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WAYNE County Chapter

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday
of the month except in July, September & December
and are open to the public.

Meeting Time: 7pm

Location:      Marion American Legion Post 1430
                4141 Witherden Rd. Marion, NY 14505

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 Chairman Don Smith
(315) 398-0195

 Vice-ChairmanDave Colburn 
Penny Gugino  

Eberlin Tucker


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Wayne County SCOPE will hold its next meeting on

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

at the Marion American Legion Post.

( There is no meeting in the month of September )

(Click here for the Calendar link)

The meeting will begin at 7 pm
and is open to the public.

1.Opening Pledge

2.Opening Prayer 

3.Secretary’s Report 

4.Treasurer’s Report 

5.Speaker: Donald Melville: author, and a regular contributor to Messenger Post Media. He welcomes your comments at


6.1 State SCOPE’s October 12 drawing for a Henry Golden Boy .30-30 Tube Feed 5 round capacity Octagon Barrel Model H009B. The cash option is $750. 

6.2 A committee is working on a SCOPE Banquet in 2024. All members received a request for volunteers. 

6.3 Letters to the Editor are needed for Times of Wayne County and Finger Lakes Times. 

6.4 Gary Tucker, Events Chair, on events and the need for volunteers. 

7.Legislative Update:

7.1 Claudia Tenney calls for Biden impeachment on Twitter. She   introduced the “Protecting Hunting and Archery in Schools Act of 2023” against the Biden administration’s decision to prohibit funds being used to fund hunting, archery and shooting sports programs in schools.

7.2 September 13 is the date that NY State begins to service as a middleman for the purchase of a firearm and ammunition. Buyers will be refused a purchase if they are on the state’s disqualified list. If approved, the purchaser must then pass an FBI’s NICS check. The state has slow walked the process leaving dealers still in the dark. 

7.3 Bills A01566 and S00930 to restrict the sale of ammunition to only individuals authorized to possess such weapon; also creates the no-gun database under the division of criminal justice services. Both bills are in Codes Committee respectively. 

7.4 Democratic Assemblymember Amy Paulin of Scarsdale says that though New York is one of the few states to require a background check on the purchase of ammunition itself, there is no corresponding law to prevent the straw purchase of ammunition, and she will introduce a bill to amend a section of the Penal Law to make straw purchases of ammunition a crime. Paulin says she also will amend a bill she introduced in January aimed at making it more difficult for criminals to buy guns. She will redefine straw purchases and make it clear that the bill will apply to the purchase of ammunition as well. A federal firearms straw purchase law already exists. 

7.5 Three court injunctions now block the ATF’s Pistol Brace ban. The US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has informed the ATF they will most likely lose this case on its merits. They also reminded the ATF that Congress makes laws, not the ATF. The case was remanded back to the district court where the judge is likely to rule against the ATF. This was an attempt by the Biden administration to do an ‘end run’ on the constitution to violate the Second Amendment. 

7.6 House Democrats are proposing a bill to place a 1,000% tax on AR-15 rifles. Although the bill didn’t make any headway last year, that hasn’t stopped them from proposing the legislation for a second time. And it looks as though they are targeting supposed “high capacity” magazines as well. The tax would price regular, law-abiding Americans out of the market. Specifically, a $500 AR-15 would immediately increase to $5,000, and a $2,000 rifle would become $20,000. But it gets more devious than just placing a tax on AR-15 rifles. It appears they have also labeled any semi-automatic firearm as an “assault weapon.” The same 1,000% tax would be imposed on any “semiautomatic assault weapon,” which last year’s bill defined as a semiautomatic rifle or pistol with a fixed magazine of 10 rounds or more or that have other various features. The bill was proposed after 100 Democrats expressed “disappointment” in House Speaker McCarthy for not moving on anti-gun legislation.

7.7 Congresswoman Tenney Demands Answers from Secretary Mayorkas for his Involvement in the NY Migrant Crisis. During the Biden Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehensions have exceeded 5.6 million, which is twice the total number of encounters under the Trump Administration. New York State will face a $9.1 billion budget deficit next year. This number does not even include the $1 billion in additional funding Governor Hochul has said the state will have to spend on the migrant crisis. 

8.Our Constitution:  Video: “The Constitution Line By Line: Article I, Section 1

9.Motion to Close. 

    WCS is a member of a statewide organization dedicated to preserving our Civil & Constitutional Rights as stated in the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and Article 2, Section 4 of the New York Civil Rights Law.

      [Please note that WCS does NOT hold meetings in July, September, and December].

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