Smullen to Co-host Public Meeting to Discuss New Concealed-Carry Laws

Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM – Meco) is co-hosting a public meeting to vet the recently-passed restrictions on concealed-carry permits. The new restrictions passed during an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature, between June 30 and July 1, limit the areas in which a concealed-carry permit holder can possess a firearm and require more extensive training to obtain a permit. Gov. Hochul called the Legislature back to session on June 24 as a response to the Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. 

Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffrey Smith and Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino will also speak about New York’s recent decision, as well as the President of the Pine Tree Rifle Club, Paul Catucci. The event will take place on Monday, July 25, 2022 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Pine Tree Rifle Club at 419 Johnson Ave. in Gloversville.

“This decision by the governor reaffirms what we have said for many years, that radical progressives in New York are moving dangerously far in restricting our constitutional rights and the ability of every citizen to defend themselves,” Smullen said. “With soaring crime and, in particular, violent crime a serious concern, we need the ability to feel safe and secure in our homes, commuting to work and at public events. While Gov. Hochul is concerned the Supreme Court’s decision to protect our Second Amendment right puts ‘millions of New Yorkers’ at risk, she should look no further than her own disastrous cashless bail laws which are wreaking havoc on countless innocent lives.”

**Event is open to the public. Media are invited and encouraged to attend.**

WHO:Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R,C,I,SAM – Meco)

Paul Catucci, President, Pine Tree Rifle Club

Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffrey Smith

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino

Members of the public

WHEN:Monday, July 25th, 2022

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

WHERE:Pine Tree Rifle Club, 419 Johnson Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078