The campaign of Noam Bramson, the Democratic candidate for Westchester county executive, waded in to the controversy over the removal by Somers police of an anti-gun-control sign Thursday.
Despite Bramson’s promise to support gun control legislation, the campaign issued a statement condemning Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy for ordering police to remove the sign from the town right of way in the sign owner’s front yard. Murphy is a Republican running for county clerk.
The campaign called on his opponent, Republican incumbent County Executive Rob Astorino, to join his call.
“Gun safety is a crucial issue in this election, and people have a right to express their beliefs about it regardless of what side of the aisle they’re on,” said Bramson spokesman Barry Caro in a statement. “During this campaign, Mr. Astorino has plastered lawn signs on public property throughout Westchester regardless of local restrictions. That’s why we hope he’ll join us in condemning his running mate’s censorship. Somers should allow Mr. Gibson to oppose gun safety laws, just as we expect we’ll be allowed to publicly support them.”
Caro also condemned the threat against the police the town police chief said had come into the department.
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