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Join us with Tom Reynolds, President of NYS SCOPE- Shooters Committee on Political Educations. I spent almost 30 years as a Chief Financial and Chief Business Officer in colleges (Elmira College), wholesaling (hardware and beauty products), nursing homes and social services (group homes, children services, homeless). Before becoming a CFO I worked for GE and Ithaca College. In addition, I served on about 8 social services boards – usually as an officer. I am now retired.Heavily read in history, and biography but never was actively involved in politics until 2009 when I got involved with the Tea Party and that lead to involvement with the Republican Party. I was Vice Chair of the Tompkins County Republican Committee (Ithaca) for several years including 2 years after I no longer lived there.In 2010, I was asked to run for the NYS Assembly in the Ithaca area. I ran as a conservative republican in the most liberal area in upstate NY. In 2016, I was asked to run for SCOPE president and to my surprise I won. I said I would only serve one year. In 2018, I became SCOPE’s Treasurer. In 2020, I was again asked to be SCOPE’s President and am in my 3rd consecutive term. I got actively involved – instead of just voting - because I believe our constitution was / is threatened and the 2nd Amendment is the most threatened (followed closely by #1).
It is hypocrisy to complain about something but when given a chance to do something to pass on it.
SCOPE was formed as an educational organization to protect the Constitution with an emphasis on the 2nd Amendment. What makes us different from other 2A organizations is that we are chapter / county oriented. Few other 2A’s have county chapters. We believe in working with other groups who shares our principles or have the same enemy (the enemy of my enemy is my friend)