Outdoors: Tioga Country opposes new state gun laws | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Written by Dave Henderson- Correspondent

In a sweeping move at its latest legislative work session, the Tioga County Legislature resolved, among other things, to oppose and request the repeal of the recently enacted NY SAFE ACT.

The legislature opposed “any legislation, including the sections within the NY SAFE ACT (Chapter 1 of Laws of 2013), which infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms” and further resolved that it considers “such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our State representatives.”

The legislature also “strongly encourages” members of the state legislature to hold public hearings to address the “issue of gun violence in a way that will produce meaningful results.”

Additionally the Tioga legislators resolved to approve of state legislation that would exempt from disclosure those individuals who hold gun (pistol) permits while also opposing any effort by the state legislature to “enact stricter gun control measures without an opportunity of the residents of the state to debate the merits of such legislation.”

Tioga County thus officially “opposes any effort by the New York State Legislature to bundle together stricter gun control legislation with legislation that would exempt the records pertaining to gun permit holders from disclosure under the new York State Freedom of Information Law.”

Another bus for rally

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association is organizing a lawsuit against the state for its passage of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, based on guarantees made by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and “the devious and clandestine passage and signing” of the act.

The suit will be filed in March.

Another bus has been commissioned locally to carry protesters to Albany for NYSRPA’s Feb. 28 rally. Anyone interested in riding the bus, which will leave the Oakdale Mall at 7:30 that morning, should contact Mike Dunlap at 724-1746 and leave a message. Deadline for reservations is next Wednesday. Cost is $25.

There will also be a rally at noon at Capitol Park next to the Legislative Office Building.

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