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Columbia County Supervisors: No seal for SAFE Act

The Board of Supervisors voted recently to deny the use of Columbia County’s seal in correspondence related to the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, to eliminate any alleged endorsement.

Members supported the resolution County Clerk Holly Tanner brought before the board’s County Government Committee on Feb. 25 by 2,768 to 458 votes, with 475 absent. Supervisor Bill Hughes, D-Hudson4, the board’s minority leader, requested roll-call votes on the SAFE Act resolution

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Fulton County denies the State the right to use their County Seal

The board also formally denied the state permission to use the Fulton County seal or the seal of its sheriff’s department, for “purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or any other purpose” associated with the new Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, or SAFE Act.

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Putnam County Legislature Passes Resolution Opposing State Police Use of County Seal

With no opposition from either its own members or the audience, the Putnam County Legislature Tuesday night (March 4) unanimously passed a resolution opposing unauthorized use of the official county seal, such as its inclusion on New York State Police notices reminding handgun owners to re-certify their weapons. The legislature’s Rules Committee had previously endorsed the ban.

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Lewis County lashes out against state over SAFE Act

Lewis County legislators unanimously passed a resolution denying the state the use of the Lewis County name, seal, letterhead and address for the purposes of any correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or for any other purposes associated with the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

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In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification (VIDEO)

Dutchess County is telling New York state it can’t use the county seal on letters being sent to county residents who hold pistol permits.

In a 22-3 vote, members of the Dutchess County Legislature on Monday adopted a resolution specifically denying the state permission to use the “name, seal of the county, and county letterhead,” on recertification letters or other purposes connected to the New York SAFE Act gun control legislation.

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Franklin County Legislature Unanimously Pass Resolution Barring NYS From Using Seal

Email from County Clerk:

With my urging the Franklin County Legislators unanimously passed a resolution yesterday prohibiting the state from using the Franklin County Seal.

Kip Cassavaw
Franklin County Clerk
355 West Main Street, Suite 248
PO Box 70
Malone, NY 12953
518-481-1684 ph
518-483-9143 fx

St. Lawrence County reaches agreement on SAFE Act opposition

St. Lawrence County legislators reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday opposing the use of the county seal on pistol permit recertifications and other paperwork related to the New York SAFE Act and calling for the repeal of the law.

Use of the county’s logo implies that the county agrees with the SAFE Act but most of its residents do not, Legislator Alex A. MacKinnon, R-Fowler, said.

“I don’t know if we’re ever going to get it repealed because New York City likes it,” he said.

Mr. Lightfoot welcomed an amendment to his resolution from Mr. Burns requesting the repeal of the SAFE Act in its entirety, a stance that the majority of legislators had shied away from before.

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No seal of approval for SAFE Act in Washington County

To show a form of protest against the state’s strict gun law, Washington County lawmakers adopted a provision preventing state police from using their county seal on any paper work that deals with the SAFE Act. Washington County’s decision means they join several other upstate counties–including Warren County–who passed similar resolutions.

It was a close verbal vote, Friday, in Washington County,  however because the board’s votes are weighted based on population the amendment passed.

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Warren County wants no part of Safe Act

Warren County supervisors don’t want county gun owners to think they had anything to do with the state’s controversial Safe Act gun laws.

County supervisors followed the lead of others around upstate New York who have requested that State Police not use county letterheads or seals when sending out paperwork to handgun owners to renew their pistol permits.

Handgun owners around the state will receive renewal forms in the coming months, as part of a Safe Act change requiring that permits be renewed every five years.

Those forms were supposed to show some sort of county letterhead or emblem such as the county seal of the county in which the permit holder lives, but when word was received by county officials, they began voicing opposition it.

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Board: NY can’t use Ontario County seal on SAFE Act material

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously Thursday night – after the single spirited discussion of the evening – to preclude New York State from using the Ontario County seal on any correspondence involving New York’s newest gun-control legislation, the SAFE Act.

“In recent discussions, the state has indicated an interest in using the Seal of Ontario County and the names of the offices of the Ontario County Sheriff and Ontario County Clerk in pistol permit recertification notices,” the resolution notes, adding that the sheriff and county clerk “have voiced their strong objection to this request and suggestion.”

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