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  • 14 Mar 2014 4:17 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    I want to take a moment to address the questions some members have had with regard to my testimony at the Assembly Law & Public Safety committee hearings that were held on Thursday March 13, 2014 on Bill A2006 and A2777. You did not hear the usual ranting and appeals you might have expected from me based on previous testimony before this committee.

    This was by design. Instead, I read into the record a letter to the editor I recently wrote that was published in the Star Ledger and on NJ.COM the day before the hearings.

    http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/nj_gun_bills_would_create_new_criminals.html

    The reason that I did not try to address the members of the committee directly is it has become quite obvious that the Democrat Anti Rights Coalition (DARC) forces do not care what we say. They only care about how they will be perceived by the voting public. They conveniently forget that under a Constitutional Republic, the majority does not get to vote away the human rights of the minority.

    I do believe that Governor Christie understands the difference between regulation and infringement. I read the letter into the record for his benefit. Until we are able to convince more people in the middle that *ANY* attack on a constitutionally protected human right is an attack on *ALL* of them, we will have to rely upon the highest court and Governor Christie to preserve the little that is left of our right to keep and bear arms. It is to him that our arguments to use reason  and Constitutional awareness must be made.

    So, while I congratulate you all on your past and current show of support, and encourage you to continue to show up and voice your opposition to these infringements, I do not want you to expect the DARC forces of the Senate to act any differently than their Assembly Brethren. This is of no concern to us. We will apper before them fully confident that the FIX is in and the bills will pass, but we will keep our governor in mind while making our pleas and rest assured that they will be received and considered.
  • 07 Mar 2014 10:10 AM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)

    *NOTE* Please be sure to include Governor Christie - ask him to VETO A2006

    Honorable Christopher Christie
    Office of the Governor
    PO Box 001
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    609-292-6000

    Contact these representatives and ask them to oppose bill A2006

    AsmMainor@njleg.org; AsmWilson@njleg.org; AsmCryan@njleg.org; AsmMcGuckin@njleg.org; AsmPeterson@njleg.org; aswPinkin@njleg.org; AsmRible@njleg.org; aswSumter@njleg.org

    10 rounds mag limit and who you need to contact

    Charles Mainor (Chair) (D31)
    AsmMainor@njleg.org

    Phone: 201-536-7851/201-536-7851
    Fax: 201-536-7854

    Gilbert L. Wilson (Vice Chair) (D5)
    AsmWilson@njleg.org
    Phone: 856-547-4800/856-547-4800
    Fax: 856-547-5496

    Joseph Cryan (D20)
    AsmCryan@njleg.org
    Phone: 908-624-0880/908-624-0880
    Fax: 908-624-0587

    Gregory P. McGuckin (R10)
    AsmMcGuckin@njleg.org
    Phone: 732-840-9028/732-840-9028
    Fax: 732-840-9757

    Erik Peterson (R23)
    AsmPeterson@njleg.org
    Phone: 908-238-0251/908-238-0251
    Fax: 908-238-0256

    Nancy J. Pinkin (D18)
    aswPinkin@njleg.org
    Phone: 732-548-1406/732-548-1406
    Fax: 732-548-1623

    David P. Rible (R30)
    AsmRible@njleg.org
    Phone: 732-974-0400
    Fax: 732-974-2564

    Shavonda E. Sumter (D35)
    aswSumter@njleg.org
    Phone: 973-925-7061/973-925-7061
    Fax: 973-925-7067

  • 24 Feb 2014 11:00 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)

    I think we can all agree that what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary is a tragedy. Those innocent children were brutally murdered by someone with serious mental health problems.

    What concerns me is that, whenever the anti-Rights coalition of the Democratic Party wants to interfere with the legitimate, constitutionally-protected rights of firearms owners, they find it necessary to seek tragedies outside of New Jersey.

    Why don’t they consider the murders of children that occur in our own cities significant enough to warrant their attention?

    Why aren’t they addressing the problems of gangs, drug dealers and career criminals instead of harassing law-abiding gun owners?

