Chemung Co. Sheriff Christopher Moss is trying to get the county legislature to pass a law prohibiting the possession of firearms on county property.

The proposed Local Law 1 of 2011 was brought up at the January meeting of the county legislature. It received a motion by Leg. Rodney Strange and no second. It may come up again at the next meeting of the legislature scheduled for February 14. Area gun owners should contact their county legislators to express their opposition.

Here is a draft copy of Local Law 1 of 2011.

Contact information for the county legislature can be found here, although each legislator can only be contacted via an online form.  The full list of mail/phone/e-mail for legislators from last session can be found here.  County Executive Thomas Santulli can be contacted by phone 607-737-2912, fax 607-737-0351, e-mail, or snail mail at the John H. Hazlett Building, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, 14902-0588.