Coming To A Town Near You…Part 1
Big city riots are coming to a small town near you and the 2nd Amendment may be your only defense when police refuse to protect law abiding citizens!
Last week, pro Trump supporters in Ithaca (yes, there are Trump supporters in Ithaca) held a rally. It was interrupted by counter demonstrators and turned violent, originated by the counter protesters who identify themselves as the Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). (Apparently, they don’t understand the part about “democratic” covering people with opposite opinions having the right to say and vote their opinions.) The Ithaca police intervened, temporarily, when a main street was blocked, but eventually the police left. The mayor of Ithaca is a kid (almost literally) who identifies with protesters, as long as they are left wing. Non-support by the Ithaca police should not have surprised anyone.
Faced with violent opposition, what will Trump supporters in Ithaca do?
Ithaca is in Tompkins County. In response to this violence, the Tompkins County GOP said that the only appropriate response to the violence is to hold another rally next Saturday and that’s exactly what they plan to do. “If the mob learns that they can intimidate people into silence, it’s over,” the GOP wrote on Facebook. “At that point, we no longer have freedom of expression in the place where we live. The ONLY way to show them that this doesn’t work is to show them that this will cause us to show up. We hope to see you at the Back The Blue rally on Saturday”.
SCOPE has written previously about the importance of voting for down ballot candidates such as DA’s, sheriffs and Mayors and has given several examples of rogue DA’s who put their personal left-wing politics ahead of protecting law abiding citizens. This lawlessness was previously confined to major cities and then we saw it spread to intermediate sized cities like Rochester. Now that it’s in small cities like Ithaca, will your local towns and villages be far behind?
Whether they are on the ballot this year or not, it would be wise to put your local officials on record as to how they will react. Presumably, they are all going to say that peaceful protests are to be safeguarded. But what will officials do after the first bottle is thrown? When the first road is blocked? When MAGA hat wearers are accosted? Will the authorities act swiftly to prevent this from continuing and spreading? Do they have a plan to deal with the rioters, especially since the riots seem to not be spontaneous, are well organized and equipped and the rioters will probably outnumber the police? Will they arrest and prosecute these lawbreakers?
It’s better to ask these questions now, before there is an immediate threat, and you can sort through your representatives and decide who is on your side. Write an open letter to your Mayor, Sheriff, DA or County Administrator and copy the local media. Ask that these questions be put on the local legislature’s / council’s agenda. Go to the meetings and when there is time for public comments, ask these questions. If any of these officials are on the ballot, it will be interesting to see how forthright they are in their answers.
Below is a link to a news story describing what happened and below that is a link to the rioters patting themselves on the back. Pay attention because it is coming to a town near you.
S.C.O.P.E.'s Candidates’ Ratings on the 2nd Amendment
Neither the Constitution nor the Supreme Court has stopped the never-ending attacks by those that would disarm our citizens and whittle away at the Constitution. It is imperative that we have political office holders who will preserve, protect and defend the entire Constitution, including the Second Amendment. Toward that end, SCOPE has rated the following candidates as an “A” and believe they will work to preserve, protect and defend our right to keep and bear arms, as enshrined in our Constitution.
For the United States Congress from New York State:
District 1 Lee Zeldin
District 3 George Devolder-Santos
District 14 John Cummings
District 18 Chele Farley
District 19 Kyle Van De Water
District 20 Liz Joy
District 21 Elise Stefanik
District 22 Claudia Tenney
District 23 Tom Reed
District 24 John Katko
District 26 Ricky Donovan Sr
District 27 Chris Jacobs
Listed below is any New York State Senate candidate that got an A rating from at least one of either SCOPE, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) or NRA-PVF (NRA).
District 1 Anthony Palumbo SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-B
District 2 Mario Mattera SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 3 Alexis Weik SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 4 Philip Boyle SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-C
District 5 Edmund Smythe SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 6 Dennis Dunne SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 7 David Franklin SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 9 Victoria Johnson SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-B
District 15 Thomas Sullivan SCOPE-? NYSRPA-? NRA-A
District 22 Vito Bruno SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 23 Justin DeFillippo SCOPE-A NYSRPA-? NRA-?
District 24 Andrew Lanza SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-C
District 30 Oz Sultan SCOPE-A NYSRPA-? NRA-A
District 37 Liviu Saimovici SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 39 Steve Brescia SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 40 Rob Astorino SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 41 Susan Serino SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 42 Mike Martucci SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 43 Daphne Jordan SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 45 Dan Stec SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 46 Richard Amedure SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 47 Joseph Grippo SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 48 Patricia Ritchie SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 49 James Tedisco SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 50 Angi Renna SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 51 Peter Oberacker SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 52 Fred Ashkar SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 53 Sam Rogers SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-?
District 54 Pamela Helming SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 55 Christopher Missick SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 56 Michael Barry SCOPE-? NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 57 George Borrello SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 58 Thomas O’Mara SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 59 Patrick Gallivan SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 60 Joshua Mertzlufft SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 61 Edward Rath SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
District 62 Rob Ortt SCOPE-A NYSRPA-A NRA-A
Safe ACT 2013
We know the badly named “SAFE” Act is unSAFE when it comes to civil liberties like due process. This fact is never mentioned by Mr. Cuomo nor many of our elected state officials — purposeful ignorance. They focus on the 2nd Amendment rather than let people know they’re also going after the 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments.
The SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013) is touted as a “gun control” law, but it is really about control... Full Article