SCHOHARIE, N.Y. - 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.
County legislators said the state legislature should have held public hearings.
The Board of Supervisors say they passed this resolution because it represents its constituents and this is what they want. It passed 15 to 1.
The new gun control legislation, the toughest in the country, remains controversial; Opponents say it goes against their second Amendment right to bare arms.
The resolution will now be sent to the Governor along with both state legislators and our local congressmen.
The Greene County Legislature also drafted a similar resolution on Friday afternoon, denouncing the SAFE Act.
"There's been an outrage, quite frankly, from gun owners
and sports men of Greene County since this legislation passes," Wayne
Speenburgh, a member of the Greene County legislature.
Legislators in Greene county expressed concerns regarding
the process, saying the legislation was passed under the cover of darkness and
tell NEWS10it's violates people's second amendment right to bare arms.
But they remain optimistic the many of the most
contentious provisions will still be struck down.
"We already know that there have been numerous
lawsuits already been filed regarding our second amendment rights and our
constitutional rights and I hope our court system does its justice in this,"
said Sheriff Seeley.
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