PEARL RIVER, ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — February 17, 2020 —Members of the Orthodox Jewish, Rockland County, U.S. Army Veteran, and New York State Second Amendment civil rights advocacy communities will unite for one common purpose. They will call upon county judges to halt their conspiratorial practice of denying the concealed carry pistol permit applications of virtually all Rockland residents for unconstitutional and frivolous reasons and, sometimes, for no stated reason whatsoever. Additionally, speakers will announce their intent to file a lawsuit compelling Rockland County judges to respect the Second Amendment civil rights of Rockland residents by halting their unlawful concealed carry permit denial scheme.
WHERE: The press conference / gathering will take place at Rockland Indoor Shooting Education – 100 N. Middletown Road, Pearl River, NY 10965
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
WHY: For more than a decade, Rockland County’s pistol permitting judges have ignored the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic District of Columbia v. Heller decision. This decision held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms disconnected from service in a militia. It also articulated two restrictions, and two restrictions only, on firearms possession and carriage. These include felony conviction and/or civil commitment under mental health law.
Through a calculated conspiracy against citizens’ Second Amendment civil rights, Rockland County judges have forced an imaginary ‘May Issue’ concealed carry permitting scheme on the residents they’re supposed the serve. This scheme mandates that citizens treat the county like an overbearing parent, writing a ‘mother may I’ letter to county judges, asking for permission to exercise a civil right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to all who don’t fall into the restricted classes articulated by the District of Columbia v. Heller decision.
In the current era of significantly rising anti-Semitic violence and New York State’s fumbled bail reform rollout, Rockland County’s pistol permitting scheme places all residents at risk of severe bodily harm and death. A new, politically motivated state domestic terrorism law and stepped up police patrols contrived for media consumption will not keep Rockland County residents safe. The Second Amendment will, and it’s time for county and state government agents to accept this obvious fact of life.
In Rockland County, judges ignore federal law and simply hold that ALL citizens should be denied the right to keep and bear arms outside the home for any reason, or for no reason at all. This permitting scheme, devoid of constitutional justification and completely conjured out of thin air by rogue county judges, is clearly unconstitutional and must be reversed. The 2ANYS Rockland County Chapter will be suing government agents to reverse their unlawful pistol permitting scheme and free county residents’ Second Amendment civil rights from an artificial prison built by authoritarian bureaucracy
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2ANYS Rockland County Chapter define themselves as New York State’s premier civilian rearmament enterprise securing maximal Second Amendment civil rights by, with, and through The People. At the tip of the spear in the fight against progressive gun control, our innovative strategies expand non-compliance with, and non-enforcement and repeal of, Albany’s imperial disarmament edicts. 2ANYS promotes a strong martial culture across New York State through firearms proficiency development, combat tactics training, and firearms industry events. We actively educate the public on the immense successes delivered by America’s Second Amendment, and the deplorable suffering imposed by governments that forcefully disarm their citizens. By, with, and through The People, 2ANYS will defeat Albany’s unconstitutional civilian disarmament industrial complex, and pass that victory on to the next generation to defend as their own. Learn more at 2ANYS.COM/ROCKLAND.