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#1389297 - 02/28/13 12:25 AM Gun law=increased workload for Tompkins County
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Gun law means 'significant workload increase' for Tompkins

ITHACA — Reporting people who may harm themselves or others would constitute a significant workload increase locally, according to Tompkins County Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Sue Romanczuk-Smelcer.

Implementation is still in its developmental stages, so Romanczuk-Smelcer said it’s difficult to estimate that exact affects on workload.

Romanczuk-Smelcer said about 200,000 people were involuntarily hospitalized in psychiatric units last year across the state.

“If you think about that number of people possibly being needed to have data input to the criminal justice system, that give you a sense (of the added workload),” she said.

Related Links: Local mental health officials say gun law will cost millions

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#1389458 - 02/28/13 09:08 PM Re: Gun law=increased workload for Tompkins County [Re: newsman38]
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Guess what state has at least THREE manufaturing co for large cap mags? Yep Ct. All Gov owned and contracter run.
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#1389710 - 03/02/13 02:26 AM Re: Gun law=increased workload for Tompkins County [Re: I did it!]
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It sure has! Making 7 round magazines,ARs/AKs,rifles,pistols.
easy as 123 and permanent.
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#1393004 - 03/20/13 12:56 PM 'Unprecedented' Crowd Presses SAFE act repeal [Re: newsman38]
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'Unprecedented' Crowd Presses Tompkins County Legislature on SAFE Act Repeal; Action Sent to Committee


Four and a half hours and roughly 55 public comments later, the Tompkins County Legislature opted not to take action on a proposed resolution supporting a repeal of the state’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (SAFE) Act. Instead, the resolution will head to the Public Safety Committee for consideration before coming back to the full legislature.

With Legislator Dave McKenna’s resolution supporting a repeal of the SAFE Act on the legislature’s Tuesday agenda, a few hundred residents turned out to urge their legislators to either support or oppose the state's gun-control effort.

Comments in support of a repeal outnumbered pro-SAFE Act constituents by more than 2:1, about 35 in favor of a repeal and roughly 15 who asked the legislature to support the SAFE Act.
Signed into law in January, the SAFE Act is intended to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by banning assault weapons, high-capacity magazines holding more than seven bullets and establishing more stringent background checks on private gun sales. But gun rights advocates say the law infringes on their Second Amendment right to bear arms and largely affects law-abiding citizens. They also take issue with how quickly the law was passed.

“No tinkering will make [the SAFE Act] acceptable,” Frances Weissman told the legislature. “What’s next? Regulating library books? Get real.”

The night’s meeting was expected to draw a crowd, and it did, with one legislator calling the turnout “unprecedented”. Residents anxious to sign up to speak formed a line that began at the second-floor courtroom doors and wrapped down the stairs. With Legislative Chambers filled a half hour before the meeting, an overflow room in the courtroom had well over 200 by 5:30 p.m.
The vote to send the resolution, and other similar ones, back to the five-member Public Safety Committee was 11-3. Voting no were legislators Frank Proto, Brian Robison and McKenna. Legislator Pam Mackesey was absent.

“We need to go through this process” of sending the resolution first to committee, Legislator Nate Shinagawa said. “We will have as much public input on this as possible so we do this the right way.”

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:27 pm | Updated: 11:19 am, Wed Mar 20, 2013.
By Louis DiPietro northreporter@flcn.org @FLCNreporter

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#1393074 - 03/20/13 07:56 PM Re: 'Unprecedented' Crowd Presses SAFE act repeal [Re: newsman38]
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“We need to go through this process” of sending the resolution first to committee, Legislator Nate Shinagawa said. “We will have as much public input on this as possible so we do this the right way.”

Just what wasn't done in the first place.

It will only end when the admin is voted out of office.
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#1395434 - 04/03/13 01:48 PM Re: 'Unprecedented' Crowd Presses SAFE act repeal [Re: I did it!]
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Tompkins County Legislature vote in support of SAFE Act

In a state where a majority of counties have called for the repeal of the New York SAFE Act, Tompkins County stands alone.

County legislators voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting New York’s controversial gun law passed in January in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.

The resolution supports the intent and enactment of the law while also urging the state legislature and the governor to provide funding for the increased costs of local record-keeping enforcement.

Legislator Mike Lane’s compromise resolution, which called for a careful reexamination of the SAFE Act rather than an up or down approval, failed by just one vote.

"I think it’s not in the best interest in what we should have done," Lane said. "I think it would have been better to simply send our comment to the state, saying, 'take another look at this.'"

With Tuesday’s vote, Tompkins County becomes one of the few counties in New York State to call for support of the law.


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#1395531 - 04/03/13 10:27 PM Re: 'Unprecedented' Crowd Presses SAFE act repeal [Re: newsman38]
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I feel bad for you.. Just remember to vote these brain dead idiots out of office next election. Good bye!

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