Watertown Daily Times | Pierrepont passes resolution opposing SAFE Act

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watertown Daily Times | Pierrepont passes resolution opposing SAFE Act.

 

By BENNY FAIRCHILD
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

PIERREPONT – The Pierrepont town board voted unanimously to pass a resolution opposing the SAFE Act.

Town Supervisor Thomas E. Latimer said he has been approached by numerous citizens asking the town to oppose Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control legislation.

“We’ve been asked to pass a resolution opposing the SAFE Act,” he said.

A motion to pass the resolution was made by John McIntosh and seconded by Dahl McCormick.

The resolution was passed prior to a planned presentation from Will Gray, a local gun rights activist who has been traveling to town and village board meetings and encouraging municipalities to pass resolutions opposing the bill.

“I actually came with copies of resolutions and the SAFE Act to try and convince you to repeal the SAFE Act,” Mr. Gray said. “And you guys already did it. You are amazing. This is the easiest talk I’ve ever given.”

While Mr. Gray said he’s not sure if the law will actually be overturned, he did say the more opposition it receives the better.

“The more towns and villages we can get on board, the better off we’ll be,” he said, adding that to the best of his knowledge, St. Lawrence County, Lisbon, Colton, Norwood, Brasher and now Pierrepont have all passed such resolutions. The town of Parishville is drafting one that they are expected to pass at their next meeting.

St. Lawrence County Legislator Scott M. Sutherland was also in attendance at the meeting. And while he said he missed the vote on the county’s resolution, had be been there he would have voted in opposition of the SAFE Act.

“I was pretty disappointed with the whole thing,” he said. “There are some good provisions in there and some good ideas, but overall the whole things isn’t very good.”

Mr. Gray agreed and said he feels like the bill was rushed through.

“They just need to repeal it and start over,” he said.

Mr. Gray also said he plans to continue attending meetings around the county in an effort to get as many municipalities as possible to oppose the law.

Category: NY & CT Firearm News

Leave a Reply