ATF special agent talks to Victor students about 2nd Amendment

Sean Martineck is a Blue Devil through and through. They seem to follow him everywhere.

The Buffalo native went to Kenmore West High School, home of the Blue Devils; on to college at State University at Fredonia, also home to Blue Devils; and now he lives in Victor where his two daughters attend school in a district whose sports teams are the Blue Devils.

He mentioned that to fellow Blue Devils Monday in the government class of Victor Senior High School teacher Mike Myers before moving on to the more serious topic of gun violence, the Second Amendment and getting illegal guns off the streets — something that takes up a great deal of his time as a special agent for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, assigned to the Violent Crime Task Force in the Rochester satellite office.

In fact, shortly before appearing at the school, he received a call about someone standing on a corner in downtown Rochester with a gun. Over the weekend, a tip led to the confiscation of a weapon that had been stolen in Maine.

Martineck was the lead investigator in the case involving the 2012 Christmas Eve shooting in Webster in which a man with an illegally obtained shotgun set his house on fire and then shot at arriving first responders, killing two West Webster firefighters and injuring two others.

He spends most of his working time in the city of Rochester “because the gun crime is brutal there,” he said.

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