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September 02, 2014
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Cellini to introduce resolution that opposes gun control legislation


Town of Thompson supervisor Anthony Cellini says his town board will vote on a resolution that opposes the recently passed gun control legislation in New York. He will present the resolution at the Town Board meeting on February 5 at 7:30 p.m. Printed below is the resolution:

"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 Thompson, Sullivan County, New York, and;

Whereas, the Thompson Town Board derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted with Thompson using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of New York, and;

Whereas, the Thompson Town Board, being elected to represent the People of Thompson 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 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 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 Thompson, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use
of firearms now employed for safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting and shooting conducted with the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York, and;

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

Now, therefore, it be and is hereby resolved that the Thompson Town Board 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 a copy of this resolution be sent to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Chris Gibson, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator John Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther."