Brindisi Receives “F” Rating

 

New Hartford, NY – Today Claudia Tenney for Congress released the following statement after receiving an “A” rating from the New York Shooters Committee on Political Education (S.C.O.P.E.):  

“As a gun owner, sportsman and leader who reveres our Constitution, defending our Second Amendment is both personal and a matter of principle for Claudia Tenney,” said Shawn T. Palmer, Chairman of Southern Tier S.C.O.P.E. in Madison, Chenango and Broome Counties.  “Whether it was standing up to Cuomo’s SAFE Act or fighting for Concealed Carry rights in Washington, Claudia has always had our backs unlike her opponent Anthony Brindisi, who funded his pal Cuomo’s gun registry and is backed by gun control groups that want to repeal the Second Amendment. Claudia Tenney gets an A because she is a proven defender of our Second Amendment rights and Brindisi gets an F because he’s no friend to the Second Amendment community- he’s a Cuomo rubber-stamper who would vote with his donors Pelosi and Gillibrand in Washington.”

Responding to her “A” Rating from SCOPE Claudia Tenney said:

“Americans have a constitutional right to defend themselves and their families.  I stand with S.C.O.P.E. in defense of our gun rights, and I will never back down when New York City elites and Washington liberals attempt to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. The fact is, only a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun.”

Anthony Brindisi pretends to be pro-gun, but he has admitted while pandering to gun control advocates that the SAFE Act didn’t go far enough, and he’s even voted to fund Governor Cuomo’s government-controlled gun registry.  Anthony Brindisi will side with Nancy Pelosi to trample our Second Amendment rights. Brindisi is “F” Rated by S.C.O.P.E.

BACKGROUND …

The Union Representing Remington Arms Workers Endorsed Claudia Tenney.  “The union that represents the workers at Remington Arms in Ilion has endorsed Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in the race for the 22nd Congressional District. … Union leaders point in particular to Tenney’s efforts as a former state assemblywoman in fighting New York State’s gun law legislation known as the Safe Act, which was passed in 2013.  ‘It’s very important about the 2nd Amendment, not only to protect our rights, but to protect our jobs – she’s been adamant,’ said Fran Madore, former president of UMWA Local 717. ‘The SAFE Act, she stood up with us, she was the only politician that stood up with us in Albany on the stage when we were down there, and actually it was four years ago in April.'” (WKTV, 04/08/18)

In April 2018, Brindisi said he wanted a law more robust than the SAFE Act.“A college student asked about his vote on the SAFE Act: ‘I appreciate your progressive views on gun violence and I appreciate that you don’t take any money from the NRA, but when I did a little research, I found that you have a very favorable ‘A’ rating from the NRA and to show young people in particular that you stand up to the gun lobby. If you were elected to Congress, would you support a federal ban on the assault weapons like the AR-15, which was used in the mass shooting?’ Brindisi responded to the question by saying that one of the biggest reasons he received the favorable NRA rating was his vote against the SAFE Act, which he attributed to the lack of time he had to read the bill. He said that the typical requirement to read bills before voting on them was three days, and he said Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D., N.Y.) waived that and allowed him only about three hours to digest the bill. He also said he wanted a law more robust than the SAFE Act.” (Cameron Cawthorne, “New York Dem Candidate Runs Away From ‘A’ Rating, Calls For Gun Control,”The Washington Free Beacon, 4/25/18)

The SAFE Act is a gun control law that includes an assault weapons ban and limits magazine capacity.“Today New York became the first state to pass a gun control law — the toughest in the nation — since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre last month. Acting one month and a day since the rampage killing that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law shortly after 5 p.m. Called the New York Safe Act, the law includes a tougher assault weapons ban that broadens the definition of what constitutes an assault weapon, and limits the capacity of magazines to seven bullets, down from 10. The law also requires background checks of ammunition and gun buyers, even in private sales, imposes tougher penalties for illegal gun use, a one-state check on all firearms purchases, and programs to cut gun violence in high-crime neighborhoods.” (Shushannah Walshe, “New York Passes Nation’s Toughest Gun-Control Law,” ABC News, 1/15/13)

In 2018, Brindisi did not answer if he would support banning assault weapons.“Asked whether he supported banning assault weapons, Brindisi demurred, however, stating that he believed the ‘conversation has to be how do we keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people.’” (Igor Bobic, “Meet The Pro-Gun Democrat Taking On Congress’ Mini-Trump,” The Huffington Post, 5/3/18)