New York Republican politics has gone through some interesting development as of late.
And it’s largely thanks to the actions of Gavin Wax, the president of the New York Young Republican Club.
Wax made noise on June 28, 2020 when the Young Republican Club rallied around the statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Since then, he has made numerous appearances on Fox News to talk about this rally and stand up for Americans in a time when social disorder is ripping America apart and law enforcement has been under constant siege by deranged leftist mobs.
However, not everyone has been particular happy about Wax and his group’s work.
One of those people is Kevin Tschirhart, the Chief of Staff for New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich.
As the rally took place, Tschirhart sat on the sidelines and took a not-so subtle shot at the organizers who were using Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy as the theme of their rally.
He tweeted, “Losers who lose elections will always take shots from the sidelines, They’ll quote Teddy Roosevelt, but won’t get in the arena themselves. They know nothing.
Wax then tweeted, “.@kevintschirhart: You get paid by NY taxpayers. Please explain why you called the patriots who rallied to defend our police, to stand for our flag & anthem, & to protect our history “losers” who can only“ quote Teddy Roosevelt”? Seems insulting & patronizing. No gaslighting plz!”
.@kevintschirhart: You get paid by NY taxpayers. Please explain why you called the patriots who rallied to defend our police, to stand for our flag & anthem, & to protect our history “losers” who can only“ quote Teddy Roosevelt”? Seems insulting & patronizing. No gaslighting plz! https://t.co/WArrayx4we pic.twitter.com/mmu9wfaotZ
— Gavin Mario Wax 🇺🇸 (@GavinWax) July 2, 2020
Tschirhart backtracked and tried to play nice with Wax in the DMs saying “It wasn’t about the protest. Really wasn’t” after Wax pressed him further on the issue.
However, Wax was not satisfied with Tschirhart’s conduct.
BLP reached out to Wax to get his perspective on the situation, which has bec ome a topic of interest in New York Republican circles.
Wax told BLP that the Young Republican Club went out of their way to draw hundreds of people from across New York and neighboring states, with a rabbi passing out from heat exhaustion at the event.
Tschirhart is the chief of staff for Erich Ulrich, the only elected Republican in the New York City Council in the Queens borough.
Ulrich is no ordinary council member. Previously he plead for clemency for a convicted sexual predator and mafia associate Robert Pisani. Additionally, Ulrich called out President Trump in 2017 for his suggestion to defund sanctuary cities. So, Tschirhart is not exactly keeping the best company by working under Ulrich.
What this recent Twitter drama indicates is that there are still many individuals in the Republican Party who are not dialed in and avail themselves to petty politics.
When the social cohesion of the country is on the line and numerous rights such as the Second Amendment and free speech are under unprecedented threats, petty squabbling should be avoided as much as possible.
Trying times call for people to act, not talk smack on the sidelines.
Minnesota Had Record Numbers of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in 2020
Red or blue, Americans nationwide are getting strapped.
Gun sales have boomed all across America. And it’s not just the Red states. Blue states like Minnesota have also witnessed an increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued.
According to Valley News Live, over 96,000 permits were issued in 2020, which represented the highest number of permits issued since carry permits became legal in 2003. Furthermore, 2020’s numbers represented a twofold increase from 2019 in the number of permits issued.
Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms noted that roughly “400,000 permits have been issued in total in a state of just over 5.6 million people.”
The Valley News Live piece actually conceded that the increase in permits issued was largely the result of a “ rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd.”
Minneapolis was the epicenter of social unrest after the death of George Floyd in late May 2020. With calls to defund the police and irresponsible political leadership that refused to decisively crack down on crime, Minnesotans began to take matters into their own hands.
Gun owners are ultimately the most effective first responders in times of crisis and overall breakdowns of social order. Minnesota’s gun laws are actually quite strict, which has earned it dismal rankings in Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for Best States for Gun Owners (39th place) and Best States for Concealed Carry (37th place). Regardless of the sub-optimal gun policies, Minnesotans still instinctively understand the importance of the right to carry.
2020 was a big year for gun sales and showed that the right to bear arms still has a massive constituency of people that can be targeted and activated for future occasions. Serious Republican campaigns should recognize this trend and make targeting gun owners a major priority throughout their get out the vote programs.
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