New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates

New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates 38 North Main Street; PO Box 385 Mechanicville, NY 12118 ~ 518-664-9743


December 7, 2015

Members and Exhibitors,

“December 7, 1941 a date that will live in infamy” …. Today is the 74th anniversary of the American start of World War II. A day of terror in Hawaii and the beginning of the end of innocence for the generation born after the war to end all wars. After a world conflict which spawned colossal battles, which saw the development of immense new technology and when mankind was urged to never again repeat that horrible process … war and terror seem to always stay with us.

From Korea to West Berlin an enemy of freemen always appeared. The twin towers tragedy gave way to a European Union Paris attack and now another, back in America, with married Muslims in San Bernardino, CA. And with terrorists still on our doorstep, Obama and the rest of the liberal democrats scream that the answer to terror is more gun control and more political correctness so we don’t offend Islam. We are witnessing American leadership go crazy!

We can only hope, and dare I say pray, our children will become a second greatest generation; one that can mirror those of yesterday … the future of America as we know it may depend on what we instilled in those young minds. What a difficult legacy we leave to our kids to figure out.

On “Black Friday” there was a record breaking number of NICS background checks, over 185,000, of folks who wanted to buy a gun; and that was five days prior to the second largest terror attack by Muslim extremists in these United States! No wonder Judge Jeanine called for everyone to “buy a gun … and learn how to use it!” Our gun business should flourish in the coming weeks and Santa may even be seen “carrying”!

Now the liberals want to use the no-fly list as a guide for background checks. Guess what; the terrorists who killed Americans both then and now flew here! Buy a one-way ticket and you will be put on that watch list. And the gun show loophole – not in New York of course – is known as the Second Amendment to our US Constitution. Americans can legally buy and sell guns among themselves – except in about a dozen liberal states, which includes NY. If you want to sell your gun – except here in New York – you can do it. That is the US Supreme Court “Gun Show Loophole.”

A new year is coming – 2016 – and it is going to be extremely important in our history and we hope NEACA will also have a banner year. We have a great line-up of shows which begins with our 101st show in Saratoga at the end of January on the 30th & 31st. The flyer is enclosed and I want you to note that the cost of admission went up $1.00 and tables by $3.00. The expenses just keep rising and we finally had to respond.

I hope this Christmas season is good for all of you and that we can look forward to a robust and profitable year. I know the last one has been harsh on us all; except if you are a liberal because then the world is painted as a rose and life is a fantasy playtime. However, reality may have just hit home in Washington and liberal cities across the land. Head my own opening salvo on the NEACA website; “Stay Conservative and buy a gun!” The Judge agrees.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Cathy and Dave    Petronis

Frank A. “Butch” Koper – 67

MECHANICVILLE – Frank A. “Butch” Koper, 67, of Brickyard Road, died Monday Dec. 1st at Albany Medical Center, after being stricken Sunday at home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM at All Saints on the Hudson South Church, 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial in Hudson View Cemetery.Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Thursday from 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either Capital Dist. Humane Assoc., PO Box 11330, Loudonville, 12211, or For the Love of Cats, c/o Ken and Marie Adair, 3602 Gifford Church Rd., Duanesburg, NY 12056.

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The full obituary is in the Dec. 4 issue of the Express.