Suffolk County Legislature: To introduce a resolution calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE Act
  • Petitioned Steve Stern

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Suffolk County Legislature 16th District
Steve Stern
Suffolk County Legislature 5th District
Kara Hahn
Suffolk County Legislature 17th District
Lou D'Amaro
Suffolk County Legislature 18th District
William Spencer
Suffolk County Legislature 12th District
John Kennedy
Suffolk County Legislature 6th District
Sarah Anker
Suffolk County Legislature 1st District
Al Krupski
Suffolk County Legislature 7th District
Robert Calarco
Suffolk County Legislature 13th District
Lynne Norwick
Suffolk County Legislature 2nd District
Jay Schneiderman
Suffolk County Legislature 14th District
Wayne Horsley
Suffolk County Legislature 15th District
DuWayne Gregory
Suffolk County Legislature 4th District
Tom Muratore
Presiding Officer Suffolk County Legislature
William J Lindsay
Suffolk County Legislature 11th District
Thomas Barraga
Suffolk County Legislature 10th District
Tom Cilmi
Suffolk County Legislature 9th District
Ricardo Montano
Suffolk County Legislature 3rd District
Kate Browning

Suffolk County Legislature: To introduce a resolution calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE Act

    1. Michael Ierardi
    2. Petition by

      Michael Ierardi

      West Islip, NY

To date, six counties in New York; Ulster, Lewis, Warren, Washington, Madison and Oswego, have passed resolutions calling for the repeal of the law. In addition, resolutions have been introduced and are pending in Jefferson, Erie and Ontario counties. Many of my neighbors and friends feel that it is time for Suffolk County to join these other counties and let the Governor know that law-abiding citizens in this county resent many of the proclamations in this new law. We feel that many of the initiatives in this law now make previously legal gun owners felons. One way this law hurts a “legal” gun owner is by restricting the magazine size to only seven rounds. At this time NO gun manufactures make a seven round magazine. After contacting many gun manufacturers I have found that NONE will make new magazines to meet this requirement. Where does that leave us? Protecting our homes and families could very easily leave us in prison.
We also feel that this political move by the Governor has nothing to do with keeping our children safe and everything to do with politics. We feel that the majority of our state representatives represent urban areas which pose a completely different set of problems for those areas. Living in Suffolk County should still count for something. We pay some of the highest property and school taxes in the Country. The benefits of living in Suffolk County will not be greater than the perils if this law is allowed to stand.

To:
Steve Stern, Suffolk County Legislature 16th District
Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislature 5th District
Lou D'Amaro, Suffolk County Legislature 17th District
William Spencer, Suffolk County Legislature 18th District
John Kennedy, Suffolk County Legislature 12th District
Sarah Anker, Suffolk County Legislature 6th District
Al Krupski, Suffolk County Legislature 1st District
Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislature 7th District
Lynne Norwick, Suffolk County Legislature 13th District
Jay Schneiderman, Suffolk County Legislature 2nd District
Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislature 14th District
DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislature 15th District
Tom Muratore, Suffolk County Legislature 4th District
William J Lindsay, Presiding Officer Suffolk County Legislature
Thomas Barraga, Suffolk County Legislature 11th District
Tom Cilmi, Suffolk County Legislature 10th District
Ricardo Montano, Suffolk County Legislature 9th District
Kate Browning, Suffolk County Legislature 3rd District
To introduce a resolution calling for the repeal of the NY SAFE Act

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Pictures from Albany Rally

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer
      Scenes from the rally to repeal the NY SAFE Act | All Over Albany

      Thousand of people rallied outside the Capitol Thursday for the repeal of the NY SAFE Act. Among those there: NRA president David Keene ( Cap Con/NY Now has video). And Carl Paladino was also there, apparently in low-profile mode.

    3. LOOK AT THE PENALTIES FOR OTHER CRIMES!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      New York: Penalty for 8 11 rounds in a magazine more severe than being repeat child molester (Update)

      Common sense gun legislation. Having eight rounds in a 10 round magazine, or having magazines with more than a 10 round capacity in New York will be is defined as criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; a “Class D Violent Felony.” Wondering what some class E felonies in New York are?

