Supreme Court Holds the Sullivan Law Unconstitutional; New York Doubles Down

Last week the United States Supreme Court issued the long-anticipated decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. Bruen. The decision is already being considered a landmark ruling. There are many articles online that explain the decision and, more importantly, how the lawsuit came to be. We will post links to some of the best writings below. If we can distill the ruling down to its essential holding, the Court held that the right to self defense applies outside the home as well as inside the home, and, further, the discretionary “may issue” permitting scheme set forth in New York Penal Law Section 400 was arbitrary.

Instead of taking the drubbing with grace, which California (!) did, New York has doubled down with the Democrat Party controlled State Assembly and State Senate passing an even more draconian scheme. The new law makes permits renewable every three years, designates nearly every public space a “sensitive area” where concealed carrying is prohibited, and requires permit […]

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2022 NRA Indoor Pistol Sectional

2022 NRA Indoor Pistol Sectional Attracts Competitors from Syracuse to Fredonia to Ten X

After being shuttered for 2021 due to New York State lockdowns, mask mandates, and social distancing requirements, Ten X was pleased to be able to host once again the NRA Indoor Pistol Championship Sectional Match for 2022. A total of 23 competitor visited Ten X over three days. Our eastern most competitor braved the two hour drive from outside Syracuse and our western-most competitors came from the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. Four teams competed in the Team […]

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New York Recertification Confusion

A local Buffalo, New York, television station ran a “news” segment early in the week of January 10, 2022, that resulted in dozens of panicked pistol permit holders phoning the Pistol Permit Office out of fear that their pistol permits were about to be suspended. Here is what you need to know.

The report incorrectly stated that all permit holders had to re-certify by January 15, 2022, and that this was part of the 2013 SAFE Act. Contrary to the local television reporting, not every pistol permit holder is “due” to certify this month.

In fact, the Legislature has NOT amended the re-certification provisions of the SAFE Act since it was passed in 2013. Under the SAFE Act, permit holders must certify his or her continuing eligibility to possess their permit every five (5) years. The deadline is a rolling deadline based on the year you obtained your permit. […]

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January 2022 Newsletter

The next General Membership Meeting will be Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Indoor Range located at 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster. Good Tidings, fellow members!

● Ten X Shooting Club will have a dynamic new face in 2022! Congratulations to Al Hopkins on his election as President of the Club. Congratulations also to the following new Board Members: […]

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November 2021 Newsletter

The next general membership meeting is November 1, 2021, at 7:30 PM at the Indoor Range.

This month’s meeting will be streamed live on Zoom for those who are out of town or have covid-related concerns. The Zoom link will appear on the Events Calendar (use the EVENTS drop down tab above) the day of the meeting. This is to prevent hackers and evesdroppers. As always, a printable PDF version of this month’s Club Newsletter is attached below

● The Suburban Pistol League and Niagara Frontier Pistol League seasons started earlier this month. Everyone, regardless of experience or still level, is encouraged to join in one or both of these weekly leagues. They are being fired “postal” style, which means all matches are held at our club this year. The next match dates are:

● November is also the annual meeting for nominations for club officers to serve in 2022. The election will be held in December. All positions are open for nominations. This year will be […]

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June 2021 Membership Meeting

The June 2021 general Membership Meeting will be Monday June 7, 2021, at 7:30 pm at the Indoor Range. The meeting will be in person and streamed on Zoom.

● The June 7, 2021, meeting will be our last meeting until September barring any emergencies or special meetings. If you are sponsoring a prospective member, please get their membership application to a Board Member, preferably Al Hopkins, ASAP.

● At the May membership meeting, the First Reading of a proposed amendment to the Club Constitution was conducted. This proposed amendment is to add a new class of membership for Junior Team members. The proposed amendment and a proxy are included with this newsletter. Pursuant to the Club Constitution, the proposed amendment must be read aloud and voted on at two successive meetings before it can be adopted. A member may only vote once which is why the proxy is not anonymous.

● The indoor and outdoor range are open for shooting. Tuesdays and Thursdays continue to be open […]

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March 2021 Newsletter

The next general membership meeting isMarch 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM at 853 Ransom Road

● One year ago, we had the last normal membership meeting. The world rapidly changed after March 4 and we wound up cancelling meeting after meeting because no one understood COVID. But, Ten X survived. And our membership survived. We are not aware that any of our members passing away, and more importantly, no member or guest became infected from using our Club, even with the shoulder-to-shoulder pistol leagues resuming this past October. As your Club President, I want to thank each of our members who stuck with us and who used the range with attention and care for your fellow shooters. […]

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June 2020 Newsletter

The next general meeting is Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:30 PMby ZOOM internet video-conference.

We are excited to be able to offer a way to have a membership meeting after a two month hiatus.  We will be acting on at least one membership application and there will be some important information about club activities over the summer.

The Zoom Video Conference link can be open by clicking here and entering the meeting ID and password at the bottom of this Newsletter.  A direct link will be posted to the Club calendar […]

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April 2020 Newsletter

The April 2020 General Membership meeting is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic emergency.

● We live in unprecedented times. Everyone is aware of the currently public health crisis, so we won’t waste your time by discussing the virus in this newsletter. However, this month’s Membership Meeting and all formal, organized club activities are cancelled until further notice. The range will remain open for casual shooting until facts on the ground warrant otherwise. Please check our Club’s webpage often for updates. Members are to follow these rules:

– If you are sick DO NOT visit the Club

– If you feel warm or experience an itchy or sore throat DO NOT visit the Club.

– If you suspect you may have come into contact with someone who is sick, DO NOT visit the Club

DO wash your hands. Use soap and water, not just alcohol based sanitizer.

DO NOT touch your face with your hands after touching […]

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Updated Statement Concerning Range Operations During NYS State of Emergency

Dear Members and Guests,

This message is intended to give everyone an update concerning activities at the range during the current State of Emergency. This message will replace what was conveyed to you in our message from March 13.

After much consideration by the Board, Ten X is suspending organized club activities until further notice. Here are the specifics:

the General Membership Meeting scheduled for April 6 is cancelled. our Junior Marksmanship Program is suspended until school resumes. the remaining NFPL match will be a postal match; team members may fire this match, by yourself, anytime this week. Leave the score card on the stats desk. Your range fee will still go in the deposit box. the First Responder’s Night is postponed to a future date. the SPL/NFPL season end “900” match is postponed to a future date the pistol permit safety class is cancelled.

The indoor and outdoor ranges will still be open for casual shooting. The Club is adopting the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) policy […]

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