Local leaders said the push for resolutions in opposition to the gun law hasn’t come from one particular group. And while some counties have consulted with one another about how to craft the resolutions, there isn’t one specific template that they are all using — though many are similar.
“It’s got grassroots. There’s no overarching group pushing this,” said Evan Hempel, a town council member in Clermont, Columbia County, N.Y., who is keeping track of the resolutions on a website, www.nysaferesolutions.com.
Most of the resolutions knock the hasty passage of the law. Cuomo bypassed a three-day waiting period for the bill to be adopted, using what’s known as a message of necessity. Lawmakers approved it within hours of the bill being printed.
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