Guns of Essex County debated, resolution passes calling for repeal of NY SAFE

More than 90 people turned out to tell the Essex County Board of Supervisors the State SAFE Act needs to be repealed.

The gun-control measure was highly opposed by the majority of those who packed the Old County Courthouse on Monday night, many of them members of local sportsmen’s clubs.

And the Board of Supervisors decided they also want it gone.

OPPOSED LIABILITY

After hearing from those present, the board voted 15 to 2 to ask for repeal of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, and unanimously oppose proposed legislation that would require gun owners to have $1 million liability insurance policies.

Only Supervisors Edward Hatch (D-Willsboro) and Daniel Connell (D-Westport) voted against repeal, with Supervisor Randy Preston (I-Wilmington) absent.

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One response to “Guns of Essex County debated, resolution passes calling for repeal of NY SAFE

  1. A couple of nits:

    Albany County is blue on the map but is no longer on the list of counties.
    Chemung County is listed as pending but is green on the map.

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