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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
Fromt the Spencer-Van Etten School District: Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm today due to a power outage at district buildings. All after school activities are also cancelled. Students will be dismissed according the emergency go home plan.
Hunters and Chemung Co. Sheriff React to Gun Proposal
Written By: Tanja Rekhi
TWIN TIERS -- [WENY] Details are emerging about President Obama's gun control plans and most of the local people we talked to say they're ineffective.
Law enforcement officails and local hunters think the proposals target the wrong people.
"It isn't the hunting that did this, it's one crazed lunatic," said Rick Bell, President of the Millport Rod and Gun Club.
He doesn't think the new gun proposals are going to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook.
"I feel sorry for the parents that have to live without their child, I feel sorry for all the kids that lost their lives, but I don't see anything that's going to stop this in the near future-- I don't care what kind of laws you put into effect," said Bell.
Rick says, while he can't speak for everyone at the club, he is still going to stand behind the NRA.
And it's not just hunters who don't agree with the tighter restrictions.
The Chemung County Sheriff also has his doubts about the president's plans, and the package of laws passed earlier this week in New York
"I think this only hurts the law abiding citizen that is already doing everything right to go ahead and obtain a pistol or an assault rifle," said Sheriff Moss. "I can assure you that the criminals don't come out here and do the background checks and mental health check, they get their guns from off the street. So to me, I think it was nothing but feel good legislation and there will be a minimal effect on crime."
Sheriff Moss says old-school police work is what's going work on catching criminals.
He says his department has no intention of going around and checking types of guns, or the capacity of ammunition magazines.
"I think the focus should have been focused on keeping weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill, keeping the weapons out of the hands of criminals,maybe educating gun owners on how to keep their guns secure," said Sheriff Moss.
New York State senator, Kathleen Marchione started a petition to protect second amendment rights which already has 40 thousand signatures.