David Yassky is about to receive the endorsement this afternoon of Thelma Davis, mother of slain Council Member James E. Davis, and another Brooklyn mother who lost a child to gun violence.
The endorsement is meant to underline Yassky’s expertise in gun control, including his role in writing and passing the Brady Bill and Assault Weapons Ban as a congressional aide to then-Congressman Chuck Schumer.
While all of the candidates in the 11th are in favor of gun control, this is an area where Yassky’s government experience seems to give him an advantage. It will be interesting to see whether something like this can get as much coverage as the racial narrative that everyone, including us, has been focusing on.
– Jason Horowitz