preventative solutions in lieu of make believe feel good legislation.

If you ladies and gentlemen representing the people of the United States really want to PREVENT unnecessary murders and suicides it is time to stop expending energies and resources trying to blackball law abiding Americans and start addressing this very real and ACTUAL cause of violence.

Yes, there are other variables involved, but until you are willing to admit the fact that law abiding Americans are by far the least of the problem and you are ready to start looking for solutions that solve as opposed to solutions that feel good then what is the sense in continuing.

Thomas Maerling

Sources:

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) http://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/drug_warnings_on_violence/

SSRI Stories http://ssristories.org/ssris/

Psychiatric Meds: Prescription for Murder? Written by  Rebecca Terrell http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/14655-prescription-for-murder

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My Comments Objecting to BATFE Proposed Ban on 5.56 Ammo

Comments to ATF must be received by midnight 3/16/15 and can be sent via:
Email comments to: APAComments@atf.gov
or
Fax: (202) 648-9741
_________________________________________________________________

RE: Proposed AP Ammo Ban Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Monday, March 16, 2015 To whom it may concern,

From this point forward “we” refers to, Thomas and Tammy Maerling of Greenfield Park, N.Y., our sons, and anyone else who may wish to associate with these comments.

The word “framework” to which I will refer to throughout this comment refers to the BATFE notice, titled, ATF FRAMEWORK FOR DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN PROJECTILES ARE “PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR SPORTING PURPOSES” WITHIN THE MEANING OF 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C)

We are writing in objection to the announced action to “withdraw the exemptions for 5.56 “green tip” ammunition.” On the following grounds:

  1. The Firearms Alluded To In The “Framework” Are Not Handguns

We would like to first bring your attention to section IV, pages 14 and 15 of the ATF “framework” stating that:

“Specifically, 5.56mm projectiles loaded into the SS109 and M855 cartridges are commonly used in both “AR-type” rifles and “AR-type” handguns. The AR platform is the semi-automatic version of the M16 machinegun originally designed for and used by the military. The AR-based handguns and rifles utilize the same magazines and share identical receivers. These AR-type handguns were not commercially available when the armor piercing ammunition exemption was granted in 1986. To ensure consistency, upon final implementation of the sporting purpose framework outlined above, ATF must withdraw the exemptions for 5.56 mm “green tip” ammunition, including both the SS109 and M855 cartridges.”

It is our belief that the ATF has gravely erred in defining the AR platforms as handguns and based on this incorrect definition we implore you to rescind your decision to withdraw the current exemptions for the 5.56 ammunition in question as the AR platforms cited by the ATF are indeed NOT handguns at all. The correct definition for these AR platforms as found in the “Definitions” of 18 U.S.C 921(a)(8) and cited below is in fact a “short-barreled rifle”.

18 U.S.C. 921(a)(8) “The term “short-barreled rifle” means a rifle having one or more barrels less than sixteen inches in length and any weapon made from a rifle (whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise) if such weapon, as modified, has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches.”

Furthermore, the AR platforms defined as handguns in the ATF “framework” is again evidenced as being incorrectly defined by the “Definition” in 18 U.S.C 921(a)(29)(A) and cited below.

18 U.S.C 921(a)(29) “The term “handgun” means—

(A) a firearm which has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand;…”

By no means, whatsoever, are the AR platforms cited in the ATF “framework” “designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand.” In fact the short-barrel, AR platform, rifle is no more a handgun than is the short-barreled shotgun ~18 U.S.C. 921(a)(6) and the shotgun is the shorter of the two.

So, we again ask that the ATF rescind their decision to withdraw the current exemptions afforded the 5.56 ammunition in question because the AR platforms cited are indeed NOT handguns at all.

  1. The Ammunition in Question is “Primarily Intended to Be Used for Sporting Purposes.”

Throughout the “framework” it states that ammunition can be exempt from being considered armor piercing if that ammunition is: “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”

We feel the M855 and SS109 have thus far correctly been exempt, as they are indeed “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”

With that in mind we would strongly urge that this same exemption continue unimpeded because, other than the ATF’s incorrect defining of the AR platform as a handgun, no circumstance(s) has(have) changed to warrant withdrawing the current exemptions.

