Town of Leicester resolution calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE act

A motion was made by Terrence Grant and seconded by Dave Fanaro to adopt the following resolution:


WHEREAS, the new York State Legislature recently enacted and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (“NY SAFE ACT”); and

WHEREAS, the State of New York has a tradition and long history of conducting its deliberations and debates in the public view and that in the enactment of the NY SAFE ACT of the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo acted in contradiction of this long, time honored tradition of an open government; and

WHEREAS, this legislation imposes far more burdensome regulations upon law abiding gun owners; notably;

  1. The law’s definition of assault weapons is to broad, and prevents the possession of many weapons that are legitimately used for hunting, target shooting and self defense;
  2. The law enacts reductions in the maximum capacity of gun magazines which unfairly limits the design capabilities of guns purchased legally for over a century;
  3. The law requires a five year recertification of pistol permits and registration of existing assault weapons which is an unfair impediment; and

WHEREAS, this legislation creates an environment in the state hostile to gun manufacturers and gun ownership; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Town of Leicester Board calls for the repeal of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NY SAFE ACT”).

Motion Carried, Ayes 5, Noes 0.

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