Mar 24, 2014 7:02 AM
NEW YORK - Grace Baptist Church on 4th Avenue in Troy, Sunday had something extra in the program, the church decided to give away a riffle.
People came from as far away as New York City to take part in the raffle for a free AR-15. Assemblyman Steve Mclaughlin, who spoke during the service, admits it may sound unusual to some people that a place of worship, a place for peace is raffling off a weapon.
Mclaughlin says people have every right to defend themselves and laws like the Safe Act is eating away at it.
But Reverend John Koletas says even though he's against the New York Safe Act, this is not in protest of the law. He says he's showing support for gun owners and hunters affected by the law.
He says the giveaway is well within the principles of Christian belief.
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