Crawford opposes gun law

The Town of Crawford has added their voices to the growing clamor against the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“Too often politicians rush to pass laws in response to events,” said Crawford Town Supervisor Charles Carnes. “More laws are not necessarily needed and we should enforce what is already law and only make changes that are necessary.”

Carnes’ sentiments were echoed by the Crawford Town Board, which recently voted unanimously (5-0) to pass a resolution “to support the Second Amendment.”

That resolution stated, in part, that the legislation 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 Crawford for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed for safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within the Town of Crawford.”

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