YAPHANK, NY—Last week PIX 11 News told you about 4 Nassau County gun shop owners and some of their employees that were busted, charged with selling illegal assault weapons.
Now it turns out one of those gun shop owners 40 year old Mark Wroobel of Hunter Sports in Massapequa also had sweet contract in neighboring suffolk on the tax payers dime, to run this county firing range.
For the past 6 years Wroobel has operated the Suffolk County Trap and Skeet Range in Yaphank.
In the undercover sting the Nassau DA found Wroobel sold weapons to customers even after finding out at they had been charged with illegally possessing assault weapons in the past.
Wroobel also runs a gun store at the range, and residents fear illegal guns may have been sold here as well.
"The range opens at 9 o'clock and sometimes there are cars here like at 8:15 8:30 it's a little suspicious why there here so early." said Johan McConnell
Supporters of Wroobel and the Range say innocent until proven guilty, and that no way were there illegal weapons being sold here.
"I don't think you can find a riffle in here period there are shot guns in there because that is what is used here." said Bill Raab.
Browning and others are calling on suffolk county executive steve levy and suffolk parks commissioner Joseph Montuori to cease operations here at the range.
Dan Aug the communications director for the Levy told PIX 11 News
"given the seriousness of the allegations we're asking the parks commissioner and the county attorney to investigate and report back to us."