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Livingston County wants no role in state’s SAFE Act mailings

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the state’s use of the county seal on any correspondence related to the New York SAFE Act sent to pistol permit holders.

State Police last month began mailing pistol permit recertification letters to handgun owners. The letters are sent on stationary with the seal or letterhead of the county in which the pistol permit holder resides.

The resolution “denies the State of New York permission to use the name, letterhead, address, logo or seal of the County of Livingston, the Livingston County Sheriff and the Livingston County Clerk for purposes of correspondence with or notices to legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or for any other purposes associated with the SAFE Act,” according to the resolution text.

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Livingston County resolution opposing NY SAFE act.


WHEREAS, the New York State Legislature recently enacted and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (“NY SAFE ACT”); and

WHEREAS, the State of New York has a tradition and long history of conducting its deliberations and debates in the public view and that in the enactment of the NY SAFE ACT the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo acted in contradiction of this long, time honored tradition of an open government; and

WHEREAS, this legislation imposes far more burdensome regulations upon law abiding gun owners; notably;

1. The law’s definition of assault weapons is too broad, and prevents the possession of many weapons that are legitimately used for hunting, target shooting and self defense;

2. The law enacts reductions in the maximum capacity of gun magazines which unfairly limits the designcapabilities of guns purchased legally for over a century;

3. The law requires a five year recertification of pistol permits and registration of existing assault weapons which is an unfair impediment; and

WHEREAS, this legislation creates an environment in the state hostile to gun manufacturers and gun ownership; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Livingston County Board of Supervisors calls for the repeal of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (“NY SAFE ACT”); and, be it further

RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Catharine M. Young and Patrick M. Gallivan and Assemblyman Bill Nojay, and the New York State Association of Counties. Dated at Geneseo, New York February 13, 2013 Ways and Means Committee

Livingston County Resolution

Livingston County Board Agenda by Evan Hempel