    They did the same thing last year during our testimony before the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee. There is no need to bring in the parents from Newtown. We understand the pain they are suffering. We aren’t their enemy.

    We are parents and grandparents. We care about our children.

    If I believed for a minute that limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds would make children safer.  I would be for it. However, based on numerous studies by government agencies and Universities throughout the Nation, there is no conclusive evidence that reducing magazine capacity has any effect on reducing crime or gun deaths.

    In fact, there was a study recently conducted by the CDC at President Obama’s request that emphasizes this fact.

    It is pretty obvious to me that the anti-rights coalition of the Democratic Party is trying to use an emotional reaction to a real tragedy for their own anti-rights agenda.

  • 30 Jan 2014 5:00 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)

    This is a question we get asked a lot. What’s the plan? Where do we go from here? What can we do? We hear these questions more frequently with each passing day. There is a short answer. If like me you prefer to avoid a violent revolution, the only other way that I know of to change a government where there is a complete lack of constitutional authority is to change the minds of the voters. We need to convince enough of them that the current system does not represent their best interests. How we accomplish that task will take a great deal more thought.

    There are those who are still hopeful that we can get redress of our grievances through the courts. I am not one of them. At least not here in New Jersey. The courts have consistently shown their reluctance to uphold either the spirit or the letter of the Constitution. We are supposed to believe that they understand the meaning of those precious documents better than we do. This attitude is not only arrogant, it is patently ridiculous. How difficult is it to understand that the Constitution and Bill of Rights were specifically written to protect a free and independent people FROM their government “officials”? It is only those who are on the wrong side of the gavel who can “infringe” upon the rights of the people, and only for as long as we allow them to do so.

    We all like “short-cuts”. When available and if they work, they help us get to where we are going faster. I am no different. If I see a short-cut that looks promising, I am willing to give it a try. However, there is often a fine line between taking a short-cut and winding up wandering around in circles. If you don’t learn the difference, you will wind up wasting a lot of valuable time, effort and resources. Thought without action is useless, but action without thought is usually “random” and “meaningless”.

    So, let’s put our heads together for a moment. Like the members of so many other movements, we have the usual tendency to speak inside an echo chamber. I am doing that now. We spend way too much time “preaching to the choir” and/or “arguing with the Devil”. Although there are times when both are appropriate, it is the people in the MIDDLE whom we eventually have to reach. Why? Because we need their votes. If the courts are deaf (or worse), and the legislature is more interested in pandering than in governing (or worse), and the executive branch is unwilling or unable to exercise control over the other two branches (or worse), than our only option is to remove them all from office and replace them with “we the people”. That WILL NOT HAPPEN if all we ever do is antagonize the other side and are seen as “shrill” (or MUCH worse).

    The NJ2AS is in the process of sponsoring a series of Home & Personal Security Seminars across New Jersey. I have been questioned about this. Shouldn’t we be staging rallies? Why aren’t we going to Trenton? Why aren’t we sponsoring litigation to challenge the courts? The answer is simple, we have, we are, and we will. However, if those actions haven’t produced the results we are seeking so far, perhaps we need to think a little harder. Maybe the seminars are not the answer. They will provide us with an excellent opportunity to show the voting public that we DO care about their safety and the safety of their family. The seminars will also give the public the opportunity to see US in an entirely different light from what they see and hear in the Main Stream Media. But let’s hear YOUR ideas.

    That is what this article is all about. If you want change, MAKE changes. Share your ideas. Come up with ways to influence the voting public and share them with whomever you feel will do the best job of executing them. There has been too much waiting around for somebody ELSE to do something. We are FREE and INDEPENDENT AMERICANS. Each of us is capable of operating at a much higher level of competency if only we are willing to exercise that underused “muscle” between our ears (otherwise known as THINKING). Just as the government of the USA is supposed to consist OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people – the NJ2AS must rely upon the combined effort of its members in order to succeed. No one wants the success of this Society to be independent from the abilities and actions of any ONE individual MORE than I do. To paraphrase Grig from “The Last StarFighter” – “It is an INCREDIBLE battle against IMPOSSIBLE odds”. Frankly it is way too big a job for any one individual or even a small group of leaders.

