Cuthbertson’s Gun Comments Create Social Media Firestorm
Frank Petrone and Mark Cuthbertson have based their entire campaign on a comment made by Town Supervisor Candidate Eugene Cook that was taken out of context. Mass mailings, robo calls and television ads have been used to express outrage that anyone would make a comment about carrying a gun.
Based on a comment made by Cook, The campaigns of Supervisor Petrone, Councilman Cuthbertson and County Legislator William Spencer have sent an endless barrage of mailings claiming that all the local Republican candidates are radicals when it comes to gun legislation.
Petrone and Cuthbertson supporters Jane Devine (former Suffolk County Legislator and TOH Planning Board member) and Sherry Pavone even held a press conference demanding that Cook drop out of the race because of the comment.
As it turns out, Councilman Cuthbertson has used some pretty inflammatory language about guns himself.
Within the past few days, Youtube videos have surfaced that show Councilman Mark Cuthbertson using inflammatory language referencing guns, muskets and a revolution over the LIPA tax certiari issue. During the press conference Cuthbertson said that “this community, our town and school district are staring down the barrel of a gun” He continued, “If this was the 1700’s, I think we’d be here with muskets as part of a revolution.”
A video showing the Councilman’s remarks may be seen here: