Town of Long Lake resolution opposing NY SAFE

The Long Lake Town Board passed the following resolution on February 8th by a vote of 4 to 1.

RESOLUTION REAFIRMING SUPPORT OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP

UNDER THE 2ND AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

WHEREAS on February 8th 1984 the Town Board of the Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York did affirm their support of the 2nd amendment by adopting a resolution titled “RESOLUTION CONFIRMING OBLIGATION OF DEFENSE AND PROTECTION OF STATE AND NATION AND RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS”, and

WHEREAS recent tragedies such as the unspeakable school shooting in Newton Connecticut and the shooting of firemen in Webster New York have incited renewed calls for stricter gun control laws within New York and the nation, and

WHEREAS the Long Lake Fish and Game Club has presented the following denominated “ordinance” for consideration by the Town Board, to wit:

2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance

AN Ordinance, which shall be known and may be cited as the “2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance.”

To prevent federal, State or local infringement on the right to keep and bear Firearms, Firearms accessories or ammunition ; nullifying all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

THE PEOPLE OF the Town of Long Lake DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1

The Town Board of the Town of Long Lake within the state of New York finds that:

A. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

B. All federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms, Firearms accessories or ammunition are a violation of the 2nd Amendment

SECTION 2

PROHIBITIONS ON FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, FIREARMS ACCESSORIES OR AMMUNITION.

A. The Town Board of the Town of Long Lake within the state of New York declares that all federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – as stated in Section 1, Part B above, shall be in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifies, and are hereby declared to be invalid within the Town of Long Lake and all of its boundaries , shall not be recognized by this Town or within all of its boundaries within the state of New York, are specifically rejected by the Town of Long Lake and within all of its boundaries within the state of New York, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in the Town of Long Lake within the state of New York.

B. It shall be the duty of the Town Board of the Town of Long Lake and within all of its boundaries within the State of New York to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

SECTION 3

EFFECTIVE DATE

A. This act takes effect immediately upon approval by the Town Board of the Town of Long Lake, and

WHEREAS the Webster New York case clearly reflects a greater need for an overhaul of the state’s mental health system and parole/judicial system, along with greater “criminal control”, and

WHEREAS the fact that William Spengler, who was convicted of beating his grandmother to death with a hammer, was released back into the community only to kill innocent firemen responding to a call for help is unconscionable, and

WHEREAS the fact that William Spengler, a convicted felon, was in possession of firearms in violation of existing laws only reinforces this Board’s position that gun control is NOT the problem, and

WHEREAS the United States Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident…all men are…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That to secure these rights governments are created among men.” and whereas this acknowledgement was the very foundation of the Constitution of the United States of America and may be reduced in principle to three articles, to wit, the right of personal security (life); the right to personal Liberty; and, the right of private property, and

WHEREAS the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States concludes that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”, and past and recent onerous governmental regulation of firearms have greatly infringed upon the people’s unalienable Creator-endowed rights and stated rights to keep and bear arms in defense of life, liberty, and right of private property, now therefore be it

RESOLVED the Town Board of the Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York reaffirms our support of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and be it further

RESOLVED the Town Board vehemently opposes any and all new legislation that further restricts the rights of law abiding gun owners, and be it further

RESOLVED the Town Board supports legislation that will ensure dangerous felons are incarcerated and not released only to take additional innocent lives, and be it further

RESOLVED the Town Board calls on our state and federal representatives to take appropriate action to ensure the safety of the citizenry from dangerous psychopaths regardless of whether they are using firearms, knives or hammers as weapons to take innocent lives, and be it further

RESOLVED the Town Board supports the rights of its citizens to arm themselves if necessary to protect themselves from such dangerous psychopaths and other criminals when our government fails to do so, and be it further

RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to Sen. Farley, Sen. Little, Sen. Marchione, Assemblyman Butler, Assemblyman Stec, Governor Cuomo, Hamilton County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Farber and AATV President Towers.

One response to “Town of Long Lake resolution opposing NY SAFE

  1. Bloomberg and Cuomo do not uphold the Constitution that they have sworn to uphold. They are not about “We the People” at all. They are about “We think this is what The People should be permitted”. It is the second amendment that protects us against tyrants like these. They are both guilty of treason and of breach of trust and belong in federal prison after being impeached. Any agree?

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