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New York State Sherrifs Make a Stand

January 28, 2013

After reviewing the New York Safe Act, the New York State Sherrif’s Association has released an official statement. A few excerpts:

“…no one should have to explain why their personal information should remain confidential.

We agree that firearms owners should have the responsibility to make sure that their weapons are safeguarded against use or access by prohibited persons

We believe that the new definition of assault weapons is too broad, and prevents the possession of many weapons that are legitimately used for hunting, target shooting and self defense

We are convinced that only law abiding gun owners will be affected by these new provisions, while criminals will still have and use whatever weapons they want.

…the state should help to fund these existing efforts by Sheriffs and local police departments to keep our schools safe.

We believe based on our years of law enforcement experience that [reductions in the maximum capacity of gun magazines] will not reduce gun violence.

Sheriffs and other law enforcement officers are not called upon by this new legislation to go door‐to‐door to confiscate any weapons newly classified as assault weapons, and will not do so.

Sheriffs will continue to enforce all laws of the state and will protect the rights of all citizens, including those rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York.”

And a wise word of caution, which literally sent shivers down my spine:

Even those thrilled with the passage of this legislation should be concerned about the process used to secure its passage, for the next time they may find themselves the victim of that same process.

It’s good to know that the remaining freedom-loving people in New York still have some allies left.

Read the full statement here.


From → Gun Rights, Liberty

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