Reaction Mixed To NY Democrats' Gun BillsPosted: Updated:
This week, Democratic lawmakers in Albany came out with a package of bills involving gun control and access to firearms. They include things like strengthening background checks, banning bump stocks and making it easier to seize guns from people who are considered a danger to themselves or others.
Patrick Morse owns a gun shop in New Bremen and is the founder of the group North Country Friends of the 2nd Amendment.
"There's three groups of people: government officers, bad guys and the rest of us and these laws are only going to take away firearms away from the rest of us," he said.
But not everyone feels like these bills would take away guns from everyone else.
Lee Vance is the founder of Indivisible Lowville, a local group that's part of a national network that resists the Trump Agenda. He says these bills are a step in the right direction.
"Let's make sure that it is only the responsible, law abiding, non-violent citizens, no history of violence that possess these guns," he said.
Lawmakers in other states are also considering similar proposals.