CHEESEMAN, FACTOR, TENG & URSO GET PINS!
Black Wire Media Tuesday August 13, 2019 www.cnjfo.com/join-us
35 shooters donned their souvenir t-shirts August 11th (last Sunday) for our summer fundraiser as the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners hit the finely manicured Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays course built on the grounds of an abandoned limestone quarry. Proceeds from the 100-clay pigeon, 17-station event are earmarked to offset expenses incurred submitting TWO amicus briefs to SCOTUS in the last six months! For some it was their first time shooting sporting clays (Mentors were assigned as squad "captains" to assist where needed) and for others shooting at Lehigh Valley is a thrill every time.
US Supreme Court petitioner & well-known 2nd Amendment advocate Mark Cheeseman, together with historian and NJ "Justifiable Need" gun law expert Jay Factor joined us for our most well attended clays tournament to date. Our souvenir t-shirts emblazoned with, "CHEESEMAN & FACTOR, 5 BLACK ROBES TO NJ CARRY" were custom printed in their honor and feature the famous 7-color Lehigh Sporting Clays ducks & orange clays logo on back (yes we have a few extras).
Cheeseman's case centers on the illegal application of "rules" that were merely "dreamed-up" and never actually made a part of law, and thus have been the scheme for not granting weapons carry forced upon the gun owners and residents of NJ for over a half-century. Our second amicus brief provides the highest Court in the land the facts & history behind this illegal scheme that goes on to this day! The case will come up for conference (SCOTUS looks at it & decides IF they wish to HEAR it) in October.
Festivities also included an awards ceremony with CNJFO President Matt Andras presenting our highest award, the Patriot Pin, to Mark Cheeseman, Jay Factor, life member Rhiannon Teng, and Carmen Urso. This prestigious award cannot be bought, it must be earned through selfless dedication to the 2nd Amendment and the Coalition in particular. Two other Patriot Pin award recipients, Jon MacMillan and Gerard Arose were registered to attend our clays tourney but couldn't make it, so we will seek them out to award them in-person.
A continental breakfast was served during registration, and everyone was thrilled to receive their Gun For Hire sling "Goody Bag" prior to Jay Factor explaining some of the history that brought us to this moment. A RSO Safety Brief followed immediately before the squads were dispatched for the tournament and a BBQ lunch featuring hamburgers, pulled pork bbq, potato salad, soft drinks, chips & fixins' was served as we asked Mark Cheeseman to address the gathering. Cheeseman thanked everyone there and all of the Coalition membership for their unwavering support of the Second Amendment and his case in particular. Both men gladly wore their new tees and posed next to our new stand-up banners, with signs that read, "5 Black Robes To NJ Carry" and "I am The Coalition".
As lunch ensued we announced Justin Perkins as winning the tournament with a score of 92 x 100 and awarded him a $100 cash prize! We then held a prize raffle featuring a 17-month membership at USANA-MTC Range in Elmer, NJ and a 6-month membership to Bob's Little Sport Shop Range in Glassboro, NJ. Hats & swag from Henry Repeating Arms, a $125 certificate towards a Cerakote job on a pistol slide from Savage Cerakote (SC Arms) in Spotswood, NJ, AR-15 build parts & mags from Mission First Tactical in Horsham, PA, Gun For Hire sling Goody Bags from NRA Board member Anthony Colandro, Bullet Branch Cigar sampler w/ lighter, NRA-ILA soda can cozies, travel mugs from NJ Concealment Furniture, 12 ga. ammo, CNJFO wearables and (2) FREE rounds of sporting clays donated by Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays!
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