Town of Barton resolution opposing mandatory gun owner insurance



WHEREAS, there is currently pending in the NYS Assembly Bill No. A3908-2013 and NYS Senate Bill no. S3853-2013 which will require owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than $1 million dollars: and

WHEREAS, said proposed legislation has been referred to the Assembly Legislative Committee on Insurance; and

WHEREAS, the proposed legislation constitutes nothing more than a back door attempt to prohibit legal gun ownership in this State; and

WHEREAS, such mandatory insurance coverage would accomplish nothing more than to burden responsible, law abiding taxpayers while doing nothing to prevent the perpetrators of criminal acts involving guns; and

WHEREAS, it is constitutionally impermissible to require citizens to obtain liability insurance to exercise their rights under the 2nd amendment; and

WHEREAS, the only predictable outcome of the passage of this law is an increase in profits to insurance companies; and

NOW THEREFORE, upon a motion by Councilperson Donald Foster Seconded by Councilperson Tryon and carried It is hereby,

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Barton strongly opposes any attempt to mandate gun owners to buy liability insurance; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Barton requests the members of the New York State Senate and Assembly who represent all, or part of the Town of Barton to reply, in writing, with their views on, and actions taken, in support of, or opposition to the proposed gun insurance bill; and

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 Tom Reed, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Tom Libous and Assemblyman Chris Friend and The New York State association of Counties

Roll Call Vote:
Supervisor Leon Cary
Councilperson John Tryon
Councilperson James Pratt
Councilperson Donald Foster
Councilperson Kevin Everly

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