Passed unanimously February 27th
Councilman Fallon made the motion and Councilman Malczewski seconded the motion to approve the following resolution to Amend the NY Safe Act:
WHEREAS, the Town of Elma located in the Center of Erie County in the State of New York objects to the infringement of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America by the New York State governing body, and
WHEREAS, the Gun control Bill (S.2230) known as NY SAFE Act was rushed through the Senate & Assembly without a single Public hearing or input from the various Law enforcement agencies located around our State, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Elma proposes and affirms an ordinance to protect the rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms: an ordinance, which shall be known and may be cited as the “2nd amendment preservation ordinance”….which shall stand to prevent federal, state or local infringement on the right to keep and bear firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition; nullifying all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and
WHEREAS, the Webster, New York case clearly reflects a greater need for an overhaul of the State’s mental health system and parole/judicial system, along with greater “criminal Control” and enforcement of existing policies and laws, and
WHEREAS, the residents of the Town of Elma realize that the NY SAFE Act, gun control law, must be repealed and must replace the restrictions of the enacted law, and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Town Board of the Town of Elma urgently asks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & the Legislative leaders to suspend this law as soon as possible and calls upon our state and federal representatives to take appropriate action to ensure the safety of our citizens from dangerous psychopaths regardless of whether they are using firearms, knives, clubs or hammers as weapons to take innocent lives, and be it further
RESOLVED, the Town of Elma vehemently opposes any and all new legislation that further restricts the rights of law-abiding gun owners, and be it further
RESOLVED, the Town of Elma supports the rights of its citizens to arm themselves, if necessary, to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors when law enforcement or our government fails to do so and also if crimes against the 2nd amendment and the United States Constitution are being committed by whatever group or persons committing such a crime, and be it further
RESOLVED, the Town of Elma supports legislation that will ensure dangerous felons are incarcerated and not released only to take additional innocent lives, and be it further
RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to: Honorable Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Honorable Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Honorable Majority Leader of Independent Democratic Caucus Jeff Klein, Honorable Senate Minority Leader John Sampson, Honorable Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, Honorable Leader of the Assembly Ron Canestrari, Honorable Minority Leader of the Assembly Brian Kolb, and the Western New York Delegation and Erie County Legislators.
Ayes-4. Noes-0. Carried.