ON MOTION by Councilman Garrison, seconded by Councilman Salerno, the following resolution was APPROVED
Ayes Garrison, Salerno, Scozzafava, Anderson
WHEREAS, the legislation effectively turns countless New York State law abiding citizens into criminals; and
WHEREAS, while there are some areas of the legislation that the Town of Moriah Town Board finds encouraging, such as addressing glaring shortcomings in the mental health system, the strengthening of Kendra’s Law and Mark’s Law (which provides additional penalties for assaulting first responders), as well as privacy protection for pistol permit holders, by and large, we find the legislation does little more than negatively impact lawful gun ownership;
NOW THERE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Moriah Town Board does hereby demand the repeal of all the sections of the New York SAFE Act which we believe infringes upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms; and in our opinion unconstitutional under both the Federal and State Constitutions; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board strongly encourages the members of the New York State Legislature to hold public hearings to address the issue of gun violence in a way that will produce meaningful results; and be it further
RESOLVED that the Town of Moriah Town Board request the members of the New York State Senate and Assembly who represent all of the Town of Moriah for the repeal of the enactment of the New York SAFE Act.
Discussion: The Board of Supervisors have been beat up over this bill; everyone feels differently about this. We want the State to repeal the bill and start over, but doubts that will happen.