Hochul Says She Doesn’t ‘Need to Have Numbers’ to Take Away Gun Rights, But Says She Needs More Data to Repeal Cashless Bail

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On Friday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “Eric Bolling The Balance,” New York gubernatorial candidate and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) contrasted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) declaration that she doesn’t “need to have numbers” to justify gun control proposals with her hesitation to repeal cashless bail due to a lack of data to justify repealing cashless bail.

After viewing a clip of Hochul responding to a question on whether she has data to show concealed carry permit holders are committing crimes by saying, “I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need to — I don’t have to have a data point to point to to say that this is going to — all I know is I have a responsibility to the people of this state to have sensible gun safety laws.” Zeldin stated, “Well, this is A-rated NRA-endorsed member of Congress, Kathy Hochul, who doesn’t need the facts in order to take away the rights of law-abiding New Yorkers who want to safely and securely carry a firearm solely for self-defense. And when she was asked about the need…for cashless bail repeal, her answer was, we can’t do it, we need data. She’s all over the place.”

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