2AWNY.COM Simultaneously Rebrands as 2ANYS, Announces Launch of Rockland County, N.Y. Chapter

January 29, 2020 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – 2AWNY.COM, New York State’s premier civilian rearmament enterprise promoting Second Amendment civil rights expansion through non-compliance, non-enforcement, and repeal initiatives, today rebranded itself as 2ANYS. The organization simultaneously launched a highly active Rockland County, N.Y. chapter, completing a yearlong advance of aggressive member development from the westernmost portion of New York State, to the doorstep of New York City.

The organization-wide rebrand and new chapter launch comes on the heels of a successful tour across five New York State counties. Between January 9th and January 19th, 2020, 2ANYS (formerly 2AWNY.COM) traveled to Erie, Albany, Onondaga, Delaware, and Rockland Counties, speaking with over 300 Second Amendment civil rights advocates, and conducting more than 11 interviews with leading regional media outlets.

“Our recent trip to Rockland County, a mere stone’s throw from New York City, demonstrated clearly and forcefully that our message and strategic direction resonates with downstate residents just as much as it does in Western New York,” 2ANYS Civil Rights Advocate Steve Felano said. “Over the last year, we’ve seen an outpouring of support from Second Amendment advocates in numerous downstate counties. This has confirmed to us that we must evolve and adapt to meet the advocacy needs of our Second Amendment colleagues not just in Western New York, but all across the state. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we will no longer be known as 2AWNY.COM. We are now 2ANYS, a new brand of Second Amendment civil rights advocacy represented by a spear within a circle. The spear symbolizes our position at the tip of the spear in the fight against progressive gun control, constantly innovating with strategies that expand non-compliance with, and non-enforcement and repeal of, Albany’s imperial disarmament edicts. The circle symbolizes our unbreakable unity as an enterprise, and our enduring dedication to one clear outcome: The definitive demise of New York State’s civilian disarmament industrial complex.”

“We’ve amassed a large, passionate leadership team of Rockland County residents ready to carry forward in downstate the unstoppable Second Amendment civil rights movement 2ANYS began in Western New York little more than a year ago,” Precision Gunsmiths, LLC Owner and 2ANYS Rockland County Civil Rights Advocate Erik Melanson said. “A major grievance shared by the residents of Rockland County centers on the blanket concealed carry pistol permit denials constantly issued by county judges to responsible, well-trained gun owners for no apparent reason. The lone justification for the denials appears to be that county officials simply don’t like average citizens carrying firearms for self-defense. This government practice of blanket concealed carry permit denials is clearly unconstitutional. The 2ANYS Rockland County Chapter intends to reverse it through our relentless advocacy, and the courts.”

“The government policy of wholesale concealed carry pistol permit denial has been a major problem in Rockland County for a long time,” 2ANYS Rockland County Civil Rights Advocate Jason Ramos said. “It has literally cost residents thousands of dollars each in attorney fees to simply learn their concealed carry pistol permit application has been denied by a judge, once again, for no real reason. I look forward to working with our talented leadership team to rapidly build out the 2ANYS Rockland County Chapter and free our Second Amendment civil rights from government overreach. I also look forward to partnering with 2ANYS, a proven Second Amendment civil rights advocacy organization with major wins at the state level, to reverse the county’s practice of meritless concealed carry pistol permit denials, educate the public on the immense benefits of the Second Amendment, and encourage all gun owners to engage in regular training to increase their firearms proficiency.”

“More than a year before the unfortunate and tragic Hanukkah stabbing that recently occurred in Monsey, N.Y., the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County had been worried that such an attack would happen one day, and knew that the Second Amendment was, and still is, the most effective answer to this kind of anti-Semitic violence,” 2ANYS Civil Rights Advocate Tzvi Waldman said. “All across Rockland County, Orthodox Jews are insisting on armed, well-trained, congregants to protect their Synagogues from anti-Semitic attacks. The problem is that state and county government bureaucrats are holding them back. These bureaucrats have denied, and continue to deny, Rockland County’s residents their fundamental right to armed self-defense by rejecting their concealed carry pistol license applications. These blanket denials are blatantly unconstitutional and infringe on the Second Amendment civil rights and liberties of all Rockland County residents. It’s time to compel our pistol permit licensing officials to acknowledge the truth: The Second Amendment works. I look forward to working with Jason Ramos, Erik Melanson and other like-minded Rockland County residents in launching this 2ANYS Chapter and start fighting for our rights.”

2ANYS has the unique organizational capacity required to assist Rockland County residents in maintaining a highly effective Second Amendment civil rights advocacy group. The newly rebranded, statewide enterprise also holds the legal expertise necessary to reverse the unconstitutional system of concealed carry pistol permit denials being forced on Rockland County residents by government agents.

Working with New York State’s premier Civil Rights Attorney, James Ostrowski, 2ANYS will place the collective knowledge derived from the following pending court cases and legal victories in the hands of Rockland County residents so they can take their Second Amendment civil rights back:

To learn more about any of the above, please contact Steve Felano at (518) 852-1863 or [email protected].

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2ANYS is New York State’s premier civilian rearmament enterprise securing maximal Second Amendment civil rights by, with, and through The People. At the tip of the spear in the fight against progressive gun control, their innovative strategies expand non-compliance with, and non-enforcement and repeal of, Albany’s imperial disarmament edicts. 2ANYS promotes a strong martial culture across New York State through firearms proficiency development, combat tactics training, and firearms industry events. The enterprise actively educates the public on the immense successes delivered by America’s Second Amendment, and the deplorable suffering imposed by governments that forcefully disarm their citizens. By, with, and through The People, 2ANYS will defeat Albany’s unconstitutional civilian disarmament industrial complex, and pass that victory on to the next generation to defend as their own. Learn more at WWW.2ANYS.COM.