All you have to do to see that NY is the most divided state in the United States of America is look at the link below of counties in NY that oppose Andy Coumos Safe Act .
I am a lifetime Upstate NY'er that is about sick of the Empire City trying to infect the rest of the state with its inner "Big Rotten Apple" drama. NY City isnt NY proper, never has been. Most of us above the Hudson new this but until we had a map that illuminated the division like this, it was speculative at best. The proof is in the map, those that own and occupy 95%+ of the State of New York dont agree with Albanizer Scrooge!
Im sure this same thing has happened in other states but Ive never seen it so clearly divided by county as this map does so well. The last time I saw a map that looked like this, it was showing the division of our nation over Slavery but even that wasnt this Black and White! The Mason Dixon line was a bit fuzzy, NY upstate Vs NY City is like the Berlin Wall.
Ive heard talk of National secession before but most create an unnavigable smattering due to spotty demographics, this is different. Everything above Westchester except Tompkins, (ironically home of Ithaca Firearms) is of one mindset on The Safe Act, everyone below is another. The same can be said for lots of subjects not just Guns.
Were pro Fracking, they are against. We believe in reasonable land management not government red tape and paid permission slips, smaller government and less services, Government should not compete with private companies for business, they need and we feed, all they supply us with is regulations and taxes.
It might be time to make NY City the 51st state. I'm not talking about us leaving, I'm saying its time to kick their asses out of our state and let them make their own! NYC may have the votes but we have everything they need to sustain life, food, water, NRG and Casino's. I spent 17 years in our National Guard and most of us would wave goodby to The Rotten Apple in a New York Minute! They have been tapping us all like a Maple tree too long (more like living organ donors).
What type of fight can they mount against us? They threw away most of their guns years ago and cant find anything upstate without a GPS and we dont even need to invade NYC, just cut them off. Trust me, their aint enough bottled water, Duracells and Zero Ho Ho's on the shelves to keep them going a week!
It sounds crazy but maybe its time, they are a State unto themselves, let them be that way! We are the Real NY, were not Upstate, were New York State! Im not talking war or revolutions, just annexation of a population that should be grateful for the favor. They can tax, regulate and meddle in other peoples business from the comfort of their own comfy city cause Albany is ours!