Problems back home for Lentol

Following up my previous post on Assemblyman Lentol having a primary opponent comes this announcement from his opponent:

This is a sign Joe has problems back home.

As I originally stated, Gallagher’s position on 2A is irrelevant. The only way to remove a hostile Democrat in the City is in a party primary where turnout is low. 2A advocates should vote for her in the primary.

As Codes Chair Lentol has shepherded most of the gun control legislation through the Assembly. Kings County Politics reminds us why he needs to go:

“Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-Greenpoint, Williamsburg) yesterday reminded constituents that beginning today, Nov. 26, the state ban on the possession, manufacture, transport, shipment and sale of rapid-fire modifications like bump stocks and trigger cranks goes into effect (Ch. 130 of 2019). These devices turn firearms into military-style assault weapons and make it possible for shooters to slay numerous people in the blink of an eye. They have no place in New York. “This law is just one of many gun safety measures I helped pass this year. New York also created a ‘red flag’ extreme risk protection order, strengthened background checks, banned undetectable guns and required safe storage of firearms, rifles and shotguns (Ch. 19, 242, 129, 134 and 135 of 2019). Last year, we made the Domestic Violence Escalation Prevention Act law, prohibiting an individual who has been convicted of a domestic violence crime from purchasing or possessing a firearm (Ch. 60 of 2018),” said Lentol. “New Yorkers shouldn’t have to worry about losing their lives to gun violence while doing everyday things. The New York State Assembly has taken action to help prevent these tragedies, but there is still more to do. I’ll continue fighting to keep guns out of the wrong hands and protect New Yorkers from senseless acts of violence,” he added.”

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