Oswego County legislators to meet in opposition to new state gun laws
Oswego (WSYR-TV) - Legislators in Oswego County are aligning themselves in the backlash against gun control measures launched in New York State’s capital last month.
Legislator Terry Wilbur (R-Hannibal) is leading the effort to have the county go on the record in opposition to the SAFE Act - laws passed in Albany that expanded restrictions on assault weapons in the wake of a school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Wilbur believes the law is unconstitutional and that it “unfairly targets law abiding citizens.”
Wilbur says he is also worried about unfunded mandates being passed down for enforcement and permit renewals.
“We want to have a voice at the table, a voice that wasn’t allowed because they took that message of necessity and crammed it right through,” said the Republican county legislator.
Wilbur said he does not oppose the entire SAFE Act - noting the provisions for harsh punishments of those who kill first responders and Kendra's Law - but he believes that other parts infringe on second amendment rights.
The resolution will be discussed in a county legislature committee meeting today at 1:30 p.m. in the county office building.
County lawmakers say they want to make sure their concerns are heard in Albany.
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