Angelica Civil War Reenactors event cancelled; similar Fillmore activity unknown

UPDATE – 11:15PM, Monday, September 5: Civil War reenactors , according to an event organizer, will be camped this coming weekend, with no firearms allowed, at the Town of Hume Bicentennial Celebration, concentrating on providing historical information about life during this time period.
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BREAKING: New gun laws which went into effect Thursday have forced cancellation of the Angelica Civil War Reenactment scheduled for later this month.

A notice posted a few hours ago to the event’s Facebook page advises that:

“Unfortunately this event (scheduled for Friday-Sunday, September 23-25) is being cancelled for 2022.

“The new firearms law passed by the State of New York and effective September 1st changed more than the handgun permit requirements.

“Also added are prohibitions against possession of many types of firearms in ‘sensitive locations’ which include streets, sidewalks, parks and most public locations.

“Black powder weapons are not excepted from this ban. Possession of a firearm in public is now a felony.

“After obtaining a legal opinion, it was determined that we could not continue with holding the event this year. Participants could be subject to arrest.

“So the event is cancelled this year. If the law is modified or overturned we hope to return in the future.”

No information has been obtained yet in regard to the Town of Hume Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday-Sunday, September 10 and 11, which has advertised that “Civil War Reenactors will have an encampment in (Fillmore) all weekend long.”

Information on the Hume event is slated to be updated at https://bit.ly/3QfMLZk.
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