Two Shot Outside of NY Gov. Candidate's Home

Photo: New York Post

The Facts

  • Two men were shot on Sunday afternoon outside the Long Island home of Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Zeldin's two daughters were home alone and, when they heard screaming and gunshots, reportedly hid and called the police.

  • The two 17-year-old boys, from Mastic and Mastic Beach NY, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and are believed to have no connection to the Zeldin family, according to the Suffolk County Police Dept.

The Spin

Republican narrative

Crimes like these have affected countless New Yorkers in recent years thanks to the Democrats' soft-on-crime policies. The unchecked violence Zeldin has been warning about - just like Chicago - has literally reached his New York doorstep. This is a warning about the reality faced by so many innocent New Yorkers.

Democratic narrative

Lee Zeldin continues to campaign on fighting crime, but he has voted to loosen gun laws time and time again. Violent crime in New York - like what happened at his house - is often tied to guns, so why doesn't Zeldin vote for the common sense reforms that will take these weapons away from criminals? His policies are dangerous and extreme.

Nerd narrative

There's a 50% chance that there will be at least 1.38 small firearms per capita in the USA by 2029, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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