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COMMUNITY DEFENSE FUND vs SCREAMING EAGLE GUN CLUB
$25,850 raised
65% of $40k goal
354 contributors
39 Weeks running
We are the people who LIVE, WORK and call Ramsey, NJ and surrounding towns HOME! We are connected by our absolute opposition to the Screaming Eagle Gun Club and object to the risks to our overall community HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY and QUALITY OF LIFE.

QUICK OVERVIEW:

WHO WANTS A MEGAGUNPLEX IN YOUR BACKYARD? WE DON'T-WE WON'T!!

The Screaming Eagle Gun Club is proposed:

  •  To be the largest gunplex entertainment destination in the United States
    • 70,000sqft, 67 shooting lanes, public, private country club, and law enforcement/military training
  • Open 7 days a week-80hrs with off hour private training 
  • Residential Property values will lose 4% of market value
  • Shooting Range, Retail gun warehouse, gun RENTALS including to children age 10+, and restaurant. THINK DAVE & BUSTERS for GUNS!!
  • Within 1mile radius of 3 schools and public parks
  • 7 gun range suicides in NJ since 2014
  • Environmental Contamination-Unregulated business
  • Insufficient Parking
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Higher Taxes-more local police needed
  • NO MENTAL HEALTH SCREANING
  • NO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHECKS 
  • THE GREATEST OVERALL THREAT TO OUR COMMUNITY'S HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND QUALITY OF LIFE. 

IN THE NEWS:

Here is a chronological list of the media coverage of our opposition to the Screaming Eagle Gun Club from the most recent:

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ramsey/2017/03/08/ramsey-gun-range-vote-postponed/98920710/
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/20/ramsey-gun-range-plan/ 
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/02/13/letter-gun-range-not-needed-in-ramsey/97855692/
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/02/12/editorial-second-amendment-rights-ramsey/97716848/
http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2017/02/second_amendment_group_threatens_costly_suit_over.html
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ramsey/2017/02/09/ramsey-tables-vote-gun-law-preparing-lawsuits/97610400/
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ramsey/2017/02/03/opponents-proposed-ramsey-gun-range-mobilize/97449556/
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ramsey/2017/01/27/ramsey-ordinance-amends-gun-laws-hurts-proposed-range/97154600/
http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2017/01/residents_start_online_petition_to_stop_gun_range_report_says.html
http://abc7ny.com/news/some-ramsey-residents-upset-over-proposed-firing-range/1710704/
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/ramsey/2017/01/18/proposed-ramsey-gun-range-draws-opposition/96734576/

 

OUR STORY:

Ramsey United is a community advocacy group to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life for ALL Ramsey Residents. We have recently found our small, quiet, and safe borough along with neighboring towns in the crosshairs of a major threat to the HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY, and QUALITY OF LIFE in our community and NEED YOUR HELP!! 

This legal defense fund is being established to provide financical assistance to the resident(s) of Ramsey AND surrounding community members that have retained dedicated legal representation to oppose The Screaming Eagle Gun Club Planning Board Application. 

Despite the Mayor and Council's controverial efforts to amend local ordinances the "Time of Application" argument by Screaming Eagle will likely default the jurisdictional authority to the Planning and Zoning Boards regardless of the ordinance outcome.

WE ARE NOT OPPOSING THE 2ND AMENDMENT

The Planning Board is where we intend to take our opposition fight to The Screaming Eagle Gun Club. Some brave and courageous resident(s) have engaged with legal representation with a prominate land use attoney in Northern New Jersey and need our financial support.  The strategy of this resident(s) is to argue and contest the application to the Planning and Zoning boards for FULL REJECTION of any indoor firing range within the borough of Ramsey, NJ.  

WE DO NOT WANT TO BE AN ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION FOR GUNS

An objection lawyer will assemble a professional services team including but not limited to architects, engineers: civil, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, traffic, urban planners, environmental specialists and more. These industry professionals will provide opposition opinions and facts to dispute, argue, and contest the testimony of the professional services team of the applicant-The Screaming Eagle Gun Club. Contracting for this expert testimony is costly given the extended timeline required. The resident(s) who have retained legal represenatation need funds immediately to prepare and get their attorney upto speed! 

UNIFY OUR VOICE AND POOL OUR RESOURCES

The Screaming Eagle Gun Club is requesting two bulk variances for parking capacty and percentage of greenscape. In addition to scrutinizing the full details and specifics of the Planning Board Application itself, an objection attorney will cross examine the Screaming Eagle testimony of the owners and professional services.

This is shaping up to be a lengthy and contenious dispute that we need to be fully prepared and fully funded to see to the victorious end. We need to support those that are protecting our interest and our community! 

As we rally and join forces our collective voice and pooled resources WILL PREVAIL!!

Our community, our families, our children THANK YOU in advance for your generousity, support and contribution. 

Here is a link to our online petetion:  Ramsey Residents Say "NO GO & NO GUNS"

More information at RamseyUnited.org

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We commit to you FULL transparency and accountibility. Records and receipts available upon request.

Any funds raised in excess of documented legal fees and adminstrative expenses directly related to the opposition of The Screaming Eagle Gun Club will be donated to Bergen County Brady Chapter and/or Gun Violence Survivors Foundation.

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