I would strongly admonish Assemblyman Hawley to be very careful in whom he chooses to embrace and endorse. Just being Republican is not good enough.
Republican candidate Chris Collins is NO FRIEND of gun owners, nor their 2nd Amendment Rights!
He has done a big flip-flop and espouses his support for gun owners and NRA membership, but he is a two-faced, forked-tongue, double-speak, RINO, anti-gun candidate, make no mistake about it.
In fact Chris Collins is a "conservative fraud"... he is the founding member of County Executives Against Guns (CEAG). That alone makes him unworthy of any conservative, Liberty minded voters support.
"Collins was once in league with gun grabbing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg."
"Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAG) was founded in April 2006 and immediately published a Web site clearly stating its anti-Constitution rhetoric. The group commenced a campaign to convince others that firearms are inherently ‘Illegal’ when they are not and pretends the Second Amendment does not say what it says. MAG misses the Framers’ point entirely when they claim gun control laws and gun bans keep communities safe."
"In fact, MAG flat out subverts the Framers’ intent by working behind the scenes to have legal firearms declared illegal to then pursue their real goal: take away our guns."
"After Collins formation of CEAG two years later in April 2008, Bloomberg issued a press release promising to “work closely” with CEAG"
"The original press release for the MAG listed then-Erie County Executive Collins as a founding member."
I attended the last SCOPE Genesee meeting at which Congresswomen Hochul was the keynote speaker. Just by happenstance(?) State Senator Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Hawley stopped by and were allowed to address the audience also [interestingly Chris Collins was invited but did not even respond]. All 3 spoke strongly in support of gun owner rights and the 2nd Amendment... but, if you research it, Representative Hochul's past record on gun owner rights and the 2nd Amendment is "exceptional", and hands-down FAR BETTER than Chris Collins.
So why is Assemblyman Hawley courting Collins? Is it "talk the talk, but don't walk the walk"?? Or is it, just party politics as usual???