Almost 238 years ago King George sent his army to the new land to confiscate the Colonists’ guns. Red Coats, dressed in their best, did as they were told and marched on the farmers, merchants, doctors and lawyers who lived in the colonies. But the farmers and others were ready – they stood firm and refused to give up their weapons. They knew if they complied with the demands of the King, they would have no way to protect themselves and their families. They were smart! They gathered in small villages, in town halls, in taverns, on farms and shared a common message – Stand Firm, Stand Together, Don’t Waiver.
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