Councilperson John Walgus: I would like to bring forth the following to be passed by resolution:
WHEREAS, The Persia Town Board has reviewed a resolution bought forth by the Cattaraugus County Legislature requesting the repealing and amending of the “NY SAFE ACT” gun control law, and
WHEREAS, The Town Board agrees that the Cattaraugus County Legislature represents the voice of the people of Cattaraugus County.
NOW BE IT RESOLVED, The Town Board agrees that the Cattaraugus County Legislature who represents the voice of the people, is made up of 31 Towns, 10 Villages, and 2 Cities that represent the County of Cattaraugus, in the State of New York with a population of approximately 84,000 people, and
WHEREAS, On Monday, January 14th 2013 the rights under the second Amendment of our Constitution was infringed on without due process, and
WHEREAS, The Gun Control Bill (S.2230) known as NY SAFE ACT was rushed through the Senate & Assembly without a single public hearing or input from the various law enforcement agencies located around our State, and
WHEREAS, Even the State lawmakers did not have time to review the bill as presented leaving questions about implementation and regulation of this new law, and
WHEREAS, This law should focus on increasing penalties for criminals who use firearms to harm and threaten law abiding citizens and address the issues of mental illness related to violence, and
WHEREAS, The Town of Persia realizes that the NY SAFE ACT, gun control law must be repealed and replace the restrictive parts of the enacted law.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Persia urgently asks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & the Legislature leaders to suspend this law as soon as possible and to look at all of the aspects of gun control using the proper legal procedure to bring about a law that will address gun control in a more logical manner, focusing on the real issues related to gun control – a law that will strengthen the effect on public safety and not infringe upon our constitutional rights.
RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to: Honorable Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, NYS Association of Towns, NYS Association of Counties, County Legislatures Richard Klancer and Patrick Murphy, NYS Senator Catherine Young and NYS Assemblyman Joseph Giglio.
RESOLUTION #35 to repeal the NY SAFE ACT.
On a motion of Councilperson Walgus
Seconded by Councilperson Boats
The following was
ADOPTED AYES – 4 Walgus, Boats, Tomaszewski, Schueler
NAYS – 0
RESOLVED to repeal the NY SAFE ACT.