County opposes gun control bills

County opposes gun control bills

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Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley says adding state police to the background check process for pistol permits will affect residents on Wednesday. CATSKILL — Lawmakers on two county committees authorized a pair of resolutions Wednesday in opposition to state gun control laws. The County Resources Committee approved a resolution opposing an Assembly bill prohibiting firearms to be used as prizes in games of chance. The Public Safety Committee approved a resolution opposing Senate and Assembly bills that would establish state police as a point of contact for conducting background checks for pistol permits and raises the age for an adult supervising a child at a gun range from 18 to 21. The bills have not been voted on by state lawmakers. The local Federation of Sportsmen asked the county for assistance in fighting for the right to use firearms as prizes, County Resources Committee Chairman Michael Bulich, R-Catskill, said. “It’s a huge fundraiser for them to raise money for individuals or clubs,” he said. “They sell raffles for winning a gun.” Bulich, who is an avid sportsman, supported the resolution. “I’m fan of the state not interfering with my Second Amendment rights,” Bulich said. Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley did not see how the law would be helpful. “These people have to go through all the checks and be the proper age to obtain the gun,” he said. “I have no idea what the rationale behind it is. It seems to me all it does is attack the fundraiser […]

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