Resolution #59: In opposition to the process of enactment and certain provisions of the NYS “Safe” Act.
Offered by Councilman Parker, second by Councilman Ridgeway:
Whereas, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the second amendment to the United States Constitution; and
Whereas further, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people of the Town of Worcester; and
Whereas further, the process of passage of said act denied time to review and gain constituent input to the state legislature; and
Whereas further, the classification of and banning of and registration of certain types of firearms and magazines in the act is arbitrary, capricious, and judgmental; and
Whereas further, the legislation fails to offer any meaningful solution to gun violence and instead places the burden of compliance upon law abiding gun owners and effectively creates a classification of this group as criminals without cause, and
Whereas finally, the legislation has been overwhelmingly opposed by rural NY State County Board Resolution and Rural Sheriff Public statement.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Worcester, New York does hereby oppose and request the repeal of any legislation including the sections within the NY Safe Act (Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2013) which infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
VOTE: Ayes 3 (Parker, Ridgeway, Mravlja) Nays: 1 (Addesso)