Approval of Resolution to Deny the Use of the County Seal with Regard to the NY SAFE Act
Sheriff Whitney and County Clerk Rob Christman joined forces to request that the resolution denying the use of the County seal or any other Allegany County identification with regard to the NY SAFE Act be approved and referred to the full Board of Legislators. The resolution reads as below:
Whereas the State of New York has passed a gun control law referred to as the SAFE Act, and:
Whereas this act clearly indicates that enforcement of this law is the responsibility of New York State, and:
Whereas, in recent discussions the State has indicated an interest in using the Seal of Allegany County and the names of the offices of the Allegany County Sheriff and Allegany County Clerk in pistol permit recertification notices, and
Whereas the County Sheriff and County Clerk have voiced their strong objection to this request and suggestion, Therefore be it
Resolved: That the Allegany County Board of Legislators denies the State of New York permission to use the name, letterhead, address or seal of the County of Allegany, Allegany County Sheriff or Allegany County Clerk for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or for any other purpose associated with the SAFE Act, and be it further
Resolved: That copies of this resolution should be transmitted to the office of the Governor of New York State, The Superintendent of the New York State Police, New York State Senator Catharine Young, 148th District Assemblyman Joseph Giglio and the legislature of every county in the State of New York.
Support of the resolution, and direction to send it to InterCounty and NYSAC, was given on a motion by Legislator Healy, seconded by Legislator Ungermann, and carried.