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Town of Marilla resolution opposing the NY SAFE act

Passed unanimously February 14th 2013

Motion: Councilman Handley moved, seconded by Councilman Darrow to approve the following resolution for the New York State Safe Act:

WHEREAS, The Town of Marilla located in the East Section of Erie County in the State of New York objects to the infringement of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America by the governing body of New York State , and

WHEREAS, On Monday January 14th, 2013 the rights under the second Amendment of our Constitution was infringed upon without due process, and

WHERAS, The Gun control Bill (S.2230) known as NY SAFE Act was rushed through the Senate & Assembly without a single Public hearing or input from the various Law enforcement agency located around our State, and

WHEREAS, Even the State lawmakers did not have time to review the bill as presented leaving questions about implementation and regulation of this new law, and

WHEREAS, This law should focus on increasing penalties for criminals who use firearms to harm and threaten law abiding citizens and address the issues of mental illness related to violence, and

WHEREAS, The residents of the Town of Marilla realize that the NY SAFE Act, gun control law must be repealed and must replace the restrictive parts of the enacted law, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Town Board of the Town of Marilla urgently asks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & the Legislative leaders to suspend this law as soon as possible and to look at all the aspects of Gun control using the proper legal procedure to bring about a law that will address gun control in a more logical manner, focusing on the real issue related to gun control- a law that will strengthen the effect on public safety and not infringe upon our constitutional rights.

RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to: Honorable Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Honorable Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos , Majority Leader of Independent Democratic Caucus Jeff Klein, Honorable Senate Minority Leader John Sampson, Honorable Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver , Honorable Leader of the Assembly Ron Canestrari, Honorable Minority Leader of the Assembly Brian Kolb, and the Western New York Delegation and Erie County Legislators

Roll Call Vote:
Councilwoman Spanitz – Aye Councilwoman Ackerman – Aye
Councilman Handley – Aye Councilman Darrow – Aye
Supervisor Gertz – Aye
Motion Carried.