In fact, where previously this ammunition warranted exemption it now warrants even stronger exemptions, as today its sporting purposes have increased further with the growing popularity of match shooting competitions and the introduction of the short-barreled AR platform rifles used in match competition.

  1. The Ammunition in Question Does Not Pose “Extreme Safety Risks to” LEO’s

As for the misconception in the “framework”, page 2, Section II, that this particular ammunition poses “extreme safety risks to police officers when used by criminals”, we would direct your attention to the recent comments of James Pasco. Mr. Pasco is the “Executive Director of the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members.”

“Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,” ~ James Pasco

Source: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/police-say-ar-15-bullet-up-for-ban-is-not-a-threat-countering-atf-white-house/article/2560964

Please note E.D. Pasco made his statement in response to the ATF’s decision and thereby contradicts the ATF’s finding that the withdrawal of exemptions are warranted for officer protection.

  1. Criteria to Qualify for Exemption in Section III of “framework” Have Been Met

In section III, pages 7 and 8, of the framework it says:

“… the Attorney General must determine that [1] a specific type of armor piercing projectile does not pose a significant threat to law enforcement officers [2] because the projectile at issue is primarily intended” for use in shooting sports, and [3] is therefore unlikely to be encountered by law enforcement officers on the streets.”

We believe public testimonial from the Executive Director of the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers stipulating that,

”this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,”

in addition to the ATF providing zero evidence contrary to the Executive’s expert testimonial confirms that criteria 1,

“a specific type of armor piercing projectile does not pose a significant threat to law enforcement officers”

and criteria 3,

It “is therefore unlikely to be encountered by law enforcement officers on the streets.”

have both been satisfied.

Therefore, with criteria 2,     “because the projectile at issue is “primarily intended” for use in shooting sports,”

already being confirmed via common knowledge throughout the sporting industry and again confirmed within the ATF’s own “framework”, it has now been proven that all 3 criteria have been met and we feel the Attorney General (AG) and or the person(s) delegated by the AG should rescind the decision to withdraw the exemptions.

Sincerely,

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maerling (and sons),

These 2 sources were not sent with comment to ATF, but are included in this blog post for the readers knowledge and study.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/921

http://www.atf.gov/sites/default/files/assets/Library/Notices/atf_framework_for_determining_whether_certain_projectiles_are_primarily_intended_for_sporting_purposes.pdf

If I Had A Daughter…

I love this woman. If I had a daughter this, I hope, would be her character. Though, daughterless I may be, I hope just the same that my nieces and cousins watch and emulate this woman’s character, courage, and love for America.

This woman was strong enough to do it on her own, but so many other Americans are only strong enough to do it when they have support and or encouragement from others. This is the strength needed to save this country for our children to enjoy.

 

Letter to the editor – Kingston Daily Freeman -2/21/2013

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20130221/letter-ulster-county-opens-process

Dear Editor:

On Feb. 19 the Ulster County Legislature was due to vote on Resolution 0154 which opposes the NYS (un)SAFE Act and admonishes the closed-door procedure by which it was passed. The crowd size was expected to surpass the nearly 300 people who attended the last two (un)SAFE Act sessions.

The Legislature could have let this meeting stand in the county building and at worst endangered the expected masses or at best limited the number of citizens allowed to attend.

The safety factor goes without saying, unless you are Legislator Donaldson, D-Kingston, who would not agree to the move, preferring instead to create illusions that moving a legislative session expected to draw upwards of 300 citizens from a room with a capacity of 120 was not about safety it was a “political stunt” or a “campaign ploy.” And limiting the number of citizens allowed to attend would not only have been wrong for shutting out those who wanted to attend, it would have made it possible for the group (proponents or opponents) that arrived first to shut out the other.

With that said, I want to thank all of the Ulster County legislators who supported the change of venue for the Feb 19 meeting. Moving it to the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston allowed residents to attend in safety and comfort, but every bit as important it allowed the Open Meeting law to mean what it should mean, “open to all.”

