On Monday, February 18, the town Board of Sempronius NY, in southern Cayuga County unanimously passed the following resolution:
Town of Sempronius Resolution
Whereas, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an individual right by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New York, and:
Whereas, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is, and has long been, an inalienable right of the people of the Town of Sempronius, New York, and;
Whereas, the Sempronius Town Board, being elected to represent the People of Sempronius is duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York,and;
Whereas, the New York State Senate and Assembly has passed a gun control Bill (S.2230), known as the NY SAFE, on January 14, 3013, and;
Whereas, the NY SAFE Act Bill was passed in haste, without regard to the usual legislative procedure, without public hearing, and without input from the People and various law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and;
Whereas, the NY SAFE Act clearly infringes on the right of the people of Sempronius to keep and bear arms, and bans the possession and use of firearms now employed by individual citizens of our town for defense of Life, Liberty and Property, and would ban the possession and use of firearms that have long been used for safe firearms recreation, hunting and shooting within the Town of Sempronius;
Therefore Be it Resolved, that the Town Board of the Town of Sempronius, in the county of Cayuga, in the State of New York does hereby call on the Governor of the State of New York and the New York State Legislature to suspend and repeal the NY SAFE Act, and to enact laws that do not infringe on the individual Constitutional rights of the citizens of our town.
Be it Further Resolved, that the Town Clerk send a copy of this resolution to each of the following: President Barack H. Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, US Senator Charles Schumer, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Representative Dan Mafei, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, NY State Senator James L. Seward, NY Assemblyman Gary Finch and Cayuga County Legislator Steven Cuddeback.