Town of Aurora resolution opposing the SAFE Act passed unanimously.
TOWN OF AURORA RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE NEW YORK SAFE ACT
WHEREAS, the Town of Aurora, located in Erie County, is the home of almost 14,000 New York State residents; and
WHEREAS, on Monday, January 14, 2013 the rights under the Second Amendment of our Constitution were infringed upon without due process; and
WHEREAS, the Gun Control Bill (S.2230), known as the NY SAFE Act, was rushed through the Senate and Assembly without a single public hearing or input from the various law enforcement agencies located around the State; and
WHEREAS, even the State lawmakers did not have adequate 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WHEREAS, the Town of Aurora realizes the NY SAFE Act gun control law must be repealed and the restrictive parts of the enacted law be replaced.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Aurora calls upon the Governor and the State Legislature to repeal the NY SAFE Act and to use proper legal procedure to create revised legislation that better addresses the real issues related to gun control; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be
forwarded to: Hon. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Hon. Senate Majority
Leader Dean Skelos, Majority Leader of Independent Democratic Caucus Jeff Klein, Hon. Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Hon. Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, Hon. Leader of the Assembly Joseph Morelle, Hon. Minority Leader of the Assembly Brian Kolb, the Western New York Delegation and the Erie County Legislators.
Upon a vote being taken: ayes – five noes – none Motion carried.