Calling for the Repeal of the New York Secure Ammunition and
Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (“NY SAFE Act”)
WHEREAS, the lawful ownership of firearms is, and has been, a valued tradition in Cortland County, and the rights protected by the Second Amendment to the United State Constitution are exercised by many of our residents; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Solon acknowledges that in 2008, the Supreme Court established, via District of Columbia vs Heller, that the Second Amendment does not limit laws regulating the sales of guns, or prohibit possession of guns by the mentally ill or by felons, nor does it prohibit penalties against the carrying of guns in schools and government buildings; and
WHEREAS. the enactment of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (“NY SAFE Act”) has engendered significant controversy over both the process by which it was enacted and certain provisions contained within it; and
WHEREAS, it is our understanding that many State Legislators had less than an hour to read the legislation, which contained approximately Iwenty-five thousand words, before being forced to vote on it; and …
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