Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act

Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act – Over 200 hundred people attended the Tuesday evening Citizen Voices meeting at the Elks Club in Oneonta.  They were there to voice their concerns with the NY SAFE Act gun law. There were numerous speakers including Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Assemblymen Cliff Crouch and state senator James... read more

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... read more

Rockland County Legislature votes down gun control requests to state government

Rockland County Legislature votes down gun control requests to state government – The Rockland County Legislature Tuesday night voted on three separate resolutions pressing both federal and state lawmakers in Albany to implement additional gun control and mental health legislation, including amendments to the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE)... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Montgomery vote on SAFE resolution

The Montgomery Co. Board of Supervisors are planning to vote on a resolution opposing the NY SAFE ACT at their monthly meeting, February 26, 2013 at the Board of Supervisor chambers located in the DMV building at the county complex in Fonda. Meeting time is... read more

Oswego County passes resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act

Oswego County passes resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act – The Oswego County Legislature voted 25-0 for a resolution urging the repeal of the NY SAFE Act, joining a growing list of counties that have denounced New York state’s controversial gun law. “We were just standing up for our constituents,” Terry Wilbur, a legislator from Hannibal, said Thursday. Wilbur, who sponsored the resolution, said he was pleased with the results, and that the resolution would send a clear message to state officials in... read more
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