RESOLUTION # 59 – Opposition to the NY Safe Act
Motion: Cochran, C.
Seconded: Chandler, C.
WHEREAS, the Town of Greenfield endorses and upholds the 2nd Amendment to the United State Constitution: “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Greenfield endorses and upholds Article III, Section 14 of the New York State Constitution: “No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have been printed and upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage, unless the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or her hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opinion necessitate an immediate vote thereon”; and
WHEREAS, there was no urgency for the passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (referred to as the NY Safe Act) since most provisions do not come into effect for months, and the governor’s “Message of Necessity” was instead used to shut out review and public comment of the bill before passage;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Town of Greenfield opposes the law passed on January 15th, 2013, referred to as the NY Safe Act. We condemn the action taken and the way in which the law was enacted and the governor’s use of Message of Necessity to limit the debate and input on the proposal.
VOTE: Ayes: Pemrick, Kinsella, Cochran, Chandler
Noes: None Absent: Rowland
I HEREBY CERTIFY That the above Resolution was duly adopted by the Town Board at their March 14th, 2013 meeting.
MaryAnn Johnson, Town Clerk/RMC