Schoharie County resolution denying NY State the right to use county name or seal

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 the 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 Schoharie County and the names of the offices of the Schoharie County Sheriff in pistol permit recertification notices, and

Whereas, the County Sheriff has voiced his strong objection to this request and suggestion, now, therefore, be it hereby

RESOLVED, that the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors denies the State of New York permission to use the Name, Seal of the County or any other likeness of it, Sheriff’s Office Logo, letterhead or address for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or any other purpose associated with the SAFE ACT, and it be further

RESOLVED, that copies of the resolution should be transmitted to the office of the Governor of New York State, the Superintendent of State Police, NYS Senator James L. Seward, Assemblyman Peter Lopez and the legislature of every County in the State of New York

The resolution passed 11-3, supervisors Robert Mann and Donald Brandow were absent, and three voted against the resolution: Anne Batz, Carl Barbic, and Amber Bleau.

2 Responses to Schoharie County resolution denying NY State the right to use county name or seal

  1. Ya’ know, it worked in Colorado, and it should surely work in NY!! If your county representatives in the legislature voted for this safe act, subject them to a re-call vote and get rid of them!! Replace them with people that will VOTE the way their constituents want and then repeal the act!! If all of the counties would do this, it would have a chilling effect on a lot of laws in the foreseeable future!! AND it would send a HUGE message to anyone in public office that says “if you don’t do what WE want, you’re OUT”!!! If the Governor wants to ram this down your throats, then ram a recall down his throat!!! You simply have to get TOUGH with these types of people that think they are better than you!!!!!!!!!

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