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Anti Safe Act resolution to be voted on this evening. Email the Supervisor and all board members to vote Yes on resolution
57-13 in opposition of the Safe Act.

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BOARD MEMBER BARTLETT _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER BERNSTEIN _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER HIGLEY _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER JORDAN _____ _____
SUPERVISOR STANLEY

Resolution 57-13

RESOLUTION #58 - 13 OFFERED BY Board Member Bernstein
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF
THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

WHEREAS, THE Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the People of the Town of Shandaken , Ulster County, New York, and;

WHEREAS, the People of the Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, New York derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Shandaken using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Shandaken Town Board, being elected to represent the People of Shandaken and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate, being elected by the People of the State of New York and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

WHEREAS, legislation passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate infringes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed by individual citizens of the Town of Shandaken for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed for safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting within the Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, and;

WHEREAS, the Town of Shandaken Town Board believes there are many other less intrusive means available, other than rash, confusing and inarticulately drafted firearms laws that would effectively control, manage and reduce violence in our society, such as mental health reforms, anti-bullying programs in our schools, the enforcement of the existing laws to the fullest extent possible, the addressing of the universal availability of extremely violent video games and movies to our youth and the proper psychological counseling for those in need or who request it;

THREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Shandaken does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms and consider such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our State representatives, as there is no documented correlation between gun control measures and crime reduction.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk send a certified copy of this resolution to each of the following: President Barack H. Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, NY State Senator James L. Seward, NY State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein, Ulster County Legilative Chair Terry Bernardo and Ulster County Legislator John Parete.

AND MOVES ITS ADOPTION
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BOARD MEMBER BARTLETT _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER BERNSTEIN _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER HIGLEY _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER JORDAN _____ _____
SUPERVISOR STANLEY _____ _____
 

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Here is my email for reference-

BOARD MEMBER BARTLETT _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER BERNSTEIN _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER HIGLEY _____ _____
BOARD MEMBER JORDAN _____ _____
SUPERVISOR STANLEY

Re: RESOLUTION 57-13 / SAFE ACT




Dear Shandaken Board Members,




please find in this email my firm opposition to Governor Cuomo's SAFE Act, which I find


unconstitutional and in violation of my right to bear arms and appropriate defense, my right to privacy,


my right to personal property, and my right to participate in interstate commerce.




I am deeply concerned as to the methods employed by our governor in enacting this unconstitutional


law by bypassing NYS democratic process in order to infringe on NYS residents rights.



Furthermore I feel that Governor Cuomo's SAFE Act will have no effect on crime in our town, but will


affect recreational businesses, our budget and our economy negatively.




I count on your services, to vote in favor of draft resolution No.57-13


that is in opposition of the SAFE Act.




I thank you all for your attention to this letter and your continued service to our community




Respectfully yours,



 

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Board Member Bartlett voted no, the supervisor was awol, and the last three voted yes on the bill. Keeps the town informed as to where board members stand in relation to our rights and sends a message to the county.
 

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GREAT JOB Shandaken!! One Town, One County at a Time Until we Wake up this State than this Country to the abuse of authority by Some elected officials!!
 
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