The Second Amendment is a critically important issue for our Extreme Ithaca Liberal opponents. They have all advocated for an agenda that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding Americans.
Max Della Pia has tried to establish himself as an anti-gun candidate who can breakthrough with pro-gun voters. But with the carefree, smooth way he talks about the guns he owns, it’s not going well.
Liz Benjamin: “Are you a gun owner?”
Max Della Pia: “I do have a gun but it’s not, like, heavy”
Liz Benjamin: “A rifle?”
Max Della Pia: “It’s not a rifle. But I have had rifles in the past.”
Right… There’s probably a reason the transcript on Della Pia’s campaign website doesn’t match the audio.
And it isn’t just his questionable answer about owning a gun that raises questions.
After Tom Reed voted for H.R. 38 The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation that would ensure law abiding Americans with valid Concealed Carry Permits are able to carry across the United States, he said:
Max Della Pia: “I too am against it, but Tom Reed is not, he’s never met a gun bill he doesn’t like.”
And yet, before he began running for Congress as an Extreme Ithaca Liberal his Facebook page tells a different story. There he liked posts from pages like Conservative Daily, Comical Conservative, and Patriot Nation including the following:
Photos liked by Max Della Pia, Patriot Nation: “Why do you need to carry a gun if you aren’t expecting to be attacked? I’m not really expecting a fire, but I still have a fire extinguisher. Like = agree.”
Washington Post: “Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans”
“It is unclear what Extreme Ithaca Liberal Max Della Pia actually believes about our Second Amendment rights,” said Nicholas Weinstein, Campaign Manager for Tom Reed for Congress. “His Facebook page tells a very different story from what he has been saying on the campaign trail. If he is successful on Tuesday, we look forward to holding him accountable for these flip-flops.”