      Update 2 (Feb. 26. 7 a.m. ET): I have a correction and clarification for readers. If you go to this link, you’ll see that Section 8 of § 265.02 is being amended, excluding eight, nine and 10 round magazines from the definition of a large capacity magazine. There is a new section effective March 16, 2013 that changes the penalty class for possession of eight, nine and 10 round magazines (§ 265.36) to be a Class A Misdemeanor. That said, possession of – for an example – a standard capacity 13-round

    4. VETS ARE OUR LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      Vets Are the Last Line of Defense Against Tyranny
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      Veterans are now receiving letters from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which are telling them that they have been deemed, without a mental status examination, to have a physical or mental condition due to their combat experience, which has rendered them to be ineligible to possess a firearm. Further, under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2), if the veteran possesses a , receives, attempts to purchase, purchases and transports a firearm they may be fined and/or imprisoned.

      On December 31, 2012, when he thought nobody would be looking, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Pursuant to Obama’s implementation of a police state, th

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    5. WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO DISARM US!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

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      Warning: Politicians – We Will Not Allow You To Disarm Us

      It is time to speak plainly for the good citizens and patriots of this nation who believe unbendingly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Though foreign governments may disarm their subjects, we will not go down that road. We will not disarm and see our freedoms stripped away. The lessons of history are numerous, clear, and bloody. A disarmed population inevitably becomes an enslaved population. A disarmed population is without power, reduced to childlike obedience to-and dependence upon – the organs of a parental state.

      A disarmed population will lose-either piecemeal or in one sweeping act – those basic rights for which the citizens of America gave their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor over 200 years ago.

      We will not disarm. The right to self-protection, the internal directive of every living creature, be it mouse or man, is the most fundamental right of all.

      Warning to all Politicians - WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO DISARM US

      It is time to speak plainly for the good citizens and patriots of this nation who believe unbendingly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Though foreign governments may disarm their subjects, we will not go down that road. We will not disarm and see our freedoms stripped away.

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Turning a RIGHT into a PRIVILEDGE

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      ShareTurning a Right Into a “Privilege”?!:
      Dem’s Proposed Bill Would Force Gun Owners to Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves
      A democrat’s proposal for a mandated firearm insurance is catching hold with some, but getting heat from others. Peter Johnson, Jr. is among those crying foul at what he calls a measure that would turn a Constitutional right into a mere privilege.
      “This is a ban on firearms by insurance effectively outlawing the ability by most Americans to own a firearm,” he said on Wednesday’s Fox and Friends. He asserted that such a requirement would “make it functionally impossible to own a firearm.”

      In terms of the dollars and cents, Johnson estimated the personal cost of taking out such a policy to be between $1,500 to $2,000 a year. A heated Johnson equated the proposal to a “means test for the exercise of a Constitutional privilege.”

      “[You're] turning a right into a privilege,” he contended. “This is an effort to deter the ownership of a firearm. To call it anything el

    8. Another county joins the fight!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      Shttp://thelcn.com/2013/02/19/livingston-board-of-supervisors-seek-repeal-of-safe-act/ The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has added its voice to a growing number of upstate counties opposing provisions of New York's recent gun control law, the NY SAFE Act.The Board, in a resolution approved at its Feb. 13 meeting, said the state's hasty adoption of the act by the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo "acted in contradiction of (a) long, time honored tradition of an open government."The resolution called for a repeal of the law or, barring that, County Administrator Ian M. Coyle said, Supervisors would like to see a "repeal and replacement of sections based on the feedback our supervisors have received from their constituents."Those constituents, he said, have been "overwhelming against the process and execution of the resolution."Coyle said county representatives also would have preferred the "opt-out" provision of the law, which enables gun owners to keep their information p

    9. Gun control is dangerous

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      ShareDangerous incompetence" means exactly that: ignorance, negligence, and/or dereliction of duty that endangers human life and safety. A medical quack who prescribes medications for patients he has never seen, or without going to medical school and passing a licensing examination, is a prime example. Equally dangerous incompetence, of the kind that can kill people, pervades the gun control movement.

