To the Editor,
On January 15, 2013, on the very first day of the legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed the most sweeping draconian gun control laws in the nation. The so-called NY SAFE Act had nothing to do with public safety, and everything to do with pushing Andrew Cuomo’s political agenda and aspirations for higher political office.
This has spawned a grassroots phenomenon of protest by yard sign the like of which we have never seen. These yard signs that have popped up from Long Island to the shores of Lake Erie were obtained through a donation to SCOPE. Imagine that every person displaying a yard sign has donated from ten to twenty dollars to do so. No matter what your political bent is, that shows anger and determination.
So the next time a staff writer wants to print the Governor’s quote that all the NY SAFE protest is part of the well funded gun industry, think of all the people in your readership that know he is lying and that the journalist that believes this dribble is out of touch or just plain lying too. The year 2013 was one of protests and rallies asking to be heard. We may have been heard but we were also ignored. With 2014 being an election year the message is clear. Ignore us at your own political peril.