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Sheriff Virts wins Wayne Co. S.C.O.P.E. Award

At the October Wayne County S.C.O.P.E. (Shooters Committee On Political Education) meeting, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts was presented with the organization’s annual Patriot of the Year award. Sheriff Virts has repeatedly exhibited his strong support of the Second Amendment throughout his first term as Wayne County Sheriff. He testified in the spring in an Amicus Brief pointing out the unconstitutional points of the so-called S.A.F.E. Act. The Brief is part of a lawsuit filed to overturn the overbearing and un-Constitutional law. The so-called S.A.F.E. Act was forced through the New York State legislature, bypassing all parliamentary rules this past January. It is the most infringing gun law ever passed in any state, with long tentacles that affect every one of the 6 million-plus gun owners living in this state. Sheriff Virts is one of the leaders in the NY State Sheriff’s Association, and is one of the strongest supporters of the Second Amendment in his coalition. Sheriff Virts received his well-deserved award in front of more than 140 S.C.O.P.E. members on that night at the Palmyra VFW. Sheriff gave a great speech of appreciation for the recognition, reinforcing that he will continue to fight for the Civil and Constitutional rights of all Wayne County residents. Sheriff Virts enjoys trap and skeet shooting very much, and is seen around many sporting shoots throughout the state. Wayne County S.C.O.P.E. and all law abiding firearm owners, appreciate the support from the Sheriff and his office and we wish him great luck in his position.

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