Schuyler calls on NY lawmakers to annul gun-control law | Star-Gazette |

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

WATKINS GLEN — A standing-room-only audience Monday night watched the Schuyler County Legislature join county lawmakers across the state in opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the SAFE Act, the state’s new gun control measure.

Legislators passed the resolution unanimously without discussion.

The county resolution states the SAFE Act “severely impacts the possession and use of firearms now employed by the residents of Schuyler County for the defense of life, liberty and property.” Residents’ use of firearms for hunting and target shooting also is impacted by the new law, the resolution states.

The law “fundamentally alters or abridges the right to keep and bear arms without addressing the problems of gun violence,” according to the resolution, which calls on the state Legislature to annul the new law.

County lawmakers criticized the manner in which the law was enacted, describing it as “deeply disturbing.”

Conversation about the new law will continue next week when Schuyler Sheriff William Yessman conducts an informational meeting at 6 p.m. March 19 at Odessa-Montour Central School and at 7 p.m. March 20 at a meeting of the Odessa Tea Party at the Odessa Municipal Building.

• Also on Monday, legislators approved a new local law converting the elected treasurer’s position to an appointed position of director of finance. Two people spoke against the change during a public hearing and one spoke in favor.

The issue now goes to the November ballot. If approved by voters, the change would begin with the start of 2014.

Lawmakers also accepted a bid of $735,249 from Silverline Construction of Burdett for the reconstruction of the Mill Street Bridge in Odessa. Funding for the project will come from borrowing through bonding, also approved Monday night.


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