Lee Zeldin fancies himself tough on crime and a supporter of families and law enforcement. But for years he promoted extremist views of the Second Amendment and opposed every measure to minimize gun violence and death.
Last week, he voted no on the House’s assault weapons ban after 10 people were killed and three injured in Buffalo, and 19 children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Texas — both massacres because of an AR-15 in the wrong hands.
Zeldin’s record on crime and safety speaks volumes about what he does not do. For Lee, it’s basically do nothing about crime, blame everyone else, and hope no one notices.
New York State crime statistics show 70 percent of crime guns arrive here from other states, as do 90 percent of New York City crime guns. Yet Zeldin advocated for national concealed carry, which would allow more guns from states with weak gun laws to come to our streets. More firepower for criminals, and more crime, death and injury for … [more]