Chemung County opposes NY’s new gun law

The Chemung County Legislature received a round of applause Monday night after unanimously approving a resolution calling for the repeal of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or the NY SAFE Act, the state’s new gun control measure.

The Chemung County vote was 14-0, with Brian Hyland, R-6th District, absent, said Karen Miner, county information director. Twelve members of the public spoke in favor of repealing the act, she said. The Schuyler County Legislature took similar action Monday night.

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