Please get YOUR local Village, Town or City board to go on record as being opposed to the NY SAFE ACT.
Below please see some talking points and refer them to the above website for example resolutions.
Even though they carry no weight of law, it continues to send a VERY strong message to Albany and when politicians want to get reelected they will find a very well informed locality that they will have to answer to.
We have approached several bodies in our area and without fail they have all passed resolutions, but we need your help to do the ones in your area.
The following Lewis County municipalities have submitted resolutions to Albany in opposition the the NY SAFE ACT
1 - County of Lewis
2 - Village of Lowville
3 - Village of Lyons Falls
4 - Village of Port Leyden
5 - Town of Croghan
6 - Town of Greig
7 - Town of Harrisburg
8 - Town of Lowville
9 - Town of Lyonsdale
10 - Town of Martinsburg
11 - Town of New Bremen
12 - Town of Pinckney
13 - Town of Watson
1 - Town of Boonville
Some Arguements for opposing theNY SAFE act.
1 – The 2 Amendment guarantees the” rights of the people to keep and bear arms” and the SAFE ACT will do nothing to reduce gun violence because criminals will not follow it. The only thing it will accomplish is to turn ordinary, otherwise law abiding citizens into felons.
2 – No input was gathered about the ramifications of the law prior to its enactment. Several portions of the law are so flawed that ordinary hunting rifles can now be classified as so called “Assault Weapons”. Ammunition purchases will be tracked and anyone buying large amounts will be flagged for further investigation. All magazines over 10 rounds will have to be destroyed, modified or sold out of state. Only 7 rounds will be allowed in a 10 round magazine. Originally 10 round magazines were outlawed as well, but when it dawned on Albany that there was no such thing as a 7 round magazine and that no manufacturer was willing to produce such, the 10 round magazines were allowed to stay. Life time Pistol permits now have to be renewed. Background checks even between siblings now have to be performed. The list goes on and on.
3 – The law was submitted to the legislature after most people had went to bed and the Governor issued a “message of necessity” which was intended to only be used in times of dire emergencies such as during an attack but has instead been used as a tool of convenience to ram unpopular laws through in the dead of night.
4 – Members of the NY Senate had only a very short time to read the 56 page law.
5 – There are currently 5 lawsuits pending all challenging the law as unconstitutional.
6 - 52 counties out of the 62 in NY have passed similar resolutions. In addition towns, Villages and Police agencies throughout the state are doing the same.
7 – Many sheriffs are refusing to enforce the NY SAFEAct.
8 – The NY State Police union voiced serious reservations about the Safe Act.
9 – See www.NYsaferesolutions.com
for a current list of municipalities and organizations that have already gone on record opposing the NY SAFE act.
10 - The latest poll showed only 37% of the population outside of NYC approved of the NY Safe Act.
11- The Govenors approval rating has fallen from 73% to 49%. The people have had enough.
Getting your localities to pass aresolution opposing the NY SAFE act.
1 - Attend your local town or village meeting and ask for privilege of the floor.
2 - Be respectful and honest. Come across as an ordinary citizen that believes in the US Constitution. Do not become confrontational. If they choose not to act, we as a group will form a plan and ask again at a later date.
3 – Remind the members of the 2 Amendment and the ”rights of the people to keep and bear arms” and that this law will do nothing to reduce gun violence because criminals will not follow it. The only thing it will accomplish is to turn ordinary, otherwise law abiding citizens, into felons.
4 – Remind them that they all swore an oath to support, defend and protect the Constitution.
5- Tell them that 52 counties out of 62 in NY have passed similar resolutions. In addition towns, Villages and Police agencies throughout the state are doing the same.
6 – Refer them to the website: www.NYsaferesolutions.com
for a current list of municipalities and organizations that have already gone on record opposing the NY SAFE act and to see example resolutions.
7 – Most importantly: Ask them to pass a resolution opposing the NY SAFE ACT
9 – Regardless of the outcome please contact Patrick Morse at 315.317.4380 with thier decision.