Counties Speak Out for the 2nd Amendment by Tom Reynolds
SCOPE and other 2nd Amendment defense organizations, such as Niagara County SAFE, have been busy getting their county legislators to pass resolutions in opposition to / condemning the new gun control laws and, in particular, the so-called ‘Concealed Carry Improvement Act’ - which would better have been titled the ‘Concealed carry Elimination Act.”
The purpose is not only to register our anger at Kathy Hochul’s unconstitutional acts but to publicize her actions and, hopefully, make some gun owners aware of what is happening. And, perhaps, motivate them to vote in November.
The following is an example of the 3 minute rationale that was used in front of the county legislature during the ‘Public Comment’ portion of the legislature’s meeting.
Inflation gets attention but constitutional infringements can go unnoticed. Before you is a resolution opposing a law restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. Restricting criminals…not so much.
Elected officials, including the NY Governor, take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution. Not just those parts of the Constitution that they like, but the whole thing.
Last week, a federal judge held that most of this NY law violated either the 1st, 2nd, 5th or 14th Amendments. Apparently, Kathy Hochul is not rabid about fulfilling her oath of office.
The Supreme Court repeatedly emphasizes that the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is self-defense.
During the Cold War, there was a self-defense policy called Mutually Assured Destruction. If we were attacked with nuclear weapons, we would respond with nuclear weapons. The USSR might succeed in destroying us, but we would have also destroyed them. The policy worked! No nuclear war.
Self-defense involving guns is about Mutually Assured Destruction. Legal gun owners never want to use their weapon against another human being. We hope that by being armed and willing to use our gun, that will stop criminals before they commit the crime.
Hochul wants to disarm legal gun owners, shifting power to the criminal.
Incidents involving guns - without shooting being involved - don’t make news. However, the Center For Disease Control did a study and found that guns were used defensively an estimated 496,000 times a year.
A 2013 review by the National Research Council found that annual estimates of defensive gun use ranges from about 500,000 to more than 3 million.
Don’t be deceived by gun control advocates’ lies and misinformation: for instance, Joe Biden outright lies when he says that Gun manufacturers can’t be sued.
At least 18 counties have approved similar resolutions.
The State Troopers Association has come out in opposition to the law.
The NY State Sheriffs Association said it best: “We do not support punitive licensing requirements that aim only to restrain and punish law-abiding citizens…If we had been consulted before passage of these laws, we could have helped the Legislators…and the result would have been better, more workable licensing provisions that respect the rights of our law-abiding citizens and punish the lawbreakers.”
Send a message that the Constitution still means something in NY State.
Here is a list of the 18 New York counties that have passed resolutions – to date - in opposition the so-called ‘Concealed Carry Improvement Act.’
Essex July 5th
Orleans July 27th
Seneca Aug 23rd
Cayuga Aug 23rd
Cattaraugus Aug 30th
Sullivan Sep 1st
Niagara Sep 13th
Allegany Sep 14th
Herkimer Sep 14th
Oswego Sep 15th
Columbia Sep 15th
Wayne Sep 22nd
Steuben Sep 22nd
Genesee Sep 28th
Chautauqua Sep 28th
Schuyler Oct 11th
Chemung Oct 11th
Yates Oct 11th