Town of Pleasant Valley resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE act.

TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY TOWN BOARD

TOWN BOARD RESOLUTION NO.: 60/2013

RE: CALLING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE
SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE REPEAL OF THE NY SAFE ACT

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 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 Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York; and

WHEREAS, the People of the Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Pleasant Valley using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Pleasant Valley Town Board, being elected to represent the People of Pleasant Valley 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, New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate, being elected by the People of the State of New York 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 State Assembly and the New York State Senate known as the New York SAFE Act infringes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban possession and use of firearms now employed by individual citizens of the Town of Pleasant Valley, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban possession and use of firearms now employed for the safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within the Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York; and

WHEREAS, the Pleasant Valley Town Board believes there are many other less intrusive means available, other than rash, confusing, and inarticulately drafted firearms 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 firearms laws to the fullest extent possible, and proper psychological counseling for those in need or who request it; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Pleasant Valley Town Board does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the 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 and calls upon the New York State Legislature to repeal the New York SAFE Act; and 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 Christopher Gibson, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett.

DATED: March 13, 2013

6 responses to “Town of Pleasant Valley resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE act.

  1. Bravo to Pleasant Valley Town and it’s leadership who is looking after their citizens and who are defending our 2nd amendment…

  2. A big Thank You to the town of Pleasant Valley Board for having the audacity and foresight to stand up for the people of Pleasant Valley in protecting their unalienable right to Keep and Bear Arms. I applaud the board for the passage of this resolution. I am extremely proud to be represented by such competent citizens and true patriots. I am proud to be a resident of Pleasant Valley! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  3. 1) guns are not just for hunting, they are also the last means of defense against a tyranical government hence our founding fathers saw the need for the second amendnent. It’s a God given right for a man to defend himself, thats why its in the constitution so it cannot be taken away
    2) there have been a series of suspicious shootings which the government is conveniently grand standing on, however the details of which prove problematic and the more this happens the more are waking up.

  4. I applaud the brave leaders of Pleasant Valley for having courage to rise and take a stand against the gun grab effort shoved through Albany by the cover of darkness and twilight. You are both brave and much appreciated by all brothers and sisters in arms who poses such by legal means for sound purposes. You are a fine example of we the people by the people for the people as it was meant to be unlike those who should hang their heads in shame in Albany. Stand tall and do not fall to any criticism. Do not become like the many leaders coast to coast who scheme in secret conclaves about the next disarming American citizen movement.

  5. TOWN OF PLEASANT VALLEY TOWN BOARD

    A sincere thank You for your stand and lucid reply to a hasty, chaotic, back room deal, done in dank shadows of Albany that hide from the light of truth. If the criminals were punished and more money were spent honestly in the pursuit, there would be no need to attempt to punish those people that pay taxes to these spawn of a bovine bucolic byproduct that haunt the halls of government. I am proud that people such as yourselves resist with honor, dignity and stand against being herded and marched into an ever more oppressive police state. Those government functionaries work for us, and their monstrous lies cannot be hidden from the truth when people as you are shine the light of truth and justice upon them.

  6. Goodonya Town Board.I would suggest you go further with a resolution that would preclude the Town from ever using ’eminent domain’ ,such as happened in New London,Conn.( the Kehlo case,I believe) to “take” someone’s property in order that the town could gain economically.I think
    these things have to be laid out in advance of the circumstance actually occurring.Kinda like our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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