    Alone, the leaders of the NJ2AS can only do so much, with your help, we can WIN! Email your idea to ideas@nj2as.com and give us some time to evaluate and prioritize them. In FACT, we could use some interested individuals to help us with that task. If you are interested, please contact us at volunteers@nj2as.com.

    Thank you,

    Frank Jack Fiamingo
    President - NJ2AS

  • 09 Jan 2014 11:13 AM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    The leaders, members and supporters of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society are very pleased to announce that Mr. Jeremy Perez has accepted the award of being honored as a NJ2AS LIFE MEMBER. This is a special designation that must be earned. We believe that the litigation that Jeremy brought against Paterson, NJ and that was successfully argued by the firm of Evan Nappen and Louis Nappen represents a clear victory over those who persist in believing that the rights of the people do not matter.

    In our estimation, Jeremy's success marks the beginning of the end of the "reign of terror" over the legitimate rights of individuals to exercise responsible firearms ownership in the state of New Jersey. Municipalities can no longer simply make up their own rules as they go along. They are just as responsible (if not MORE so) to obey the laws of our state as the residents.

    So kudos to Jeremy for standing up for his beliefs and kudos to the firm on Evan and Louis Nappen for their brilliant handling of this case. We can look forward to a much better environment of cooperation between the firearms owner of New Jersey and the various municipalities throughout the state.

    CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS TO NJ2AS LIFE MEMBER - JEREMY PEREZ!
  • 06 Jan 2014 8:10 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    Meet Special Guest Emily Miller

    The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is pleased to announce a book signing with Pro-Second Amendment author and columnist, Emily Miller at our regularly-scheduled meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at South Jersey Shooting Club, 840 Piney Hollow Road, Winslow, New Jersey 08043.

    You will be able to meet Emily Miller, take photographs with her and purchase (optional) her hardcover book, “Emily Gets Her Gun”, for an autograph opportunity. Emily Miller is the author of the book "Emily Gets Her Gun," and the Senior Editor of the opinion pages of The Washington Times. She won the prestigious Clark Mollenhoff award for investigative journalism from the Institute on Political Journalism for her series “Emily Gets Her Gun” about Second Amendment rights.

    Ms. Miller may be seen regularly on national TV, including appearances on Fox News, CNBC and CNN. According to her biography, “Miller served as deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of State for Secretaries of State Colin L. Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Prior to her appointment, she was the communications director to then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay and press secretary for Rep. Rick Lazio. She was the associate producer of ABC News’ “This Week” and “Good Morning America.” She started her career at as a desk assistant at NBC News. A Baltimore native, Miller is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service".

    This event is FREE and open to the public. There is no fee to attend this memorable event, however, we request that you register in advance. “Emily Gets Her Gun” hardcover books will be available for purchase, as well as NJ2AS merchandise and membership information.

    Please join us for this very special evening.

    The New Jersey Second Amendment Society is an all-volunteer, NJ nonprofit corporation. We depend upon contributions from our members and supporters in order to be able to conduct programs such as this. Your donations are always greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Frank Jack Fiamingo
    President - NJ2AS

    NOW IS THE TIME

  • 02 Jan 2014 12:03 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    Coming soon to a town near you.

    Drug dealers can operate with abandon throughout New Jersey because the three branches of NJ government (3B) are too busy throwing up obstacles to prohibit LAW-ABIDING residents from possessing firearms (2A), that they don't have time to address the gangs, drug dealers and career criminals in our cities and towns (CHAOS). Criminals have no reason to fear the unarmed residents of New Jersey.


    DO THE MATH!
    (NJ - 2A) X 3B = CHAOS

    http://barnegat-manahawkin.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/20-towns-with-the-most-heroin-abuse-toms-river-on-list-barnegat-manahawkin?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true
  • 01 Jan 2014 9:13 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    *** NEW YEAR'S RECLAMATIONS!!!