      Dangerous Incompetence Regarding Armed Self-Defense

      Senator Dianne Feinstein and Governor Andrew Cuomo, like any medical quack who prescribes drugs for real or imaginary illnesses, think they know how many bullets a person might reasonably need for self-defense against one or more violent assailants. Feinstein thinks it's ten, and Cuomo seven.

      "Interview with a Gunfighter" by Front Sight describes, however, an attack in which a senior citizen needed 11 rounds of .40 caliber to stop two armed home invaders. Colonel Jeff Cooper's To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth describes

      Articles: The Gun Control Movement's Dangerous Incompetence

      "Dangerous incompetence" means exactly that: ignorance, negligence, and/or dereliction of duty that endangers human life and safety. A medical quack who prescribes medications for patients he has never seen, or without going to medical school and passing a licensing examination, is a prime example.

    10. Gun makers boycott governments hostile to second amendment

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      Share This is our way to fight back.

      Please read this and pass it on to every gun owner or future gun owner you know. If these companies know how the gun owner public feels they too might join the stand up gun manufacturers. Give the stand up manufacturers your support also.

      Click here: Gun Makers Boycott Governments Hostile To Second Amendment : Freedom Outpost

    11. Reached 750 signatures
    12. Feds admit that "assault weapons" are not a major contributor to gun crime!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      A study by the Department of Justice’s research wing, the National Institute of Justice, has the feds admitting that so-called “assault weapons” are not a major contributor to gun crime.

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      www.thecreditsolutionprogram.comThe study also concluded those weapons are not a major factor in deaths caused by firearms, nor would an “assault weapons” ban be effective.

      “The existing stock of assault weapons is large, undercutting the effectiveness of bans with exemptions,” it said. “Therefore a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.”

      The report finds no significant link between “assault weapons” and murders.

      “Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to U.S. gun homicides and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is

    13. Efforts across the state are working as more counties oppose the SAFE Act

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      ShPressure on Governor Cuomo grows as more counties oppose NY SAFE Act
      Gun controlFebruary 13, 2013
      By: Joseph GilbertSubscribe
      .5 NY counties pass resolutions to oppose NY SAFE gun control act, more pending
      Credits: Kellie Greene 6 Email.Independent newsletter
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      •Gun control•NY SAFE Act•governor cuomo•2nd Amendment•right to bear arms.AdvertisementNew York passed the strictest gun control law in the country on Jan 15th. Called the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, or SAFE Act, it was voted on in the NY Senate and Assembly late at night and the legislators had little time to examine the bill.

      The list of counties, sheriffs and municipalities across the state that oppose the law continues to grow.

      To date, six counties, Ulster, Lewis, Warren, Washington, Madison and Oswego, legislators have passed resolutions calling for the repeal

    14. Here is the direct article showing the bill that will REQUIRE liability ins

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      Share yohttp://www.examiner.com/article/ny-state-bill-to-require-liability-insurance-as-condition-of-gun-ownership
      NY State bill to require liability insurance as condition of gun ownership
      www.examiner.com
      A bill was introduced in the State Assembly by Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) that would require citizens of New York to acquire liability insurance as a condition to.ur latest development here.

    15. Reached 500 signatures
    16. NYS BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE INSURANCE AS A CONDITION OF GUN OWNERSHIP!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      SharNY State bill to require liability insurance as condition of gun ownership
      Gun controlFebruary 15, 2013
      By: Joseph GilbertSubscribe
      .NY State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz proposes new bill to require gun owners to buy liability insurance
      Credits: Daily News 5 Email.Independent newsletter
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      •Gun control•2nd Amendment•right to bear arms•gun rights•insurance law•gun laws 2013.AdvertisementA bill was introduced in the State Assembly by Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) that would require citizens of New York to acquire liability insurance as a condition to gun ownership.

