Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs PBA statement on NY SAFE act | NY SAFE Resolutions

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Dutchess County DSPBA position in regards to the NYS SAFEACT.

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

The Honorable Terry Gipson

New York State Senator, 41st District

Legislative Office Building, Room 617

Albany, NY 12247

Dear Governor Cuomo and Senator Gipson

This letter is in regards to the Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs Police Benevolent Association’s opposition to the New York State SAFEACT.

It is a great concern of our association how this bill was hastily passed into law without public involvement in the legislative process, which is the norm for any other body of legislation within the State of New York. The actions of all involved elected officials with this bill ignore the principles our founding fathers fought for in the establishment of this great nation. Furthermore, these actions erode the public’s trust in our elected officials and leave its constituents with a law that has numerous technical flaws.

It is not the decision of government to decide on how the citizens of a free and democratic society shall defend themselves. This law further hinders law abiding citizens who have the right, established by our creator to bear arms, from defending themselves and will create a new layer of criminal offenders. In common terms, this law will not deter crime since criminals -as for their definition- do not follow the law.

The Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs PBA will work in conjunction with any and all other NYS Law Enforcement Police Benevolent Associations to see that this law is repealed. As an association, we will only support elected officials who have opposed this legislation and who further promote individual democratic rights.


Kenneth J. Powers

President – DCDSPBA

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