RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPPOSING THE NEW YORK SECURE AMMUNITION AND FIREARMS ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 2013
WHEREAS, the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Civil Rights Law of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 which was rushed to passage by the New York State Senate, Assembly and Governor, will have a detrimental effect on hunters, sportsmen and legal gun owners, as well as the Remington Arms Company; and
WHEREAS, this legislation imposes burdensome new regulations upon law abiding gun owners and will curtail the rights of law abiding citizens of this State; and
WHEREAS, this legislation, while denying the rights of law abiding citizens, fails to address the problem of acts of violence perpetrated by criminals and those who are dangerously mentally ill; and
WHEREAS, this legislation creates an environment in the state which is hostile to gun manufacture and ownership; and
WHEREAS, Remington Arms Company is a major employer in Upstate New York, and a significant manufacturing success story in recent years; and a company which the Herkimer County Legislature has been proud to support, and will continue to support; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Herkimer County Legislature does hereby oppose the enactment of the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 because it fundamentally alters or abridges the right to keep and bear arms without addressing the problems of gun violence; and, be it further
RESOLVED, that this Legislature hereby calls upon the New York State Legislature and Governor to set aside and annul this ill conceived and poorly drafted statute which abridges the rights of law abiding citizens of the State of New York; and, be it further
RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Governor of the State of New York, Senator James L. Seward, Senator Hugh T. Farley, Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi and the New York State Association of Counties.
Dated: January 23, 2013.
LEONARD R. HENDRIX
ROBERT N. HYDE
BERNARD PEPLINSKI, SR.
Committee on Public Safety and