Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
But in the case of Second Amendment rights, it’s probably safe to say that every action against the Second Amendment has a greater and opposite reaction.
This can be seen in New York’s latest NRA membership numbers.
NRA membership among New Yorkers has nearly doubled since Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the SAFE Act gun control package into law in January 2013 says AWR Hawkins.
New York now has the largest NRA chapter in the United States, surpassing both Texas and California.
Regardless of Cuomo’s stated desire to deport Republicans, this is fairly strong evidence that there are plenty of conservative New Yorkers left, and most of them have no plans to leave any time soon.
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) saw its membership go from 22,000 in January 2013 to 41,000 in January 2014.
NYSRPA President Tom King said that while their membership grows every year, it did so “exponentially” in 2013. He said that should send “a message to all the anti-gun politicians.” He stated it should also catch the attention of “all the politicians sitting on the fence, that yes, if they thought that we were [going to be] quiet and this was going to go away without anyone paying any more attention to it, they were just flat-out wrong.”
Let’s hope that New Yorkers show their resolve during the next election by kicking out all the anti-gun politicians. While they’re at it, maybe they can recall Andrew Cuomo, too.