Town of Hancock resolution opposing the NY SAFE Act

Resolution #3, 2013

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

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 Properly is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the People of the Town of Hancock , Delaware County, New York, and;

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

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

WHEREAS, the 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, the New York State Assembly and the New York State 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 Hancock for defense of Lite, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed for safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting within the Town of Hancock, Delaware County, New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Town of Hancock 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 m our schools, the enforcement of the existing laws to the fullest extent possible, the addressing of the universal availability of extremely violent video games and movies to our youth and the proper psychological counseling for those in need or who request it;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Hancock 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.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk send a certified copy of this resolution to each of the following: President Barack H. Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, NY State Senator Thomas Libous, and NY State Member of the Assembly Clifford Crouch.

3 responses to “Town of Hancock resolution opposing the NY SAFE Act

  1. Raymond O'Rourke

    Welcome aboard Hancock!

  2. Raymond O'Rourke

    Welcome aboard Hancock!!!

  3. thank you from all of us

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