Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition

Jefferson County Residents Applaud Gun Law Opposition – Jefferson County residents who oppose the New York SAFE Act got up one by one to speak at the county legislature meeting Tuesday night.  The legislators voted unanimously to oppose the state law that puts tighter restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.  The audience...

Essex County grapples with new gun law

Essex County grapples with new gun law – The Essex County Board of Supervisors plans to take a stance on New York’s new gun law, but not before lawmakers take the time to review it and draft a detailed response.  Meanwhile, neighboring Franklin County legislators personally oppose the gun law but plan to hold public meetings on it before adopting a position.  These are two of only a few counties statewide that haven’t passed formal resolutions opposing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement...

Clay Town Board urges governor to suspend NY Safe Act

Clay Town Board urges governor to suspend NY Safe Act – The Clay Town Board voted unanimously Monday night to pass a resolution to oppose the NY Safe Act.  The resolution urges Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Albany lawmakers to suspend the NY Safe Act, the gun control bill that was passed in January. The town states that the bill was rushed through the state Senate and Assembly without a public hearing and that state lawmakers didn’t have time to review the...

Nyack Village Approves Support For Cuomo’s Gun Act

Nyack Village Approves Support For Cuomo’s Gun Act – Although the Rockland County Legislature showed concerns for parts of the NY Safe Act and passed a resolution requesting the state repeal certain aspects, at Thursday night’s the Nyack Village board unanimously passed a resolution supporting Cuomo’s NY Safe...

Sen. Kathy Marchione files bill to repeal Gov. Cuomo’s gun law amid huge Albany protest

Sen. Kathy Marchione files bill to repeal Gov. Cuomo’s gun law amid huge Albany protest – Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, filed a bill to repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun law Thursday as an estimated 5,000 protesters rallied outside the Capitol to condemn the measure as government tyranny.  “Your governor is willing to sacrifice the Constitution, your rights as citizens and the prerogatives of his Legislature on the altar of his own ambition and the ego of Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City,” National Rifle Association President David Keene told the...

County committee split on NY SAFE Act

County committee split on NY SAFE Act – The County Government Committee of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the repeal of the NY Safe Act passed by the State Legislature last month.  The committee voted 6-2 in favor, with supervisors Jesse DeGroodt, NOP-Chatham, Thomas Garrick, R-Gallatin, Ron Knott, R-Stuyvesant, Kevin McDonald, R-Livingston, Matt Murell, R-Stockport and Raymond Staats, D-Clermont voting in support. Voting against the measure were supervisors Edward Cross, D-Hudson2 and Ellen Thurston,...
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