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...

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...

NYC website seeking local pistol permit records

NYC website seeking local pistol permit records – A New York City-based website has requested information on pistol permit holders in at least three local counties, including Livingston.  Officials in Livingston, Wyoming and Genesee counties have confirmed they were contacted by a group called Heavy.com. A similar request occurred in Orleans counties, although officials did not say where it originated.  No information was released, due to a 120-day moratorium on such disclosures, established as part of the NY SAFE...

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...
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