The Town Board voiced the following reasons for opposing the NY Safe Act:
- Passed in a rush with only 20 minutes to look over the 78 page document and without a chance for public input.
- Doesn’t address the real issue- mental disorders and the lack of help for those affected.
- Restricts law abiding citizens and their 2nd Amendment Rights.
On a motion by Councilman Michael McLoughlin and seconded by Councilman Fred Drumm the following Resolution #13-42 – Opposition to the NY Safe Act passed 01/14/2013 was adopted by vote: Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye, Councilman James Jennings – absent Carried 4 – 0.
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga endorses and upholds the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution: “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”; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga to oppose the law passed on January 14, 2013, referred to as the NY Safe Act. We condemn the action taken and the way in which the New York Secure Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 was enacted and the governor’s use of Message of Necessity to limit the debate and input on the proposal.