ADOPT RESOLUTION # 11 – 2013
Motion made by Mr. Robert, seconded by Mrs. Hawley to adopt resolution # 11 – 2013, Repeal New York State Safe Act of 2013.
Ayes 3 Hawley, Robert, Shoen
Abstain 2 Bulger, Hayes
Repeal NYS Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NYS SAFE ACT of 2013)
Resolution # 11 – 2013
WHEREAS, New York State Legislature recently enacted and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NYS SAFE ACT), and
WHEREAS, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo enacted said law swiftly and without regard of the concerns or opinions of the Citizens of NY State, and
WHEREAS, the haste of our State Legislature and Governor passing this law has resulted in a law which is flawed and affects our State and local law enforcement officers in performing their duties, and
WHEREAS, the NY SAFE ACT is in direct contradiction of our rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and limits the rights of the Citizens of NY State to protect themselves as allowed under this Constitution from this very type of tyranny, and
WHEREAS, because of this law, gun manufacturers are now refusing to sell their firearms to local law enforcement agencies within states which do not allow the citizens of these states the right to own and or bear firearms as protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and
WHEREAS, the definition of assault weapons as pertained in the NYS SAFE ACT of 2013 is opinionated and without merit, and
WHEREAS, the statistical history of murders committed in NY State show this law would have little or no effect on saving lives, and
WHEREAS, this law affects the rights of thousands of honest law abiding citizens that own and use the firearms that this law would make illegal and cause for mandatory registration of firearms and or magazines that have been used for many years by the citizens of NY State without incident and in fact be punishing these law abiding citizens for fear of the actions of a few, and
WHEREAS, this law will have no affect on the criminally insane or the people of this State that wish to do harm onto others with the use of a firearm as a weapon as there is no regard for laws, regulations or loss of life now when a crime is committed with an unlawful firearm.
SO BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Colton Town Board respectfully submit to the Governor of the State of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo to repeal the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NY SAFE ACT), and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the following: St. Lawrence County Administrator Karen St. Hilaire, St. Lawrence County Legislator Frederick S. Morrill, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Joseph A. Griffo, Senator Patricia A. Ritchie, Senator Elizabeth Little, Congressman Bill Owens, Assemblywoman Addie Russell, Assemblyman Kenneth Blankenbush, Assemblyman Marc Butler, New York State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver and New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos.