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Delaware And Schoharie County Oppose SAFE Act

Correction to article: As of December 26th 2013, this news article is incorrect about the number of counties objecting to use of their county seal or logo in conjunction with state SAFE act communications.  52 counties have opposed the so called SAFE act, but the movement to pass resolutions regarding use of county seal or logo is just beginning at this point.  We are keeping a separate list of county seal resolutions; click to see the current total.

Earlier this month, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors joined 56 other New York State counties by passing a resolution objecting to the use of the county’s seal or logo on the state’s website associated with SAFE Act required pistol permit recertifications or any other SAFE Act associated websites or literature.

County officials expressed particular frustration and, in some cases, anger over the additional resources the law is requiring from county officials, including the sheriff and county clerk, in enforcing a law which was supposed to be the responsibility of the state.

“It’s just another unfunded mandate from Albany”, said Davenport Supervisor Dennis Valente. “And the state seems to be handling it with the same amount of efficiency they are using with the STAR program.”

Middletown Supervisor Marjorie Miller was the only supervisor present at the meeting to vote against the resolution.

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Schoharie County resolution denying NY State the right to use county name or seal

Whereas, the State of New York has passed a gun control law referred to as the SAFE Act, and

Whereas, this act clearly indicates that the enforcement of this law is the responsibility of New York State, and

Whereas, in recent discussions, the State has indicated an interest in using the Seal of Schoharie County and the names of the offices of the Schoharie County Sheriff in pistol permit recertification notices, and

Whereas, the County Sheriff has voiced his strong objection to this request and suggestion, now, therefore, be it hereby

RESOLVED, that the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors denies the State of New York permission to use the Name, Seal of the County or any other likeness of it, Sheriff’s Office Logo, letterhead or address for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or any other purpose associated with the SAFE ACT, and it be further

RESOLVED, that copies of the resolution should be transmitted to the office of the Governor of New York State, the Superintendent of State Police, NYS Senator James L. Seward, Assemblyman Peter Lopez and the legislature of every County in the State of New York

The resolution passed 11-3, supervisors Robert Mann and Donald Brandow were absent, and three voted against the resolution: Anne Batz, Carl Barbic, and Amber Bleau.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY : Board: Not a dime on gun law

Supervisors vote to defy SAFE Act

Schoharie County supervisors will be informing state officials by mail that the county will not spend a dime enforcing the state’s new gun control law.

Anger and resentment have been growing in the rural county ever since Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature rushed passage of the NY SAFE Act in January with no debate or public hearings, and county officials had harsh words for the law they see as both an unfunded mandate and intrusion on people’s rights.

Supervisor Larry Bradt, R-Carlisle, offered two resolutions during the board’s monthly meeting Friday, one to defy enforcement of the law and the other to demand Assemblyman Peter Lopez, R-Schoharie, and Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, vote “no” on any state budget proposal that includes money to enforce the law.

Both were approved following discussion that drew applause from residents attending the meeting.

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Schoharie County Legislature votes to denounce gun control act

The Schoharie County Legislature voted to pass a resolution Friday morning, denouncing the state’s new gun control legislation known as the New York SAFE Act.

The resolution calls for repealing the new law; explaining the it infringes on people’s rights and describes it as unnecessary.

The resolution opposes the process of the enactment and certain provisions, including the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

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Resolution Text

Schoharie County resolution opposing NY SAFE

Passed February 15th

Schoharie County Agenda 216 by Evan Hempel