Our County representatives stand in stark contrast to our state Senate representatives who saw fit to pass the (un)SAFE Act in a cloak of darkness without reading it or giving their constituents, the citizens of this state, the chance to read and comment on it.

As far as leading is concerned, I want to congratulate Ulster County Legislature Chairwoman Bernardo, R-Accord, who proved she respects all the citizens she represents and not just those who agree with her. Unlike Gov. Cuomo, who through fear of opposing viewpoints, shut out the citizens he is supposed to represent by usurping the state’s Message of Necessity law, Bernardo backed the move to UPAC, and in doing so she bravely and respectfully invited all the people she represents to join in the government process.

In the end, whether I got the outcome I desired or not, I say thanks for at least swinging open the doors and inviting us all in, as opposed to the now too common shut out.

TOM MAERLING

Wash DC- May 25th-26th- 10 Million Gun Owner March – Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Rally

In Ulster County N.Y. GA2A.org, Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County, and Ulster County Friends of the Constitution are in the process of arranging buses for the May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend) 10 Million Gun Owner March on Washington and the May 26th the XXVI annual Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Rally

We think it’s time to take our 2nd Amendment fight to DC and put them on notice that we are no longer sleeping and no longer standing by quietly while they shred our Constitution that too many of our true heroes have sacrificed for.

Please let us know if you are interested in joining us and reserving a seat on the bus(es) ASAP as the amount of interest in the buses will determine if either 1 or both packages are viable options.  Email any questions or to let us know you are interseted DCBusInfo@yahoo.com.

The 1st package is a same day round trip:
The price is $65 round trip. We will leave 3am Saturday, May 25th arrive in D.C. at 9:00am for the 10 Million Gun Owner March and then leave D.C at 5pm and be back home around 11pm.
http://www.gunmarch.com

The 2nd Package is a round trip 1 night sleep-over: (room prices not yet included)
The price for this bus is $75 round trip. We leave Sat 3am., arrive in DC Sat. 9am stay at the rally until 5pm then head to the rooms. The following morning, Sun. 10am, we return to the Mall for the Rolling Thunder POW/MIA rally; stay until 3pm and then board the buses arriving back home around 9pm Sunday night.

Here is information on the 26th annual Rolling Thunder POW/MIA event we will be attending on day 2. We support the 2nd Amendment on day 1 and our Veterans on day 2. We can take America back. We just need to UNITE.
http://www.rollingthunder1.com
http://www.rollingthunder1.com/PDFs/RT%20XXVI%20Documents.pdf

Seats can be reserved by Credit Card, Check, Money Order, or Cash. And as always you do not need to be a member of any of the clubs and you do not have to take our bus(es) to attend.
If we all speak to our respective clubs they may be willing to offset a percentage of the cost per ticket for their attending members.

*PLEASE TAKE NOTE* We do not yet have the room prices figured in for the overnight, but we will not be making making money on them so whatever the price is will be your cost added to the bus price. If you want one room for you and your family then you will pay the full room price. If you want to share a room with someone than you will split the room price.
You are welcome to make your own room arrangements, but we won’t be able to send the bus to different Hotels/Motels for pick-ups and drop-offs, so we just ask that you book your room in the same facility as us or nearby so we can all board the bus at one spot.

RALLY TO REPEAL THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NYS (un)SAFE Act

NRA, NYSRPA, SCOPENY, GUN RIGHTS ACROSS AMERICA, AND MORE.
There are already more than 65 buses from around NY booked full and ready to go.

We will easily surpass 10 thousand people and have predictions as high as 40,000.
FEB. 28th – REPEAL N.Y. unSAFE Act – FEB. 28th

That’s the firearms law where they want to limit you, fine you, restrict you, register you, and confisicate from you, but of course they will not infinge at all.

PRO-2nd AMENDMENT RALLY & LOBBY DAY

ALBANY – INSIDE the CAPITOL BUILDING – 8:30am to 2:00pm

FACE TO FACE MEETINGS WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVES TO TELL THEM WE WANT THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NYS unSAFE Act REPEALED

Speeches by pro-2nd Amendment NYS Assemblypersons & Senators, NRA.
Tables with literture and peolpe to speak with about sporting clubs & organizations throughout NYS.


