Off-duty corrections officer pleads not guilty to ghost gun charge

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The off-duty Schoharie County corrections officer accused of trying to carry a ghost gun into a Saratoga Springs bar has pleaded not guilty.

Timothy Feldman is accused of carrying a loaded semiautomatic pistol into

The Soundbar on Caroline Street early Sunday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, security at the bar wanded him and found the gun loaded with 15 rounds, and it also accuses him of carrying another 15-round magazine.

This arrest comes as the city of Saratoga Springs is expected to update all its ordinances regarding guns, including a new provision about carrying guns while intoxicated.

The city council will vote Tuesday on a new local law that says no person can be intoxicated in a public place while in possession of a gun, Public Safety Commissioner Jim Montagnino said.

Montagnino told NewsChannel 13’s Mark Mulholland that the new law will serve as a deterrent, and that if people are planning to come to Saratoga Springs to drink and party, they should leave their guns at home.