THE RESOLUTION FOR REPEAL OF THE NY SAFE ACT FOR WESTERLO N.Y. passed unanimously on March 20th 2013
Resolution of the Town Board. Town of Westerlo. Albanv County. New York opposing the enactment of Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2013, more commonly known as the “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 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 Property is regarded as an inalienable Right by the People of The Town of Westerlo, Albany County, New York, and:
WHEREAS, the People of the Town of Westerlo, Albany County, New York, derive economic benefit from all forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Westerlo using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York and:
WHEREAS, the Westerlo Town Board having been elected to represent the People of Westerlo 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, having been 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 Assembly and 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 Westerlo, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed for firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within the Town of Westerlo, Albany County, New York,
WHEREAS, the Westerlo 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 IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Westerlo 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.
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that New York State must repeal the NY SAFE Act because its provisions are burdensome to our constituents and this town’s government constitutionally, fiscally (as an unfunded mandate) and practically, yet unlikely to provide palpable benefit in the fight against violence and those individuals who are likely to cause same.
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 Paul Tonko, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, and Assemblyman Pete Lopez.
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