IN ULSTER COUNTY
BUSES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR 3 PICK-UP LOCATIONS BY THE FEDERATED SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS OF ULSTER COUNTY

You Do Not Have To Belong to a Club & You Do Not Have to Take Our Bus to Attend. Car, Boat, Train, Plane; Doesn’t Matter. Please Just Grab As Many People As You Can & Show Up To Help LITERALLY Fill The Halls Of Congress.

1ST PICK-UP LEAVES ACCORD FIREHOUSE AT 6:45 SHARP

2ND PICK-UP LEAVES STONE RIDGE FIREHOUSE AT 7:05 SHARP

3RD PICK-UP LEAVES HUDSON VALLEY MALL (MACY’S) AT 7:30 SHARP

SEATS ARE $20.00. UNDER 18 RIDE FREE.

For Seat Reservations & Complete Rally Details Visit GA2A.ORG http://www.ga2a.org/?p=432

To Chat About This And Other NY unSAFE Act Matters Visit HUDSONVALLEYSPORTSMAN.COM http://www.hudsonvalleysportsman.com/index.php/board,42.0.html


FOR BUS ROUTES FROM OTHER COUNTIES VISIT:
There Are Buses Available From Buffalo All the Way Down to Long Island

NYSRPA.org
https://www.nysrpa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=881&Itemid=196

SCOPENY.ORG
http://scopeny.org/#BUSINFO


You Can Also Reserve Seats In Person At The Following Ulster CountyBusinesses:
(
Check back; More businesses may be added)

Ruger’s Custom Guns, 1050 Morton Blvd. Kingston, N.Y. — 845-336-7106
*
Tom’s Taxidermy (Bait & Tackle), 7109 Route 209 Wawarsing, N.Y. — 845-647-8157
*
Hot Shotz Bar & Grill, 8 42nd St. Kerhonkson, N.Y. — 845-626-7371
*
Catskill Mountains Firearms, LLC, 89 Stiller Berg Strada Kerhonkson, N.Y. — 845-626-7676
*
Wildlife Encounters Taxidermy, 300 Wynkoop Road Hurley, N.Y. — 845-338-1242
*
Pro Fitness Gym, 95 Canal St., Ellenville, N.Y. — 845-943-9115
*
Jame’s General, 46 Main St., Napanoch, N.Y  — 845-647-5973
*
All Catskill Hearing Aid Center, 343 E Broadway, Monticello, NY – (845) 794-7766

Capitol Rallys Across America; The Day After.

I think we did great in N.Y. in regards to the Jan. 19th Guns Across America Rally. I heard everywhere from 2k to 5k for attendance. I put it at 3k plus; encouraging to say the least. I also want to congratulate and thank our patriots that joined us in spirit at their own capitols.

This is by far the best I’ve felt about the fight to take back our country from the extremist left-wing democrats and the gutless turncoat republicans in quite some time.

We should be happy and we should be proud with what we did, but we should not be content. We all have to look at this as just the starting point. Everyone that attended this rally should plan to bring one person to the next event thereby doubling up on our efforts and our forces.

We must start saving now to make the trip. If we know people willing to attend, but can’t for financial reasons, lets jot their names down and see about setting up collection tins at our clubs. I will ask the Wawarsing Rod & Gun club to allow a jar to be set up from now until the Washington trip.

We are the new guard and we must not be the generation that leaves our children under the rule of tyranny. Nor should we leave them one step from it. We must not be the generation that squanders the sacrifices of our veterans.

We must consider these events mere buildups to the epic coming together of every State meeting as one in Washington D.C. But, this time we must join together before the tyrants vote to violate the Constitution. We cannot wait until after they vote to join forces against the Washington gun-grabbers like we did here in New York.

We must commit to pick up and march on Washington in a moment’s notice.  Have your bags packed and your car pool team set and ready in case on a Friday we learn they are voting on Monday, as I suspect we will.

