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August 28, 2015
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Deerpark board declares opposition to gun law; Is the right to buy an assault weapon absolute?

Council member Gary Spears, left, supervisor Karl Brabenec, council member David Hoovler and council member David Dean prepare to vote on a resolution opposed to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY SAFE gun law.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Council member Gary Spears said, “I cherish the fact that I have the right to protect myself and my property and I want that right not only for me but for my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and yours, too, because I truly believe that if we lose that right, it’s just the beginning of many, many rights we’re going to lose in this country.”

Supervisor Karl Brabenec called the bill “absolutely ridiculous.”

The resolution supporting the law passed unanimously and the audience of 40 or so residents applauded several times during the discussion preceding the vote.