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Editor:

On Jan. 11, the Springville Field and Stream Club has asked all firearm owners and sportsmen to fire one shot, in a legal and safe manner, to protest the anniversary of the New York Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Anyone living in an area that has laws against firing a shot within city, town or village limits is invited to go to their local gun club and fire their shot on the 11th.

The American Revolution started on April 19, 1775, because of the battles in Lexington and Concord, Mass., with the firing of one shot called the shot heard around the world by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his poem the ďConcord Hymn.Ē The British had marched, in the dead of night, to confiscate the colonistís firearms and ammunition. Much like Governor Cuomo did, by passing the NY SAFE Act, in the dead of night in January 2013.

The Springville Field and Stream Club has invited the following individuals to participate in the Shot Heard Throughout New York State: Senator Patrick Gallivan, Senator Catherine Young, Assemblyman David DePietro, Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, President of Erie County Federation of Sportsman Chuck Godfrey, Shooters Committee on Political Education President Steve Aldstadt, Town of Concord Supervisor Gary Epolito and Springville Mayor Bill Krebs. More than 100,000 people have contacted our club and said they will be participating in this event, on the 11th of January.

Anyone living in the village of Springville is reminded that itís illegal to fire a firearm inside the village limits. If you live in the village, please come to the Springville Field and Stream Club, 8900 Chase Road, Springville, N.Y., to protest the NY SAFE Act on Jan. 11, 2014. If you are disappointed with your state legislators and believe you should have the right to own a firearm, come to the Springville Field and Stream Club.

Thomas Jefferson once wrote: ďThe strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.Ē

Richard Kazmark
Springville Field and Stream Club
President
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