The Stockholm Town Board held their monthly meeting on May 14, 2013. At that meeting the following Resolution was brought to the board by Supervisor Decker. Upon a motion by Councilman Matthew White, seconded by Councilwoman Nancy Lynch and unanimously approved by a roll call vote the following became Resolution 09-2013.
OPPOSING A NUMBER OF PROVISIONS ENACTED UNDER THE
NEW YORK SAFE ACT AND THE MANNER IN WHICH IT WAS ENACTED
WHEREAS, the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States, specifically the Second Amendment to the Constitution, guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms and states further that the right “shall not be infringed,” and;
WHEREAS, many residents of the Town of Stockholm have expressed their displeasure not only with the provisions of the NY SAFE Act itself, but also the insufficient amount of time the very lengthy bill was available for review;
WHEREAS, while there are provisions of the bill that have merit, other sections of the law should be reconsidered;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Stockholm joins with the many county and town boards in opposing those portions of the NY SAFE Act which infringes upon the rights of lawful gun owners and does little to address the underlying issues that confront our society;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town of Stockholm strongly encourages the members of the New York State Legislature to bring forth a bill that address the real problems confronted by today’s society and not jeopardize the rights of law-abiding citizens, and;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution will be sent to all our New York State Representatives.
This is to certify that I, Mary Jo Thompson, Town Clerk of the Town of Stockholm in the said County of St. Lawrence compared the foregoing copy of Resolution 09-2013 with the original now on file in this office, and that the same is a correct and true transcript of such original and the whole thereof.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Town this 15th day of May 2013.
Mary Jo Thompson, Town Clerk
Town of Stockholm