Collins for Congress Campaign on Calls to Repeal 2nd Amendment

Written by on March 28, 2018

Press Release:

Yesterday, in a New York Times op-ed, Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the full repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

“We are looking forward to see where our radical extremist opponents Nate McMurray and Nick Stankevich stand on this issue,” said Collins spokesperson Bryan Piligra. “Both McMurray and Stankevich marched this weekend and stood alongside folks who openly advocated to repeal the 2nd Amendment. It’s an easy question – do they agree with John Paul Stevens that we should repeal the 2nd Amendment?”

Justice Stevens cited that the elimination of the 2nd Amendment would make schoolchildren safer and weaken the National Rifle Association’s “propaganda weapon of immense power.”

“The 27th district is one of the most Republican Congressional districts in New York State, with a very pro-2nd Amendment constituency,” Piligra said. “At the very least our opponents should let voters know if they support far-left calls to remove our fundamental right to bear arms. The voters in NY-27 know where Congressman Chris Collins stands – on behalf of law abiding gun owners and in defense of the 2nd Amendment. If radical extremists want to make this election a referendum on the 2nd Amendment, we look forward to that debate.”


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