Town of Forestburgh resolution opposing the NY SAFE act

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an inalienable Right by the People of the Town of Forestburgh, Sullivan County, New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Forestburgh Town Board derives economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Forestburgh using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Forestburgh Town Board being elected to represent the People of Forestburgh and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, legislation passed by the New York Assembly and Senate infringes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed by individual citizens of the Town of Forestburgh, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed for safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting and shooting conducting with Town of Forestburgh, Sullivan County, New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Forestburgh Town Board believes there are many other less intrusive means available, other than rash confusing and inarticulately drafted firearm laws that would effectively control, manage and reduce violence in our society, such as mental health reforms, anti-bullying programs for schools, enforcement of existing firearm laws to the fullest extent possible, and proper psychological counseling for those in need or who request it, and;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT AND IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Town of Forestburgh Town Board does hereby opposed the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of People to Keep and Bear Arms and consider such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our State representatives, as there is no documented correlation between gun control measures and crime reduction.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Chris Gibson, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator John Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

Moved by: Supervisor Sipos

Seconded by: Councilman Raponi

Vote: 5 ayes 0 nays 0 abstentions.  Passed unanimously.

One response to “Town of Forestburgh resolution opposing the NY SAFE act

  1. i wish to thank these people for supporting the constitution,and the people of new york , and we would like cuomo to step down.

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