    The members and supporters of the NJ2AS do not need to make any New Year's resolutions. The ones we have are more than adequate for our purposes. What we need to do is to RECLAIM that which is already ours by virtue of being born HUMAN - those rights that we have allowed to be "progressively" purloined must be RECLAIMED.

    We are putting all three branches (3B) of NJ government on notice that we intend to take BACK the exercise of our Right to
    Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA) from the hoplophobes who infest our COURTS, our CAPITOL and our CONSTABULARY (from the local PD all the way up to the governor's office). *THEY* may think that they have the authority to infringe upon our rights, but both the spirit and the LETTER of the Constitution and Bill of Rights of our Great Nation say otherwise. Those precious documents (the first of their kind), refer to the PREEXISTING rights of the people for a reason. NO government has the authority to prohibit us from enjoying that which was given to us either by God or by Nature.

    We do not require a majority of the people of NJ to agree with us in order for us to safely and responsible exercise our Constitutionally protected rights. The Constitution clearly states that certain rights are inalienable; the RKBA being among them as outlined in the Second Amendment (2A).

    We are stating categorically right here and right now that we DEMAND that our rights be respected. If the three branches continue to TRAMPLE upon the Second Amendment - well you don't have to be a algebraic genius in order to do the math:

    NJ - 2A X 3B = CHAOS.
  • 30 Dec 2013 9:19 PM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    Dear Governor Christie,

    The residents of New Jersey are unable to adequately protect themselves and their families once they leave their doorstep. The NJ Firearms statutes prevent even qualified individuals from possessing a defensive sidearm to protect their lives and the lives of their family while they are outside of their homes. This is unacceptable. While criminals always seem to be able to obtain and carry guns, the residents of New Jersey are prohibited from doing so. Any criminal with a gun can take your car, your valuables, your body or your life knowing full well that they are extremely unlikely to meet with armed resistance. Due to the refusal of our state to issue carry permits to qualified individuals, criminals are completely justified in believing that we will be unable to adequately respond to an armed attack.

    We respectfully ask that you work with us to change this unreasonable situation. Now is the time to counter the claims of the anti-rights delegation with the harsh reality of what NJ residents must face on a daily basis. Families are unable to shop or conduct business without the fear of being molested or worse. Even in their homes, families fear that they might be attacked by someone looking for a quick fix or an easy score. It is essential that we act now.

    The leaders and members of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) are asking for the opportunity to work with you and the Attorney General to find a way to resolve this inequity. We are asking for the opportunity to discuss how the Executive Branch can rectify the injustice being done to the people of our wonderful State. We can offer solutions and ask only that you to consider them. The people of New Jersey cannot afford to wait for their representatives to overcome their irrational phobia regarding the responsible ownership of firearms by our qualified residents. Too many lives will be irreparably disrupted by their unwillingness to act responsibly.

    We are prepared to meet with you at your convenience. You have earned the respect and admiration of the people of New Jersey. However, now they are counting on you to help them keep their families safe at home and in the streets of NJ. Everyone knows how devoted you are to the people of the Garden State. Please let us work together with you to help keep them safe.

    Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter.

    Frank Jack Fiamingo
    President
    New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS)
    NOW IS THE TIME!!!
  • 27 Dec 2013 10:24 AM | Frank Jack Fiamingo (Administrator)
    *** GREAT HOME SECURITY TIP!

    If you have been wondering what to do with those old "smartphones" you have hanging around (or can pick up for next to nothing), take a look at this. I was able to turn my old DROIDX into a remotely accessible home security camera for the absolutely affordable price on NOTHING! It is easy if you have even a basic understanding of what a wireless router does and what an internal IP address is. Port forwarding and other advanced options are a bit trickier, but not by much. The article pretty much explains how to do everything you will need. How can you beat a NO-COST solution? Have fun.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-turn-android-iphone-into-spy-camera-or-baby-monitor/
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