Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today blasted Kathy Hochul for classifying historical reenactors as felons under her unconstitutional gun ban law.

“This is a continuation of Kathy Hochul’s attack on Upstate New York and North Country culture and values,” Stefanik said. “Under Hochul’s unconstitutional gun ban, Battle of Plattsburgh reenactors, as well as many other reenactors across Upstate New York who are celebrating America, are felons. Far Left Democrats in Albany are so woefully out-of-touch that obsolete historical replica guns are too ‘offensive’ for them to see the sight of. Upstate New York, the North Country, and all Americans know these historical events are integral to our communities, promote tourism to support our local economies, and celebrate fundamental moments in the creation of America. While Far Left Democrats in Albany are intent on destroying Upstate New York and North Country values in pursuit of their unconstitutional anti-Second Amendment agenda, I will stand up for our values and the Constitutional rights of every American.”