In downtown Nyack yesterday, the New York chapter of Moms Demand Action held a “lemonadestand” in an attempt to spread knowledge to the community on gun laws. The idea to hold a lemonade stand came in response to the April vote that failed in Albany that would require background checks on gun purchasers. Gina Daschbach of Piermont, who heads the local chapter stated to WRCR that 91% of all background checks take 90 seconds to fully complete and the group believes that it is common sense for sellers to know who is buying guns before they sell them. When the moms learned that the bill did not pass they decided to take a stand by turning the lemons that government handed them and turning it into lemonade to protect their kids and communities with stronger gun laws. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who supported the bill in April, was there to speak about the need for gun laws in New York and throughout America. Mayor of Nyack Jenn Laird- White, Mayor of South Nyack, Bonnie Christian, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Senator David Carlucci were also there to show community support. Lowey expressed during the conference her gratitude to Governor Cuomo, Assemblywoman Jaffee, and Senator Carlucci for helping to pass the first strict gun law in America, saying that it was hard work but it is important for action to be taken nationwide and Mom’s Demand Action are helping spread that belief. The focus of the conference was a need for stricter gun laws, especially involving the sale and use of military assault weapons to civilians throughout America. Daschbach was very grateful to the officials who showed support for moms demand action and stated to WRCR, “Congresswoman Lowey is very supportive and she needs to know that she is fighting the fight that her constituents want, so we need to make sure that she knows we’re here.” If you would like to help Moms Demand Action you can do so through donations and by calling your local and state representatives to express need for change.