Putnam County resolution opposing NY SAFE act.

Download Putnam County Resolution #45 of 2013 and related Putnam County Resolution #46 of 2013.

Putnam County Resolution

Passed unanimously on February 6th.

PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE
Resolution #45
Introduced by Legislator: Richard T. Othmer, Jr. at a Regular Meeting held on February 6, 2013.
Seconded by Legislators: Sam Oliverio, Jr. and Dini LoBue.

RESOLUTION 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

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, this legislation contemplates the creation of a new unfunded mandate requiring the Counties to absorb the cost of the initial and periodic recertification procedure; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Putnam 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 in the meantime the Putnam County Legislature calls upon the New York State Legislature and Governor to remove any and all possible unfunded mandates created or that may be created by this legislation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that certified copies ot thls Resolution be forwarded to the Governor of the State of New York, Senator Greg Ball, Senator Terri Gipson, Assemblyman Stephen Katz, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and the New York State Association of Counties and New York State Association of County Clerks.

BY POLL VOTE: ALL AYES. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

7 responses to “Putnam County resolution opposing NY SAFE act.

  1. Pingback: Resolution quick list | NY SAFE Resolutions

  2. Please continue the fight to annul the N.Y. S.A.F.E.
    Thank you!

  3. So proud of my county legislators for standing up for Putnam County citizens constitutional rights. Thank you and God bless you all!!!

  4. Thank you Putnam County Legislators for taking a stand and refusung to be bullied. VERY disappointed in Terry Gipson and Sandy Galef for voting the way they did on SAFE Act. They obviously do not represent their constituents in NY State.

  5. Thank you for standing against the NYsafe act. I am proud of my county.

  6. Great job Putnam County for standing up for your citizens. One further point enactment and enforcement of this law can ultimately lead to the very violence the bill is intended to eliminate. Basic human rights such as self defense and protection of life and property are not to be infringed lightly without proper enactment such as an amendment to Federal or state constitution and civil rights without which the law itself is nugatory and void.
    “Every law consistent with the Constitution will have been made in pursuance of the powers granted by it. Every usurpation or law repugnant to it cannot have been made in pursuance of its powers. The latter will be nugatory and void.” Thomas Jefferson

  7. Mr. & Mrs. L . Pirro

    Congratulations to all participants in Putnam County who stood up for our constitutional rights , if only our own elected Senators would have followed in your footsteps to protect the citizens of Putnam County we wouldn’t be in this Predicament . Because of all of you I am proud to live in Putnam County NY . It seems to me that they forget who they represent and how they got there ,but I shall not . Just keep up the good work because there is along road ahead of you…. Thank you so much .
    Sincerely,
    The Pirro Family

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