The following message was sent out by SCOPE.  Please contact your representatives.


SCOPE is sending this Alert to put all firearm owners on notice that the time to act is now.  New York State has positioned itself to pass the most draconian gun laws in the nation.  Governor Cuomo is pressing hard to push these bills through. Without a majority in the State Senate to block these measures; their passage is a very real possibility.
We are asking all members to forward all SCOPE communications to concerned citizens on their contact lists and ask them to contact their legislators.  Time is short and the consequences of inaction are unacceptable.
These bills, with the Governor pushing for confiscation or a permit system for Modern Sporting Rifles, represent the biggest threats we have faced since 1968.  You cannot relax if you do not own one of these rifles because they will divide and separate.  Your firearms are next of their list if they succeed here.
SCOPE’S leadership, while representing thousands of firearm owners through individual memberships and clubs, cannot fight this battle alone.  This is your call to action.  Your participation is no guarantee that we will win this important fight to protect your Constitutional rights but we can say with certainty that anything short of overwhelming our legislators with calls, emails and letters we have virtually no chance.  Truth is the only thing that really motivates most legislators is their next election and by contacting your legislators and letting them know that your vote depends on their support is crucial.
We are doing everything within our power to defend your rights, but remember we are an all-volunteer group and we need you to join us in these efforts.

Here is the ACTION PLAN

Forward this to your friends contacts and associates. Spread the word on Forums like NY Firearms with 6600 members or USA Carry with 45000 members or AR15.com with their 11,000 members etc Share on Face book etc. Pass this to at least 10 people that you know and plan to make some phone calls on Monday and Tuesday!

The Governors State of the State Speech planned for Wednesday January 9 at 1:30 PM.
Gun Owners, their families, friends and supporters of the Constitution need to invest a few minutes of their time and make some phone calls.

On Monday and/or Tuesday of this week, prior to the State of the State Address,
Call the Governor’s Office (518) 474-8390– AND LEAVE THIS MESSAGE:

“I am a law abiding, tax paying, voting, citizen of New York State and I strongly urge you not to impose any further restrictions, laws or regulations on my Second Amendment Rights as granted by the United States Constitution”.

Then you call Senate Leader Skelos and Klein and leave the same message.
Then you call Assembly Leader Silver and leave the same message.
Please make these phone call messages to our ELECTED representatives. If the trunk lines into the capital become overloaded with call volume then so be it……this is the goal. WE MUST BE HEARD.

While waiting, you can also access their respective web sites and voice your concern through email message. Write the same message as above or add your own but be civil.

All phone numbers and links are listed below.

Governor at (518) 474-8390, then click the link to leave a message http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
Senate Majority Co Leader Dean Skelos (518) 455-3171
Senate Majority Co Leader Sen. Jeffrey Klein, D-Bronx 518-455-3595
and Sheldon Silver 518-455-3791
Make plans now to call on Monday or Tuesday!
You should also forward this to every gun owner you know. Make them call too! Notify you clubs and organizations.

Read this article so you can understand what the power structure is this term.

Call these IDC members which include: Senators Diane Savino, David Valesky, David Carlucci, and Malcolm Smith. Jeff Klein is in the lead. He’s working with Skelos as co-majority leader of sorts. These five along with our Republican friends are gun owners only hope.

Senators Diane Savino Phone: (518) 455-2437 Email

Senator David Valesky Phone: (518)-455-2838 Email

Senator David Carlucci Phone: 518-455-2991 Email

Senator Malcolm Smith Phone: (518) 455-2701 Email

Call your own Senator too. Use this tool to find your Rep

Remember that the first phoney AWB we currently have was Introduced, Voted for and Signed in ONE DAY!


Three Anti Gun Protesters stood in the cold outside of the Gander Mountain Store in Henrietta. We are asking you to make calls – email your reps and spread the word from the comfort of your own soon to be defenseless home.

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

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  1. Doug moss
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    I’ll start on this Monday after work. I will tell as many guys I work with that I can, we can’t let this go by.

  2. AnthonyC
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    My email was sent. Let’s hope that Senator Valesky will take the time to read it.

  3. Josh Allen
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    This is what I wrote to my rep:

    As a supporter and concerned citizen I would hope you will support the many western New Yorkers that enjoy their shooting sports and have a vested economic interest in keeping the second amendment alive in NY. I think you will agree that NY already has the nation’s most stringent gun laws. Erie County citizens must already wait a year plus to receive a pistol permit. New magazine capacity is limited to 10 rounds. We already ban semiautomatic rifles that have a collapsible stock and a muzzle break or compensator.

    As a voter, a father, a member of various community organizations, and a small business owner I ask you not to support any of the follow or any new legislation the will ban ownership of assault weapons:


    Our duty as responsible NY gun owners is to make sure those firearms that we legally possess are keep safe and secure, that anyone in our family that comes into contact with them shall know how to responsibly use them. I am for education and mandatory classes that teach this. I will support laws dictating how firearms should be secured at home, i.e. is a safe. But I will do all that is in my legal power to support those 99.9% of responsible legal gun owners to continue and enjoy their right to own semiautomatic firearms.

    Please join me in supporting the hard working New Yorkers and let us finally bring good governance to NY.
    You may reach my at _____
    I will be sure to make everyone know how dedicated and responsive a public servant you are.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

  4. J. Allen
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  5. Veronica R. Chiesi
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Would someone from SCOPE be able to comment and talk on camera in the Rochester area?

    THank you.

    Veronica R. Chiesi

  6. Angela Mastracchio
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I am asking that we adhere to our Constitutional rights in particular the 2nd Amendment which is the right to bear arms. More people are killed in car crashes than by firearms. Of recent times guns have been in the hands of mentally ill young people. Why? The deterioration of our Country’s morals, promiscuity, violence in movies and video games that deteriorate the minds of our young people. We need to get on our knees and pray to our Creator to have mercy and forgive us for misusing the many gifts He has given us. No one is perfect, but we need to turn back to the basics of God, Family & Country!
    God Bless America!

  7. Dan Hannah
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    There is a movement taking place on the 19th across the country. People are traveling to their state capitols to protest gun control. Take this opportunity to come to Albany, bring a Pro-2a sign, and get your iphone out and record the whole thing for Youtube!