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Local sheriffs don't name any gun regulations they support

Jul 11, 2022 2:03 pm

Diane Pineiro-Zucker writes a story in the Daily Freeman with Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa and Greene County Sheriff Peter Kusminsky complaining about new gun laws in New York, without offering their solutions. Mostly, Figueroa and Kusminsky complain that they were not consulted on the new laws, as legislators hurried to pass bills after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's concealed carry law. While Figueroa says, "I don’t think anybody is against — I know I’m not — common sense, reasonable licensing. We don’t want guns to go into the wrong hands,” he does not say what that is, only what he is against. Actually, he is not very specific about what he is against either. Figueroa complains about the new laws vague limit of concealed handguns in "sensitive areas" but is not specific himself about if there is anywhere he would not want concealed guns allowed. He mentions training requirements, and again plays both sides. "I don’t think anybody’s against getting people trained here. I think the point is that we should have had a seat at the table," Figueroa says. Kusminsky does not mention any regulations to gun ownership that he would support, but still tries to sound like he supports reulations. "I support firearms regulations that keep guns out of the hands of people who have no business possessing them but the U.S. Constitution guarantees that the 2nd Amendment Rights of law-abiding citizens not be infringed,” he says. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.