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Jankowski brings home a first-place award in three-gun shooting competition

By Howard B. Owens

Former Batavia PD officer Eugene Jankowski had another successful showing at a gun competition, finishing in the top 25 percent out of 202 competitors and winning 1st Place in the senior tactical optics division.

The competition, the 2013 Blue Ridge Mountain Three-Gun Championship, was held last week  at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Ky.

Competitors shot nine stages of fire in natural terrain over three days.  

All stages required the use of a modern sporting rifle, semi-auto shotgun and semi-auto handgun.  The targets were required to be engaged from awkward shooting locations and positions. Targets ranged from 3 to 425 yards for the rifle, 3-70 yards for the pistol and 10-75 yards for the shotgun.

Jankowski is sponsored by Metal Spinning Targets in Le Roy, CMC Triggers in Fort Worth, Texas, Wolf Gunsprings and Offhaus Farms in Batavia.

Mark Brudz

So cool the first segment maneuvering through that tobacco barn, so Americana yet so a potential challenge for a combat shooting scenario.

And big congrats to Geno, competitions like this require enormous concentration.

Oct 24, 2013, 10:26am Permalink
Ken Toal

Congratulations Geno, but you must have borrowed the gun in your left hand from someone down there, because they are illegal here in Prince Andrew's State of NY. Pistol Grip, 30 round magazine, collapsible stock.

Oct 24, 2013, 4:29pm Permalink
Mark Brudz

Not for current active or retired Police Officers Ken, and BTW, look at that magazine tube on the shotgun in his other hand too, so would the shot gun. And don't forget, Geno was vocal in his opposition to the Law.

And you were not the only one incidentally that had the same thought.

Oct 24, 2013, 5:21pm Permalink
david spaulding

I was thinking along the line of ken, in New York, if it looks like an assault rifle it is an assault rifle...illegal....and if you fire more than 7 times without reloading, ...illegal....
now I know that I am safe.....thank you president Cuomo err I mean governor Cuomo

Oct 24, 2013, 5:19pm Permalink
John Simmons

Very nice shooting in deed! I'll bet that that Prince Andrew, President of the great State of High TAXES would love to add the mini-gun that we Marines used in Vietnam to his collection of weapons confiscated from the taxpaying legal residents of this state, but, Alas, he'd could not find his way out of a big red barn even if the word DOOR was painted on that door in big bright yellow letters & he had precise, step by step directions to follow! So he'll never find mine..:)

Oct 24, 2013, 8:21pm Permalink
Ken Toal

NY SAFE Act releases field guide for troopers. Exemptions are authorized for magazines containing eight, nine or 10 rounds at firing ranges for collegiate, Olympic or other target-shooting competitions approved by the NRA, and organized matches sanctioned by the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association. Active-duty police offers also are exempt. Does not say anything about exemptions for retired LOE.

Oct 24, 2013, 10:09pm Permalink
Mark Brudz

Field competition and retired officer's were grandfathered in, I will have to look for the article I read tomorrow.

Point remains, SAFE ACT Sucks, Geno Rocks, I am looking forward to oting for him

Oct 25, 2013, 12:32am Permalink
Eugene Jankowski Jr

Thank you for all the great comments. Let’s clear up a few things. If you are a law abiding citizen and you lawfully owned and possessed a NY state legal modern sporting rifle prior to the enactment of the so called SAFE act then you can still own and possess those rifles in NY State. However, you must register that firearm with NY State prior to April 2014, you can’t sell or transfer that firearm to anyone in NY State but you may sell it out of state. You can’t buy one out of state and bring it in. Also, if you were to die then the firearm becomes the property of the State and must be surrendered. So if you already had one then you can still have it. The rifle in the photo was my personally owned duty AR15 that protected you and me when I served as your Police Lieutenant/ commander of the Emergency Response Team. I just changed the configuration around to better suit the competition arena. As for standard capacity magazines, if they were legal to own and possess prior to the law then you have until January 2014 to permanently convert them to only hold 10 rounds, sell them out of state or destroy them. The law created terrible and unconstitutional restrictions and ultimately confiscation from your estate but for now modern sporting rifles are still legal to own and safely enjoy

Oct 25, 2013, 9:34am Permalink
Ken Toal

The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.
The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.
The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Oct 25, 2013, 9:11pm Permalink
John Roach

Ken, you are way off the mark.

Since the "Dick Act" is not part of the Constitution, it can be repealed. Any law can be repealed. In fact any Amendment to the Constitution can be repealed (and was done once). So, get your facts right.

The Dick Act itself has also been amended a number of times also.

Oct 25, 2013, 10:11pm Permalink
Mark Brudz

US Code Title 10 is the current law Governing THE ARMED FORCES AND RESERVES
(NOTE: There are currently 15 Updates or adjustments pending)

Under Title 10 there are 8 componants of the reserves:

1.Army Reserve
2.Navy Reserve
3.Marine Corps Reserve
4.Air Force Reserve
5.Coast Guard Reserve
6.Army National Guard of the United States
7.Air National Guard of the United States
8.United States Public Health Service Reserve Corps (*uniformed service, not an armed service)

And 4 Civilian Auxilieries

1.Civil Air Patrol, auxiliary to the Air Force
2.Coast Guard Auxiliary, auxiliary to the Coast Guard
3.Merchant Marine, auxiliary to the Navy
4.Military Auxiliary Radio System

Title 10 USC 311 is the ONLY part of the the DICK ACT that is still law today. This governs the Unorganized reserve.

US Code - Section 311: Militia: composition and classes

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied
males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section
313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a
declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States
and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the
National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are -
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard
and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of
the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the
Naval Militia.

Oct 26, 2013, 12:34am Permalink

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