Greene county lawmakers vote to take a stand against NY Safe Act

If a new bill passes as law in the state in New York, Tom may have to get liability insurance for those firearms. The bill would require liability insurance of at least $1 million. “We’re opposing that before it gets to the floor,” said Wayne Speenburgh, the chairman of the Greene County legislature.

Greene county legislatures voted unanimously for a resolution that strongly opposes the bill and any other laws that would require gun owners to be insured. “It can run anywhere from $125 to $200 a year,” said Speenburgh.

“The hassle involved would be the thing as soon as you’re insured you’d have to register it,” said Gentalen. “Making it very hard to have and own a firearm.”

As opposition continues to grow from gun owners, the county board members also voted on another resolution. The resolution asks the state to revisit gun legislation and repeal the NY Safe Act. “I would hope the governor is listening and understands he’s awakened a sleeping giant,” said Speenburgh.

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Text of resolutions

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