SAFE Act opponents spark Potsdam Village Board argument

SAFE Act opponents spark Potsdam Village Board argument – The public comment period of Monday’s village board meeting became heated when Mayor Steven W. Yurgartis attempted to cut short comments opposing the state Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. The argument began when village resident Dean M. Laubscher took to the podium to ask the Board of Trustees to pass a symbolic resolution condemning the NY SAFE Act, similar to those already passed by the town of Potsdam and other municipalities. Mr. Yurgartis interrupted, saying the matter has been discussed so much that it has become redundant.