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Allegany County: NYS concealed weapon law is an “unconstitutional attack”


From the Allegany County Board of Legislators:

The Allegany County Legislature passed Resolution 262-22. The resolution opposes recently enacted New York State Senate Bill S.51001 & New York State Assembly Bill A.41001 regulating legally authorized concealed carry gun permits and banning concealed carry in public as being an unconstitutional attack upon the rights of law-abiding citizens.

The resolution was offered by Legislator Dwight “Mike” Healy. Legislator Healy spoke during the meeting sharing that he had received calls from residents of the County asking for action. According to the resolution, the Allegany County Board of Legislators considers this law to be an “unconstitutional infringement upon our Second Amendment right for law-abiding citizens to bear arms, and an overt infringement upon freedom and liberty in New York State.”

This resolution also states that the new gun control legislation was surreptitiously rushed through the legislature without public discussion, input, or knowledge and fails to address the critical problems of crime, illegal firearms, mental health, and substance abuse.

The Allegany County Board of Legislators strongly oppose the new concealed carry law (S.51001/A.41001), and strongly requests that the New York State Legislature repeal the provision making it a felony for any valid concealed carry pistol permit holders to bring a handgun into any New York State parks, houses of worship, and restaurants. The Allegany County Board of Legislators also strongly oppose the remaining provisions of the new concealed carry law as they are unconstitutional, and they violate United States law as stated in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc., v. Bruen.

About Allegany County Situated along the upper Genesee River and bordering Pennsylvania to the South, Allegany County, known as the Western NY Wilds, is a welcome retreat for visitors, residents, and businesses alike. Amidst our lush green forests and hills, you’ll discover a lifestyle that is safe, accessible, and affordable.

About Allegany County Government The Allegany County Legislature is made up of five districts, covering 1035 square miles of wildly beautiful landscape. Each district elects three representatives to serve a four-year term on the Board of Legislators.
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