The Westchester County Firearm Owners Association is a grassroots, all-volunteer, political action organization. W.C.F.O.A.’s primary purpose is to protect and defend the right of lawful firearm owners to exercise the Constitutionally recognized, individual right to keep and bear arms.
W.C.F.O.A. and its members have united for the purpose of stopping the harassment of lawful, responsible firearm ownership, and any infringement of the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Through education, political activism, and if necessary, legal action, W.C.F.O.A. will challenge any groups, persons, or government bodies seeking to infringe, restrict or curtail the right to keep and bear arms.
The Westchester County Firearm Owners Association, Inc. is the “eyes and ears” of firearm owners in Westchester County. The officers and members of W.C.F.O.A. believe that it is the right of every law abiding citizen to posses and responsibly use firearms, should they choose to do so. This is an unalienable right recognized and guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and it has been recognized as an individual right by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Our Right To Keep and Bear Arms is being attacked by many different and varied entities. While these entities may have quite different agendas, their common desire to ban all private ownership of firearms is being skillfully coordinated by national organizations such as Handgun Control, Inc.(HCI) and The Center To Prevent Handgun Violence (CPHV), and by local organizations such as New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGC), and the Million Moms. Spokespeople such as Sarah Brady and her local clones are constantly preaching gun bans and
confiscation. Any time there is a crime committed with a firearm, these people and organizations immediately step forward to blame guns and responsible gun owners for the death and injury, rather than the criminals and individuals who actually perpetrated the act.
While there are several fine state and federal pro-gun organizations attempting to counter this propaganda, we also must have a local organization that can focus on the immediate threats unique to this area. This is the purpose of W.C.F.O.A. Through our “Legislative Alerts” via e-mail, fax, and U.S. mail, we have alerted members to the many threats to their RTKBA. Thanks to the efforts of W.C.F.O.A. and its members, we helped stop or eviscerate several bills that would have been disastrous to gun ownership had they passed or remained intact.
Unfortunately, as in the case of the “Renewable Pistol License”, lack of sufficient numbers of pro-gun citizens’ voices has allowed infringement to be legislated. This is a numbers game: the number of gun-owning citizens willing to join up and make their voices heard. Many gun owners still have the feeling that if they ignore these attacks they will go away and everything will get better. Nothing could be further from the truth! We need only to look at the bans and confiscation underway in Australia, Canada and Great Britain to see where this is going. In fact, look at New York City. Also, did you know that in California it is against the law for individuals to sell firearms, any firearm, to another citizen without going to a dealer and completing the paperwork? This is where we will end up, or worse, if we all don’t take a stand against this unconstitutional madness.
W.C.F.O.A. is beginning a membership drive to gain the additional voices needed to stop these infringements. Recent assaults on our right by local, County officials is all the proof needed that we must become more pro-active and assertive. We can do it, but not without the participation, in some way, of a larger number of firearm owners!