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Candidate for Oneida County sheriff laments state gun law

Posted 7/16/22

Jim Scarchilli, a candidate for Oneida County Sheriff, will face incumbent Sheriff Robert M. Maciol in the November general election. 

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Candidate for Oneida County sheriff laments state gun law

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UTICA — This past week, Jim Scarchilli, a candidate for Oneida County Sheriff, spoke following a press conference by area elected officials to highlight the state’s new gun laws.

Scarchilli, of Whitestown, will appear on the ballot on the “We The People” line.

“To reiterate what Assemblyman John Salka said (recently), ‘this bill is a disaster,” said Scarchilli.

“Oneida County residents deserve a sheriff who will stand up and speak out against actions by the governor and legislature aimed to take the rights of law-abiding citizens away,” the candidate added. “The governor’s recent laws are aimed at taking away the right for an American citizen to defend themself, all while pushing for policies that defund the police. I will not enforce any unconstitutional law against the people,” Scarchilli stated. 

“I recently announced my candidacy for sheriff because I felt there wasn’t a strong enough voice standing against these unconstitutional actions from our Sheriff’s Department,” Scarchilli added. “We shouldn’t wait until the laws have passed to speak up. On day one I will be ready to defend your rights and the United States Constitution. As sheriff, my priorities will be ensuring public safety and defending the Constitutional rights of the citizens of Oneida County,” Scarchilli said.

Scarchilli will face incumbent Sheriff Robert M. Maciol in the November general election. 

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