St. Lawrence County okays resolution opposing NY SAFE Act

St. Lawrence County okays resolution opposing NY SAFE Act – St. Lawrence County legislators unanimously went on record Monday opposing parts of the NY SAFE Act during a sometimes raucous meeting attended by more than 150 gun enthusiasts.  “What the bill does not do is make anyone safer,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, R-Newport, who attended the meeting that had to be moved from the Board of Legislators chambers to the state Supreme Court room because of the crowd. “We’re getting a great deal of push-back on this. I think the bill is...

Schuyler committee passes resolution opposing gun law

Schuyler committee passes resolution opposing gun law – A resolution drafted by Schuyler County’s sheriff and clerk opposing the new state gun law passed the county legislature’s Public Safety Committee unanimously Monday morning.  The committee passed the resolution unanimously, with a vote of 4-0. Sheriff Bill Yessman said the Monday morning crowd of more than 50 people was the largest ever for the committee.  “We’re unhappy with the way this law was passed, the process they used, … what we feel are second-amendment rights violations,” Yessman said Monday. “The law does nothing to address gun violence. It really...

Will Onondaga County join the growing list of counties calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act?

Will Onondaga County join the growing list of counties calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act? – Onondaga County may join a growing list of counties calling for repeal of the NY SAFE Act. Legislator Kevin Holmquist told reporters Friday that he will sponsor a resolution at the Onondaga County Legislature’s session on March 5 calling upon the New York State Legislature to repeal the state’s newest set of gun control...

Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act

Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act – Erie County legislators have added their voices to a chorus of people across the state calling for the new state gun law to be repealed.  The County Legislature voted, 7 to 4, on Thursday to approve a resolution calling on the state to repeal and revise the New York State SAFE Act of 2013 “in a manner that is respectful of the Second Amendment rights of New...

Rockland Revolution

Rockland Revolution – Hundreds of citizens who believe in the rights and tradition of gun ownership were pleasantly surprised at the results of Tuesday’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature.  Behind the bullish efforts of Republican Legislator Frank Sparaco and the parliamentary influence of Democratic Legislator Ilan Schoenberger, two significant resolutions swung in the favor of the gun rights...

Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws

Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws – The town of Riga has joined a small but growing chorus of municipalities vocalizing opposition to the state’s new gun control law.  Last week, the Riga Town Board voted 4 to 0 to adopt a resolution condemning the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013.  “The Riga Town Board does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our state representatives,” the resolution...
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