Trip of Necessity

This week many New Yorkers were exposed to a political agenda for the first time.   Back in January NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo used the message of necessity to further his political aspirations.  Being ever so smart and politically savvy he knew there would be a huge advantage to be the first in the nation to enact Gun Control after the tragedy in CT.  I can see him standing in his girlfriend’s kitchen, stroking his chin and drumming his fingers like the Grinch in the Disney movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “ I must find a way to push gun control so I can inject myself into the limelight of this situation.”  Continue reading

You came to the 2nd Amendment NYSAFE ACT Rally, What’s Next?

Everywhere you walked, whether it was on concrete or in ankle deep mud you could not help but bump into someone who traveled by bus, car or walked to take part in what will be the largest single event held at the NYS Capitol.  You have heard of wall to wall people well this was road to road people! I started in one corner and spent the rally walking and talking. I stopped and spoke to people from Chemung, Broome, Ontario, Jefferson, Rockland, Erie, Onondaga, Lewis, Schenectady, Washington, Ulster, Putnam, Columbia, Greene, Westchester, Delaware, Oswego, Otesgo, Alleghany, Sullivan,  Steuben, St. Lawrence,  Orange, Yates, Seneca, Wyoming, Livingston, Oneida, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Saratoga, Washington, Monroe and Wayne. (I had a pad of paper in my pocket and kept track so I would remember).   I know I missed a few but coffee was calling and it was time to leave. Continue reading