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#1389154 - 02/27/13 11:07 AM Schuyler Cmte: repeal gun law
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Committee OKs resolution opposing NY gun law; final vote expected March 11

The Schuyler County Legislature's Public Safety / Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of a resolution opposing the State's passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act -- a gun control law enacted on Jan. 15.

Nearly 50 people filed into the small confines of the Legislature chamber to support the resolution, which was crafted by Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and County Clerk Linda Compton (and can be found in its entirety here). The vote followed a brief presentation by Yessman, and drew applause from the audience.

Committee Chairman Phil Barnes noted that petitions with 300 signatures opposing the SAFE Act have been received

The gun law, Yessman told the gathering, "is an action that infringed on our rights" and one that was passed hurriedly, "in a way not done before. I think the county needs to move forward and take action on this." Some other counties, including Chemung, are passing similar resolutions.

After the vote, Yessman noted that another bill in the Legislature would "require owners of firearms to obtain insurance" of not less than $1 million "to protect against willful and negligent acts." But he said insurance companies have indicated they won't insure against "willful and negligent acts," so even if such a law is passed, "you can't get insurance." The bill, he added, "might die by itself, but we need to take a stance."

The committee gave its blessing to a resolution yet to be written on that issue by Yessman. It and the anti-SAFE Act measure will now go to the Legislature Resolution Review Committee on March 6. Final legislative approval is expected on March 11.

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#1392794 - 03/19/13 12:21 PM Sheriff Holds “SAFE Act” Meeting [Re: newsman38]
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Schuyler County Sheriff Holds “SAFE Act” Meeting

On Tuesday, Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman will hold an informational meeting for county residents on New York’s new gun control law.

The meeting on the “SAFE Act” is set for 6:00 - 8:00pm Tuesday evening, at the Odessa Montour High School Auditorium.

Meanwhile, support for gun control seems to be fading.

That’s according to a new national poll taken three months after the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults.

Although a majority of Americans favored major gun restrictions in the wake of the December tragedy, a new CNN/ORC international survey indicates that support has tumbled to just 43%.

Gun control support has fallen most among older Americans and people who live in rural areas.

Reported by: Zack Wheeler Email: zwheeler@wetmtv.com
Published: 4:24 am

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#1392835 - 03/19/13 03:04 PM Re: Sheriff Holds “SAFE Act” Meeting [Re: newsman38]
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This is what the press wants you all to believe.PURE crap
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