This was the scene yesterday, where thousands of pro-Second Amendment New Yorkers descended on Albany to make their voices heard in opposition of the SAFE Act that was rammed through the legislature and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. It was a throng that made every gun control meet-up look like a Sunday morning sewing circle by comparison. And yet the mainstream media really couldn’t be bothered. A dozen gun control advocates outside the NRA convention will get national coverage, but thousands of pro-gun Empire Staters, pissed off at their government, goes almost unnoticed. Head on over to the Times Union site for the full story, but here’s the highlight of the article for me . . .
Saratoga Springs resident Kayla Sarro said she had been looking forward to getting her pistol permit when she turns 21 later this month. Sarro said she works 65 hours a week at three jobs; she had sacrificed a rare day off to come to the rally. Wearing a headband with red-sequined bow along with other patriotic accessories, she lamented the lack of young people at the event.
Having a gun, she said, would help her feel safe. She hopes to purchase a small handgun, maybe a Smith & Wesson.
“I will not lay down,” she said. “I will not lay down and let these people walk all over my rights, my freedom and my birthright as an American.”
There’s a major gap in the level of intensity of gun control advocates and pro-gun folks. Always has been. Those in favor of more restrictions on our freedom don’t see it as a priority — it’s just another checkbox on their wishlist of more government control. They they see it as inevitable and thus have relatively little passion. But for those who support gun rights, this is the most important issue. People who used to consider multiple facets of a politician’s platform before voting have become single issue voters.
I don’t think the mainstream media and gun control advocates quite realize the hornet’s nest that they’ve kicked.