Following the example and recent successes of counties in Illinois and Oregon, Wyoming County in western New York passed their own resolution on gun rights Wednesday, professing their resolve to stand up to the ever-encroaching totalitarianism coming from Albany. As a push back against New York's infamous SAFE Act, it also mentions several bills now in the NY legislature that would infringe severely on New Yorkers' Second Amendment rights.
Representing the Shooters Committee on Political Education was Brian Krawczyk, who spoke before the vote, saying, "We rely on you guys, we lean on you guys — our local elected officials — to be our voice and stand up in those areas that we can’t" and added that the concerns were not just Second Amendment ones but for other amendments in the Bill of Rights as well — no doubt at least partially referring to the lack of due process that violates the 4th Amendment in red flag laws.
“You have to understand that anything we allow to slip away in our lifetime not only affects us personally today but tomorrow moving forward [for] our posterity as well,” he said. “Things we allow to go away as far as liberties and freedom, and the price that has been paid over the years by great men and women, becomes the new normal for the next generation and we really need to be careful against that.”
The resolution that was passed reads, “Be it resolved that the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors stands in strong opposition to any and all legislation that would intentionally violate the rights of lawful citizens that are guaranteed in the Constitution, the supreme cause of the land.”
It adds that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty, and property is regarded as an inalienable right of the people of Wyoming County.” It continues on to specify how a slew of new bills being introduced this year in the state legislature would violate the First Amendment, security for the people, the Fourth Amendment, due process, and more enumerated rights — and make the people less safe instead of protected.
Governor Cuomo's office on Friday released a statement vowing to make the New York’s gun laws even stronger with unnecessary legislation like extended waiting periods, as well as red flag laws and bump stock bans.