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Association of Erie County Governments votes for repeal of state’s gun safety law.

A group representing local governments in Erie County is supporting calls to repeal the state’s new gun- control law.

At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Association of Erie County Governments went on record in opposition to the 2013 New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, commonly known as the NY SAFE Act. The law was approved Jan. 15 by the State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo the same day.

The association is made up of representative lawmakers from the 25 towns, 16 villages and three cities in Erie County. They represent about 1 million people.

The association approved a resolution that says the SAFE Act is a violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution and that it infringes on the rights of citizens in the state without due process.

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Association of Erie County Governments resolution to amend the NY SAFE Act

WHEREAS, The Association of Erie County Governments who represents the voice of the people, is made up of 25 Towns, 16 Villages and 3 Cities that represent the County of Erie, in the State of New York with a population of approximately 1,000,000 people, and

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

WHEREAS, 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 agencies 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WHEREAS, The Association of Erie County Governments realizes that NY SAFE Act, gun control law must be repealed and replace the restrictive parts of the enacted law, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Association of Erie County Governments urgently asks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & the Legislative leaders to suspend this law as soon as possible and to look at all of 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 issues 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 Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Honorable Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, Honorable Leader of the Assembly Joseph Morelle, Honorable Minority Leader of the Assembly Brian Kolb, and the Western New York Delegation and Erie County Legislators

The Association of Erie County Governments is looking into a resolution opposing NY SAFE

The subject of guns is dominating the political landscape across the United States, especially in New York State. The recently passed NY SAFE Act is the toughest set of gun laws in the nation.

The Association of Erie County Governments is looking into a resolution opposing the legislation, while a local top cop voices his support for the tough gun legislation.

The Association says many members are “concerned” about the way in which the SAFE Act passed.

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