Allegany County resolution calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE act


Offered by: Ways and Means Committee

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, this Legislation is viewed by many citizens of the State of New York as being extremely controversial as those citizens view this Legislation as infringing upon their rights guaranteed to them under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, each and every issue that comes before the New York State Legislature before an enactment deserves a fair and open discussion which incorporates all points of view in order to ensure that all citizens are heard and that the Legislation incorporates the various points of view expressed during that discussion and benefits all of the citizens of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, the NY SAFE ACT was adopted after minimal public discussion, contains serious flaws, i.e., police officers are not exempt, and having been on the desks of the members of the New York State Legislature for only a few hours, thereafter was literally adopted in the night and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo; and

WHEREAS, in 2011 amendments were made to the Open Meetings Law (Public Officers Law Section 103), requiring a public body prior to a meeting to post on its website, to the extent practicable, for public benefit all records that may be considered or discussed at that meeting; and

WHEREAS, A.107 has been pre-filed before the New fork State Assembly for the 2013- 2014 Regular Session, to amend the Public Officers Law (Sections 84 and 90) in relation to publishing records of public interest by agencies ad the State Legislature, reading in part “…The people’s right to know the process of governmeçtal decision-making and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to ouf society. Access to such information should not be thwarted by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.. 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 the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo acted in contradiction of this long, time honored tradition of an open government; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Inter County Association of Western New York and the Inter County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks at a joint meeting held February 6, 2013, at Albany, New York, expressed their concern that any legislation which addresses the ownership of guns and the sale of ammunition in the State of New York be conducted only after an open debate pursuant to which the public is allowed to participate and express their points of view; now, therefore; be it


1. That the Allegany County Board of Legislators calls for the repeal of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (“NY SAFE ACT”);

2. That the Allegany County Board of Legislators supports the positions adopted by resolution from the New York State County Clerk’s Association and the State Sheriff’s Association.

3. That the Allegany County Board of Legislators directs that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Governor Andrew Cuomo, members of the New York State Legislature, NYSAC, NACO, New York State Association of Towns, and each New York State County.

8 responses to “Allegany County resolution calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE act

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  2. Thank you patriots that opposed this unconstitutional law!! It needs to be taken off the books ASAP!!

  3. I believe there has to be action taken to try to reduce the events that have taken place in Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon, etc. but not at the expense of the legal gun owners of this state or any other state. The real efforts need to levied against the criminals that are the real persons committing these acts and not the weapons that they choose to carry out such acts. Also, the way Cuomo and the legislators enacted this law only helps to lessen the citizens ability to believe in our government and those put in office to work for the citizens of this state and this country. Let’s concentrate our efforts to make our government officials and the criminals accountable for their actions and not put their shortcomings and illegal acts on the shoulders of the law abiding citizens.

  4. Thank You! I’m proud to live in Allegany County.

  5. While I am only a past Allegany Co. resident – I still live in NY and feel that a compromise is needed instead of a bunch of uneducated (in the matter of Firearms) fools ramming poor legislation down our throats. I’m ok with the background checks except where private citizens must go somewhere and pay to have it done. This service should be provided free of charge by the State and paid for by the huge amount of NYS taxes we are already being gouged for. Second, I’m on the line about assault weapons – I guess I can live with the 10 round magazine thing but all of the other things that are based on the “visual” perception of a so called assualt weapon are ridiculous – the only thing that matters should be how the firearm actually operates. I must say that I used to be proud to say I was from NY but now not so much. New York City is not New York State and most of us would prefer that there was no relationship between the two. Remember the Movie “Escape from NY” well that’s exactly how I see it.

  6. Oh yes, I almost forgot about the 7 rounds thing – how and where they came up with this arbitrary number baffles me –

    • ***7 Round mags DON’T EXIST that is where they got the number from. Your political “leaders” are SCHEMING AGAINST YOU. The US Constitution and Bill of Rights protect US Citizens, that is why we have them SWEAR TO UPHOLD THEM WHEN THEY TAKE OFFICE. Anyone attacking the US Constitution or Bill of Rights is AN ENEMY OF HE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES. The only question left now is what do we do with our enemies?

  7. Myself and my friends have been gun owners for over forty years! During that time we have broken no laws nor have we ever harmed anyone. The reasoning to enact further gun laws has nothing to do with with protecting anyone or everyone, it clearly is to gain further control of more people by eliminating individual rights, i.e.The 2nd Amendment. We need to pass the most strict mental health laws in the world. We must give police and the courts the power to have certain individuals believed mentally distraught, committed for observation for at least 30 days! I would support mental health control laws!

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