Saugerties Town Board to address state gun law

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments


SAUGERTIES – The Saugerties Town Board is among the latest municipal entities to consider adopting a resolution voicing its objection to the state’s new gun law.

Town Supervisor Kelly Myers said the law was rushed through without giving state lawmakers enough time to debate it. She called the state vote a knee-jerk reaction to the Newtown tragedy.

“It fails to address the greater culture of our entire society and it fails to provide funds and resources for specialist training and school personnel, local emergency first responders and law enforcement personnel to respond to prevent school violence events such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut,” Myers said.

The town board’s resolution also said the new law places an unfunded mandate on the town and fails to offer any meaningful solutions to gun violence, Myer said. It will be voted upon later this month.

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