I cannot predict the exact scenario, but I can guarantee in the not so distant future we will need to show our strength in numbers to the tyrants and the gutless of Washington. At least if we want to avoid the worst case scenario we will. 

Be ever vigilant and be prepared.

Tom Maerling
1/21/2013

N.Y. STATE SENATORS PRO GUN RATINGS

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.

District

Name/(Party)

Grade

Room

Capitol #
District #

1

Kenneth P.   LaValle (R)

A

806

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

2

John J. Flanagan   (R)

A

805

518-455-2071
631-361-2154

3

Lee M. Zeldin   (R)

A

802

518-455-3570
631-585-0608

5

Carl L. Marcellino (R)

A

811

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

6

Kemp Hannon   (R)

A

420

518-455-2200
516-739-1700

8

Charles   J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R)

A

609

518-455-3341
516-882-0630

9

Dean G. Skelos   (R)

A

909

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

22

Martin J.   Golden (R)

A

409

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

24

Andrew J. Lanza   (R)

A

915

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

39

William J. Larkin, Jr. (R)

A

502

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

40

Greg Ball (R)

A

?817

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

42

John J. Bonacic   (R)

A

509

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

43

Kathleen A Marchione (R/C)

A*

918

(518) 455-2381
?

45

Elizabeth OC. Little (R)

A

310

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

46

AMEDORE RACE NOT SETTLED

 

 

47

Joseph A. Griffo   (R)

A

612

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

48

Patricia A. Ritchie (R)

A

815

518-455-3438
315-782-3418

50

John A. DeFrancisco (R)

A

?416

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

51

James L. Seward   (R)

A  A*

430

518) 455-3131
(607) 432-5524

52

Thomas W. Libous   (R)

A

?429

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

53

David J Valesky (D)

A+

311

(518)-455-2838
(315)-478-8745

54

Michael F. Nozzolio (R)

A

412

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

56

Joseph E. Robach (R)

A

803

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

57

Catharine M. Young (R)

A

307

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

58

Thomas F. OMara   (R)

A

812

518-455-2091
607-735-9671

59

Patrick M. Gallivan (R)

A

?947

518-455-3471
716-656-8544

60

Mark J. Grisanti   (R)

A  B*

902

518-455-3240
716-854-8705

61

Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R)

A

848

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

62

George  Maziarz (R)

A  A*

708

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

4

Philip M Boyle   (R)

?304

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

7

Jack M. Martins   (R)

946

518-455-3265
516-746-5924

49

Hugh T Farley (R)

711

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

10

James Sanders (D)

 

 

11

Tony Avella (D)

 

 

25

Velmanette Montgomery (D

 

 

27

Brad Hoylman (D)

 

 

37

George S Latimer (D)

 

 

38

David S. Carlucci (D)

 

 

41

Terry Gipson (D)

 

 

55

Ted O’Brien (D)

 

 

63

Timothy Kennedy (D)

D  B*

12

Michael N. Gianaris (D)

F

 

 

13

*Jose R. Peralta (D)

F

 

 

14

*Malcolm A. Smith (D)

F

 

 

15

*Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D)

F

 

 

16

*Toby Ann Stavisky (D)

F

 

 

17

Simcha Felder (D)

F*

18

*Martin Malave Dilan (D)

F

 

 

19

*John L. Sampson (D)

F

 

 

20

*Eric Adams (D)

F

 

 

21

*Kevin S. Parker (D)

F

 

 

23

*Diane J. Savino (D)

F

 

 

26

*Daniel L. Squadron (D)

F

 

 

28

*Liz Krueger (D)

F

 

 

29

Jose M Serrano (D)

F*

 

 

30

*Bill Perkins (D)

F

 

 

31

Adriano Espaillat (D)

F

 

 

32

*Ruben Diaz (D)

F

 

 

33

J. Gustavo Rivera (D)

F

 

 

34

*Jeffrey D. Klein (D)

F

 

 

35

*Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)

F

 

 

36

*Ruth H. Thompson (D)

F

 

 

44

Neil D. Breslin (D)

F*

 

 

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

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

Open letter to all NYS elected officials.