Ulster County Legislature adopts resolution opposing NY gun-control law

Ulster County Legislature adopts resolution opposing NY gun-control law – Voting 14-8, Ulster County legislators on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for the repeal of portions of the New York state gun-control law known as the SAFE Act.  The vote came after more than three hours of public comment that, at times, was punctuated by raucous applause, heckling and boos.  Nearly 1,000 people packed the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Midtown Kingston to speak out about the resolution, which put the Ulster County Legislature on record as opposing the state...

Panel refutes NY gun laws

Panel refutes NY gun laws – Few words were spoken prior to the first vote by Greene County lawmakers demanding repeal of the New York State SAFE Act.  The all-in-favor vote for the repeal of Cuomo’s New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act came during a Special Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday...

Livingston Board of Supervisors seeks repeal of SAFE Act

Livingston Board of Supervisors seeks repeal of SAFE Act – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has added its voice to a growing number of upstate counties opposing provisions of New York’s recent gun control law, the NY SAFE Act.  The Board, in a resolution approved at its Feb. 13 meeting, said the state’s hasty adoption of the act by the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo “acted in contradiction of (a) long, time honored tradition of an open government.”  The resolution called for a repeal of the law or, barring that, County Administrator Ian M. Coyle said, Supervisors would like to see a “repeal and replacement of sections based on the feedback our supervisors have received from their...

Orleans Legislature joins in opposition to state’s new gun law

Orleans Legislature joins in opposition to state’s new gun law – The Orleans County Legislature joined a growing voice of upstate New York counties in opposing many of the provisions of the New York SAFE Act, a gun control measure that legislators say was rushed into passage by the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Orleans body called on state legislators to hold public hearings on gun control violence, seeking “meaningful”...

Tioga Country opposes new state gun laws

Tioga Country opposes new state gun laws – In a sweeping move at its latest legislative work session, the Tioga County Legislature resolved, among other things, to oppose and request the repeal of the recently enacted NY SAFE ACT. The legislature opposed “any legislation, including the sections within the NY SAFE ACT (Chapter 1 of Laws of 2013), which infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms” and further resolved that it considers “such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our State representatives.” The legislature also “strongly encourages” members of the state legislature to hold public hearings to address the “issue of gun violence in a way that will produce meaningful...
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