Grand Island to join growing SAFE Act non-enforcement trend demonstrated by 13 WNY district attorneys
Who: Grand Island Town Council and community members
What: Adoption of SAFE Act Opposition Resolution by Grand Island Town Council
Where: Grand Island Town Hall – 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Why: In bold defiance of the anti-liberty agenda manufactured and force-fed to New Yorkers by the far-left autocrats controlling the entirety of state government, a Second Amendment civil rights renaissance is growing Western New York.
Within the timeframe of November 19, 2018 and January 15, 2019, the district attorneys of Seneca, Genesee, Cattaraugus, Yates, Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Steuben, Allegany, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Niagara, and Erie Counties have stated they will NOT enforce the SAFE Act seven-round capacity limit provision because it is unconstitutional. This consensus among district attorneys represents a SAFE Act capacity limit non-enforcement zone spanning 76 percent of the Western District of New York.
Furthermore, Wyoming County legislators adopted a SAFE Act opposition resolution in early January 2019. On January 22, 2019, the Grand Island Town Council will proudly join their Wyoming County colleagues in taking a stand for the Second Amendment civil rights and individual liberty of their constituents. They will adopt their own SAFE Act opposition resolution, thereby joining Western New York’s rapidly expanding SAFE Act non-enforcement zone.
Following are the legal challenges to the SAFE Act and the arbitrary New York State pistol permitting requirement that will build upon the momentum of SAFE Act opposition resolutions and non-enforcement decisions in 2019:
- The People of the State of New York v. Benjamin Wassell – This case, expected to be argued in New York State Supreme Court on February 28th, 2019, seeks to reverse a SAFE Act conviction erroneously applied to a Western New York resident.
- Libertarian Party of Erie County v. Cuomo – This case, expected to be argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals on February 20th, 2019 (one step away from U.S. Supreme Court review), seeks to nullify New York State’s pistol permit requirement.
To learn more about any of the above, please contact Steve Felano at (518) 852-1863 or [email protected].
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