SCOPE in Orleans sponsoring seminar on ‘must-know’ gun laws

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 29 October 2021 at 9:45 am

MEDINA – The Orleans County chapter of SCOPE is sponsoring a free seminar on must-know laws for all gun owners at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Medina Theater, 601 Main St., featuring District Attorney Joe Cardone.

“Due to the increased purchase of firearms by first-time gun owners and current owners, SCOPE of Orleans County thought it was a good time to refresh people’s understanding on the New York state firearms laws,” said David Thom, chairman of Orleans County SCOPE. “SCOPE is thrilled to work with the Orleans County DA team to bring this free seminar to the people of the area.”

Some of the items to be reviewed include New York state Article 35, obligation to retreat and more, Thom said. Those attending will learn when the use of force or deadly force is justified, where can a resident legally carry a gun and how should individuals interact with law enforcement.

Cardone said he was very happy SCOPE had asked him to share this information with the public.

The mission of SCOPE is to protect, restore and expand the gun rights of all New Yorkers.

While the event Thursday is free, reservations are requested by logging on to