Assemblyman Lancman keeps at Congressman Turner, this time over guns

Assemblyman Lancman keeps at Congressman Turner, this time over guns – Assemblyman Rory Lancman wanted a shot at the 9th Congressional District during the special election back in September. Since the man Queens party boss Congressman Joe Crowley picked for the seat lost to Republican Bob Turner, the Assemblyman has kept up a steady stream of criticism of the new congressman, potentially portending a run against him next year.  Today’s critique is over Congressman Turner’s position on gun control (something the city takes very seriously).  Or, I suppose, lack there of: Turner, according to the Queens Chronicle, won’t take a position on a bill to strengthen gun background checks.  “Congressman Bob Turner’s troubling position on guns leaves Queens families and New York’s finest vulnerable,” Lancman said in a statement. “It’s extremely unsettling that someone who represents me and my community would put our safety at risk to satisfy the gun lobby.”