Friday, October 14, 2022

GLENS FALLS, NY– Today,The Washington Free Beaconreported that the campaign staff for Far Left Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie Matt Castelli, was caught on tape during a campaign strategy session confirming that Castelli is “for gun control.” This is the second time in a week that someone associated with the Castelli campaign has confirmed that no matter what this Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie might claim publicly to get elected, his actual beliefs are in support of a gun ban.

According toThe Washington Free Beacon:

In a Zoom call this week, a Castelli campaign staffertolda group of volunteers that the Democrat is “for gun control,” including bans on AR-15s and so-called assault rifles. It is the second time this week that a Castelli supporter has suggested he supports curbs on gun ownership.“The issue of guns is an incredibly tricky one in this upstate district. I know a lot of us would prefer a stronger stance on guns, but he would absolutely lose if he took that stance,” Jennifer Mann, the chairwoman of the Brunswick Democratic Committee, told supporters in an email this week.”

“Those remarks contradict Castelli’s public claims that he opposes gun bans.”

“It marks a pattern in New York’s 21st district, one of the most conservative in the state. In 2018, Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb privately assured a teenage supporter she supports gun bans but could not say so publicly because she would lose her race.”

“While Castelli has repeatedly said he supports the Second Amendment and owns guns himself,he attended a rally in June organized by March for Our Lives, a national student group that supports a variety of gun control measures, including a national registry for gun sales, a ban on gun ownership under the age of 21, limits on how many firearms an individual can purchase each month, and regulations on how Americans store their guns. He expressed support at the rally for a bill signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul (D.) that bans the sale of some guns to people under 21 and strengthened so-called Red Flag laws.

“To pass legislation to actually address this challenge. Right now, there’s urgency in order to make sure we’re in a position to keep our kids and our community safe,” hesaid.

“Castelli and his campaign did not respond to requests for comment.”

Read the fullWashington Free BeaconstoryHERE.

Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Alex DeGrasse, stated:

“This video, combined with the leaked email are confirmation of what we have been saying for months and what Upstate New York and North Country voters have known all along: That this Far Left Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie does not share our values, and if elected to Congress, he would shred our Second Amendment rights. There is no doubt that this Far Left Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie fully supports a gun ban. His staff, supporters, and Upstate New York and North Country voters know it. This Far Left Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie is a true enemy of gun owners’ rights which is why he earned an “F” and will be soundly defeated by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in November.”

Far Left Downstate Democrat from Poughkeepsie Matt Castelli’s history of not supporting Upstate New York and the North Country’s Second Amendment rights: