Teenager secretly records a conversation with a N.Y. Democratic Candidate who admits to hiding her real agenda for gun control. This may have just sunk her chances!
According to Free Beacon, Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate in New York’s 21st Congressional District, told a group of teenage supporters that she supports a ban on certain firearms but won’t say so publicly for fear of losing her election.
Cobb: When I was, um, at this thing today, um, the first table I was at, a woman said: “How do you feel about assault rifles?” And I said they should be banned.
And, and I said — you know, people were getting up to go get their lunch because it was a buffet — and I just said to her: “I want you to know Cindy, I cannot say that.”
And she said: “Well, I want you to.” And I said: “I won’t win.”
Volunteer: Exactly, it’s like, there’s things you want to say [inaudible].
Cobb: I said Moms Demand — yeah! Moms [Demand Action] says, and Tricia Pleau said: “Do not say that you want an assault rifle ban because you will not win.”
Unsurprisingly, Cobb did not directly answer questions from reporters about whether she would vote for an assault weapons ban in Congress, although her surreptitiously recorded comments seem to make it pretty clear that she would, at least in private, support such a law.
According to Cobb’s campaign website, the candidate does openly support a wide range of other gun control measures in lieu of immediately passing a gun ban, including (but not limited to):
2) Bans on bump stocks and “all other modifications that make a firearm fully automatic”
3) Prohibiting “people who have committed hate crimes and/or who are on the terror watch list from purchasing guns” (NB: being put on the terror watch list does not involve due process in a court of law, and small children have been placed on it for apparently no reason)
4) Repealing concealed carry reciprocity laws for states with “looser [gun] laws”
5) Increasing funding for the ATF and repealing the Tiahart Amendment
Cobb’s website also claims that “Tedra recognizes that guns are part of our Northern New York culture, and that the vast majority of residents who do own guns here do so legally and safely. She does not advocate the repeal of the 2nd Amendment, but she does advocate for enforcing and expanding existing laws in the interest of public health and safety.”