      Bill S2353 will require all gun owners in NY to obtain and "continuously maintain" insurance coverage of at least $1 million, or they will suffer "immediate revocation of such owner's registration, license and any other privilege to own" a firearm.

      If the citizen fails to obtain the insurance, then

    17. Gun companies refuse sales to State Governments with strict gun laws!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      ShGun Companies Refuse Sales to State Governments with Strict Gun Laws
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      Send a Tip by Kerry Picket 15 Feb 2013 919post a comment

      Six gun companies have announced plans to stop selling any of their products to any government agency in states that severely limit the rights of private gun ownership.
      Disappointed with New York State lawmakers and other jurisdictions around the country who have passed strict gun control legislation, the companies—composed of firearm manufacturers, gunsmiths, and sporting goods retailers—have announced these policies in the past week.

      Their various statements emphasize that such laws create a class of government employees with rights and and a class of citizens without rights. Thus, they refuse to aid the enforcement of such inequality.

      The announcements read:

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      Effective today, in an effort to see that no lega

    18. Reached 100 signatures
    19. Do you value your rights?

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      NJ Assembly Committee Pushes Through Anti-Gun Bills Despite Opposition
      http://www.shootingwire.com/story/280418

      our latest development here.

    20. Reached 50 signatures
    21. Even the Ostego County Democrat Committee is against SAFE.

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      eventhe Ostego County Democrat committee is against the SAFE act! Read the article and you will see other counties mentioned that are in opposition! This goes across party lines!

      Local ire for gun law crosses aisle
      http://thedailystar.com/localnews/x1525014217

      Greene County legislators to vote on resolutions opposing NY gun law, liability insurance bill (with copy of resolutions)

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    22. More counties in NY passing resolutions! Keep it up!

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2013/02/15/news/doc511d281d06c85034050582.txt Green County to vote on resolution

      Oswego County and the Town of Port Jervis have passed resolutions as well. Warren County to vote today...
      ur latest development here.

      Greene County legislators to vote on resolutions opposing NY gun law, liability insurance bill (with copy of resolutions)

      The Kingston Daily Freeman is your source for all Hudson Valley 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View daily weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with Kingston's News and Kingston local Sports. Find Kingston restaurants, entertainment, cars, homes and jobs at DailyFreeman.com.

    23. This from Washington State

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      Washington state bill would make almost all gun owners criminals

      Latest development here.
      http://www.activistpost.com/2013/02/wash-state-bill-would-make-almost-all.html

    24. Reached 10 signatures
    25. This from New Jersey

      Michael Ierardi
      Petition Organizer

      Share
      the government continues to disregard the will of the people, if the government continues to ignore the Constitution there is going to be big trouble
      New Jersey Legislature’s Public Safety Committee Passes Anti-Gun Bills Despite Overwhelming Oppositi

      www.firearmspolicy.orgyour latest developmen

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    • mark massare ONTARIO, NY
      • 9 months ago

      don't want to see law abiding citizens be instant criminals

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    • James Intermaggio SAG HARBOR, NY
      • 9 months ago

      Because the SAFE act restrictions (flash suppressor, fore grip handle, adjustable/folding stock) are, with the exception of number of rounds allowed, arbitrary & don't affect the ability of the weapons to be used for "mass" shootings. The only people affected are law abiding gun owners. After googling "weapons used in school shootings", the vast majority of times shotguns & pistols are the weapons of choice. As far as number of bullets allowed; how can we know aforehand how many rounds we'll need to defend ourselves in defensive situation? Thank you

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    • Bradley Easler BROOKHAVEN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      This "law" is an outright assault on the constitution and undermined the democratic process.

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    • robert volmut SETAUKET, NY
      • 9 months ago

      i abide by all the current laws and did nothing to deserve increased strain on purchase of regular target ammo or being made to feel like a bad person

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    • Sean O'Conner EAST NORTHPORT, NY
      • 9 months ago

      we have a constituition and this violates what we are free citizens from a tyranical government.

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