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Town of Deerpark officially opposes NY-SAFE Act

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Albany/HV: Town of Deerpark officially opposes NY-SAFE Act
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The Town of Deerpark approves a resolution to condemn the newly-signed SAFE Act. As Christian Farrell reports, with a 4-0 vote, the resolution is the first of its kind for Orange County.

DEERPARK, N.Y. - The Town of Deerpark has taken a stand against the state's new stricter gun control measures.

"We definitely don't believe it's the right thing. We feel it violates the constitution," said Deerpark Town Supervisor Karl Brabenec.

Tuesday evening Brabenec and members of the town board unanimously passed a resolution condemning the SAFE Act. The law, signed by Governor Cuomo last week, gives New York some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

"We want to send to the President of the United States, the Governor, all of our elected state officials, we believe that the gun legislation that was passed is absolutely unconstitutional according to the 2nd Amendment," said Brabenec.

The resolution becomes the first of its kind passed by an Orange County municipality.

"We're making history tonight," said Stacy Case of Deerpark.

"We've gotten some responses from other municipalities that definitely want a copy of the resolution. So, we're very happy to spread the word," said Brabenec.

While the resolution ultimately doesn't change any provisions of the SAFE Act. Brabenec is calling on lawmakers in Albany to reconsider their positions.

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