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July 28, 2016 - 2:55pm

Eugene Jankowski Jr. takes 8th Place in Tactical Division, 20th overall, in national shooting competition

posted by Billie Owens in Eugene Jankowski Jr., batavia, news, sports, marksmanship.

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Press release:

Eugene Jankowski Jr. of Batavia finished in 8th place in the Tactical Division and 20th place overall at the 2016 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) Challenge on July 23-24 at Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, W. Va.

Jankowski is a retired Batavia City police officer and current president of the Batavia City Council.

Competitors used semiautomatic rifles with magnified optics in various shooting positions to complete 14 tough courses of fire over two days. Each course of fire required shooting multiple steel targets of different sizes at distances of 165 to 600 yards with a 90-second-maximum time limit. Shooters were tested on marksmanship as well as their ability to overcome physical and mental stress.

The Precision Rifle Series is a rifle sports competition series utilizing the most recognized and reputable long range rifle matches in the nation based on individual effort. To learn more about PRS http://www.precisionrifleseries.com/

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Congratulations to ex-officer Jankowski. It must be nice that he's able to participate in these events using firearms that are denied to the rest of us in NY. Yes, folks that's a deadly AR-15 rifle platform that ex-officer Jankowski is using in the competition. He's able to do that because in his exaulted status as an ex-police officer he's able to purchase weapons the rest of us are denied under NY's SAFE act. What a crock of brown stuff that sometime have to scrape off my shoe when I frequent area's where dog owners walk their dogs. Howard, stop publishing this stuff, you're just peeing people off.

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Howard, please keep publishing this stuff - not because it pisses some folks off (although I did have a chuckle at that comment), but because the retired officer did something good, and should be recognized for it.

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Don Patterson I am not a police officer yet I own a "deadly AR-15 rifle platform" (your words). Explain to me how I was able to obtain such weapon?

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David, it's because Patterson did seem to know the law. Jankoqaki got NO special favors because he was in law enforcement once.

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Any such rifles owned before the New York Safe Act was enacted may be kept by the original owner, and in addition, they must be registered with the New York State Police, as a condition of the Safe Act for the said original owner.

No such firearms may be purchased after the Safe Act.

Most likely the rifle in the photo is grandfathered in.

Geno's former occupation has nothing to do about owning such a rifle or competing in such events.

The Safe Act is a bad piece of legislation.

Geno was a fine Batavia Police Officer; ONE OF BATAVIA'S BEST!

To attack a man without the facts. is akin to scraping brown stuff off your shoes that is of your own making.

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David, if you own an AR-15 you bought it before the Safe Act was enacted. Did you register it as your were supposed to? You committed a felony if you didn't. Mr. Richmond, you don't know the law, LE and ex-LE are still able to purchase AR-15 platform rifles and accessories, like the high capacity mags that Mr. Jankowski uses in his rifle. Take a close look at the pictures. So don't tell me that LE and ex-LE are not treated differently then the rest of us. My comment about the "deadly AR-15 platform rife" was sarcasm in case you missed it. Andrew Cuomo says these weapons "have no sporting purpose" as well.

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Mr. Patterson,

I’m not familiar where is appears in the Safe Act that allows retired LE to purchase these types of rifles and hi-cap magazines. Is it in the body of the Safe Act itself; or is it in New York State Criminal Procedural Law; or in New York Penal Law?

If you will be so kind to provide the section allowing exemptions for any of the sources mentioned in the above, I’ll concede you’re right on your point that Ex-Le/retired LE are allowed to purchase after the New York Safe Act was passed.

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Mr. Patterson, I can't find that section either. Will you post the section allows them to buy AR 15 type rifles?

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It seems Mr. Patterson can not back up his claim.

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....or Mr Patterson just happened to not check The Batavian on the 30th. Sometimes folks have these things called "lives" that take them away from the online world for,as long as, say 24 or 48 hours!

;-)

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Tim you might be right. I doubt it, but we'll see.

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I purchased my rifle well after SAFE act was enacted - About 6 months ago. I also went with a friend less than week ago and he purchased an AR-15 (Flying death machine *As you would call it) So explain to me how I can't purchase one today if I wanted? These shooting tournaments also have rifles that are issued to the shooters. So there is 100% chance that this rifle was not his. They don't let competitors use their own weapons for these competitions. So please, please tell me how you know so much more about firearms?

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https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/s6602
Senate Bill S6602
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Relates to permitting retired law enforcement officers to own large ammunition feeding devices

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265.20(e) NYS Penal Law under exemptions. As much as I totally disagree with every part of the SAFE act until it's repealed I'm very careful to be in full compliance under the law.

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Senate bill s6602 was an attempt to restrict law enforcement to 16 round magazines and hasn't made it out of committee.

Sec 265.20(e).

e. Subdivision eight of section 265.02 and sections 265.36 and 265.37 of this chapter shall not apply to a qualified retired New York or federal law enforcement officer as defined in subdivision twenty-five of section 265.00 of this article, with respect to large capacity ammunition feeding devices issued to such officer or purchased by such officer in the course of his or her official duties and owned by such officer at the time of his or her retirement or comparable replacements for such devices, if:  (i) the agency that employed the officer qualified such officer in the use of the weapon which accepts such device in accordance with applicable state or federal standards for active duty law enforcement officers within twelve months prior to his or her retirement;  and (ii) such retired officer meets, at his or her own expense, such applicable standards for such weapon at least once within three years after his or her retirement date and at least once every three years thereafter, provided, however, that any such qualified officer who has been retired for eighteen months or more on the effective date of this subdivision shall have eighteen months from such effective date to qualify in the use of the weapon which accepts such large capacity ammunition feeding device according to the provisions of this subdivision, notwithstanding that such officer did not qualify within three years after his or her retirement date, provided that such officer is otherwise qualified and maintains compliance with the provisions of this subdivision.

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It seems Mr. Patterson still can not back up his claim.

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