Long Island Firearms
P.O. Box 1481
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Office: 631 274 1340
Fax:508 302 8539
Long Island's premier Second Amendment Rights Organization Raises Funds For the Family of Fallen Police Officer
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 For Immediate Release.
Ronkonkoma, NY- The members of Long Island Firearms together with LI Second Amendment Preservation Association, New York's foremost online firearms enthusiast community, have come together once again to show their support for the family of hero New York City Detective Peter Figoski. They have collected over $2,000.00 to benefit the educational fund set up for Detective Figoski's daughters."Its the least we could do to honor the memory of a man so dedicated to the safety of his fellow New Yorkers" said Steven Blair, LIF's administrator and President of LISAPA. He added, "Its our hope that the outpouring of love and support by our members, and people all over the world, can provide a modicum of comfort for Detective Figoski's family."
Long Island Firearms is a web based community founded in 2009 to promote a sense of community within firearms enthusiasts on Long Island. You can find us online at http://www.LongIslandFirearms.com
The Long Island Second Amendment Preservation Association was founded in 2011 to promote a vibrant and focused effort to maintain the civil liberties or the people of Long Island New York. Their website is http://www.lisapa.org/
Community activities performed by Long Island Firearms members can be found by visiting: http://www.KeepLongIslandClean.org
Club LIF is duly chartered by the National Rifle Association, and is an affiliate club of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Below is a copy of the letter which was send to the foundation:
January 7, 2012
New York City Police Foundation
Att Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund
555 5th Avenue
NYC NY 10017
Enclosed please find 29 individual checks totaling $2075 which are to be applied to the
Peter Figoski scholarship fund.
This money was raised by members of the internet forum http://www.longislandfirearms.com.
The members of this forum are comprised primarily of licensed civilian firearm owners, active and retired law enforcement officers living and working in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk Counties and a small number of members residing in other areas.
It is tragic enough when any law enforcement officer loses his or her life in the line of duty, but in the case of Detective Figoski, it is even more tragic as it he never had a chance to draw his weapon or defend himself. His death was nothing less than cold blooded murder.
While all of our members share a common interest in firearms for sporting purposes and for personal protection, and strive to educate our members and those interested in firearms in firearms safety and law, we condemn the criminal use of any weapon.
Until the courts fully begin to realize that releasing felons early and giving them every benefit of the doubt, as was done in this case, will only result in more deaths and injuries. Predicate criminals such as this deserve one thing an done thing only, and that is long sentences without the benefit of early release or parole.