Civil Liberties

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Rob believes in our U.S. Constitution and in our Bill of Rights, especially the First and Second Amendments.

During the pandemic, he was concerned by what he believes was the overzealousness of shutting down religious gatherings, businesses, schools and general assemblies.  He was concerned at punitive action taken against business owners who dared speak out against the governor’s actions.

 

In a public health crisis, there will be times and need for collective public action but elected leaders should go out of their way to explain the actions and the requests and vocalize respect for the civil liberties that each of us have.

 

Other states that approached the pandemic with more guidance and less mandates and regulations fared far better than New York. 

 

Rob believes strongly in the right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. He was a vocal opponent of the unconstitutional SAFE Act because he believes it only infringes on the rights of law-abiding citizens. Rob believes the best way to reduce gun violence is by increasing penalties for criminals who use firearms and by improving our mental health systems.

 

As Westchester County Executive, Rob brought back the previously banned gun show to the County Center. It was annually one of the most well-attended and safest events.