Westerlo resolution calling for repeal of the NY SAFE Act

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.

3 responses to “Westerlo resolution calling for repeal of the NY SAFE Act

  1. Jeffrey S. Chiara

    Thank you Town of Westerlo for standing up for our Rights…. God Bless…

  2. As of this writing,over 50 NY counties have opposed the “safe” act. This
    should come as no surprise since most of NY State is rural.
    What the
    city politicians (Cuomo) have failed to realize is that the entire
    southern tier of NY State as far east and north as Schoharie and Otsego
    Counties is included in the cultural region known as Appalachia. Google
    Appalachia or Appalachian Counties.
    The Appalachian Mountains stretch
    from Maine to Alabama but the Appalachian cultural region is more
    specific. In violating the second amendment rights of NY citizens, Cuomo
    has not only declared war against rural NY, he has declared war against
    Appalachia. This is no small matter. If there is one thing that
    Appalachian folk have in common from North to South, it is the fact that
    they don’t take kindly to outsiders that attempt to take away their
    rights and freedom.

    Anyone who thinks this is just about guns is delusional. Many New Yorkers have family history here since before this was the USA. My mother’s and father’s family names go back to the 1630s here in the Hudson valley. After almost 4 hundred years of living here, we are now in imminent danger of being taxed out of house and home. All across NY people are struggling. By attacking our 2nd amendment rights Cuomo has set off a spark that will grow into a raging forest fire of resistance against the whole system.

  3. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! THIS is only step one of regaining our freedoms…. BUT it is a Wonderful step….. This Second amendement Preservation Ordinance has been introduced to the Westerlo town as well and is being reviewed by the attorney…

    I introduced the 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance to the Westerlo Town board yesterday… They are going to have the attorney review it. Exactly how the process goes from there I’m not sure. I’m not sure when they want to know about public support for this or when to rally the troops, I guess we’ll find out at the next town board meeting. Although, I can’t image it would hurt to send them a letter or a phone call in support of it before then… But anyways here it is. Please SHARE this and get the word out. God Bless.

    Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance

    An Ordinance, which shall be known and may be cited as the “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance.”

    To prevent International, Federal, State or local infringement on the right to keep and bear Firearms, Firearms accessories and/or ammunition; nullifying all international, federal, State or local acts in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America along with New York Civil Rights Law – Article 2 – Section 4 “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

    THE PEOPLE OF THE Town of Westerlo within the State of New York DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1

    The Governing body of the Town of Westerlo within the State of New York finds that:

    A. The Second Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of
    America reads as follows: “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.” Along with New York Civil Rights Law Article 2, Section 4 which provides: “Right to keep and bear arms. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed.”

    B. All International, Federal, State or local acts, laws, orders, rules, treaties or regulations regarding Firearms, Firearms accessories or ammunition are a violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution for the United States of America and/or of Article 2, Section 4 of New York Civil Rights Law, “The Right To Bear Arms” and are in violation of this ordinance.

    SECTION 2

    PROHIBITIONS ON INTERNATIONAL, FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, FIREARMS ACCESSORIES AND/OR AMMUNITION.

    A. The Governing Body of the Town of Westerlo within the State of New York declares that all International, Federal, State or local acts, laws, orders, rules, treaties, regulations – past, present or future – regarding Firearms, Firearms accessories or ammunition shall be in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America and/or the Civil Rights Law of New York, are not authorized by the Constitution for the United States of America and/or the Civil Rights Law of New York and violate their true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers,

    and are hereby declared to be invalid within the Town of Westerlo and all of its boundaries,

    shall not be recognized by this town or within all of its boundaries within the State of New York,

    are specifically rejected by the Town of Westerlo and within all of its boundaries within the State of New York,

    and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in the Town of Westerlo within the State of New York.

    B. It shall be the duty of the Governing body of the Town of Westerlo
    within the State of New York to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any International, Federal, State or local acts, laws, orders, rules, treaties or regulations in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America and/or Article 2, Section 4 of the Civil Rights Law of New York or any violation of this ordinance.

    SECTION 3

    EFFECTIVE DATE

    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governing body.

    http://www.townofwesterlony.com/

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