Village of Blasdell resolution opposing the NY SAFE act

Resolved by Trustee McDonald, seconded by Trustee King to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, on Monday, January 14, 2013 the rights under the Second Amendment of our Constitution was infringed on without due process, and

WHEREAS, the Gun Control Bill (S.2230) known as NY SAFE Act was rushed through the Senate and Assembly without one single public hearing or input form the various Law Enforcement Agencies located around our State, and

WHEREAS, even the State lawmakers did not have time to review the bill as presented leaving questions about implementation and regulation of this new law, and

WHEREAS, this law should focus on increasing penalties for criminals who use firearms to harm and threaten law abiding citizens and address the issues of mental illness related to violence, and

WHEREAS, the Village of Blasdell Board of Trustees realizes that NY SAFE Act, gun control law must be repealed and replace the restrictive parts of the enacted law,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village of Blasdell Board of Trustees urgently asks Governor Cuomo and the Legislative leaders to suspend this law as soon as possible and to look at all aspects of gun control in a more logical manner, focusing on the real issues related to gun control – a law that will strengthen the effect on public safety and not infringe on our constitutional rights.

~ Carried 4 – 1 Mayor Petrie, Trustee McDonald, Trustee Hefner, Trustee King – Yes Trustee Chandler – No

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