Passed unanimously February 14th
Resolution 44 of 2013
OPPOSING THE NEW YORK SECURE AMMUNITION AND FIREARMS ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 2013 and ASSEMBLY BILL A-03908
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 without public comment by the New York State Senate, Assembly and Governor, will have a detrimental effect on hunters, sportsmen and legal gun owners; and
WHEREAS, Assembly Bill A03908 calls for mandatory liability insurance for all firearm owners; and
WHEREAS, these pieces of legislation impose burdensome new regulations upon law abiding gun owners and will curtail the rights of law abiding citizens of this State; and
WHEREAS, these pieces of legislation, while denying the rights of law abiding citizens, fail to address the problem of acts of violence perpetrated by criminals and those who are dangerously mentally ill; and
WHEREAS, these pieces of legislation create an environment in New York State, Madison County, and the Town of DeRuyter which is hostile to gun manufacture and ownership,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of DeRuyter does hereby oppose the enactment of and calls upon the New York Legislature and Governor to set aside and annul 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 Board hereby opposes any additional regulations and restrictions to the legal firearm owners through further legislation, such as A03908.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to Senator David J. Valesky and Assemblyman William D. Magee.
DATED: February 14, 2013
The roll call vote was taken with the following results:
|Councilman Coon||Absent for this vote|
The Clerk declared the foregoing duly carried.