Sunday, January 6, 2013

SCOPE NY Joins National Coalition Demanding Congress Protects Gun Rights

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SCOPE NY Joins National Coalition 

Demanding Congress Protects Gun Rights
 
(Buffalo) January 3, 2013 - The Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE NY) a New York State Not For Profit Volunteer Organization dedicated to the preservation of the Second Amendment Rights for New York Citizens, joined two dozen other gun rights advocate groups across the country today in sending an important letter* to the members of Congress urging them to protect the 2ndAmendment.

“The facts are, that as gun ownership has been dramatically increasing in the United States over the last decade, the rates of violent crime have been steadily decreasing.”  said SCOPE President Stephen Aldstadt.

 “The forces who would restrict the Constitutionally recognized Right to Keep and Bear Arms have been shamelessly sensationalizing recent shootings in an effort to convince the American people that there is an epidemic of violence involving [Anti lingo] “Assault Weapons” and that restricting the average citizen from owning modern sporting rifles would somehow make us all safer. According to the FBI annual crime statistics, more people are bludgeoned to death with clubs and hammers each year then are killed with rifles, and no study has established that Clinton era gun ban was ever effective in lowering rates of violent crime.

The common denominator in virtually all of the mass shootings of recent years is that they all took place in “Gun Free Zones”. Tragically, restricting the right to bear arms in these cases has resulted in more needless casualties.  SCOPE will support legislation and prosecution that targets violent criminal behavior, but will oppose any new restrictions that would only affect honest peaceable citizens.”

*See link below and attached document to this email for text of the letter sent to Congress by the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban.
http://www.scopeny.org/An%20Open%20Letter%20to%20Congress.html

Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE), P.O. Box 602 - Tonawanda, NY. 14151-0602
www.scopeny.org

BPB is a SCOPE state director at large
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