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Rochester, Yonkers, White Plains among governments backing NY-SAFE Act

More than 30 county legislatures have passed resolutions in opposition to the state’s gun-control law. Some Democratic-controlled local governments are backing it, though.

Government leaders in White Plains; Ramapo, Rockland County; the Westchester County Legislature; and the Rochester City Council have either written lawmakers in support of the law or passed resolutions in favor of it. So too has the Yonkers city leadership.

“The new law includes the strongest assault weapons ban in the nation and we not only endorse this, we have acted upon it. Rochester has had an assault weapon ban on the books since 1993,” the Rochester City Council and Mayor Thomas Richards wrote in a letter Feb. 28 to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver…

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Westchester lawmakers approve gun violence prevention resolution

The Westchester County Board of Legislators Monday night approved a resolution urging the federal government to enact stronger measures to prevent further gun violence.

Democratic Majority Leader Peter Harckham was one of the two lawmakers who crafted the legislation.

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Westchester lawmakers consider calling for greater federal gun control

Westchester County legislators have begun to discuss a proposed resolution that would call on the federal government to impose greater gun control measures.

The call comes in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre.

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